Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Lunch on a Dime

"She wasn't kidding!"

The waitress had warned me that the Poutine now came in a much smaller serving. In fact, as she said it, she used her hands to illustrate the cutback in bowl size. When I ordered my dish with my lunch buddy I mentioned that I'd not been at that pub since last summer and had the same plate then. Good for her. She was a professional. Her update was not done to slag her employer, just to stop me from saying: "Wait a minute....something's different!"

It would not be much of an exaggeration to say that the entire serving could have been served on a plate the size of a dime.

While I occasionally meet my old friend for lunch at this establishment, my experience there today might end up sending us back to the Patrician Grill just a few doors down.

During my brief subway ride home I noticed something interesting: a young guy sitting across from me was reading a book that caught my eye. "How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Never Lost a Dime" is a fun and informative read if one is into one of the great American film producers, Roger Corman. "A god!" is how Canadian producer Greg Klymkiw once put it in an interview.

I have the original imprint, which I read when it hit the market in 1990.

Today I was tickled by a young person knowing and caring about who Roger Corman is and what he's done for that town and the film business in general.

I'm hungry again....

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