Monthly Archives: January 2018

Anh and Chi, Vancouver

  January 2017 This place just north of the newly-gentrifying mid-Main corridor has apparently been taken over by young family members from the original chef of years gone by. It’s accessible, colloquial, classy, and sexy all at once. We had … Continue reading

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Days Without End. Sebastian Barry.

Barry, Sebastian. Days Without End. Penguin, New York, 2016. F; 1/18. I’ve hit a vein of Irish writers lately, and I’m sure that country can claim literary gold out of proportion to is population: Joyce, Yeats, Shaw, Goldsmith, Swift, others. … Continue reading

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Ask For Luigi, Vancouver

January 2018 This little place reminded me of the MacKenzie Room, perched on a corner in a similar neighbourhood. Approaching it, I walked on the road briefly to avoid a homeless person’s elaborate structure on the sidewalk. Luigi is pitched … Continue reading

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Infinite Home, Kathleen Alcott.

Alcott, Kathleen. Infinite Home. Penguin Random House New York, 2015. F;12/17. I read a short piece by this young author in an issue of Tin House (Volume 19, Number 1) and liked her candid style. In place of the arch … Continue reading

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Cafe Nervosa, Toronto.

March 2017 Not by its name a place you would choose to have lunch. The Nervous Café. Or bipolar, or psychotic, or depressed. No, this place is psychologically clean as a whistle: unaffected Italian happiness in the middle of Toronto, … Continue reading

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