Q&A With Angus An Of West 4th’s Gastropod
One or twice a week Scout poses 60 questions to a local who has made life in BC that much more interesting. They pick and choose which ones they’d prefer to answer, with a minimum response rate of 20. A Rorschach test, for sure…
Angus An is the owner/chef of Kitsilano’s award-winning Gastropod.
The thing that you eat that is bad for you that you will never stop eating: Butter.
Default drink of choice: Anything with gin.
Drink you’ll never have again: Anything with Fireball.
Favourite wine varietal: Riesling.
The person you can imitate: My son Aidan.
One thing you’d like to change about Vancouver: A denser downtown core, less urban sprawl
Bartender who could sell you anything: Steve Da Cruz.
Cheap place for dinner: Accord on Main St for a good late night MSG fix.
Book you’re reading: Bright Shinny Morning, James Frey.
Last place traveled: Bangkok and Tokyo.
Biggest fear: Death.
Dead film actor you wish was still making pictures: Marlon Brando.
Best sneaker in the world: Converse All Stars.
Place in BC that you love escaping to: Okanagan.
Under what circumstances would you join the army: if they force me.
Best bar stool in the city: Chow or Gastropod.
Dumbest purchase ever: 30 bucks worth of 649 tickets on Saturday.
The thing that makes you the angriest: Bad drivers!
Saddest thing about Vancouver: Too many bad drivers!
Most challenging part of owning a business: Everything, so many little things that all ultimately effect the business on a daily basis.
Best fine dining restaurant in the city: Blue Water Café and Raw Bar.
Food your mom makes better than anyone: Dumplings.
Musical instrument you long to play: A saxophone.
Sport you gave up: Basketball, but retire is the word I would prefer.
Vancouverite you admire most: John Bishop.
Canuck you would trade away in a heartbeat: Taylor Pyatt.
The number of fist fights you’ve been in: 1. When I was in elementary school, I got punched in the nose. Does that count as a fight?
Best concert experience ever: Live 8 Hyde Park.
The thing you wished people cared more about: Eating better.
The thing that makes you the most nervous: Falling behind.
Town you were born in: Taipei.
Old television shows you can tolerate re-runs of: The A-Team.
Quality you admire most in yourself: Honesty.
Default junk food of choice: Pizza.
The career path you considered but never followed: Architect.
Your top 3 films of all time: The Godfather, The Last of the Mohicans, Blade Runner.
The thing you’re addicted to: “24”.
Luckiest moment of your life: 3:45am, November 15th, 2007. The birth of my son.
Favourite book as a child: I had a collection of comic books that were also science encyclopedia. My parents didn’t allow me to buy regular comic books.
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