Akemi and I paid a follow-up visit to Beta 5, a bold new addition to the Vancouver chocolate scene. Located in the out-of-the-way industrial area off Main Street (appropriately enough, on Industrial Avenue), the shop/factory offers up a variety of intriguing products, from bars to caramels, marmalade to caramelized Marcona almonds.
I picked up a chocolate selection for Akemi’s birthday and she was wowed by the expert thin shells. For my part, I was bowled over by their bars. The 63% dark + choconut granola and the 67% Dominican dark with cocoa nibs was particular stand-outs.
A little out of the way, but well worth the trip: BETA 5 (413 Industrial Avenue).
Almost finished the rewrite of the horror script. I’ll give it one more read-through tomorrow, then send it on its way – after which I have to switch gears and start thinking about this mini-series. We’re looking at 2 x 2 hours with a very tight delivery schedule. Paul’s worried but I figure that if we can get together and bang out an outline by early next week, we’ll be in pretty good shape. I mean, if i was able to write three SG-1 scripts in two weeks, I should be able to write the equivalent of four in eight. Well, maybe more like six.
Back on April 10th, I wrote a blog post about macarons and complained about people who referred to “macarons” as “macaroons”. I mentioned a recent episode of Top Chef Canada in which a competing chef won by making a macaron, which he referred to as a macaroon. Well, the other day, Curtis Luk, the competing chef in question (and a self-proclaimed food nerd according to his show bio), left a note in the comments section of that post in which he explained the circumstances of the macaron/macaroon perceived flub (check it out here: April 10, 2012: Getting my macaron fix! Full Preview Dark Matter #4!). And, for the record, he’s a fan of Stargate but not such a big fan of macaroons. According to Curtis: “Also for the record I hate macaroons and given the choice I wouldn’t make them, unless someone pointed a staff weapon at me.”
If you haven’t watched the 1990 version of Captain America yet, please do so before tomorrow when our Superhmovie of the Week Club reconvenes and guest film critic Cookie Monster weighs in with his review. From what I hear, it’s a doozy.