April Robinson is a freelance music journalist and the founder of Talk Rock To Me dot com.
What was the food highlight of your year?
IMADAKE on St-Catherine in Montreal: Butter corn ramen, goat cheese with raspberry maple syrup and black sesame ice cream are just some of the to-die-for selections. Oh, and it’s impossible to leave without a least one, “You say SAKE, I say BOMB!” Fun times, every time.
What was the music highlight of your year?
Sebadoh live at La Sala Rossa. I stood three feet from Lou Barlow as he shredded his wonderfully beat-up axe, then shook his still-sweaty hand at the end of it all. Rock-n-roll entertainment at its best.
Was there a moment when food and music came together in a memorable way?
Spying on my 19-month-old dance with abandon to The Sea And Cake in the living room as Daddy and I enjoyed wine + cheese in the kitchen. Talk about a warm, fuzzy, “everything is right with the world” feeling…Plus, the kid’s got impeccable rhythm. Yesss!