February 3rd, 2005

Feast

Winterlicious #2: Pangaea

Location: 1221 Bay at Bloor. Toronto.

I've walked by Pangaea innumerable times, its elegantly nondescript exterior just opposite the Bay subway station exit. I vaguely wondered what it was like, even more so once I started seriously reading local restaurant reviews. In a fine example of how any publicity is good publicity, what cemented my interest was reading through the cooking-devoted website of the co-owner's wife. So Winterlicious seemed like a fine opportunity to try it out.

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Fishy Circumstances

Kit kats again, plus other secondhand tidbits

There are many interesting things in the world today, few of which involved me, so I'll tell you about them instead.

"The annoying thing is that most "Jewish wedding" books assume that their reader knows nothing about either Judaism or organizing events. (Honestly, it's sort of like a small academic conference, only without grant support. And we have to make all the participants wear vaguely coordinating outfits.)" (Read on Baraita)

You will recall a while back that I wondered about unusual Kit kat flavors of the world, particularly the British Christmas Pudding Kit kats. The BBC reports that the bars are selling like hotcakes in Japan, where some consider them good luck tokens. "The name of the chocolate bar resembles a Japanese expression - "kitto katsu" - used by students to wish each other luck before exams. The phrase has been translated roughly as: "I hope you will win."" (via Food Section Appetizers/fs_appetizers)

Lego (tm) social theorists - educational AND cute. (via d_benway)