Truck dropping off 40ft Storage Container at Area 62 – DTES Street Market – 62 East Hastings in Vancouver
Roland Clarke, Jacek Lorek and Richard Cunningham have their photos taken by Ben Nelms of The Globe and Mail newspaper
209th DTES Street Market and 23rd Street Market of 2014
Roland Clarke, Coordinator of the DTES Street Market says:
It was a beautiful day.
Only a slight hint of rain kept the weather nice and cool throughout the afternoon.
It was a near perfect day in a street market that was very near capacity.
Despite this, there were no major incidents.
We had a vendor that was kicked out (due to not being from the neighbourhood, and previously selling questionable goods) come back. Due to some help from the VPD, we removed her again from the market.
We also had another positive interaction with the VPD when a vendor was directed to the market from where they were originally selling – on the unit block of East Hastings St.
The vendor came down, and then we tried to find him a new spot within the market, since he originally set up on the east side of Carrall St.
He was a little upset about being moved again, and said he would just go home. We tried to help him, and got good help from the VPD during the interaction.
Peter of AHA MEDIA says:
Coming off Vikram Vij’s Indian review, I had a chance to sit down and take in Chuck Hughes’ (of Chuck’s Day and Week Off on Food Network) show at the Eat Vancouver Festival. To say that they are very different would be an understatement. Where Vikram had colorful and handmade curries, Chuck brought refined french cooking. Where Vikram brought a down to earth style of presentation, Chuck was rough, abrupt, and sarcastic. However, these added to his charm as he kept people fascinated by his descriptions of french cuisine. His scallops were a huge hit but what had people talking was his upside down cherry tort. Would I recommend Vikram over Chuck? Not at all. Both are amazing chefs but with completely different styles and backgrounds.
Peter of AHA MEDIA says
Who is the best chef in Vancouver? I would like to propose that Vikram Vij of Vij’s, Rangoli, and his latest venture, a food truck called Railway Express, be included in that discussion. This past weekend at Eat Vancouver Festival, he firmly cemented his place among elite chefs as he wowed festival goers with his vast knowledge of Indian cooking and his ability to make everyone laugh. I got a chance to try one of his Indian curries (which he made right there) and it was delicious. He demonstrated some Indian dancing and kept everyone glued to their seats with his descriptions of the various spices from India. Trust me, he is an amazing person.
Peter of AHA MEDIA says:
What defines Vancouver? In my opinion it is the people and the variety. When you put them together you get a wide variety of delicious food from many different backgrounds. Eat Vancouver is a festival that brings everyone together under one roof (BC Place stadium) to enjoy great food and the company of other foodies. From Curry to Smoked Salmon and just about every other food in between, the Festival had it all. I came away with a full belly and a greater understanding of food. One word of advice, do not eat anything before coming otherwise you will wind up not trying everything.