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Restaurant recommendations and more


3 replies, 4 voices Last updated by Nicky Agate 8 years, 4 months ago
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    Karin Bagnall

    If you’re a Vancouver local, share your expertise by suggesting nearby restaurants, bars, or things to see or do. Provide as much information as you can: Distance from the convention venue, price range, URL, and what you like about a place are particularly useful.


    Marty Roth

    Good to excellent Chinese: Peaceful (3 sites), Lins, Hons in Chinatown.

    Excellent dim sum: Fisherman’s Terrace in Richmond (at a skytrain stop).

    Vietnamese: Petit Cafe

    Cambodian: Phnom Penh

    Japanese: Yuji’s,

    Italian: Quercia, Ask for Luigi

    Lunch places: The Sweetery, Bigsby’s Bakehouse; Go Fish at Granville Market (if it’s open).


    Brad Evans

    Special Centenary Film Screening: In the Land of the Head Hunters (1914)

    Vancity Theater, Saturday, January 10, Noon


    In the Land of the Head Hunters was the first feature film made in B.C. and is the oldest extant feature made in Canada. It’s also the first feature made with an entirely indigenous North American cast. An epic melodrama of love and war featuring the Kwakwaka’wakw (formerly Kwakiutl) people of northern Vancouver Island and the central coast, it was directed by Edward S. Curtis, the renowned American photographer of First Nations life. Filmed during the Potlatch Prohibition, Head Hunters is a fiction, not a documentary; it offers a stunning visual spectacle interweaving Kwakwaka‘wakw traditions banned by the Canadian government with a Hollywood-inspired plot. This newly restored version of the film also features the original 1914 orchestral score. For more information, see http://www.curtisfilm.rutgers.edu; and also the MLA Special Session #200, Friday at 8:30 AM.



    Nicky Agate


    We all know the Convention can be an exhausting (if exhilarating) experience. Here are some recommendations of great places to get coffee in Vancouver:

    1. Bel Café, which is in the lobby of the Rosewood Georgia Hotel;
    2. Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Café at 1059 Alberini Street (near the Hyatt Regency and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver);
    3. Revolver Coffee on Cambie in Gastown is one of Vancouver’s top-rated coffee shops;
    4. Love chocolate with your coffee? Mink Chocolates is located around the corner from the Fairmont Waterfront, on the pedestrian plaza between West Cordova and West Hastings;
    5. Caffe Artigiano has locations near VCC West, VCC East, and across from the Vancouver Art Gallery;
    6. Timbertrain Coffee Roasters at Cambie and West Cordova;
    7. Murchie’s Tea & Coffee on West Hastings.
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