Stars of Vancouver 2019: Mary Lee Newnham’s best of the city

Mary Lee Newnham, Emelle’s Catering

First place for caterer


Favourite thing to do in Vancouver:

Bard on the Beach.

What’s one thing you’d change about Vancouver if you could?

Keep bike lanes, but take them off main drags such as Nelson and Smithe.

What’s one thing you’d like everyone to shut up about in Vancouver?

Bike lanes.

You’ve been given $100, where are you spending it?

Granville Island.

Favourite spot in the city to walk:

Sunset Beach seawall.

Best patio:

Robba da Matti.

Favourite local restaurant:

If not us, Robba da Matti.

Favourite local grocery store:

No Frills.

Favourite Vancouver neighbourhood:

West End. I live there, everything is close by and easy to get to.

Best local venue to see live music:

The Orpheum.

Favourite local musician or band:

Andrew Allen.

Favourite place for people watching:

Science World.

Favourite coffee shop:

Melriches on Davie.

Favourite brewery:

Red Truck.

Favourite Vancouver building:

Marine Building.

Favourite Canuck of all time:

Trevor Linden.

Where’s one place you’d recommend in Vancouver that feels nothing like Vancouver?

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden.