Manual Labour Coffee TUM August

26 08 2012


Action in the evening, originally uploaded by psuba98.

I am not a food critic, let me say that up front. Last night we checked out the Toronto Underground Market at Evergreen Brickworks, wandered around, ate some food, drank some liquor, chatted with people and generally had a good time.

Now, the photo. This was a trailer tucked in a corner with lots of action around it. It was getting late at night and people were hanging out, talking, drinking coffee, and checking out what food was left. We stopped to talk and I noticed the light and decided I had to shoot something to capture the mood. The sign was made out of tinfoil and lightbulbs, the ambiance was 100% human frivolity.

I was shooting with my 50 f1.4 and the D4 was on autopilot. The Auto ISO setting was made for this late, late nite, open air, crystal clear, and, lots of action. There was no need to fuss, just focus on an area and start shooting.

The flat white at Manual Labour Coffee was spectacular, Matthew was talkative and almost forgot to charge for the coffee (well did forget, we reminded him.)

Overall TUM was fun. Kudos to Tromba Tequila who kept us lubricated, Matt Pettit from Rock Lobster Food Co who was busy slinging mini-toasted lobster rolls, and Kurt Krumme from West Side Beef for the awesome rib burgers. Those were the highlights for me. The lineups at Rock Lobster and Swine Shrine were outta control. . .longest of the night. There were others too. . .too much food to eat, too many samples, and not enough night.

The event was fun, the shuttles well organized, and the evening ended with a quick chat at Cafe Belong with Chef Long.

Will I check out the next one? I’m not sure but had fun last night. Check out the photos on Flickr.

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