I have bitched a lot about Vancouver, but I actually really love my neighbourhood. It’s not, like, super-fancy, but there are tons of great places to eat, to the point that you can just be like “Let’s go get brunch” and you will wind up eating some good food. My brother and I were going to to go this one place, but it was lined up out the door, so we walked a few more blocks and wound up at the Rhizome. I have lived ten minutes away from there for like, a year, but I’d never been in until today. They have homemade baked goods (including the biscuit my vegetarian pseudo-eggs benedict (with spinach and roasted red peppers and a squash sauce was served on) and good coffee and pay-what-you-want lentil stew (which I didn’t eat, but I love the principle) and a great looking lunch and dinner menu. (I also finally made it to local institution The Naam last night. My review: yum!)

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Also interesting: TPM cafe book club discussion of Susan Faludi’s The Terror Dream. I’m really looking forward to reading this one: I read a big chunk at Chapters a couple weeks ago and it’s excellent, if depressing.