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A Lean Machine: The 2009 Audi TT

A Lean Machine: The 2009 Audi TT

TT stands for Tourist Trophy, after an old series of races on the British Isles. But ‘Trophy’ summarizes things neatly with this car, the 2009 Audi TT 2.0T Quattro Coupe. The Drive Low, just 1352mm tall, the TT thrills with a front-row sensation of speed. Despite near record-breaking snowfalls during the week it was on loan, being so low was

Creative BBQ Ideas

Creative BBQ Ideas

We’ve got no beef with burgers, but face it: The conventional approach to barbecuing can get a bit boring. At your next backyard bash, impress your guests with these creative – and astoundingly easy – BBQ ideas. Backyard Pizza In a perfect world, you’d have a golden toilet and a wood-burning pizza oven. Until then, traditional porcelain and your BBQ

A Little Bit Gay

Striking out at the bar? I’ll tell you who isn’t. That guy who you’re convinced is gay. But he’s not. He’s just gay enough, and for him, business is booming. Guys who are just gay enough have interests that extend beyond those that exclude 90 percent of women (car shows, college football, etc.). For a lot of guys, having the

Everyday Style: Sunglasses for Gentlemen

Everyday Style: Sunglasses for Gentlemen

With sunglasses, it’s important to keep the sporty and the gentlemanly looks separate. The sporty blade shades are strictly for the bicycle race or the slopes. They just don’t belong with your everyday attire. Most metal framed or lightweight sports frames are a dead ‘style impaired’ giveaway – even on the playing field. At the moment, the super-hipsters are sporting

Vancouver’s Top Coffee Shops

Vancouver’s Top Coffee Shops

There are more than a few Starbucks around these parts, but Vancouverites are also blessed with a crop of stellar independent java joints. Herewith, some of the finest. Bump N Grind At this retro-style hangout on the Drive, Clover and Synesso machines turn 49th Parallel beans into bliss. Watch for live music, DJs and art openings. 916 Commercial Dr., (604)

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