Tevie Smith is just a 75 year restauranteur that is old claims to own brought the initial pizza to Vancouver when you look at the 1950s
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Vancouver – Tevie Smith, 75, is sitting at an outdoor dining table to start with and Cypress court that is holding the sexcapades of their buddy Wilt Chamberlain, the giant rumbles at their drive-in restaurant in Richmond within the 1960s and exactly how he brought the initial pizza ovens to Canada within the belated 1950s.
A lady 40 years their junior walks by, acknowledges him, and smiles.
“Don’t believe a term he claims!” she laughs.
Tevie smiles right right back, then gets back again to spinning their tales. And trust me, you can find great deal of those.
Tevie – everyone calls him Tevie – is just one of the great figures in Vancouver. He is been a restaurateur, a bouncer and a rounder, a man that is been a fixture in a few areas of Vancouver tradition because the 1950s that are early.
maybe Not culture that is high head.
“He’s the final for the Damon Runyon characters,” claims one of his true earliest buddies, Basil Pantages.
“they can easily fit in anywhere, and merge utilizing the most readily useful of those, because he comes down with that cheesy ‘I would like to become familiar with you’ feeling.”
Even you may have noticed him if you don’t know Tevie. He is the man whom parks his old woody wagon, a 1947 Chrysler Town and Country, in the road by Kits Beach. The car is hard to miss with a couple of steamer trunks tied down on top and sides made of rotting wood.
Old automobiles are one of is own interests. He has four convertibles – a 1964 Thunderbird, ’65 Corvair, ’65 Mustang, and a ’66 Beaumont – in addition to a 1930 Model A Coupe, a 1934 Packard, and another ’66 Beaumont.
They are the fruits of several several years of difficult labour.
“Write this down,” states Tevie, who’s having a birthday that is 75th for 200 during the Smoking puppy Bistro Sunday afternoon. Continue reading