Optimistically Cautious

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Random Notes

  • Prison Break is back on Monday! But perhaps they should have just held on to the remaining episodes until filming resumed...another (likely lengthy) hiatus won't be easy to take.
  • I watched Juno last night, and really enjoyed it. I'm so proud of the fact that both Ellen Page and Michael Cera are Canadian, and happy that they are receiving recognition of their talents from the press. The always funny Allison Janney is also in the film, and is deadpan with one of her best lines to Juno as she begs for an epidural: "Doctors are sadists who like to play God and laugh at the lesser peoples' pain."
  • The restaurants of Original Fare are offering their own version of Restaurant Week called the "Festival of Forks". Fixed menus go for either $25 or $35 - check it out!
  • I'm not sure why I'm mentioning this, because I don't put any credence into their selections (like last year), but since it's out there in the media: Where Edmonton's survey of Most Memorable Meals in 2007 is out. While I can't dispute some of the categories due to a lack of first hand experience (I've never been to either Ric's Grill or Von's Steak House, for example), I can say that the only category I wholeheartedly agree with is Fine Dining (Hardware Grill).
  • In stark contrast to Andrea's review last year, a Vue Weekly writer loved Phobulous. I still haven't been there, so I can't dispute either opinion, but the difference between the two experiences is an irreconcilable valley.
  • I tried a Skinny Latte this week, and it tasted like steamed milk with a flavour shot. I don't buy espresso-based drinks that often, so when I do, it is an indulgence; the 90 calorie selling point doesn't really matter to me in the end.


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