Our best wishes to Brandon Grossutti, owner of the newest restaurant in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Since opening the doors, his customers have endured daily protests from a small but committed group of anti-poverty activists who claim the eatery, Pidgin, is Exhibit A of the regrettable gentrification sweeping the notorious neighbourhood.
To the contrary, Pidgin is exactly what the area needs: a fresh, vibrant business that has not only created jobs, but is helping to re- vitalize the landscape. Bon appétit.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013