Over the last few days I’ve been blogging primarily about the Fringe Festival. Being in the Exchange for the Fringe, I’ve done a bit of dining in the area. One of the places I’ve visited is Clementine Cafe.
Yesterday as I continued on my Folklorama journey, I decided to see the world without leaving downtown. I began my evening at the Cuban Pavilion in the Convention Centre. I got even closer to home with my second stop. This was the Portugal Pavilion just off Notre Dame, not all that far from where I live.
Cuban Pavilion Cultural Display
Arriving at the Cuban Pavilion, I was greeted by Amadis McKay, one of the youth ambassadors. He gave me a tour of the various displays, providing an informed and entertaining commentary along the way. The pavilion also gave out a quiz to fill while you are going through the display. Answer all the questions correctly and you receive a magnetic picture frame to take home. Continue reading →
One of the places that I have tried a couple of times over the last two summers is the El Torrito Taco Truck that during lunch hours can usually be found parked in front of the Hydro Building on Portage Avenue. I had seen them early in the summer and then they seemed to disappear for awhile. I never found out why, but since their Facebook page advertises that they have a new truck, I suppose that’s a possible connection.
Last night, while following all the Bomber enthusiasts on Twitter, I noticed a tweet from El Torrito that today was going to be their last day for the season. I confirmed with them that this would be their last day downtown as well as up on Henderson Highway, and after finding out that was the case made a point of stopping in over the lunch hour. Continue reading →