Friday, November 28, 2008

Food Within Walking Distance

Where I live it's hard to get a great meal that doesn't involve driving at least 10 minutes or more...or I could just get in the kitchen but we all know that going out is always so good. Other than The Falafel Place, which has a good brunch covered always, there is now Sabai Thai Eatery which is a 10 minute walk from my house. I have a fiend on some good thai food and Sabai brings it. You also can't enjoy a good meal without some great company. Forewarning, my hunger caused the pics to be questionable and the company to not even make it on here. Forgive. Spring rolls are a good start, plus they have taro root in them. mmmm. The red curry soup with tofu kinda got demolished before the camera came out! ha
Next up is a little green curry udon with tofu and mushrooms. So simple, yet so delicious.
You might not be able to tell it from this picture but this is the best eggplant matsaman that I or you will ever have.
There you have it, go check them out since every time I've been there it's been bang on. Now it's time for a nice relaxing weekend.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


One day while walkin around in the exchange I saw a poster that intrigued me. I noticed that Aspirations was playin and I was gonna get a chance to see my boy Stu for the first time in about a year. I was pretty stoked and Living With Lions was also playing so why not hit it up? A little bit of sunday night hardcore. I hadn't really listened to Aspirations so I was excited to see what he had up his sleeve. Stu said he wasn't attractive so it didn't matter that this picture didn't really turn out.
Here is what he had up his sleeve. Him and his laptop. Regardless though, I have been rockin the EP! nonstop and can't get it out of my head. Do yourself a favor and get it.
Living With Lions was one dude short cuz the singer lost his voice so it was a pretty chill set. This picture is just fun. Maybe you agree?
To end, go listen to Aspirations and support a good friend who is doin something pretty original.

Road Trips Are Fun...even if they are way late on the update.

Catch up time begins! A little while back, myself and a couple of my best friends voyaged to MPLS to see Blacklisted, Have Heart and some other band. We did a crazy all night drive to beat a storm. I know, I know, a great idea. Actually, it was since the roads were pretty much perfect 30 mins out of Winnipeg. I guess we made a great choice...other than pulling an all nighter and bein out of it the next day. What would a visit to Babylon be without hittin up Chipotle? It's quick and easy and pretty affordable. Here are those friends that I spent the whole weekend with.
Another USA classic for me is hittin caribou coffee. A little after breakfast/dinner late in the afternoon treat.
Sarde + Art.
After doin this and that in uptown we went to the Triple Rock to get some food and make sure we got a reasonable parking spot. It's nice seeing familiar faces when you go somewhere. In this case it was the Fargo bros...or Farbros if you will.
Something new to me was the vegan mac n cheese with a side of delicious garlic toast. It was alright, but not mind blowing...kinda like the picture in a dark room.
This is what the call a "half order" of a po boy. Do yourself a favor and go with half unless you really wanna step up to the plate. I almost put down two, so yeah, that's what's up.
Well isn't that something? Hardcore friendship anyone?
This is Dan, he was doin merch for Ceremony and got us into the show and hung out with us after and is just an all around good dude. Here he is attacking a po boy with little regard for his health. Thanks for the red bulls and the zine. This is also a good way to leave the Triple Rock.
*show pics to come soon* After the show we went to Pizza Luce in uptown and once again were blessed with some familiar faces. Dustin Holden, MGR, Spoonman and Dave Vanity were all in the house.
A big ol F YOU from Sarde to Nate and Jeremy.
Yeah, Jeremy is down. Thanks for the hangin out and everything bro.
Now, maybe the best way to return to the Triple Rock, the double decker breakfast courtesy of Vegan Eric. I've never seen it happen but he did it like it was no big deal. Pouring syrup on your crotch has got to be amazing...right? This is the hospitality king, house company whatever! Thanks again man.
We hit the mall next and it was ridiculous. Had to park across the street. Next, had to take off my hood while in the mall since I looked like a "bomber". Nothing good doin there. Onto better Evergreen. I love love love this place. Sarde's first visit and her first bite.
3 Cup Tofu...worth the money...true story. It was a new one for me and I'm glad I had it.
Vegan Eric got the pleasure of being fed by two glorious men. Nate and Jawsh made his day for sure.
Here is how we party on Saturday nights at Eric's place. Forgetting Sarah Marshall on the TV and a pint of vegan ice cream in hand.
These are also my new socks. Thanks Sarde. She was thoughtful of the fact that we left on what was to be my laundry night! haha There are also some other sweet things in this pic if you can spot them. The pumpkin spice silk soy milk in the carton, a seasonal delight! The vegan smore in the middle of the table and last but not least is what most of you prolly hit up on...crackberry!
They started it and they will end it. Elevator in the parking garage before going to some ever so cool techno party.
That's one thing out of the way now. Fun trips with fun friends. What's better? Tell me. Done.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Converse Cupcakes

