With the future openings of Pinkys (the stop work order appears to be gone) and the Glowbal Group’s latest incarnation across the street, the east part of West 4th appears to be undergoing somewhat of a Yaletownification.
The rest of Kits doesn’t appear to be immune to this trend either. The newly opened The New Bohemian just strikes me as very Yaletown. The logo, the font, the “social lounge”.
Martiniboys made a pre-opening visit, and the food does sound pretty good though:
Chef Kevin Sanwell […] plans to use local and seasonal ingredients to create dishes such as a free-range pork tenderloin with curried quinoa and pineapple chutney, Salt Spring Island mussels, and organic sirloin steaks with sweet potato mash.
I am by no means against dining lounges or great new concepts coming to Kits. I’m just not sure if we really need two Yaletowns. But Martiniboys think that The New Bohemian may just bring us what we’ve been missing:
this group just might bring us the restaurant that Kits has been missing. Quality food, a relaxed atmosphere and an unpretentious attitude, now doesn’t that sound practical? Throw on your Birkenstocks and head down.
Last modified: May 13, 2008