August 7th, 2012
Lunching on salads can be a big bore, but not when one is noshing at Railtown Café.
This busy new spot, outfitted with Union Wood Co.’s reclaimed furniture, is already a neighbourhood favourite due to their vast menu of sumptuous salads. Classics like The Chop ($12) and The Wedge ($9) are loaded with layers upon layers of fresh ingredients: beets, egg, tomato, cheddar, bacon bits and a serving of your choice of protein for the former, and tomato, breakfast radish, chives and blue cheese for the latter.
Before you can say “yum,” you’ll be also eyeing Railtown’s sandwich menu and delicious baked goods, including their baked-in-house doughnuts, continuing Vancouver’s current doughnut revolution. —Anya Georgijevic
Railtown Café, 397 Railway St., Vancouver, 604-568-8811, www.facebook.com/RailtownC
March 10th, 2009
Kate Moss may have made Minnetonka sales skyrocket, but there’s a made-in-Vancouver moccasin that surpasses the supermodel’s mass-produced kind by a mile.
Out of a brick-walled Railtown studio, Ken Diamond and his girlfriend Jolene Eeuwes create leather booties by request. Available with fringe or without, there’s this season’s hues to choose from—marshmallow, black liquorice and mustard—or, for a little extra, request a custom colour (we spotted a bespoke brown pair lined with pastel pink).
The meticulously-made moccasins, complete with hand-braided laces, take four to six weeks to construct and come to you in a cute canvas backpack.
That’s what we call fringe benefits.
$325 at www.kendiamond.com