If rumors are to be believed (and, really, why wouldn’t you believe a rumor?), i’s are about to be dotted, t’s stroked and, where necessary, certain vowels umlauted, graved, and aigued so that, by Monday, I’ll finally be able to name the super-secret series I’m working on. Well, it’s super-secret only insofar as I’m calling it “super-secret” since, by now, most of you have already figured out the show. What we know so far: it’s based on an established film franchise, is a co-production that will be shooting in Toronto and Europe, will showcase colorful stunts and action sequences, involves a character named Frank and another named Tarconi, and features a black Audi. And if you guessed Ulykken or Il Mio Miglor Nemico, I’m going to have to ask you to guess again.
Anyway, many of you are asking “Joe, why don’t you just work from Vancouver?”. Well, the simple answer is “I can’t.”. Paul and I will be Exec. Producing the series with Alexander (who has been creative point man on the project through it’s lengthy development), something we’d be hard-pressed to accomplish from the other side of the country.
Alas, no movement on the accommodation front. Looks like I’ll be extending my stay in the apartment while I expand my search for a house. On the bright side, it turns out my current locations isn’t too bad. I’m only a ten minute walk from Silver Snail Comics and a terrific burger joint I checked out last night with Akemi. m: brgr first opened in Montreal a couple of years back and it immediately piqued my interest. It’s a place that the Carls and Alex’s of the world can enjoy as much as I do because the burger building basics allow for everything from simple cheeseburgers to foie-gras topped kobe beef burgers. For instance, last night, I went with with the brioche bun, kobe beef, caramelized onions, fig jam, porcini mushrooms, and black truffle carpaccio. I expected it to be good but, holy smokes, it surpassed my lofty expectations. It was THE BEST BURGER I’ve had in recent memory. And when it came time to dessert –
Tomorrow is Carl’s last day in town (until he returns to break another story) so we’re sending him off in fine style: with schnitzel sandwiches from California Sandwiches and a return trip to m: brgr for dinner. Wish me luck!