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Spider Ballet: An East Van Nature Story

Once upon a time on Commercial Drive, there were two spiders performing a pas de deux. It starred resident spider (right) and impostor spider (left). Sometimes their dance resembled a circus trapeze act. Other times, a wrestling match. Eventually resident spider had enough of its guest and unceremoniously flung impostor spider to the ground. Resident spider then …

Vancouver

Tasting Plates Vancouver, Kitsilano – two girls attempt 10 restaurants in 3 hours

Last week on Wednesday my colleague Dana and I joined dozens of other food enthusiasts in Kitsilano for the second-ever Tasting Plates Vancouver, a culinary event put on by food blogger Richard Wolak, better known online as Vancouver Foodster. For $40 per person (or $30 if purchased a week ahead of time), event goers were …

Vancouver

The Brave Bull’s House of Steak Closing

Vancouver is about to lose an institution. According to a message posted on the B.C. Chowhound forum today, The Brave Bull’s House of Steak is closing for good on September 2nd: Never been, but for those interested, the couple that run Brave Bull are retiring and closing the restaurant down soon. Last day is Sept 2, after which they are selling …

Travel

A weekend in Seattle for GeekGirlCon ’12 – Friday night

Last weekend I was in Seattle to attend the second ever GeekGirlCon – a convention that “celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women world-wide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events.” The view …