Lawyna Vawnya? Ahh Ya!!

    Posted on: Monday, April 18th, 2011

When I first saw the posters for Lawnya Vawnya I thought “oh great, another festival, really?”. Then I saw the attendance list.

Then I did a little dance, alone, on the sidewalk of Duckworth Street.

There is some major and I mean major league talent at this upcoming event, beginning just two days from now. It all kicks off on the 20th with the Opening Night Show, featuring Dave Bidini (Ex-Rheostatics), Mark Bragg and Phoebe Kreutz @ LSPU Hall, hosted by Tom Power. And there’s so much more. To name just two, Dan Mangan and Tony Dekker are incredible musicians and they’ll please your ears in ways others just simply cannot.

You can find out more at the official website or jump right to the schedule. Hit the jump to see the full line up.

Click here to see the full line up for the festival

Wings, wings and more wings please

"Wing 'n It" has just opened its doors in the old Folly location
    Posted on: Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Well, well, what do we have here? 93 flavors of wings?

I’m in.

Not gotten a chance to visit the new taste that’s taken up residence in the old Folly location, well what the hell man? Located on Bates Hill, the place has 93 flavors of wings from maple, to dill, to honey, and of course BBQ to name just a few. With sauce names like “Amelia Earhart”, “Commando” and “Friendly Fire” picking out your favorite quickly becomes a task, but a fun one. The food comes quick and the appetizers (we ordered sweet potato fries) were just enough for couples sharing before your order of wings hit the table.

One thing to consider is that if you enjoy your wings hot-n-spicy then skip right to the 4+ star flavors. Between us, we’d selected some which were 2 star and frankly, they were too weak for our adventurous palates. They were good nonetheless, but our eyes didn’t water nor did sweat bead up on my forehead.

What should keep you coming back? Besides the tasty food, it’s the customer service. The staff from top to bottom were all very nice and prudent about their tasks. Nothing annoys patrons more when getting their meal than waiting five minutes for a drink to go with it… no such thing at Wing ‘n it.

What might turn you away? Portions could stand to be a touch larger and/or the wing sizes could be larger. The seating is tight, we were literally less then an arms reach away from the table next to us. The atmosphere makes up for this but don’t go if you intend on discussing private business.

Final bill for two? After a shared appetizer, a couple drinks and a sharing platter of wings the total was just about $50 after tip. Certainly not the best bang for buck in town — Red Pepper anyone? — but fairly priced and considering how unique the choice, you can’t go wrong.

Would I go again? Without hesitation, after all I’ve got another 89 flavors to try.

The Atlantic Telegram Corporation

    Posted on: Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

I get it, times are tough for the news industry and revenue has to come from somewhere, but nothing alienates your visitors more than some full page unavoidable splash advertising. YAY!

After the story of a customer voiding out the winning ticket hit the wire some months ago — a thinly veiled attempt by the ALC to teach people they should always buy their accidental tickets, thus boosting profits — it sort of makes you wonder exactly how far in The Telegram’s pants are Atlantic Lottery Corp. actually reaching and exactly how much pull they’ve got there.

Surely they’ve made it to third base by now.

Cochrane never shuts off

    Posted on: Friday, February 11th, 2011

I saw this and thought: lol.

Then I actually laughed out loud.

You’ve heard him on the radio, seen him on the telly, and now he’s swimming down your intertubes via twitter. It’s tweets like this and oh, all that other newsy stuff, too, that make Newfoundland’s @CochraneCBCNL a must follow.

Kilbride wooo-girl from Ellen is going to the Grammy’s

    Posted on: Friday, February 11th, 2011

You know her from the video we posted a couple weeks ago.

Now she’s going to the Grammy Awards. In typical Ellen fashion, she’s picking out a hilarious member of her audience from a previous show and giving them their 15 minutes of fame.

From Ellen’s site:

Ellen loved her viewer Keri’s incredibly enthusiastic personality so much, she thought Keri would be a perfect Grammy correspondent. Needless to say, Keri was excited to hear the news!