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Vancouver Street Carts in The Guardian

Sam Salmon Oct 14, 2011 08:50 PM

Much like a Beard Papa confection it's fluffy/sickly sweet/somewhat lopsided and ultimately inconsequential

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011...

  1. fmed Oct 15, 2011 12:40 AM

    Hyperbole!

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      clutterer Oct 17, 2011 01:02 PM

      Hyperbole indeed - "This being Canada, everyone is super-nice and rather earnest." ;)

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        kinnickinnik Oct 17, 2011 05:54 PM

        groan!

    2. grayelf Oct 15, 2011 05:31 AM

      Agree re the hyperbole. He was smart to pass on the Love Meat though...

      My favourite street cart item so far is the cod taco from Tacofino. Even the flour tortilla didn't put me off
      :-). Still too expensive though.

      1. peter.v Oct 15, 2011 11:51 AM

        I just want to know why the "unofficial mayor of Gastown" would hold court at the New Oxford.

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          fmed Oct 15, 2011 01:05 PM

          Further: I believe it is Sean Heather who currently holds the title "unofficial mayor of Gastown" )....or is it Mark Brand?)

        2. tangentdesign Oct 15, 2011 09:01 PM

          Can't believe that Vancouver is described as "best food cart scene in the world" and there was no mention of Portland where the sheer number of carts, quality and diversity put us in our righful place as bush-league.

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            bonlee Oct 16, 2011 03:36 PM

            Maybe he meant the "best food cart scene in the Commonwealth."
            I think Portland's food cart pods with tables enable them to be part of their neighbourhood places where people can hang out and eat really good food.
            Vancouver will probably never have pods, and so far, the food quality in the ones I've tried does not compare to Portland.

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