What is being personally pegged as the event of the summer, Mister Weird was in Toronto July 16th for two back-to-back shows at Massey Hall, in promotion of his new album Alpocalypse. Continue reading
With the 2011 summer season officially upon us, there is no event synonymous with rugged living quite like an outdoor music festival. This is a seemingly simple guide to what you need in order to keep your wits about you while basking in undiluted sunshine, bass, and fanfare.
Every woman, young and old-er, should venture out to see this narrative performance. Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play based on a novel of the same name, by author Ilene Beckerman. It has been translated into a collection of stories for the stage by playright sisters Nora Ephron (whose film credits include Sleepless in Seattle and Julie & Julia) and Delia Ephron (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, You’ve Got Mail). And it is truly delightfully, hilariously enjoyable. Continue reading
The following entry is an extremely important public service announcement for the entirety of the internet and the culture it has consequently spawned, causing seepage into humanly-interactive day-to-day reality. Continue reading
There’s this little Mexican place in Kensington on Augusta called El Trompo that has become a top-rated establishment in my books. Every time I walk by I get lured in by the delicious aroma of salsa and spices.
One summer day, a friend and I decided to take a well-deserved break from the desert heat to try out this quaint restaurant. I ordered a simple plate of nachos for only $3.25, and what I got was a decent stack of corn chips covered in melted cheese with refried beans, diced tomatoes, and onions. Never have I been so addicted to one dish since late nights after work ordering thirteen dollar plates at touristy Hard Rock Cafe.
I ventured back to El Trompo every time I was around the hood, only to realize the price of the nachos had risen to an unthinkable $3.75!
But that’s cool, I still leave an even five for a (full) filling meal that gives me enough energy to walk two doors down for some coconut gelato.
Please note: The above photo is not an accurate representation of the deliciousness that are these nachos.