Jane Bond, Uptown

I talk a lot about Jane Bond, like “Oh hey, eat at Jane Bond it’s so wicked guy” but I didn’t actually eat there until recently. Turns out, it IS wicked guy! Do people still say ‘guy’ or is that like sooo 2005?

JaneBond2I’m a vegetarian so for me Jane Bond is like experiencing what it’s like to be normal again. It’s a good thing that there aren’t more veg restaurants or else I’d be like “fuck this vegetarian thing, being able to eat more than one menu item is so liberating from the chains of being a self righteous a-hole.” Experiencing it only once in a blue moon is like treating yourself to a spa day, when you commit to it, you really appreciate that shit.

There are so many choices at Jane Bond, I had the pickle soup (I just ate a pickle for the first time a couple months ago because I was like, I hate cucumbers and you pickle are just a vinegary cucumber!) but I do actually like their pickle soup. And then I had the eggplant parm sandwich and oh man, that thing was delicious. They put a little marinara on the side and I was in heaven…a very acid-trip style of heaven thanks to the psychedelic decorating thats going on over there. I love this place, I love it so much that, if I believed weddings were a good idea (which I don’t – yah I said it) I would get married there! THAT is how good it is. I wonder if they do catering…..

I just really enjoyed it overall, it’s totally up my alley because it’s a fun place and I can eat everything on the menu. If you don’t like cool places or if you need meat to feel like you’re a man, then don’t go here.

 

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Orange Monkey Music, Uptown

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I’ve been collecting records for over a decade now. There’s something about searching for hours through a tightly packed record store, debating over how much to pay and questioning whether what’s inside that large beautiful cover is worth it. I spent some time the other weekend browsing through Orange Monkey’s vast collection of records, I like how its organized (alphabetically for the oldies and by genre for newer albums) and they are remarkably low in cost. I found a Mozart album for $2.50! I haven’t seen that ever in Toronto!

I highly recommend visiting Princess Street, it has all the elements of a great date: records, Jane Bond (vegetarian comfort food) and Princess Cinema (The Original)