I was writing a short historical piece on Gastown’s food scene this week when I stumbled on these photographs in our archives.
I’ve gone on record several times with my pining appreciation of Boneta, the now long-gone Gastown restaurant by Neil Ingram and Mark Brand. It was a magnet for people in the restaurant industry, and a great place to grab a drink between other drinks. Goodness knows how many orders of poutine I enjoyed here, all chased with cold Sapporo.
Like many people I much preferred the original location (now Bauhaus) to its new and final one (now MeeT in Gastown), but a change of address didn’t stop those who appreciated it for what it was from grabbing a stool. To me, it remains the one restaurant that got away. In a poll of dearly missed Vancouver eateries we posted three years ago, it’s still in the lead…
Anyway, for this edition of Throwback Thursday, we look back at a unique set of shots taken on the same day – six years ago today – that show the restaurant on its momentous moving day, hectically in transit from one location to another.