Aristocratic

aristo1

Aristocratic | A family-oriented chain of diners that would become locally famous for its “courteous service, quality food, all over town” and wonderful neon sign with the character ‘Risty’ in a top hat and monocle. The sign was lost but an homage to it was placed in the window of Chapters Bookstore at Granville and Broadway, where the fabled restaurant once operated.

Usage | “We went to the White Spot on Cambie and my grandma wouldn’t shut up about how it used to be some place called The Aristocratic…”

explore-the-lexicon

There are 0 comments

The Terrible Day When Vancouver Real Estate Will Suddenly Become Affordable Again

"I'm not at all prepared for when The Big One strikes. I have two packets of instant ramen and half a bottle of Chardonnay..."

Despite Its Fishy Name, This Iconic BC Beer Contains No Freshwater Salmon

“When I was a little kid I thought my Dad liked Kokanee because it was somehow flavoured with his favourite fish...”

The Maritime Route That Sounds Like It Could Also Be a Psych-Rock Band

"One of my life goals is to travel the Inside Passage from Victoria all the way north to Skagway and then back again..."

The Vancouver Building That Was Once the Tallest in the British Empire

Despite popular belief, The Dominion's architect J.S. Helyer never fell to his death during the building’s opening party in 1910.