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It’s a dream we have all wanted at some point or another. Whether you work in the restaurant industry currently or have always wanted to. To open your very own, small, independent restaurant, where you’ll get to connect with your community, local farmers and become a hub for your friends and family is something we all covet. For some of us, this concept remains a dream left untouched, only to be reminded that maybe one day we’ll get there. While for others, those brave enough to attempt the task, this dream can become a reality and even more. Regarding our guest today, as co-owner of Dachi with her partner Stephen Whiteside, Miki Ellis has proven that youthful exuberance, a love of excellent hospitality and a passion for building a community is worth the risk of realizing that dream.
We were beyond thrilled that she was game to join us on the podcast today to discuss life at Dachi during COVID-19, how she’s fared personally, adapting to patio life, expectations on where they hope to go, her passion for all things sake and much much more. This was a fun chat, serious at some points, so we hope you enjoy and gain some perspective from this excellent restaurateur. We have so much respect for small independents like Dachi. This city needs more of them.
**We apologize for the audio on this one. Virtual recording has its drawbacks. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
If you’ve never been to Dachi, we highly recommend you do, especially while the patio is still open. The food is delicious and you’ll find one of the best and most eclectic wine and sake lists in the city. Patio is open Friday - Monday from 12pm - 9pm. They also have great take away, bottle shop and grocer programs set up online. You can order anytime and pickup is available Friday - Monday from 11:30am - 6:30pm. Check out their website for more information.
***Scout is one of Vancouver’s leading food and culture magazines. If you’re wanting to learn more about the city’s food and cultural sphere with regards to community news, new restaurant openings, essential guides to some of the city’s best offerings as well as who’s hiring, Scout is where you should go. They also have a sister website called Islandist. Same type of content only Island driven. That’s Islandist.ca.
We’re proud to have Scout as our presenting sponsor as we believe what they “Scout out” is an excellent compliment to what we’re offering here with Track and Food. Do check them out.scoutmagazine.ca