I don’t care how good the brunch at Egg is. This line is ridiculous.
My only knowledge about Williamsburg when I came to NYC is that that’s where all the hipsters lived. Now that I’m in New York and working in Williamsburg, I pass by several curious characters on the street each day. Which each person, I try to guess whether each individual is a hipster. It’s a pretty fun game. (Rayanne also introduced me to this hipster game.)
New York has been great so far. I expect to do more exploring this weekend, and hopefully check out the cherry blossoms in Central Park. (Can you believe I haven’t seen Central Park in all my time here yet?! I must remedy that.) And I’ll finally get to do some improv tomorrow, which I’ve been longing to do for weeks. The PIT is also ridiculously close to my new place, so I plan to catch some shows there in the coming nights.
For those of you who haven’t heard yet, I got a new job in New York City! I’m now working for a great little company called Flavorpill!
We’re developing this really cool new product. I’m really looking forward to working with the team. From our day-and-a-bit of spending time together, I’m certain that we’re all going to get along famously. Alex, at least, also likes Broadways shows, karaoke, and it’s improv-curious. Mark, one of the FP co-founders, is guiding the main vision of the product. Jack and I both come from very similar backgrounds. We haven’t chatted too much one-on-one yet, but I presume we’ll have many ideas to share. Rick, who I’ll probably be working closest with on this project, is really friendly and smart. And finally, there’s Kim, who recommended me for the position and I should be eternally grateful to, I’ve known since she was back in Toronto.
The SoHo office also has Lucy, the adorable little office puppy visiting for a week or two. I’m definitely going to have to depart from our Brooklyn office to coddle this cute little canine before she goes back to her rightful home!
Photo taken at the quaint Cardinal Rule restaurant in Toronto. (Try their latkes—they’re fantastic!) We went there on Saturday before Autocar’s improv rehearsal. As if the place wasn’t charming enough, our server, Nick, told us that “Liza Minnelli is on every one of these tables”, and solely for that reason (plus its being right around the corner from ITC), I will be making several repeat visits here in the future.
On Nick’s recommendation, I ordered their Volcano special, an interesting dish consisting of their tender, crispy latkes, topped with a mountain of “meatless”-balls, overflowing with mushrooms and gravy sauce—and it was vegan to boot! All I could think was that this place could make an excellent surrogate for the Life Café, which I intend to visit when I’m down in New York in a two weeks for the NYC Improv Festival! (Even before all this, I decided that I’ll be performing La Vie Boheme from RENT at karaoke this Thursday!) It’ll be my first time in New York City, so I’m incredibly excited about the trip!