MAY 8TH, 2008
10 THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT PING'S
10. The low-profile entrance, with the name etched on the frosted glass and original sign still up.
9. The "Yoshoku" style of cooking: homestyle, post-war Japanese with Asian takes on hamburgers, hotdogs and potato salad.
8. Architect Omer Arbel's stunning grey pleated upholstered benches.
7. Famed artist Rodney Graham's massive teardrop painting (co-owner Josh manages his production and logistics).
6. The stackable, blond wood Danish chairs that look like they cost $700 each (they do?).
5. The handmade, white/black porcelain wrapped hanging bulb chandeliers. Get your order in fast.
4. The white pressed tin ceiling by Brian Greer.
3. Japanese comfort food like edamame, chicken karaage and housemade prawn gyoza, all priced under $6.
2. The zinc tables that will take on a patina one Asahi beer at a time.
1. The fact that it's so new and secret you can still get a table—for now.
Ping's Café, 2702 Main St., 604-873-2702, www.pingscafe.ca
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