Saturday, May 13, 2006


Welcome to Eating Lonsdale, a blog about a culinary stroll down Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver.

The idea for this blog came about last Wednesday when my wife, Kristin, was at her dragon boat team practice in Deep Cove. I decided that rather than eating at home it would be fun for Tristan, our four year old son, to go out for pizza at Me & Ed's parlour on Lonsdale at 20th. Well, to our chagrin it was closed, so instead we wandered over to Bella Pizza next door. While sitting at the grubby cafe table on the sidewalk, enjoying the evening mood and the time spent with my boy, I happened to notice that the next two or three business were all restaurants and how fun it would be to try them too. In fact there must be twenty or thirty restaurants along Lonsdale; some obvious with their big signs and glitzy presence, some almost hidden away in their modest unobtrusiveness.

Thus the idea was born, and here I am on a Saturday morning creating my first blog.

The plan is for Tristan and I to visit each eatery on the west side of Lonsdale, working our way down to the waterfront, then work our way back up the east side. With each stop we'll write a short review and post a photograph or two. I should point out that I'm no culinary expert, but I do love my food. I've eaten in everything from greasy spoons in Carvers, Nevada to three star restaurants in Europe, and have enjoyed many wonderful meals in the most unexpected places. Hopefully this journey down Lonsdale will introduce us to some dining gems right here in my home town.

I hope you enjoy sharing this journey with us.

Jay MacDonald


At 10:06 a.m., Blogger Unknown said...

I love your comment from your Dad about every good small town having a decent Chinese Restaurant. Alas, not the case in Rathdrum, Idaho...but there's hope. We now have a book store and a woman who makes decent tamales. It's a start!



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