THOROUGHBRED: A DAY AT THE RACES is on Saturday August 6, 2011. It’s one of Vancouver’s “social elite” events of the year inspired by the Kentucky Derby meets summer in the Hamptons. It’s a social gathering of cocktails, food, fun and fashion – for more details see here!
Tri-Pot is ideal for offal lovers. You pick your ingredients from their English and Chinese menu and then watch them cook it on the spot. The innards and organs are the traditional items that many Taiwanese people would go for, but they also offer less exotic items like fish balls, vegetables and noodles.
It’s not too “Asian night club” and has just the right amount of “hip” factor to make you want to stay for a while longer, or even bring your family. In a way it really reminds me of Pearl Castle. It’s clean, comfortable and the meals are decent and so affordable that you can’t really complain.
TCBY is pretty much my “must have” anytime I’m going to the movies. Yes, I have a confession. I like it so much that I go to the movie theatre just for TCBY and don’t even watch a movie sometimes. I know, who goes to a movie theatre just for the concession stand? Who else, but me?
If I fell upon The Red Wagon unexpectedly, then yes I would be impressed, especially since the style of the menu is so modern for a place that looks like a hole in the wall diner. It’s good, but I expected more.
It’s developed a loyal clientele of people who appreciate traditional Japanese food made with traditional Japanese techiniques. It is a neighbourhood favourite, and although it may come off as “touristy”, it’s legit and I’d highly recommend it.