FOOD FAIR FRIDAYS! ROYAL CENTER!

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As mentioned in the First Food Fair Friday, I really like food fairs…if you work downtown too, it’s just what you do.  When I first started working downtown, I made a valiant effort to sit in the lunch room with my tupperware full of leftover,s and listen to my co-workers bitch.  After a few weeks though, I was over it and my quest for the best food fair in the city began.

This week I went to Royal Center.  I first found out about this place years ago, it housed my favourite movie theatre in the city…..

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It showed real good movies cheap and it was dead, ‘Drugstore Cowboy’, ‘Say Anything’, ‘Do the Right Thing’…so may great movies I saw there.  This was also the first place where I saw a movie by myself, a small but very empowering moment in my life.  There’s nothing wrong with going to a movie by yourself….as I found out years later, going to Playland on the other hand, by yourself, does make you a loser.  It’s the self-reflecting in the lines that’ll really do you in….

The movie theatre eventually closed down which was sad, but it was remodeled and now is the home of something else I really love, a food fair.

Rice and Spice is the real headliner here, usually when you go out to Indian food it’s not cheap, there I go again comparing everything to Chinese food.  At the Rice and Spice you pretty much can’t physically eat ten bucks worth.  They have a stamp program too which keeps you coming back.  I usually go two items vegetarian and it’s real close to my $6 budget.  Just as a point of reference, $6 is the new $5 downtown.  The quality of food is very good, and I kinda like seeing my options in front of me before ordering, it makes me try new things.

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Note photo taken at 10am….