To begin, a little history and background on Naam. It proclaims to be vegetarian. Reporters have noted it to be one of the oldest natural foods restaurants in the city. It is open 24/7, everyday except for Christmas Day. And although the sample size is smaller, I’ve found that each time I’ve dined in there is always a lineup out the door especially at mid-day or on weekend brunch.
Once you are able to get a table, the overworked (and I think outnumbered) wait staff might come to your table in a timely manner. And I’m not saying that to be fescious. They truly are overwhelmed by the crowds, and given the laid back nature of this restaurant (heck, it has its roots in Vancouver’s hippie culture after all), diners are forewarned not to expect quick, attentive service or responses to any of your usual dining needs.
Well, while driving up Alma from 4th Ave recently, I caught a glimpse of some signage across the street from a running goods store, and seeing the words ’sushi’, I thought to myself, oh no yet another place offering up this cuisine. Now I should have kept on going, but instead I pulled over. Rather than go home and have a proper home cooked meal, I ventured into Daikatsu Sushi...
This unmissable event features the art of Stirling Ward, David Ellingsen and Heidi Conrod with net proceeds going to imagine1day, a groundbreaking charity created by Lululemon founder, Chip Wilson and his wife, Shannon.
Bocce.ca will be holding its 5th Annual Bocce by the Beach tournament on Saturday, July 14 at Spanish Banks West (near the anchor). At $20/person (teams of 2) and guaranteed play of at least 3 games, you won’t want to miss out! To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-742-0537 and for more information visit www.bocce.ca.
Experience an afternoon full of all things bocce, as Bocce.ca hosts its first event of the summer, Boccepalooza! Come to the north end of Kits Beach (at McNicoll & Arbutus) this Saturday, May 26 between 1-4pm. All participants are welcome - whether you come on your own, with the whole family, or as part of a skilled team that's been practising all year. Although there aren't any registration fees, donations will be accepted and directed towards Bocce.ca's 2007 fundraising campaign.