|Sent on:||Sunday, October 30, 2011 9:15 AM|
My writeups are different because i really dont want Every YAHOO to attend - if you dont understand me - there are many more meetups you can attend. But those who know me will regret missing the great events that i organize. I have been waiting the for Cook to return to this establishment for a while Soooooo here we GO!!!
Most of you will take an All Inclusive trip to Cuba
Spend your time on ONE Beach
Eat 21 meals at the Same place & Take a Guided Trip of Havana
You will complain: The Beach Chairs were Taken Early,
The Food was Awful and the Havana was Rushed
Some of the best Food I have ever eaten was in Habana
(at Paladars where they serve only 10 people in private homes)
Some of the Best Drinks ever MADE are in Habana
One of the best writers who ever Lived called the city HOME
I always spend a few hrs walking though his Home Finca Vigia and Dreaming of the Hemingway Life
1) Hunting - the large Trophies including one that is considered to be so lucky that the dictator Benito Mussolini sent him a blank check for it, but Hemmingway just Laughed
2)Boxing - he loved the fight and there are posters of Boxing matches all around the home
3) War – the ultimate fight – his uniform in his time in the Italian Army as an Ambulance Driver – basically he did anything to get himself into a war to be part of it – his reward to us the Novel Farewell to Arms
4) Fishing – he loved Big Game fishing and his Boat "the Pilar" has been moved to the property and has been renovated. His short novel The Old Man and the Sea illustrated the lifelong fight for the great fish.
5) Drinking – old bottles everywhere and you can visit the bars and hotels where he frequented and order his drinks, HIS WAY
6) Womanizing – you realize that he was on his fourth wife and well women were drawn to the Hemingway Charm
Join us at THE PORT on Dundas for something unique:
Victory to the Bullfighter STEAK on the SWORD
by Live Music and all the Charm that is The Ossington Village
I promise it will be a great night and you might leave a bit more HEMINGWAY
P.S. I have been to the Bullfights and always seem to Cheer for the BULL
On weekends The Port hosts local bands, with monthly performers including jazz band Rambunctious, regular DJs, as well as other rock, techno, and gypsy/electric bands. "But when it's not too busy we usually play a lot of Motown," Danny tells me. Any particular reason? "Nah," he says. "Just into it right now." Those not into the band can make use of The Port's two billiards tables, or else Pac-Man, of course, and I'm gonna assume there's always a line-up.
As for drinks, $5.50 seems to be the magic number at The Port, where most everything (pints, imported bottles, mixed drinks--including The Port's signature hurricane made of black Sambuca and Tequila Rose) is at that price, except for domestic bottles, which are $4.50.
The Port has the standard bar staples--fries ($4.99), poutine ($7.99), and onion rings ($4.99), for example--but its most notorious menu item is The Sword ($12.99). Appropriately named, it is a two-foot skewer of grilled steak suspended above your table. The bartender hauls out the mechanism to show me what it looks like, and sure enough, the clamped contraption (medieval torture device?) successfully suspends a massive skewer above the table. "People always take pictures of it," she says. "And it tastes really good too!"
Though native to the original Ports Cafe Bar and Grill, The Sword is fast becoming integral to The Port bar of new. And the local art on the walls, new music, menu-in-the-making and fresh clientele is helping to push the progress along. But hey, at least there's still World Cup Soccer, if only in pinball form.