May 08, 2015

Late Night Shenanigans Downtown

I can't remember the last time I wandered around downtown until the wee hours of the morning and took the "vomit comet" home. Our evening started at 4:30pm, when we took the train down to Yonge and Dundas.

*Excuse the phone photos. Movie screening = no real camera.*


This past Tuesday, was the pre-screening for Pitch Perfect 2 (which was hilarious, go see it). I had 2 passes, so Rich and I invited his friends to come see it with us. There were a crazy amount of people there for it and it was sold out to max capacity. We were lucky to arrive when we did, which was about an hour and a half before it began and we still ended up sitting near the front of the theater. The promoters handed out a mini LED flashlight to everyone as they exited, which will come in hand for those...it's so damn dark, I can't see my keys, I can't open the door and I really need to pee...situations.

We had missed dinner due to the movie line up, so after Pitch Perfect we headed to Salad King for some late night dinner. They offer to veganize certain dishes and it's always a fail proof place to eat for food, fast food! Even an hour before closing, the place was bustling with patrons.
I normally order the Chicken Panang Curry with rice, but because I've started to make it at home, I decided to try something new. I ordered the Beef Siam Noodles with 3 chilies. It wasn't the most visually appealing dish and could have done with some green or garnish, but it was delicious and the portion was huge. I took half of it home for meal #2.
Rich had the Golden Tofu with Rice and he really liked it. He probably could have ordered two servings and finished them both. 5 chilies was ridiculously spicy even for me. The curry was rich from coconut milk and had the perfect balance of sweet and savory. There were 5 pieces of tofu, which isn't much, but there is an option to add more for $1.50.
After dinner we decided to wander a bit. There were crowds all around the Yonge and Dundas area, so we scoped it out and went on a tiny adventure. Not only were the people wandering around and were closed roads, there were Midway City cruisers and signs everywhere! Why? Suicide Squad.
Fully functional military vehicles that everybody wanted to open the doors to. They were unsuccessful and got shoo'd away for trying.
That Jeep below, was rigged to hook up to cylinders of gas. Later on (I'm talking 3-4am) they moved it to the middle of Dundas Square to be lit up. Of course they moved everyone out of the scene and we couldn't actually see any action, but there were babe-ly bearded actors dressed up in military garb, doing military things with guns. One of them could have been Scott Eastwood, but everyone looked the same to me and I didn't even know he was in the movie. :\
Around the corner, they filmed another scene. It took forever and apparently they were super behind schedule. A little research on Instagram, told me Harley Quinn () and Dead Shot () were there too. Nobody got to see them, except for the people living in the building.
Product placement for Jose Cuervo's Tequila Tradicional. We spoke to the man guarding it and he told us 1. he had been guarding it for 8+ hours straight, no sitting, just standing there for $16/hour 2. the whole display is a prop with safety glass 3. somebody will probably be throwing a Midway City mailbox into it. He was so friendly, we probably hung out with him for an hour!
More walking, stopped into a 24 hour Burger King for a cup of hot tea and to use to restroom and watched a kid sitting at a booth trying to find a viable vein to plunge his syringe filled with (probably) drugs into. UM, blood everywhere. I guess this is one of the reasons why I was told not to eat off of public tables. I get it now. The 5 second rule does not apply here. 

Rich and I hopped on the super foul smelling bus (smelt of the worse sweaty, cheesiest, rotten armpit, ever) at 4am, tried not to barf and/or pass out and made it home just before sunrise. It's called the Vomit Comet for a reason; if it's not the inebriated puking, it might as well be everyone else's stomach turning from the stench. :)

Am I excited to Suicide Squad? Not one bit, but it was cool watching how production works!
Are you looking forward to it?

Page Views

About

Hi, I'm Janetta from Toronto. I cook, bake and often veganize recipes. I photograph nearly everything and those photos will most likely end up being posted here. I've got a little black cat named Tank, who's really cute and a little bit nosy. You'll see a lot of photos of her too!

Contact me at: jubesandtank@gmail.com

Follow Me

Archives

Tags

home cooking Tank meat vegan vegetarian nature baking smart shopping flowers Toronto garden Richard dessert food pork ravine beef chocolate chicken noodles cake eating out fruit review Animals Birthday sick girl cosmetics dining out cookies BBQ Chinese Halloween cupcakes plants roasted potatoes sandwich Christmas bugs cat nailpolish pasta seafood steak afternoon tea drinks fish raspberries snack turkey Spring family ice cream recipe strawberries Park burger dog make up rice Indian birds bread free peanut butter pizza tomatoes CNE Kids Korean Thanksgiving Tulips buffet movies online shopping soup vanilla video coffee kale lemon pancakes pumpkin ribs scones sprinkles vegetarian food festival winter Autumn Barca Mother's Day Rich Star Wars Summer Valentine's Day Vietnamese breakfast death sale sushi trees Japanese Lola boots burgers gardening hot and spicy macro nuts seedlings sweet potatoes toys wraps Brick Works Chanukah DIY Easter Instagram Katie Niagara Falls Passover art bee brunch bunny caramel cranberries curry donuts downtown duck herbs knitting lamb lobster pool raccoon red velvet spiders tacos Caribbean Chinese New Year Dragon Pearl Edwards Gardens Father's Day Gardien George Foreman Grill Greek Lens Baby St. Jacobs Thai all you can eat beaches books candy cheese clothing coconut crafting dragon fly dumplings eggs infinity scarf mashed potatoes muffins oatmeal peking duck pesto pie portrait salmon samosas smoothie spectacles tofu tree vet America Canada Day Canon 50mm Canon T2i Comic Con Cuisinart Keurig Markham Music Ohio T1i ants apples bagels baking with beauty box bruschetta camera lens cereal cheese cake cinnamon cream cheese custom ducks eye farm fireworks french toast fries frozen garage sale green tea hair care honey horses hot dogs hotel king crab laundry limes moon picnic popcorn rain rapini road trip salsa samples sauce scary skin care steam buns vega vegan. vegetarian weekend zoo 35mm Amaris Atticus Canon 55-250mm CoverGirl Disney Earth Day Five Guys Greenies Ikea Italian L'oreal Matt and Nat Melitta Mum Nikon P5100 Purex Rammstein Revlon Richard. vegan Rosh Hashanah Salad King Sci-Fi Shanghai Singapre Skinny Cow Spirng Starbucks Tank Girl Whittamore's farm Winston bag basil bees boats brownies brushes bubble tea bubbles butter tart butterscotch cake mix cookies camping candied carob cars cashew cheese casserole celebrity chicken. meat chili chipmunk cicada circus clown compost contest cookie couscous crochet deep fried deer dehydrator doves dreams eating out. duck elephants face mask fail fairy shrimp fassbender fly gadget granola green beans ground cherries gum hair dye hockey home cooking. chili home cooking. meat juicing kettle corn lawyer left overs mango marshmallow matzo meringue middle eastern nature. bugs. animals olive ornaments parfait peppers piano play time polenta pomegranate prints pumpkins racoon regrowing shopping snacks snail snowflakes soy squares steak. beef stew surprise travel upick veal venison waffles wallpaper wasp wedding worm yogurt yorkshire pudding youtube