I know y’all remember the Hooley’s review, a true classic, to make up for that f*ckery I decided to hit up an Ottawa Staple: Pub 101. We went on a Monday night to celebrate the homie’s bday and eat wings, here is my review:
What I ate
2 plates of lemon pepper , 2 plates of honey hot and 2 plates of honey garlic wings // 2 heinkein beers // 25$
Tiny tiny wings, very small but worth it. Especially the lemon pepper, y’all know my obsession, it wasn’t as salty as Hooleys. The beers were a great price ($5.21) and for the quality of wings (all you can eat for $12.50) it delivered. The food is bar level so don’t expect Milestones quality.
When we first came in, it was a busy busy nigh. Why? Because it’s $12.50 ALL YOU CAN EAT WINGS GAH DAMNNNNNN and its NHL/NBA playoffs szn. It took time to get us seated but our server was kind and patient with us, she was definitely a highlight of our experience and even cracking jokes with us. The only downside is that the spot was Understaffed which made our orders take helllllla long.
I don’t know if it’s my hatred of Hooleys or my love of cheap beer but gah damn I love Pub 101. On top of the great service we got on Wing Mondays, Pub is one of the most fun bars on Thursday nights. With 2$ shots Pub on a Thursday is so rowdy you’d think they had Horses in the back. If you can survive the homeless people begging for money in front of the bar, you’ll have a great time.
4.5 / 5 (real review)
9 / 5 (horny drunk broke University of Ottawa student going out for the second time in his life, rating)
Parody songs have existed from time, I remember the Weird Al Yankovic days of “White and Nerdy” me and the crew would laugh while singing along. Nowadays we have rappers that dedicate their career to trolling, from the innocent Lil Dicky (who can actually rap) to the “test my gangsta” Tekashi
Snitch Nine, hip hop comedy has evolved. Now we move to Lil Nas X with his #1 single “Old Town Road”. This song is jokes and it’s perfect for time.
Because of Soundcloud rap we have an era of “genre-less” artists. I’m talking Lil Peep, Xxxtentacion, Lil Uzi Vert, Trippie Redd and Post Malone to name a few. They brand themselves as “rockstars” and aim to move away from the conventions of hip hop. Just like Rock&Roll and the blues slowly became infected by people who have 0 respect for it and want to actively deny the core of it, Hip hop is receiving this treatment. So where does Lil Nas X fit in this? Nas X came thru and said “y’all wanna play? Hold my beer” and released one of the most lit Country TRAP songs I’ve ever heard!
Folks wanna hop in our genre for clout without respect for the craft. Yes I’m talking about you Post Malone, Lil Xans, Macklemore and Iggy Azalea. These are artists are quick to wave the hip hop flag then move on from it because they are “gendre-less”. It’s no coincidence that they are white, they have a privilege that can only be afforded to white people. Marky Mark, Kid Rock, Vanilla Ice and even 2014 Miley Cyrus are a few examples of this “trend”. This is why Lil Nas X was considered “not country enough” for the billboard charts (p.s. it was lowkey a marketing scheme) they want to put us in a box, in the words of DJ
annoying ass Khaled “they dont want you to win”. These artists have the privilege of being “artists” and not categorized as “urban”. This is why Nas X matters, he FLIPPED THE SCRIPT and for that I’m grateful.
When his album comes out I’m BUYING that bih and supporting all his endeavors into predominately white musical gendres. And I suggest y’all do the same.
As you guys can guess, I am not Mexican or spanish at all. I like the culture, the people and of course I love FOOD! Went on a date to Zak’s Cantina a few months ago before I started reviewing spots, since Easter is the spring version of thanksgiving I decided to take my family to Cantina and here is the review:
What I ate
Beef enchiladas with a side of sweet potato fries and a Dos Equis beer // 19.99$ (approximately)
As I said before I’m not Spanish so there’s a BIG BIG chance that this ain’t “authentic Mexican” cuisine but gah DAMN it was good. There was too much cheese but I wasn’t cheesed. Matter of fact I was cheesing. I loved the Bus section, it gives the resto a fun and goofy ambiance.
When we walked in (me and the fam) our Hostest was so disrespectful, she was in a rush to get us seated at the windows when the whole damn resto was empty! Customer service is about the CUSTOMER and she was hella selfish. On the bright side our server was great! She even joked around with my lil sis and yes she got an amazing tip, opposite of Hooley’s servers.
