Seriously, what does a guy got to do to get a good slice of pizza in Vancouver? Without leaving Vancouver? We tried a few places tonight. Our first stop is purported to be the best pizza in the city, Nat’s Pizza, which serves a New York style version of the Italian staple. Unfortunately, the by-the-slice selection was mighty slim pickings (a couple of veggie options and the Hawaiian, of course) so we hopped back into the car and motored over a tiny hole-in-the-wall I’d heard about. The placed looked kind of seedy from the outside but when you were inside – well, the pizza’s looked just as sketchy. So back it was back to the car and another drive over to another place where I had a slice of very salty pepperoni and cheese. Then, back in the car again and over to yet another place where I sampled a trio of slices – a not very good pesto, a not very good meat lovers, and a so-so spicy triple sausage. I ended up having to drown my sorrows with ice cream.
Pizza? Ice cream?! I know, I know. I do usually eat better but today. I had steelcut Irish oatmeal for breakfast and, thanks to my buddy Ivon, I’m now juicing on a semi-regular basis. About a week ago, I was talking to Fondy and mentioned I was thinking of picking up a juicer – only to have her inform me that we had one. It had been sitting in an unopened box under the sink for the past eight years!
So I’ve been mixing and matching various fruits and vegetables. I’m partial to carrots, green apples, beets, and ginger. Broccoli, not so much.
Speaking of Ivon – did I mention he’ll be joining me on my annual trip to Tokyo this December? Yep, looks like I’ll have a wingman to back me up. Why do I have a feeling I’ll probably be doing as much drinking as eating this time out?
Editor Lou Anders dropped me an email to let me know that designer Richard Yoo is blogging about the cover to that superhero anthology, Masked, of which I am a modest contributor.
Richard talks about some initial concepts for the cover, some alternate ideas and sketches from artist Trever Hairsine, and offers a peek at both the finished front and back cover: http://www.richieyoo.com/index.php?/ongoing/blog/. The book comes out in late July and boasts a terrific roster of writers including some heavy-hitters from the world of comics.
I leave you with some pics of the pooches enjoying their typically lazy Sunday afternoons…
We kick off prep week on episode #10, Resurgence, tomorrow with a nine o clock concept meeting. Hurray!