Today I spent the day with one of my daughters back in my old haunts of Kitsilano. It was a funny feeling to visit some of the places in the daylight as they were places I most often visited very late at night in the old days.
I started at Benny’s Bagels for a coffee and, of course, a bagel. Same vibe as when I visited there in the late 1980s or early 90s. And the food was great.
Next stop was the Naam Restaurant over on 4th Ave a bit east of MacDonald. Once again, this is a place I would typically have visited after midnight. In the old days I may or may not have had a couple of cocktails in me before visiting The Naam. Today? I had just had a cup of coffee at Benny’s!
Today at The Naam my daughter had their grilled cheese sandwich. The bread was wonderful. Thick and hearty slices the way my mom and dad used to make it back home on the farm.
Oddly enough, the service at the Naam today was top notch. Attentive and friendly. Is that because of the time of day I was visiting? Hmmm.
Over to Granville Island where we stopped for a visit to Bon Macaron Patisserie. I chose a bacon flavoured macaron while my daughter had the Oreo. My bacon flavoured macaron was great. The Oreo one? I have no idea. While at Granville Island I stopped to chat with a couple of guys at an olive oil pop-up. Daughter and I sampled a few unique olive oils before settling on a small bottle of butter-flavoured olive oil.
My daughters favourite flavour was the Blood Orange infused olive oil. Admittedly, it was excellent.
After the olive oil sampling we popped over to Terra Breads and bought a small loaf of sourdough bread with pumpkin seeds.
We sat outside and ate a couple slices of bread with a drizzle of butter flavoured olive oil on it.
All in all, it was a beautiful day to be alive.