Whooo Boy - It's been quite a week
First of all, appologies to the faithful few who follow this website. The updates were a bit out of sync compared to the last few weeks, as things have been rather busy. It won't happen again. (it probably will)
Some big news (because sometimes you've got to brag just a little)
We were recently reviewed by NOW magazine, which hit the newstands today. It's hard to even know what to say, other than they gave us a 'NNNNN' review, which is a perfect review. We don't think we're that perfect, but we certainly aren't going to stop other people from saying it. Congrats to Chef Adisa, Bar Manager Josh and Venue Manager Jeff.
Adisa and Josh in a full page spread.
After a review like that, if you haven't tried the food yet, well, what are you waiting for? Chef Adisa is bringing a really unique culinary approach to the Junction. With a $5 small plate menu, that is great for sharing, you to can try our famous butter chicken wings, a delicious steam bun or a tasty mushroom tart. The dinner features are changing all the time, so come early, come often and then come late if you've got another craving.
With Josh Young, and mixologist/writer extroardinaire Vincent Pollard putting together some great cocktails, we're much more than just a home for some of the best micro-brews in Ontario. Look in the coming weeks for a complete listing of our signature cocktails, and in the mean-time, why don'y you belly up to the bar and ask one of these fine gentleman to make you something a whole lot better than ordinary.
Normally, this portion starts with the early weeks programing, before moving to a quick run-down of what we've got on the weekend. However, we're going to do things a bit differently this time.
First of all, you may have noticed that there was a conspicious lack of programming scheduled on Thursday. Now that the technical portion is finished, I can safely say that in the coming weeks we will be launching our 'Dinner and a Movie' programming on Thursdays. Screening classic and cult cinema, you and a friend (or if you're really lucky a date!) can enjoy some of our great food and drinks, while watching some of your favourite films on a cinema quality screen and audio system.
This Friday, we've got a free show featuring The Neighbourhood Expression, as well as the Kelsey McNulty trio. They are two new bands, comprised of veteran Toronto musicians, and I think that you'll be pleasantly surprised as the recordings I've been listening to have sounded great. DJ OH 16 will be spinning some vinyl afterwards, so stick around for some rare and not so rare grooves.
On Saturday, it's the Super Funk Soul Party coming back to 3030, with the Hornettes. This is going to be a special live taping, some come on out and show that the Junction has some folks who know how to get down to some of the best funk and soul DJ's in the city, not to mention a great band.
There isn't a whole lot going on here on Sunday, but we'll be open for both Brunch and the Evening, so if you're looking for a nice place to hang out, we just might be your ticket.
After a day off on Monday, we're back on Tuesday, October 9th with an awesome installment of our Analog Tuesday weekly. Check out the good things we've got going on that night. And yes, on Wednesday we are still going to be doing 3030Trivia, some come on out for that, and then stick around for the Brothers Kirkpatrick residency later.
It's been a great ride so far, and it's hard to believe that in a few days we will have been open for five months. We couldn't have done it without all the great support and love we've gotten from our neighbourhood, and it's great to be part of a business where everyone comes to work excited to be doing what they are doing, and to be a part of this crazy idea that turned into 3030. It's going to be a great October.