- Food + Drink
Is this rainy day making you feel extra meousy (read: cat-lousy)? Everyone knows cat’s can’t stand water. So, to help keep your paws out of the puddles, here’s a badass dose of Ca(t)sual/pritate/overall rebel cat.
Now, let’s all go home and curl up with a bowl of warm milk.
Everyone’s got a crappiest moment ever and we wanna hear about it! Actually, we wanna help you feel better about it too, so we’re giving away $20 gift vouchers to be used during our weekly Crappy Hour to the 3 Crappiest Moments Ever.
Whether it’s the time you dyed your favourite shirt red in the wash, heard your parents wrestling, or discovered that autocrrect added an extra “i” to your memo about office pens–everyone has a crappiest moment ever. Take our Creative Director Jeremy Vandermeij (above), his crappiest moment ever happened in grade 6 when Betsy McBullyson humiliatingly pulled his pants down in front of the entire school (true story, except for the name).
And, while you’re waiting to win a voucher, you can come by any day of the week from 6-8pm and check out Crappy Hour for yourself! There’ll be some seriously special Crappy Hour offerings like $5 Pints + $5 Burgers on Wednesdays and Margaritas + Fish Tacos on Thursdays as well as an open mic where you can vent about your day, or share some positivity.
Crappy Hour launches June 4th, so c’mon and let the crap stories roll!
The Toronto Awesome Foundation is part of an ever-growing, worldwide network of people devoted to forwarding the interest of awesomeness in the universe. Each month Toronto Awesome gives a brown paper bag containing $1,000 to a project, no strings attached. That’s even better than a sock full of loonies and quarters!
In a year and a half, Awesome has funded such things as a night of making cardboard forts, an online romantic map of kisses, creating shelters for homeless people from IKEA furniture and the best fish tacos around. The Awesome trustees come from science, art, design, technology and social justice. Awesome Toronto wants everyone to engage in philanthropy, to participate and hear what Toronto thinks is awesome, to think how they would spend their money, and to help the most awesome project move forward. Join us at the Gladstone May 31st 7pm for an Awesome Pitch Night, with finalists pitching their “awesome” project to the audience and Awesome Foundation trustees. Learn more HERE.
Join us at the Gladstone May 31st 7pm for an Awesome Pitch Night, with finalists pitching their “awesome” project to the audience and Awesome Foundation trustees. Up to five short-list finalists will pitch, and the evening will end with a $1,000 award ceremony. Total event duration approximately one hour, don’t be late!
Sometimes when you really love something you just gotta make a week for it. And that’s exactly why we teamed up with The Grid to participate in Burger Week. Starting today May 30 til June 03 we’re flippin out on a seriously special Beef Short Rib Burger (shown above) with cured bacon*, sheep’s milk cheddar, tomato marmalade* and pickled red onions*.
For 5$ you can eat this burger all week and be a really happy person. For 3.95 you can add a side of salad, 4.95 to add fries, or you could just get another burger for 5$.
See you in Beef Short Rib Burger Paradise !
*Ingredients are made in house. We cured the bacon, marmaladed the tomatoes and pickled the red onions right here.
We understand that before you let loose on a tour led by one of our Docents Gone Wild, you might have a few questions. So, we decided to get up-close with some of the wildlings you can expect to see performing (no literally, performing) tours every Saturday until September.
First on the docent docket is good-time gal and multiple divorcee, Evelyn Reese.
Gladstone Hotel (GH): What does being a docent mean to you?
Evelyn Reese (ER): I listened to the answering machine message after a couple of drinks and at first I thought “docent” had something to do with being docile (which let me tell you, I am the opposite of). But then I remembered a docent was an older, proper rich lady who shows arsty fartsies around museums full of old paintings. I’m not that either, though the rich part I could handle. Imagine my relief when I saw “Gone Wild” was tacked onto “Docents”. “Okay, this is my kind of gig,” I thought.
GH: What’s the wildest tour you’ve ever been on/been led on?
ER: There was once a female impersonator or whatever you call it named Jane (who was really a poofter actor around town.) He – or she – took strangers on a tour of the Eaton Centre, back when there was still an Eaton’s. The funniest part was when he went into a shoe store and asked the salesgirl for heels in a size 16. Some of the tourists looked disgusted, if you can believe it. Real poor sports. Of course, not everyone is as worldly as yours truly. If you don’t like seeing men dressed up in ladies clothes on the street, move far away from Toronto, where men dressed up in ladies clothes have to stay in their basements, poor S.O.B.s.
GH: What makes you blush?
ER: Absolutely nothing makes me blush.
GH: What would make you turn the car around and drive back home?
ER: If I was in the car with a boyfriend on the way to his parent’s place for the weekend and he told me his mother was going to make us sleep in separate bedrooms. “That’s it; I’m not going if I’m going to be treated like a teenager with no life experience,” is what I’d say to him.
GH: Paint by Numbers or Abstract Impression-surrealist Modernism?
ER: Paint by numbers or a copy of one of those French seaside paintings made with dots.Book now to see Evelyn’s Docents Gone Wild performance THIS SATURDAY June 02 at 1pm.
Sometimes you get to eat a sandwich that makes you wish it could be lunch all day long. And, if you were to eat the BBQ Chicken Sandwich special, today would be one of those days.
No dry old chicken lunchmeat here. This is serious flavour with thick slices of BBQ chicken snuggled up with tomato, avocado, pickled artichoke, goat Gouda, mustard and mayo on multi-grain bread.
It’s just the way chicken was meant to be sandwiched.
Are you a fan of bocks, dunkels and porters? Want to learn about hops and malt while you’re sipping on stout? Head over to The Stop’s Beer Garden on select Sundays throughout the summer and indulge in a few craft beers and tasty snacks in a relaxed and neighbourly atmosphere.
The Design Walk-In is a storefront design health clinic opening at 367 King Street West on June 1, 2012. The project is a temporal social experiment helping the general public access design and understand how to value designers with greater ease. Designers are essential to the health of any organization, and the goal is to help connect individuals and organizations with a designers that suit their unique needs.