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.]
More restaurants should definitely do this! I wonder if they run into zoning/bylaw issues though if they offered dancing?
So fun, darling!
What a great idea!
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.
Gah! This sounds like such a clever idea – I need to visit a restaurant like this someday soon!! :)
So cute! I remember this jacket from your video! I love that kind of print. Miss seeing your pretty face in the pics!
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.
Ok, I want to see your entire outfit. I’m very intrigued by your shiny, shiny shirt :)
A Stylized Hysteria — All right, my friend. I’ll post more pics soon!