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goatee-stroking musing, or something

One’s a meal

I’d been to Conway’s Red Top before, about a decade ago. It was just as good as I remember it.

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

acme of acmes

Acme Burger‘s second location at Bloor near Bathurst is just as awesome as the Queensway one.

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choons

moothie

Had my first harmonica lesson with Al Lerman last night. He’s a really good teacher, and he had us all doing simple 12-bar blues in the first half hour. The improvisation will come later.

On the way there I discovered The ACME Burger Company. I think that will be my pre-class meal of choice.

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

hunger strikes twice

On the way to Canwea in Quebec, I stop for food – and find the place oddly familiar. Seems that Catherine and I stopped in this same A&W in St Nicolas on the way to PEI.
It’s not as if we sought out A&W; it’s just what was there.

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

scrummy scran from the HAL Burgers man

I really like HAL Burgers (244 Adelaide). Good burgers, clever decor and decent beer. Not the cheapest burger I’ve ever had, but one of the better ones.

Update, August 2007: oh no, it’s closed! Notice of Distress on doorway dating back to July, so again I’m the last to know.

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General

rip the carpet up off the floor

It’s moving day. We’re moving the office from North York to downtown. Very downtown, in fact; 200 University, almost my old Oanda stamping ground.

In celebration of leaving Vic Park & Sheppard, I guess I really must have one last burger from Johnny’s…

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goatee-stroking musing, or something

mmm, detroit

I think I’ve had one of the top three burgers of my life today. It was at the Detroit Eatery, on the Danforth at Chester. It was definitely one of the cheapest, but was seasoned and cooked to perfection. Score one for a Cheap Eats Toronto recommendation.

My top three burgers are probably:

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General goatee-stroking musing, or something

is this thing on, eh?

Since this is my first entry in my first blog, I think I’m supposed to quote something clever:

For imperial Britain, rapid expansion overseas was a sign not of economic strength but of underlying weaknesses at home. An empire that looked impressive and invincible on the map later proved to be remarkably fragile, shrinking much faster than it had grown. — Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation, Afterword.

I’ve just re-read FFN, this time in the extended edition. It’s better the second time around. And he’s right about Conway’s burgers in Colorado Springs — they’re that good.