Friday, 6 January 2012

Diner 2.0

On a boring Monday night, my roommate and I decided to go see a movie downtown, we got to the theaters to realize the movie was $16 (pick your own seats and stuff) so we said.. SCREW THAT... let's go eat. Since we were already downtown, I thought it could be interesting to try the new restaurant on Stanley, Deville Dinerbar

We walked in to this restaurant, and it looked like a diner, but a really cool one, with booths, and a bar, a second floor, all black white and pink! They sat us at a white booth and gave us these humongous menus. But, where was the jukebox? No diner is complete without a jukebox! Well so long old jukebox machines, hello technology of the future! At the click of a button, you download the Deville app on your phone and then you can choose what music plays in the restaurant! Of course there is a selection of songs you can chose from, but the selection is very good and we had fun playing our preferred playlist for the night!

Now on the the food! When I try a new restaurant, I never like to order without getting the waiter's opinion, whether it be the most popular item on the menu or his/hers personal favorite. Their experience with the menu is greater than mine and I appreciate their input. So this is what we ate...

Fried chicken on Waffles with Maple Syrup Sauce
Every bite of that appetizer was insane! We then ordered some cocktails, I had a delicious pomegranate martini, it even matched with the restaurant!
Oprah's Pomegranate Martini
Then, you can't go to a diner without eating some kind of burger, the one we had was the the Fat Cat Burger, which was good, lots of meat, mushrooms, fries.
Fat Cat Burger - you just try cutting this in 2. Almost impossible!
Since we decided to share everything we ordered, and we also decided to try the Ahi Tuna tacos that looked delicious.. well they were as delicious as they looked (I even had 2!) To be honest, I preferred the tacos to the burger!
Ahi Tuna tacos
We finished off this meal with a delicious Chocolate Chip cookies milkshake (which I didn't photograph, my phone had died!)

I really enjoyed this restaurant! A new kind of diner with delicious food! And even though it cost me more than my movie, it was worth every penny and every calorie!!

Follow them on twitter, they are really nice! @DevilleDinerBar

Here is their address:
Deville Dinerbar on Urbanspoon

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Women Should Be Playing Too

To finish off my little segment on "game", I asked a regular man reader, called S., to write a post. I always enjoy his insight and he always has something interesting to say!
So take a look at his take on why woman should be playing too. Feel free to comment as you wish!

Over the years I've seen it all with approaching women, from being told to literally "fuck-off" to getting a phone number in a few minutes. Don't get me wrong here, most of the time women are respectful and if they're not interested, they'll be "gentle" with you. Of course there's still some "bitches" out there that will accept a drink and won't even say thank you, but hey there's plenty some assholes out there too!

In general, I would say I'm pretty confident about approaching women, but there's still few situations where it's either not the right timing, you're with someone and you don't want to leave him alone, blah blah blah... So what do you do? You just stand there, exchange a few looks with the other person and you go back to your friend. But then, she's in the back of your mind and you just try to find a way to approach her. Next thing you know, you turn around to look at her once again and she's gone!

So this is where I would like to point that women should be playing too. Of course, it's in man's nature to "hunt" and I'm not saying it should be the other way around. But let me tell you this, a woman approaching a man or offering him a drink, will completely destabilise him. Why? Because it shows that you are self-confident, independent and interested in him, we aren't used to that... Same thing applies when you receive the bill at a restaurant, a few women pulled that one on me and I think I fell in love right away!

All I wanted to point out, is that it's alright to switch roles sometimes, it's not because a man isn't approaching you that he isn't interested or has confidence issues. So if you feel like doing so, go ahead you could be surprised of what could come out of it, after all if you don't try you'll never know.

Thanks S.! I agree, with no risk, there is no gain.