Well, well, well. If it isn’t my former assistant on that Toronto-based show, finally getting around to sending me a pic of himself enjoying Dark Matter. Trevor writes: “Look what finally came in! They kept selling out so fast I had to order them special from 1000000 Comix. I was so excited I read them simultaneously!” Now THAT is impressive. Apparently, he’s landed a gig as a script coordinator on a new series and is having a terrific time. Great to hear – although I was disappointed to learn that, despite the Name Trevor’s Baby Contest held on this blog, his wife insists on calling their daughter Ava instead of winning entry Eufemia.
Last night, we were invited to the Cooper house for an evening of pork bellies and Top Chef. When we arrived, we were ushered into the kitchen where we were greeted by this glorious sight:
According to Rob, when he asked the butcher for pork belly, an older female customer threw him an indignant look and cried: “It’s full of fat!”. Well…yeah…
After a string of disappointing visits to my go-to Vancouver restaurants, I was pleased that this semi-regular favorite continues to impress. Highly recommended, but book early to avoid disappointment.
After dinner, we headed downstairs to screen the final two episodes of Top Chef Texas. My thoughts?
Meh. When I watched the premiere, I pegged Sara as the one to beat. As the season progressed, it became clear that Paul was the guy to beat. So I suppose it was only fitting that the two would meet in the finale, a finale which was, surprisingly, underwhelming. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that it took place in my backyard, here in Vancouver. When I heard that Top Chef was coming to Vancouver, I wondered which of the city’s top restaurants would be featured on the show. Would it be West? Bishops? Maybe somewhere hip like L’Abattoir? Perhaps they would go with someplace delightfully unexpected like La Quercia? Nope. According to the show, the chefs would take over two of Vancouver’s top restaurants: Italian Kitchen and Black + Blue. Vancouver’s top restaurants? Maybe part of the top 250! And what Canadian chef would be making a guest appearance on the show? Would it be Susur Lee or Chuck Hughes or local fave Vikram Vij? Nope, it was none other than Toronto’s Mark McKewan, coincidentally the head judge of the unwatchable Top Chef Canada (I’ll save my rant on the crap programming served up by Food Network Canada for a later date. I used to leave the Food Network on as background noise for the dogs but I think my dogs deserve better than Family Cook Off, Ice Cold Cash, and You Gotta Eat Here). Anyway, the two finalists faced off and, in the end, the best chef won.
Finally, continuing our sneak peek at Dark Matter #3.
More previews here: Previews – Comic Book Resources