Q&A With Angus An Of West 4th’s Gastropod

January 30, 2009.

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.

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Scout Q&A

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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