Updated 10th Oct 2014; This restaurant is closed.
Alex was the one who wrote an email to me raving about the new Brazilian restaurant that he recently found. He is Brazilian and for a time he sat next to me at work.
Both of us talked a lot about the web. He was very interested on what I was doing on chowtimes and told me many times it is such a waste that I am not leveraging enough on the traffic on the website. Alex is someone who always thinks about the next big thing with Web 2.0. He is a darn good developer. So he keeps bouncing off me his ideas.
He left the company at the end of the project and when his contract was up. But we do keep in touch occasionally. So when he found this new Brazilian restaurant, he immediately wrote to me. Yeah, I remember very well him lamenting that there are no good Brazilian restaurants in Vancouver. Samba does not count, we know because, well, it is owned and operated by the same people behind the Thai House and string of Thai restaurants.
This one is the real deal.
The Brasil Stone Grill is located at that off intersection of Water St, Alexander St, Carrall St and Powell St.
This is the location considered as where Vancouver started. “Gassy” Jack statue stands over the marker where once stood a maple tree. The long gone maple tree was where the pioneers of the city selected the name “Vancouver”. I remember reading somewhere once that Vancouver almost became known as Granville or Gastown. I think Vancouver sounds better.
Anyway, “Gassy” Jack is the one who has his name associated with Gastown today.
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