So the Converse party from the last post went down last night. Bros, babes, no cover, free cupcakes and free booze were what happened. When a party starts like this, can it really go wrong? MGR baby! He's got 5 on it.
Now onto what we're really here for...cupcakes. Brandie getting down on a chai latte cupcake.
Martin and Vandal both enjoying the same thing. Martin was also bein touched by the hand of fire apparently. They are both chai guys as well. Cookies n creme were the hit of the night from what I hear though.
Let fire rain from the sky as the party starts.'s Erin and her head is on FIRE!
Firebreather. It didn't seem like there was that much fire at the party though...whatever.
Here is Chris Eff and a couple girls and Ruben lookin umimpressed.
Real photographers rock argyle and have the best knuckle tats. Yeah the other hand says HATE. Lazo and Nate agree.
The bar got a little wavy.
Party had to get restarted outside. We all know what's happening here. It was also the last red bull in the cooler.
What goes in, must come out. Identity concealed...kind of.
Brad...just modelling.
Oh snap, party part two has arrived.
Matt holding the last drink of the night. No surprise that the cupcake plates were empty.
Sup now Mateo?
Nikky and Nate in the shadows at the end of the night.
Big thanks to everyone that came out and everyone involved with Uncle Bob's for showin some love and havin me cupcater the event. Hopefully more stuff like this goes down sooner than later. Peace

Friday, November 21, 2008

Do You Like Cupcakes? How Bout Free Cupcakes?

If so...Friday from 8-12 at Uncle Bob's the cupcakes and booze will be flowin free of charge. There will also be other dope stuff like Converse shoes all over the place, good music, and no cover. Come hang out before you get crazy later that night. Also, click the Uncle Bob's link for the poster etc. Just to reiterate...cupcakes for free. You've seen them here, now eat them tonight! See ya there.

A Little Food To Keep You Interested

So the computer is back in the game, but I'm still crazy busy. Sometimes when you're busy you miss out on fun stuff like Marky's bday and the Color/Red Bull skate vid premier. That all changes now. Before new stuff, gotta catch up on some "old" stuff, well newer old stuff. Here is a little something something you can whip up to impress your friends. Grilled veggie chicken with a spicy mango ginger sauce served with grilled asparagus.
It sounds impressive and tastes impressive, but it's really easy to make. In a sauce pan, take one jalapeno and dice it small and sautee it in some olive oil. Then add some grated ginger and let that cook for like 15 seconds. Next add one ripe mango, that has been cut into small cubes. Cook this for a minute then add a nice splash of veggie stock and a little bit of soy sauce. If you don't like things to spicy add a touch of agave nectar to this. Cook this down until the mango breaks down and you have something that resembles a loose jam. Use this on your protein as you grill it. Serve it and then enjoy. Next dish, pretty easy and fairly healthy...vegan mac n cheeze with peppers and TVP and some panko crumbs for a little texture.
Well there were a couple things I had to eat in the last week. Stay tuned as I'm back at it. Peace.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A quick little meal.

Grilled tofu satay with green peppers and onions, sweet potato fries with fresh curry mayo and grilled corn with chili lime "butter"
That's how you have a nice little meal to finish off the day.

Weekend of Food

Alright, another late post but whatever. This post could also be a reason for my being late to work today. ha. Either way, when you get a call from the king to roll down to The Albert to get in on a saturday scramble you can't really say no. Who doesn't like good food? Put some salsa on it and you're laughin.
Here is Trevor being lucky that he called me when I was on my way to get said scramble.
The king can cook, end of story.
The following day I felt like doin a little bit of cooking myself so I picked the stuff up for the brunch sandwich that dreams are made of. Homemade tofu bacon, sweet potato hashbrowns and tofu scramble all on some nice toast. You can't tell me you don't want any.
Then it was time for a football related second breakfast. Banana hazelnut chocolate chunk pancakes. Let's just say that sunday was a good day.
Please don't forget about the second breakfast dessert...chocolate hazelnut cupcakes.
It certainly was a good weekend for food.