Started off whack with the Hostess but it ended up being bless because of the Enchiladas and Waitress! I can’t give this place a perfect score and I can’t shit on it either. I’d say that this is a great date night and a chill happy hour spot, especially during patio szn!
3.8 / 5 (real rating)
8 / 5 (drunk divorced father of 3 on a first date with Guadalupe rating)
It’s been a week since 99 Rideau stopped being 24hours, and yes it hurts my soul. The classic Ottawa spot is now a 6am to 10pm and I don’t like it. Here are 5 reasons why I will miss McDs Rideau:
- Post turn up McNuggets : All of y’all have done it: you leave the club, sweaty, ugly, horny, drink and hungry. Your wallet is telling you “NOOOO” but your body your body is telling “CHICKEN” ! You grab a 10 piece with plum and Big Mac sauce.
- Reunions: Some may argue that Zak’s is the spot but HELL NAH, Rideau McDicks was the top spot to have high school, elementary and even family reunions. I’ve seen distant cousins at Rideau McDs 2:30 am. I’ve seen high school classmates from 6 years ago. I’ve seen folks from my grade 3 catholic elementary school at Rideau McDs, you get the point.
- The crackheads: Yes I will miss the crackheads. Sadly our city has a lot of homeless shelters DT but at the same time they are the most entertaining people to watch. It’s 3am, you just smoked a blunt with a random Somali and you see some crackhead in the corner cracking jokes, that’s what life is about. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t have the Infamous Racoon.
- . The drunks: Deep in our soul humans are simple; we wanna fight, fuck and feast. At Rideau McDs you could do all 3 within 30 minutes (sorry ladies #QuickieGANG). Why? Because people are DRUNK as hell!
- The memories: If you ever turn up downtown especially Byward you have memories of this spot, I won’t pretend it was perfect. I won’t pretend that things will change. But I will say that Rideau McDs gave me some of the best memories of my young life and that’s what matters.
End of an Era
(guess its a Perkins flex now)
R.I.P McKie Ds
I’ve been doing a serious of daily questions on my Instagram (@jeanviews) and my recent one asked: Does sex matter in relationships? The results of the poll didn’t surprise me AT ALL. 90% said Yes and 10% said No. But the truth is, this poll should have said 100% Yes and here’s why…
Relationships are complicated and there is no exact science to figuring them out, especially with the times we live in. Understanding dynamics and social norms in cultures evolves every damn day. From swiping left and right to meeting someone at the bar we can talk about ways of meeting folks but we have to understand one thing: Sex is key in ALL relationships. Why? Because your views on sex and how you perform can make or break a relationship.
Some people believe in abstinence, no sex before marriage, while others think sex is important in figuring out who you want to marry. This can be a deal breaker on both sides. Let’s say you are abstinent and your partner isn’t, that can end the relationships because y’all want DIFFERENT things! Y’all do not relate therefore why are you in a relationship?
One of the top 10 reasons for divorce is lack of intimacy and let’s keep it 100 , a lot of married couples don’t have sex. Your views on sex matter so much that dating websites literally ask you to put that in your bio and people GLADLY put it there. No matter what relationship you’re in: short, medium and long term, sex will always matter. And that is the
hard truth 😉
On my Business Instagram (@jeanviews) I asked another question: Are you judgemental and why ? This was a poll that had 40% of folks say Yes and 60% say No and I know that’s CAP!
We THRIVE on judging each other and as humans it is natural for us to do it. In sociology the concept is called profiling, it can be negative when it becomes racial profiling but in general we profile every day. We judge people’s clothes, their smell, their walk, their talk, their looks and everything in between. And in 2019 folks would rather lie than say the truth, 60% of people on my IG really said that they are not judgmental…
Why would they chose that? There’s many reasons and the first one being, judge not least ye be judged. A verse found in the Bible, Matthew 7 verses 1 to 5 where Jesus outlines this universal truth. Many religious have a version of this and I know why. Because it is against our HUMAN NATURE. We LOVE judging! If we were not judgemental Capitalism wouldn’t exist, Social media wouldn’t exist, Racism wouldn’t exist, Sexism wouldn’t exist and Greed wouldn’t exist. It is our NATURE to judge and that’s okay.
This is why religion is beautiful, because it demands us to go beyond our nature, to stop judging and treat everyone with love and compassion. You become a super human when you are the 60%. And that is my wish for all of y’all.