Friday, September 4, 2009

Illustrations and a beer

Went out last night to Queen St. West, to attend an illustrations exhibit. An old friend was showing a few pieces, and I wanted to go say hi. It was interesting. Impressive. I live in suburbia, so going downtown is totally foreign to me. Really vibrant art scene going on down there, judging from the conversations people were having around me. I've never seen so many hat-wearing hipsters in my life before.

Leaving the Gladstone, we went to Taro Grill, a restaurant we last went to a few years ago, when we did Nuit Blanche. It's a really small place, with a bar and an open kitchen. Really great food, and the beer served was amazing. Having already had dinner, I enjoyed a pint of Stratford Brewery Common. Delicious. It's a lager brewed like an English bitter. Whatever the case, it's amazing - deep amber, with a wonderful head. Very fragant, nutty and espresso notes, with a complex vegetal quality. Very hoppy in the mouth, but very refreshing and complex. Fantastic.

We need to go down to Queen St. more often.

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