January 13, 2018: Watch, Read, Eat – Recommendations!

DARK (Netflix)

A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations.

While it’s easy to draw parallels to Stranger Things, with its youthful protagonists, otherworldly portals, and unexplained child disappearances at the heart of its story, Dark quickly establishes itself as a unique, intricately plotted time travel mystery.


January 13, 2018: Watch, Read, Eat – Recommendations!


Ada Sibelius is raised by David, her brilliant, eccentric, socially inept single father, who directs a computer science lab in 1980s-era Boston. Home-schooled, Ada accompanies David to work every day; by twelve, she is a painfully shy prodigy. The lab begins to gain acclaim at the same time that David’s mysterious history comes into question. When his mind begins to falter, leaving Ada virtually an orphan, she is taken in by one of David’s colleagues. Soon she embarks on a mission to uncover her father’s secrets: a process that carries her from childhood to adulthood. What Ada discovers on her journey into a virtual universe will keep the reader riveted until The Unseen World’s heart-stopping, fascinating conclusion.

What begins as the heartbreaking tale of a girl slowly losing her father to Alzheimers turns into an intriguing mystery as young Ada discovers some long hidden secrets from her father’s past.  Just when you think you know where it’s going, it surprises you.

January 13, 2018: Watch, Read, Eat – Recommendations!

CHUBBY’S JAMAICAN KITCHEN – 104, Portland Street, Toronto

Located in a restored circa-1890 row house, Chubby’s melds old and new, inside and out to create a transporting dining experience complete with delicious Caribbean cooking, eclectic design and soulful hospitality.

Since Ackee Tree’s closure five years ago, Akemi and I have missed having a go-to Caribbean restaurant in the area, but with the opening of  Chubby’s Jamaican Kitchen in a refurbished home on Portland Street, things are looking up.  Great service, a wonderful atmosphere, and, most importantly, terrific food.  Highlights of our visit included slow-baked rum punch, Jerk wings, fried plantain, oxtail stew, and the Better Than Sundae to finish (coconut ice cream, rum caramel, banana cotton cake, candied cashews, and a sugar tuile).

8 thoughts on “January 13, 2018: Watch, Read, Eat – Recommendations!

  1. The Unseen World sounds intriguing and that Better Than Sundae sounds really delicious! 🙂

    When are you scheduled to head back to LA to seal the deal on the anthology?

  2. I have been watching “the agents SHEILD”, but have not been a regular viewer. Last night had been a first for several weeks. I was not expecting the blue people. It reminded me of the one STARTREK episode with the half white/black people. I don’t quite get where the writers are going, a bit out of this world.

  3. I’ve only watched the first episode of Dark. It’s not bad.

    Did you pick any video games to play?

    1. My hubby and son are playing Mindcraft together online (son lives at college). It’s pretty funny because my hubby will build a small piece of it, like a nuclear reactor and when he comes back to the game in a day or so, my son has built a ginormous city around it. Now we know what the kid does in his spare time.

  4. @KathyC, I too do not have Netflix. I barely have time to watch what I already have access to!

    Is Toronto too far to go just for a Sundae? Hmmm. Perhaps not.

  5. We’re having trouble keeping straight who’s who and what’s what in #Dark. We’ll see the final episode tonight, but we’re not really enjoying it. We did enjoy Jason Momoa in #Frontier, also on Netflix.

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