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Hot Box Cafe

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Chubbs

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Yeah its in the back of roach o rama, its an incredible place to hang out in the summer, their back patio is pure chilling, I used to sit there sipping tea all day long, smoking hoolios and just chilling, alot of the time tehre would be people with instrumnets (saxophones, guitars) just jamming along to the usual dub reggae beats.

Im not sure if you are open in the cold weather tho, cause I cant remember if they let you smoke indoors.
 
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patri©k

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nothing like the stink of kensington to put you in the mood for a spliff.

:p


and what's the huge appeal ? I mean... why not just smoke where you are ? why do people need to go to a specific spot to blaze ?

Roach is talking about 'normalization' !? So why create a designated area for smoking pot ? shouldn't he be promoting 'free use' ?


patrick
 

echootje

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Abbi, a girl I knew from highschool runs tings at Roach'O'Rama. Igave her a Rush CD I didn't like, she don't remeber me tho. *shrug*

Rob
 

Chubbs

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Originally posted by patri©k

and what's the huge appeal ? I mean... why not just smoke where you are ? why do people need to go to a specific spot to blaze ?

patrick
Why hang out on a patio and drink pitchers when you can chug beer on the street?

Same reason, its nice to sit down with people, chill to some music, and relax.
 

tablist

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Originally posted by Chubbs
Why hang out on a patio and drink pitchers when you can chug beer on the street?

Same reason, its nice to sit down with people, chill to some music, and relax.
Beat me to it!
 
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KickIT

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Hot Box is 2 doors down from my place. Usually open till 9-10 ish. Best to go on a Saturday after noon.

Go to Moonbeam to get a coffee
Hit the HotBox for a session or 2
Grab a jamaican patty or empanada and cruise Kensington for the afternoon

*c*
 

kodos

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I went there a few days after it opened... as a long-time patron of roach-o-rama I'd seen it moved from one hole-in-the-wall to another, but suddenly their space opened waaaay up... they did really nice work on the renovations and that backyard patio is indeed serene. That is, until the hype blew up. A few weeks after the opening I could barely get a seat back there in lunch-time and it was the usual stoner-service I have grown familiar with from travelling to B.C. and A'dam. You know - you ordered that smoothie 30 minutes ago just so you could spend 10 minutes on that patio, and then when they bring it out its the wrong one anyway. But all that is beside the point... which is, to smoke weed in a place where it feels accepted and welcomed? I'm not sure if that's it. The problem that developed, imho, was the influx of over-eager activists and loud obnoxious types - last few times I was there I could barely hear the buzz in my noggin as various fellas pontificated about rights and politics and other bullshit I surely didn't want to hear about or think of while relaxing in that space. In fact, the whole situation grew far too tense back there for me, so I hadn't been back... what's that all prove? Oh, nothing I would say... nothing at all. I went on some funny days and naturally such a place will attract a certain kind of people. I suppose when there are more cafes and shops where this kind of thing goes on the loud types will be more evenly distributed. Or whatever. Don't bother me, man.
 
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