Eating meets Theatre for families as the Push Festival takes family entertainment to another level.
Taking place in Vancouver January 25 – February 4, 2012
At various restaurants in Gastown and surrounding neighbourhoods
Costs: The price of whatever you’re feeling fly enough to order!
See below for a complete list of participating restaurants and dates, and be sure to stop by to meet the kids and grab a bite to eat.
Fine dining the way it was meant to be—with children.
Mammalian Diving Reflex, the company behind Haircuts by Children, is at it again with a whimsical work of contemporary performance that yanks power and authority from the clutches of adults and places it in the deserving hands of children. Following a culinary session with a professional chef, grades five and six students from Bridgeview Elementary in Surrey will make stops at several of the city’s most notable eateries in Gastown and surrounding neighbourhoods. They will be feted and fed throughout the three weeks of the Festival, charged with offering their brutally honest, uncensored opinions on the food, the service, the décor, the state of the washrooms and the charm of the dishwasher.
For the mere cost of a meal, the public is invited to sit amongst the kids for a front-row view of the youthful connoisseurs in action. It will be the most fun meal you’ve had since you, yourself, sat at the kids table. Check back for a complete list of restaurants and dates, or follow the shenanigans at eatdastreet.blogspot.com. Then join the panel of pre-adolescent adjudicators for an uproarious awards ceremony where awards are bestowed for everything from “Most Delicious” and “Coolest Chef” to “Least Graffiti in the Washroom.”
Produced by Mammalian Diving Reflex
Supported by The Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre and TELUS Vancouver Community Board.
Special thanks to the Gastown Business Improvement Association.
RESTAURANTS AND DATES
Irish Heather GastroPub– January 25, 6pm
210 Carrall Street
Mains range from $13-24, email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Calabash Bistro – January 26, 6pm
428 Carrall Street 604.568.5882
Mains range from $12-21, reservations recommended.
Nuba @ The Waldorf – January 27, 6pm
1489 E Hastings Street 604.253.7141
Appies and mains range from $6-19, reservations recommended.
Subeez – January 28, 6pm
891 Homer Street 604.687.6107
Share plates and mains range from $7-18, reservations recommended.
La Casita – January 29, 6pm
101 West Cordova Street 604.646.2444
Mains range from $11-23, reservations recommended.
Chambar – January 30, 6pm
562 Beatty Street 604.879.7119
Appies range from $12-16, Mains range from $22-33. Reservations recommended.
Chill Winston – January 31, 6pm
3 Alexander Street
Nothing on the menu over $20. No reservations, arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Nicli Antica Pizzeria – February 1, 5pm
62 East Cordova Street
Pizzas range from $9-20. No reservations, arrive early to avoid disappointment.
The Old Spaghetti Factory – February 2, 6pm
53 Water Street
Mains range from $9.50-17.95, reservations recommended.
For the mere cost of a meal, join the youthful connoisseurs for a front-row view of the action!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
1. Choose a restaurant
2. Make a reservation, or show up at the appointed date and time.
(Make sure to tell them you’re coming for Eat the Street.)
3. Join the fun!
Then to top off the week, they are inviting everyone back for the
Eat the Street Awards Ceremonies
February 4, 2pm at The Roundhouse, 181 Roundhouse Mews.