In this episode we did another group chat as we brought on two Vancouver industry legends, Ron Oliver of Mamie Taylor’s and Josh Pape of Gooseneck Hospitality.
We wanted to wax everything hospitality as we discussed The Diamond 10 year anniversary and how the past decade has changed things for Josh, as he co-owns The Diamond with his partner Mark Brand.
Ron chimes in as he was one of The Diamond’s first bartenders. They each swap stories as we delve into how The Diamond helped shepherd a cocktail revolution of sorts for the city.
We go on to further discuss cocktail culture in general, the state of restaurants in Vancouver, glass shakers vs tins and much much more. A bit of Coldplay referencing came up once again by Jamie, which pissed Mickey off, to the delight of Josh and Ron.
If you’re eager to learn more about the inner workings of the Vancouver hospitality scene, this is the episode for you.
**Gooseneck Hospitality is a group of local restaurants owned and run by Josh Pape and his partner James Iranzad. Check out their website or visit one of their establishments. They do wicked stuff.
Bells and Whistles
Bufala (North Van, opening soon)
Jamie also did a great interview with James and Josh recently for Scout Magazine. Do check it if you want to learn more about their story.
Mamie Taylor’s is owned and run by Ron Oliver. It’s Mickey and Jamie’s favourite restaurant to hang out at. You can find it in Chinatown. Do hit it up. Best burger in town!