AIFF’13 Day 4: Rain, Rain, Go Away
It’s supposed to rain on and off all day today. I think I prefer snow during the festival, because it’s easier to stay dry. With rain, members can press against the storefronts to try to stay dry, but the alley to Varsity 4 & 5 and the sidewalk at the Armory will be threads of wet viewers.
I should talk about food somewhere in here. Good places for a quick bite; if you tell them you need to be out in 40 minutes, which is the shortest practical window for a sit-down meal, they will get you out in time:
• Thai Pepper: Stick with the satay bar upstairs. Had great lamb satay, a short rib special, and a Rickshaw (sort of like a Sidecar). Highly recommended.
• Taroko: Skip the sushi, as it can take a while. Most of the kitchen menu–the cooked stuff–is relatively fast. We had the salt and pepper calamari, J-Pops, and Mongolian beef. All excellent, highly recommended.
• Louie’s: Pretty standard bar food: burgers, fries, lots of fried stuff. Good cheap recession burger. Recommended.
• http://www.ashlandspringshotel.com/larks-restaurant/: Surprisingly, these guys can get you in and out at lunch pretty quick. They are tuned, as many restaurants in town are, to getting late-arriving theater patrons out to their shows, so doing the same during this festival is not a stretch for them. Also highly recommended.
We’ve been meaning to try Boulton and Son’s sandwiches, and to see if The Deli Downstairs can keep up with the need for lunch speed.
Off to the shows!