Each week, Scout poses 60 questions to a local who has made life in BC that much more interesting. They pick and choose. The minimum response is 20 answers. A Rorschach test, for sure.
Michael Allemeier is the Winery Chef at Mission Hill’s picturesque restaurant, The Terrace.
Three things about your neighbourhood that make you want to live there: Being surrounded by wineries, being able to walk to work and being able to hike up Mt Boucherie within a five minute walk!
The thing that you eat that is bad for you that you will never stop eating: Duck fat and cracklings.
Sexiest fashion item for the opposite sex: Stockings and Bra.
Favourite Vancouver bridge: Burrard Bridge.
One thing you’d like to change about Vancouver: Less traffic lights.
Cheap place for dinner: Hon’s Noodles.
Last place traveled: Seattle
Biggest fear: Losing my palette.
Best sneaker in the world, ever: Chuck Taylors
Your ancestry: German and British
Under what circumstances would you join the army: To protect my family.
Your paternal grandfather’s personal story: An Oxford scholar who loved to ride BSA motorcycles. Moved to the Sudan in the 30’s to grow cotton for the British Empire.
What are you proud of: My family.
The thing that makes you the angriest: Doing something twice.
Saddest thing about Vancouver: Homeless People
Ice cream flavour: Mint Chocolate Chip
Best fine dining restaurant in the city: Vij’s – great wines, service and food all wrapped in one.
Food your mom makes better than anyone: Sunday Pork Roast
Talent you wish you possessed: To juggle.
Musical instrument you long to play: Trumpet.
Grooming products: Toothpaste – pretty important stuff.
Mac or PC: PC but thinking of a MAC = vista
Favourite sports team: Calgary Flames
The scariest situation you’ve ever been in: Being in a ditch, during a blizzard in January Manitoba Winter and car unable to start.
Best concert experience ever: Stevie Ray Vaughn
Cologne/Perfume: Never touch the stuff – too smelly
Describe your tattoos: Killer Whale and Maple Leaf
The dish you’re proud of: The latest one I am working on.
Town you were born in: Johannesburg South Africa
Old television shows you can tolerate re-runs of: Original Batman
Album that first made you love music: Supertramp, Breakfast in America
Default junk food: French Fries
The career path you considered but never followed: Being a vet.
The one country that you have no interest in ever visiting: Somalia
Luckiest moment of your life: Meeting my wife.
Favourite book as a child: Tintin
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