Kristin and I have been getting our guest room set up over the past few weeks—painting, sewing, sawing, staining, hanging! Getting close!
The third and final in my three-post series on Vancouver restaurants, and quite possibly the best for last. As much as we love our casual lunch spots, we knew the most special experience would be at The Acorn, an incredible vegetarian restaurant in the Riley Park neighborhood. The first time we were at Acorn was at the end of a very long rainy day in November. We had walked more than fifteen miles at that point and the downpour had rarely let up. But our meal at Acorn was a transcendent experience that rejuvenated body and soul. Our second visit was no less magical, even if the weather was completely different. We got our same cozy table by the window, but this time it was open onto a perfectly mild summer evening. I doubt any single restaurant will ever mean more to us than Acorn, even if we don't return for ten more years.
Bestie might be my favorite place in the world. It's certainly my favorite spot for a quick bite. That fact is slightly complicated by the fact that it's 2700 miles from Pittsburgh, in Vancouver to be precise. Nonetheless, since Kristin and I were honeymooning in the Pacific Northwest, we took the opportunity to stop by twice for the best currywurst this side of the Atlantic (Pacific?) If you're wondering what currywurst is, you're looking at it: sausage on a bed of french fries, covered in curry ketchup. It's popular in Germany as a street food, but when I'm in Vancouver I revere it as the finest dining experience I can have.
(Also, bring back Schnitzel night!)