Coffee was an incredibly “Vancouver” film with scenes shot at several local hotspots, including scenes from Bean Around The World and JJ Bean. With constant references to Vancouver culture, perhaps you can spot yourself personified in one of the ten vignettes. I counted at least three mentions of yoga and brief references to Spanish Banks, Burrard Street and Shoppers’ Drug Mart and an overall “gay-friendly” feel (can you spot the rainbow flag in the background with Ed & Geraldine in Part 2/10? Or the over excitement of Patricia in Part 6/10 about her gay best friend?)
The fourth annual Taste of Yaletown is happening this year from October 14th to 26th.
Over 20 Yaletown restaurants will be offering special three-course tasting menus at set price points of $25, $35 and $45 with a portion of proceeds raised at each restaurant donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Participating restaurants for 2008 include:
Amarcord Ristorante Italiano, Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar, Brown’s Social House, Cactus Club Cafe, Capone’s Restaurant & Live Jazz Club, Coast Restaurant, Elixir Restaurant, Fuse Pan Asian Express, George, Glowbal Grill & Satay Bar, Goldfish Pacific Kitchen, Hamilton Street Grill, Milestone’s Yaletown, Pinkys Steakhouse, PlanB, Provence Marinaside, Rodney’s Oyster House, Section (3), Simply Thai, Tequila Kitchen, Urban Thai Bistro, Yaletown Brewing Co.
Join their Facebook Group here!
Yesterday evening, I went with my friend Miranda of Style By Fire to Blo Blow Dry Bar‘s Naughty or Nice Block Party in Yaletown in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. When we got there at around 7pm, the patio party was absolutely packed…and for good reason! Event admission was a $5 charity donation, yet its entertainment value exceeded that by far. With great support from local restaurants (including Opus and Cactus Club Cafe) yummy appetizers and drinks were served – from mini burgers to grilled scallops, from mojitos to beer.
On one end of the party, Aziya, a home salon service for girly beautifying sessions, had set up a station with three manicurists to pamper the party guests. On the other end was Brent Ray Fraser putting on an art show. In between was a standing fashion show with local designers. Strangely enough, I ran into a friend from elementary school there and he had an item of clothing from his line Chinamen’s Club up on stage. Stay tuned, I am sure some of the local companies I have mentioned in this entry will appear again in the next few weeks! All in all, it was a very “Yaletown” event – young urban professionals, stylish guests, and, of course, being patrons of Blo: well-groomed hair.
Throughout the movie, we see these three forces interact and overlap with each other, both physically and psychologically. Between Batman, Harvey, and The Joker, each face their own demons and must come to terms with their actions. What should take precedence? Justice, or revenge? Nobody is guilt-free and their decisions lead to ramifications from which they will never recover from. The story is more complex than “good vs. evil”. Perhaps it is closer to “evil vs. evil” and the actors give an amazing effort in portraying a realistic look in to the human psyche.