Why is this not more common?

Too few restaurants clear away the tables once you’ve finished eating to open up room for a dance floor. In fact, I can’t think of any in Vancouver that do this. Aside from Calabash.


Went there for a birthday party this weekend (happy 20-something, Ashley!) and ate delicious, delicious Caribbean food while the DJ blasted Sean Paul from a booth set up in front of a 100-year-old now defunct elevator. (All you Europeans, please don’t laugh. That’s about as old as the architecture gets over here in Vancouver.)

The food was amazing (even the salads are something to write home about) but my highlight would have to be the chef’s own hot sauce, which owner Roger Collins says they plan to bottle and sell. Do it soon, Roger, will you? I would put that stuff on everything.


My silver, straight-out-of-the-eighties shirt is from F as in Frank. (I bought it after I shot my segment for The Express.)


My coat? Same story. Just because we’re eating food from the beautiful, sunny Caribbean doesn’t mean we don’t have to bundle up for rainy Vancouver.

[Skylight photo found here.]

P.S. Tweet while you eat.

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  • Reply lisa January 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    More restaurants should definitely do this! I wonder if they run into zoning/bylaw issues though if they offered dancing?

  • Reply Couture Carrie January 17, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    So fun, darling!
    What a great idea!


  • Reply MizzJ January 18, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Calabash is awesome! I wish too that there were more unique spots like it. Did you try the corn on the cob? Omg it was DEELICIOUS.

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista January 18, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Gah! This sounds like such a clever idea – I need to visit a restaurant like this someday soon!! :)

  • Reply Kastles January 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    So cute! I remember this jacket from your video! I love that kind of print. Miss seeing your pretty face in the pics!
    <3 Kastles

  • Reply Kelsey January 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Lisa — That’s the thing about our pretty city. So many restrictions on silly things.

    Couture Carrie — It was so fun!

    Mizz J — Ooooooh. Love corn on the cob. Will have to go back.

    Cafe Fashionista — Yes you do!

    Kastles — You are too sweet.

  • Reply a stylized hysteria January 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Ok, I want to see your entire outfit. I’m very intrigued by your shiny, shiny shirt :)

  • Reply Kelsey January 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    A Stylized Hysteria — All right, my friend. I’ll post more pics soon!

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