Update on life…

It’s been a while since I last posted – but that’s because I’ve been busy with teaching and writing. Here’s an update about my life from earlier this week:

Ahhh…not a full day of teaching today but paid for the full day… And after that, errands and then back to my baseball biography writing…And oh, corresponded with Triumph Books regarding one of my latest projects. We’ll see what happens! Finally, another day, another cup…my first hot chocolate in at least three months…




Silvestre Gusto Latino (Gastown)

I went to this Peruvian restaurant called Silvestre Gusto Latino in Vancouver’s Gastown area back in March.


I’ll say right away I didn’t enjoy this visit because the man behind the counter was abrupt and unfriendly. I say “man behind the counter” because that was exactly where he stood even as he was “serving” me.

He sat me down at a table near the counter, and gave me the menu, yes. But after that, he returned to his “spot” behind the counter, and when I was ready to order, he didn’t even move to talk to me. He remained behind the counter to take my order, which I felt was rude and insulting. I even had to stand up to tell him what I wanted – because he literally didn’t move.

Yet, when a couple came in afterward, he sat them down at another table and actually went to them to take their order. So, this means I’m not valued as a customer or a guest.



I ordered their Bisteck Encebollardo, which was thinly-cut fried beef with sauteed tomatoes, cilantro, green peppers, and onions, served with fries and rice.  I asked for (while standing up because the guy chose to take my order by standing behind the counter) one of their Peruvian soft drinks, but the guy said they ran out.



Though the experience was ruined thanks to the jerk behind the counter, I still wanted to try a full Peruvian meal – so I ordered one of their dessert items, their Crema Volteada.


The lady who brought out the food was pleasant – but like I said, the idiot behind the counter basically ruined the experience. Not much more to say about that.

Tacofino Taco Bar (Re-visit)


I visited Tacofino Taco Bar for a second time a week ago, but unfortunately, I found out that they had a reduced menu from 3 to 5 p.m. when I got there just after 3:00. Apparently, they had only four items during that window – but hey, they were still busy nonetheless!

With only four items to choose from, I went with the Pork Al Pastor and Fish Tacos. I was really hoping to try the lamb birria again, but they didn’t have it until 5:00.


Pork Al Pastor Tacos – C$6.00


Fish Tacos – C$6.00



Obviously, it’s best to come back to Tacofino at 5:00 in the future to take advantage of their full menu!