Introducing the Japadog – A new kind of Hotdog: Vancouver BC

The Oroshi

As Annie and I were driving around to look for a place to eat in Downtown Vancouver a few months ago, we spotted this hotdog cart with a huge line. The sign on the cart said “Japadog”. Could these Japadogs put the infamous LA bacon-wrapped we know and love to shame? And so the love affair began. The Menu: The Terimayo ($4.25) is the most popular. An all-beef dog, grilled and topped with nori (seaweed), grilled onions, teriyaki sauce, and wasabi mayo. The Misomayo ($5), a turkey dog topped with sesame sauce, wasabi mayo, and kaiware. (daikon radish sprouts) The Oroshi ($4.50), a pork sausage topped with daikon oroshi (grated radish), scallions, and soy sauce. Annie tried the Oroshi and substituted the pork sausage with a vegetable hotdog. After a few bites, she wished she hadn’t made the substitution and trashed it. I ordered the Terimayo and I got it with a turkey hotdog instead of the beef. I had high expectations, it looked really appetizing, but it was such a weird combo, and wasn’t an instant hit. We both agreed afterwords that it probably is an acquired taste and could be really good if we found the right combo of condiments. And so our love for LA bacon-wrapped hotdogs grew that day. We will never doubt you again… Japadog website The Terimayo and Misomayo

December 2, 2016

Sexy French Farmers Pose for Shirtless 2017 Calendar

Last year, the holiday season was set ablaze by France’s Pompiers Sans Frontières (Firefighters Without Borders) and their sizzling, stripped-down calendar. Shot for a good cause by renowned Paris-based fashion photographer Fred Goudon, the risqué calendar proved to be a popular Christmas gift—both in France and abroad. In keeping with tradition, Goudon has photographed a new crop of au naturel pin-up models for his 2018 edition: French farmers.

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December 1, 2016

Meticulous Landscape Paintings Beautifully Represent Intangible Emotional States

Artist Crystal Liu intimately ties her emotional states to beautiful abstract paintings. In large-scale works, she constructs landscapes that are metaphors for the intangible forces that drive us. Visually, elements of the Earth and sky are the actors for the feelings we cannot easily imagine. Together, the sun, mountains, and more depict “narratives of conflict, entrapment, longing, and precarious hope.” These symbols allow Liu to seem removed, yet make the pieces deeply personal.

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