Cleopatra, comin' atcha
The Franklin Institute will have a cafe themed to its new "Cleopatra" exhibit.
Just as the Art Museum themes its restaurant specials to its blockbuster shows, the Franklin Institute this weekend will open Cleo's Portico, a pop-up cafe serving cocktails and light Mediterranean food, on the museum's north terrace.
It's keyed to "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt," which opens Saturday.
Frog Commissary, which just opened Frog Burger in a tent in front of the museum, is running it. Steve Poses and chef Abderrazzack Ftouh devised the menu, which will include babaganoush, stuffed grape leaves, grilled skewers and fatoush salad, and a kid's menu.
It also will offer cocktails, including a concoction of Absolut Raspberry vodka, Chambord and
pomegranate called a Nefertini.
Two, and you'll be knocked on your asp.