Although I am posting about the Father's Day events in the East Village I figured it would be appropriate to first recognize all the dads out there (and those who are "papas-to-be") and wish you all a "HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!"
To be honest, most of my childhood involved a household with just my mom and three older sisters. My mom was both the protector and nurturer for us girls at home ... and for her love and sacrifice she is my hero (all five foot nothing of her). So, Father's Day wasn't a day on the calendar that I paid much attention to. It wasn't until my later years that this day became significant to me.
I have been blessed with incredible friends, brothers-in-law, mentors and role models that have shown me (through both their actions and their words every day) what a father SHOULD be ... a teacher, a protector, a provider, a friend and a man who is infinitely accepting though both the good and bad times. You make the lives of the people around you better, safer and more enriched. If only words could express how important you are to us!
OKAY ... enough about that! :)
Let's get to the East Village ... shall we?
To be honest, today didn't start out so hot (literally). But even on a gloomy Sunday morning the East Village was buzzing! The Simmons Building welcomed people in droves who were looking for good food, warm drinks and sweet treats and people coming to participate in the Father's Day Bike Tour!
Although I was going to the East Village to check out the Father's Day Bike Tour and take pictures (which you can see on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest), my main motivation for making the 20 minute drive (20+ kilometers) on the Deerfoot Trail to Memorial Drive was a beautifully crafted Phil & Sebastian Mocha with soy milk. But, as I had mentioned to you before, I am constantly discovering new things that make me want to know more about the East Village. Today, I was greeted with so much more than delicious coffee as I was greeted by the smiling face of Aviv Fried, the owner of the Sidewalk Citizen Bakery!
Aviv, the proud owner of both locations in Calgary (Sunnyside and East Village), introduced me to a offering of the most delectable baked treats and lunch menu items that I could hardly wait to gobble up! And, by the lineup that went out the door, he certainly should be smiling from ear to ear! With so many options I was a "good kid" and got the Sourdough Croissant (and a Tahini cookie which went perfect with my cup of P&S)!
Gotta love all the new surprises the East Village has to offer ... and I can't wait to see what more it continues to show me along the way! Stay tuned!
(This post was originally published on www.sixfootcanasian.com on June 21, 2015)