Went to a free show, put on by Blue Print for Seasons Fest at Celebrities. It was an amazing night! The line to get in was massive, easily more than the 1000 capacity limit. Fortunately we showed up when doors opened so we were able to make it in. The new venue is easily one of the best in Van right now.
The epitome of greasy spoon. I ordered the burger special because, well, the name suggested it. This was no Jimmy’s Place but decent none the less. Hand made patty’s, fresh bun, fries were fresh and crispy.
MAKJ was dropping some heavy tracks with slick mashups. He was giving sweet hats out too if you told him. First time I’ve been to L.E.D. bar, and I think is one of the better venues in Van. Cool ambiance with the DJ booth and the lighting.
The smaller, more intimate shows draw some of the best crowds. I love it when people are there for the music.
If you show the hostess you’ve “liked” L.E.D. bar on facebook, you’ll get a free drink ticket. Score!
I was excited to experience the first EDM show since the renovating of BC place, especially with a Canadian headliner, Deadmau5.
I thought Nero and Alesso put on a solid show. Wasn’t too impressed with Deadmau5′s un-plugged set. BC place was alright for a venue, lots of room for improvement (how about some lights in the porta-potties.) Coat check was bullshit, ended up just tossing my jacket under a stand. Beer lines were on the long side, 20 min average. All ages didn’t bother me as much as I thought it would. Lots of indiscreet drug use with the younger crowd though. Ended a little early, 12:00AM but that’s to be expected with Vancouver and our archaic nightlife scene.
Couldn’t get a good Mau5 head shot. I should invest in a proper camera.
I was killing some time in North Van and figured I’d head over to Lonsdale Quay for a bite. I was browsing the market stands and came across the fish monger that sold ramen. (I didn’t get the actual name) It was not authentic ramen but still very good. It was a tomato cream base with clear noodles, a scoop of shrimp, cod, and potato with seaweed on top. Hit the spot on a rainy Vancouver day.
This loud fucker was eyeing my bun the whole time. I felt kinda bad so I ended up giving the mooch a piece.
I avoided the call of the siren at Longs Noodle House and ventured next door to Au Petit Cafe. High noon when I arrived, it was busy but able to score a table. I noticed the very condensed menu, not a bad thing but narrowed my options quickly. Not much variety with pho, no dish offering either tripe or tendon! I’m already disappointed.
Settled on the beef balls and fresh steak pho. First impressions of the broth was very good. Good balance of spices/salty/sweet, each flavour complemented one another. I completely enjoyed my bowl even if I didn’t get the gan and sach I’m used to. This bowl was created with care, everything was the way it should be. Beef still rare in some parts, noodles were al-dente, clean/clear broth, generous with the beef balls.
Quality > quantity. Going to try a Banh Mi next time.
When you think everything is good, or at least fooled enough to believe that, reality hits you right in the nose and starts to burn. A couple shallow breaths and you recover enough and think i’ll take another dose, nope. Worse than before. Your eyes are watery, everything is blurry, you can’t hear things anymore, your thoughts are concentrated on that immediate burning sensation. A couple gasps and some liquid courage to help ease the situation and things seem tolerable now. You continue on and almost forget what its like to feel the euphoria that the sauce adds to life. You survived last time, so, what the hell, gimme another and don’t skimp on the good stuff doc.
Some people don’t learn.