Twin Peaks was something of a divisive show. Either people thought it sucked hard or it was the greatest thing on television during its brief and often bewildering run in 1990-1991. We thought it tripped the light fantastic, so we’re glad to announce the Black Lodge Diner pop-up at 434 Columbia St (aka the Chinatown Experiment). The pop-up was inspired by the surreal show, particularly its memorable fetishization of coffee and pie. It’s being organised by Ken Tsui and Genevieve Mateyko – two big TP fans – with support from Scout (Ken put on the delicious Hawker Street pop-up at Main’s Gene Cafe back in March, and Genevieve is the L’Abattoir staffer who is launching the Sunday Morning Ice Cream subscription program this winter. Two awesome people, for sure).
The Black Lodge Diner goes down on Sunday, September 23rd. The cost is $12, and those in attendance will be served a slice of fresh cherry pie, a damn fine cup of Panoramic Coffee’s special Twin Peaks blend, and a big scoop of Sunday Morning‘s brown butter pecan ice cream. There will only be 60 slices of pie, so make sure you show up on time as space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Vancouver is filled with Audreys, Bobs , and Log Ladies, so top marks if you show up in costume. We’ll see you there.