Picnic, The | Place | The Picnic is a quiet stretch of the Burlington Northern Railway (we’ll stop short of telling you exactly where it is…) where graffiti artists paint freight cars.
Usage: “I saw some guy doing hobo monikers down at the Picnic…”
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Ray Loy and Benjamin Ho took over the old Escobar address on Fraser St. with plans to open their new eatery by late July.
The new restaurant is on track to open at some point in August at 256 Westminster Avenue West in downtown Penticton.
Cuchillo owner/chef Stu Irving is building a new 50 seat lounge (inspired by his old, souped-up 1980s van) under his restaurant.
Escobar, so named after the murderous Colombian drug Pablo Escobar, earned its special place in Vancouver's Restaurant Graveyard.
We asked a bartender at the Fairmont Pacific Rim's Lobby Lounge to take us to some of his favourite spots across Vancouver.
"Until I saw the documentary I thought Big Country had either died in anonymity or had moved to a country that didn't know basketball..."
"My bike was stolen last night and everyone I know is telling me to look for it on the Zero Block..."
"Like clockwork, every summer evening around 8:30pm I would hear ‘Ave Maria’ as Opera Man made his passeggiata."
"When I was a kid I wished my lazy dog was a lot more like the dignified German Shepherd in The Littlest Hobo..."