It’s the romantic comedy that even people who don’t like romantic comedies like. It’s the Billy Crystal movie that even people who don’t like Billy Crystal like. It’s the only Meg Ryan movie that’s better than Sleepless in Seattle. Yup, we are watching When Harry Met Sally this weekend — and, yup, we’re going to make a big production out of it. It’s going to be awesome.
Maybe you and your boo are going to snuggle up with food and a flick. Or you’re having all of your book club friends over because no one read the book of the month (again), but everyone still wants to hang out. Hey, maybe it’s just been a minute since you had a good cry.
Whatever the occasion, we have the menu all queued up for a night of this Nora Ephron masterpiece.
Dress the part
This is a great opportunity to play with Sally’s timeless, preppy style, or to wear one of Harry’s chunky ‘80s sweaters paired with pleated denim.
If you’re truly committed, though, you’ll wear a T-shirt that says “Don’t f**k with Mr. Zero.”
Get Your When Harry Met Sally On
Before you sit down to philosophize whether men and women can ever really just be friends, you’ve got to get your movie ready.
MOVIE:When Harry Met Sally (Don’t have it? Get it at Amazon or see more options) RUN TIME: 1 hour, 36 minutes YEAR OF RELEASE: 1989 RATING: R (We guess because of the orgasm scene? Please.) STARRING: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
Dinner and a movie: Your When Harry Met Sally menu
And now, for our feature presentation…
Appetizer: Baked pastrami sandwiches
Um, I’ll have what she’s having. In the case of The Wicked Noodle’s Reuben sandwiches (with spicy sriracha Thousand Island, no less!), that’s a taste of New York’s famous delis all in a single bite.
Of course, everyone can decide for themselves whether they want sauce or ice cream on top or on the side.
Dessert: Practically perfect pecan pie
If apples aren’t calling your name today — or if you want two different options — we can return to that scene in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and whip up some pecan pie. And since Sally is such a perfectionist, you had better make it a “practically perfect” one.
Beverage: Smoky Manhattan cocktail
This movie is all about Manhattan. So, why not drink one while you watch?
Stir and Strain’s mix of whiskey, vermouth and bitters is sophisticated and tastes great, especially with the addition of a couple of cocktail cherries. Cheers to this movie, and cheers to your movie night!