So in three days of Fringing I've tanked up three times and seen seven plays. Friday I saw Zombies (great physical performance) and Richard 3, Queens 4 (hmmm) and had dinner at Bar Mercurio, which was definitely the highlight of the evening. Lovely food (the duck pappardelle was great, as was the lemon tart for dessert), charming low-key service, and a pretty room with an open kitchen (I love watching the performances in an open kitchen). I'll go back there again fer sher.
Saturday I saw Stealing Venus (very funny -- that dude's like a hairy Merle Streep), the Burning Bush (eh, the Tepid Shrub, more like) and The Lab (awesome, freaky-awesome) but ended up having a McSushi dinner at New Generation Sushi. Their sushi rice was bland, like they'd forgotten the sugar and vinegar, but the rest was OKish enough, and it was fast, which is what we needed. Also, we got a 14% discount for siting at the sushi bar, which is my favourite place to sit anyway, so that was cool -- more money for plays and the beer tent.
Sunday was a light day -- just two plays, Crook Back Dicky (crazy-good, emphasis on crazy) and the Excursionists (giddy, goofy good fun) but had dinner at the chow-recommended Double Happiness. Yowzah! I had the ramen soup with slices of pork and mysterious white and pink-swirled slices, and it was lovely. It also came with a little banana fritter that was all sugary, greasy goodness. The total bill was less than $7 -- gotta give that a five-star review!
...six more days of chowing on theatre -- yummmm!