Monday, August 22, 2011

My Glamorous Life of Travel

I am now in lovely Toronto, home to a hockey team with a legacy of having a legacy.

Time spent here has involved helping organize an apartment and a visit to the AGO (where locals I don't have free time to get drunk with should RUN RUN RUN to catch the General Idea exhibit). Also there is ice cream. Beats the vegemite.



And gee... Palin's supporters say Palin will run. There might be something to learn about fools and money there but I gotta go get that one Pokémon outta that vending machine and it's just not dropping so I keep feeding the coins in and WHY WON'T IT COME OUT? Back later.

FOOT FETISH UPDATE!

I don't think this is quite the same piece as the one I saw at the AGO, but here is Ann Klein with a Baby in Transit by Willie Cole.


15 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

“She is going to make a major, major speech.”

Chocolate covered cotton?
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fish said...

Where's the poutine flavour?

vacuumslayer said...

Yer crazy. I think art, ice cream and Pokemon is all very glamorous stuff.

Where's the poutine flavour?

Yer banned.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Added to queue.

Ed's is just a block away from Teh Remarkable Bean, which is where I get my coffee.

Substance McGravitas said...

That's to the east of where I saw them apes and their planet. Burgers Priest any good? Long line.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

I have yet to try Burger's Priest, but I have heard many good reviews.

It's pretty close to teh Tulip, which has mediocre-at-best food, but is a LEAFS SUCK landmark.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Ooooh wait. You're just west of teh Beach. What you should be doing is going a little further west into Hipster-land Leslieville and eat at Edward Levesque's Kitchen

Substance McGravitas said...

I am in hipster territory and have eaten breakfast there, french toast I believe. The comments on that review are pretty amazingly bad.

M. Bouffant said...

Organization is fascism, esp. if you go cross-country to do it.

J— said...

Bata Shoe Museum!

Substance McGravitas said...

The AGO had some shoes that made me think of VS. Image stolen above.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

I don't know why Edward Levesque stirs up those types of emotions. It seems to provoke love-it-or-hate-it reactions, which is odd because the food isn't particularly exceptional. It's competently prepared and presented (or at least it was the few times I ate there). He doesn't do anything that's cutting edge - in fact his menu is pretty much the standard classic brunch spot menu with a conventional number of his own personal twists. i.e. just different enough to notice, but no more.

I noticed a bunch of complaints about service. I guess this can vary a lot depending on who's on shift, but my experience was that it also wasn't exceptional. No small talk or friendly chit chat, but the food got there in a reasonable amount of time. It was what I expected from a moderately crowded and popular brunch spot.

Where did you end up going?

Substance McGravitas said...

Well...I don't know. A few places, last I remember was Prohibition, which seems to do a fine mushroom pizza-ish thing that they want to call flatbread - notably attentive and indulgent service without pushiness - and, um, help me Google Maps, Lady Marmalade. A fine and heavy breakfast, more French toast. Also Lil' Baci for some good pasta. Now I am on the floor in Pearson, WAITING WAITING WAITING.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Hipster-Land all right. Best thing you missed was probs B&B Fish and Chips which predates teh gentrification and did not change for teh new residents.

Oddest was probs Chino Locos.

Trendiest? Lynn Crawford's joint, but it was closed for summer vacation anyways. I've never eaten there.

fish said...

Is that a stiletto in you pocket or are you just glad to see me?