this is for the blue collar on the side making a few dollars. fuck the man.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Okay, so im hungry for lunch and have some extra time on my break. I figure a burrito is always satisfying, filling, and good value. Well apparently not at Z-teca.
Z-teca claims to serve "gourmet burritos" and ive been meaning to check them out for awhile as they are a 5min walk from my office @ bay/king.
The service is fast and prompt. But once i get in line I realize there are a limited choice of toppings. Here is the ordering process in pics.
I order the grilled chicken fajita burrito (comes with sauteed veggies), and it's topped with some salsa, sour cream and rice. Unfortunetly upon the first bite, it was nothing but disappointment.
The burrito was warm, but seriously lacking meat content, in other words the meat to carb ratio was atrocious. Not only that , the rice was totally bland and unflavored and they seemed to have jipped me on the veggies. The burrito's texture reminded me of sushi more than anything else (and not in a good way). All around the experience felt cheap and uninspired. There was no hotsauce provided at the place, so I had to resort to leftover packets of Taco Bell hotsauce to get me through the lackluster experience.
Overall the meal was not worth the almost 8 bucks I paid. I didn't expect the world from Z-teca, but seriously this place sucks. I can't imagine the other items on the menu tasting that much better. I already have an issue with the genrification of "cheap" and utilitarian foods turned gourmet, but thats a topic for another day..
I'll judy leave it at this : I definetly would not consider repeating the experience...
Still haven't found a place in Toronto that can beat Burrito Boys.
For more USEFUL food suggestions check out the guys over at The Tastebuds Blog.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I was on coolhunting today, and saw that Sidney Lo's gallery showing is garnering much attention. In the site's own words "At only 21, Lo's work shows a maturity beyond his years and proves him to be a thoughtful documentarian of both people, place and well—time. You can check out more of his portfolio on his site."
I've seen Sidney really grow as a photographer and as a person, which is sort of creepy and cool in the same time considering i've only known of him through online forums and conversations. Regardless I'm glad his hardwork is finally paying off as his year long journey of jean-wearing, globe-trotting, photo taking and hair-growing is on display for the public.
First hypebeast, and now coolhunting, Sidney shows he's the modern day marty mcfly as he's back from the future
Wish i could've made it, but I hope all the Toronto peeps who drove/flew down have a blast. (Kyle, Matt , and co I see you)
Pics of the aftermath soon (i hope)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I forgot about this show for a little while, but whether you're a long-time watcher or brand new to the show, this may be interesting news to you.
Two episodes of the show have been banned from airing in the States, but of course i got you guys the scoop here.
Apparently these episodes were banned for their negative portrayl of BET and it's CEO Debra Lee in particular.
watch and learn. show is cosigned.
peace and much love to ya
Monday, March 24, 2008
If you weren't aware last night was the kickoff in Miami for the North American Tour.
There were quite a few surprises, and one can only hope the show in TO is half as good as this one looked.
Guest Appearances by Kanye, Timbo, Jeezy , DREAM, and others meant fans really got their money's worth.
Also of note DJ Neil Armstrong has been selected as the the official DJ of the tour, and ?uestlove is taking the reigns by directing the band.
More info can be found on A-Trak's blog here
more pics at concrete loop
Had quite the weekend..
all partied out (for now)
Decadence V (DJ AM, MSTRKRFT , and Boys Noize @ Guv)
So Me Gallery
Simian Mobile Disco & Junior Sanchez
Chromeo @ Opera House
thanks to J for the chromeo & SMD pics
more photos of the weekend festivities from the usual suspects
take more photos
shark vs bear
and Kyle over at Dejour
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Mellinda shown here on the right is a promising Canadian designer.
Had the chance to attend this show on Monday.
While not ground breaking, it was a well-put together and thoughtful collection of wearable pieces at reasonable pricepoints. Mostly greyscale with a few splashes of color.
A video of the show taken by me has been uploaded to youtube. It shows all the looks at the end of the show
Check more of her work here
and a star article about the show here
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Managed to visit the shop after dropping in to say whats up to the regular homies. Props to the United Front fam for bringing another dope store to the city. The interior is really quite impressive, clean , spacious, and a very good variety/selection of products at fair prices.
As always kids in Toronto loved to line up
before the madness
interior pic courtesy of MG's blog
The official tees sold quick, make sure you drop by the shop it's well worth it.
Also see you at Reign this tuesday for DJ Clark Kent
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
You have all heard the news by now. But if you're like me, one of the first questions that popped into my head was "What the hell did the escort look like to be worth 8k?"
Well wonder no more because cosigned is always bringing you the scoops.
So basically Eliot Moneystacks
to get with this
Can't say he has bad taste, but 4 grand + expenses, really??
add her on myspace :
Once again Uniqlo (DIP) designer invitiation project brings another wearable and versatile range this time designed by Tim Hamilton. As always he retains his signature nouveau classic American prep look, but this time at much more affordable price points.
a couple of my favorite looks.
The stuff should be in Uniqlo stores come Spring.
I'll have to see if I can get someone in NY to grab me some of this stuff as i am SURE it will sell fast.
More on TimHamilton
Source : We are the Market
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Recently one of my favorite Toronto-based blogs put out their list of the 10 best live music venues in the city.
Notable inclusions are The Opera House, Mod Club, Rex and The Horseshoe Tavern.
Notably Missing : El Macombo
anyone else think that Drake Underground shouldn't have made it?
review the list yourself here
If you don't know, now you know. Next Tuesday.
DJ Clark Kent on the 1s, and 2s.
Jam is free if you're early (before 11), so you do not have an excuse to miss it. I work the next day but fuck it I'm there.
Props to the United Front family for holding it down for half a decade.
Also remember kids, the Stussy store opens this saturday.
thanks to Matt @ nimnim for the info
MATT GEORGE'S BLOG @ NIMNIM
Monday, March 10, 2008
Ever wonder how a movie would've or could've ended differently. Usually several endings are tested with audiences before one final cut is selected.
With a little editing and the magic of youtube, you can see the ending of these films the way they were NOT meant to be seen.
If you haven't watched Office Space or X-Men 3, click at your own outdated risk.
find more simply by typing in alternate endings into youtube
I've been meaning to take more photos and also make each workday a bit more eventful. I figured why not kill two birds with one stone and begin to carry my point and shoot fuji f50fd with me more often.
My plan for this blog has always been two-fold
1)To serve as an electronic depository for all the random interesting news, photos, products and ideas i find in my day to day.
2)To serve as a personal record in which I can share my life , adventures, and stories with friends , family, and anyone who cares to look. I've never been big on personal journals and dairies, but as I get more mature I do understand the need to gain some perspective over time. I want to be able to look back on this blog, one year, or even five years from now and see how I have evolved, matured, and grown. Personal without being too personal, i want YOU the reader to skim the surface of my existence and enjoy each visit.
Now my day in photos...
to tourists: it's much nicer in summer i promise.
welcome to the dark side
Queen St. Streetcars : Voted smelliest 4 years running
back to work :[
fruit of my labour.