Archive for December, 2009

18th December
2009
written by spd
(img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

(img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

We are in chilly Toronto for five weeks and I am renting a small apartment just off of Queen St.  I’ve been cooking up a storm, enjoying that I have a full kitchen all to myself.  I’ve made quite a few elaborate meals for myself (and I roasted Ina Garten’s Lemon Thyme Chicken for some fellow castmates) but I’ve been barely making it to the table before I’ve devoured half of the meal, so photographing my eats has mostly slipped my mind.  This simple dish that took all of 10 minutes to prepare happened to make it. :)

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6th December
2009
written by spd
Why am I so obsessed with Brussels Sprouts?? (img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

Why am I so obsessed with Brussels Sprouts?? (img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

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6th December
2009
written by spd
(img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

(img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

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6th December
2009
written by spd
(img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

(img: Sean Patrick Doyle)

My time in Boston was quite rushed and frantic.  I had to return to New York for several audition appointments, so I ended up taking the midnight bus back to NYC on several occasions.  I would audition the next morning and hop on the last Acela Express I could catch before showtime.  It was utterly exhausting (But, it appears to have paid off… news to come!).  On our last day in town, I opted for a later flight and took time to explore the Commons, Newberry Street, parts of the Freedom Trail, and historic Beacon Hill.  It was a crisp fall day, and the colors around me were a feast for the eyes!

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6th December
2009
written by spd
img: In Our Nature (flickr)

img: In Our Nature (flickr)

Pho Pasteur is a no-fuss noodle house that is perpetually packed, and rightfully so.  The walls are dotted with plaques and various honors from Yelp, Zagat, you name it; but the local following says it all.  Since it was a stone’s throw from the Boston Opera House, where we played for two weeks in November, I ate nearly every other meal here. You’ll forget the florescent lights and dental office decor when your piping hot bowl of Pho Ga arrives.  I also enjoyed the Bun Ga Xao Sa Ot, Lemongrass Chicken with Vermicelli noodles.

Pho Pasteur. 682 Washington Street (at the Beach St. intersection). Boston, MA 02111. ph: (617)482-7467

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