Saturday, November 14, 2009

LinX and "Wine" Shot

Hi everyone! It has been awhile since I've posted something substantial. Here we go...

So I've been crazy busy this year balancing work, school and pratices. I've been even busier for the past month, and a bit, because I've been sick a couple of times. Catching up on school work and working at the school has taken a great bit of my time.

I've been craving some tasty French onion soup for sometime now, but I haven't found the time to go out for some. I had recently heard that Humber's new bar/club/restaurant, LinX, serves a pretty yummy version. So, last Friday after my classes were over my friend, Kelvin, his friend, Karen, and I decided to try out.

Kelvin ordered the fish and chips. He said that it was decent. It didn't look like he enjoyed it that much, but with him, food is food.

I ordered a plate of sweet potato fries, to share with Karen, and French onion soup. The fries weren't good at all. If you do go to LinX, don't get the sweet potato fries. Firstly, the fries didn't really taste like sweet potato. Some of them even tasted like they weren't cooked, while all the others were soggy. Gross.

The French onion soup was heavy. As you can see in the photo, there's quite a bit of grease. Despite there being a lot of onions, it tasted like Paula Deen was in charge of caramalizing the onions - too much butter. Also, because of the amount of onions in the one serving, there was very little soup. In fact, the soup's composition was this: lots of buttery onions, a soggy garlic bread, a layer of cheese (that wasn't broiled long enough to my liking) and a spoonful or two of soup. It was sad.

Looking over the small menu, I doubt I'll ever go back for any food - unless they decide to improve upon their selection and lower the prices. It's just too expensive for the quality of food we receive.

On another note, one of my assignments was to shoot beer or a pour shot of an alcoholic/alcoholic-looking beverage. I chose the pour shot route and here's the results of this past Monday's photo shoot.

Failed attempt.


These drink shots were taken with a Hasselblad H3DII-39 with the HC 150 mm, f/3.2 lens.

Hope you have a great weekend. Oh, shout out to Ange: happy birthday!!

~ Christine


205 Humber College Blvd.
Etobicoke, ON


  1. Haha, when I first saw your "fail" picture, I thought you had done it on purpose. Failure has never looked so pretty.

    Sucks about the sweet potato fries. I keep trying to find a place that does them well, but I haven't found it yet. It's a really discouraging quest, especially since you end up eating the sorriest, soggiest fries EVER.

  2. Nah, why would I do it purposely? I don't want to purposely make a mess, only to clean it all up after. lol When I went back to look at all my pictures, I realized that the saying, "When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade" or whatever, is so true in this case. It didn't work for my assignment, but I was able to turn it into something that people can still enjoy. ^___^.

  3. Awesome shot! I like both of them but I find more life in your "fail" photo. It's like someone couldnt wait to fill up the glass thats why it spilled a little :) Like lucy said, "failure has never looked pretty"

  4. The successful shot is like the first drink, and the fail shot is after a couple bottles, haha!


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