Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Photo du Jour

Holiday lights appearing around the neighborhood as we inch into December.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Photo du Jour

Seasonal transition in Parc Lafontaine.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Au Jardin Botanique ~ Fall 2010

An autumn evening stroll through the outdoor gardens of the Jardin Botanique. Each autumn (generally from mid-September through the end of October) they feature The Magic of Lanterns show at the Chinese Garden. The lanterns are a riot of color and reflection, with a different theme each year. A great place to take kids, though adults who crave a more peaceful wander should plan on going on a weekday evening, since the weekend crowds can get overwhelming. (Only so many strollers fit down those narrow pathways.) If you missed this year's lantern show, mark your calendar for next fall. Meanwhile, there is always something to enjoy in Montréal's botanical gardens year-round.

Menu du Jour ~ La Panthère Verte

If you have a craving for "Golden balls," La Panthère Verte/The Green Panther is the place to get them. And you can be reassured that their balls are fresh and organic. So what are their Golden balls exactly? Well, as their menu puts it: Yemen style falafel balls juggled into a pita bread accompanied with crunchy salad and covered with tahini sauce. Unlike so many falafel balls, which can be as light as lead, these balls are bright and airy. What makes the sandwich great, however, is the cushiony-soft pita pockets and the tangy salad into which the crunchy balls are nestled, the vegetables dressed just right so that they complement the falafel without overwhelming it. I tried one of their other sandwiches but came back for the balls. The last time I was there, I also got a flavorful bowl of pea soup, warming on a chilly day. According to their website, they've also just opened a brother restaurant downtown on Mackay if Mile End is out of your way.

La Panthère Verte
66 rue St-Viateur Ouest

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Photo du Jour

Sunset light on the tree tops and Stade from the Jardin Botanique ponds, Autumn, 2010.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Photo du Jour

Autumn in Parc Lafontaine, before the leaves fell and the water disappeared till spring.

image+nation 23

2010 marks the 23rd edition of the image+nation LGBT Film Festival, 10 days of queer-themed films from around the world: shorts and features, dramas, comedies, and documentaries. Check out their program online to see what interests you. Some of the films, like Howl, celebrating Allen Ginsberg's famous and infamous poem, will receive later mainstream attention; others are unlikely to get noticed off the festival circuit, so catch them while you can. In addition to Howl, we have tickets for Children of God, a drama set in the Bahamas; You Choose, a pansexual Spanish film from transsexual director, Antonia San Juan; From Beginning to End, a "taboo romance" from Brazilian director, Aluisio Abranches; and Making the Boys, a documentary about the making of the gay 1970 classic, "The Boys in the Band." Bon cinéma!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Photo du Jour

Autumn in the city, 2010.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Wall Philosopher du Jour

I heart my ruelle, too.