Kid Carson, Nira Arora and Amy Beeman, of The Kid Carson Show on The Beat 94.5FM, share their favorite foods, including the Vancouver restaurants they love to visit and the one indulgence they all share a passion for.
The food you would most often describe as ‘to die for’?
KC – Those chocolate almonds from Costco. I’m a sucker for things I can grab ‘scoops’ of!
NA – It is my ultimate guilty pleasure and total weakness: chocolate!
AB – Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Especially, Roger’s Chocolates Victoria Creams, raspberry flavour.
Your favorite Vancouver restaurant?
NA – Coast is pretty amazing.
AB – Fassil. It’s an Ethiopian restaurant on East Broadway.
Your trashy indulgence? (eg. that late night 7/11 or drive-thru treat)
KC – I usually invent something at home with what I have in the cupboards. I’ve made an interesting snack out of crackers, sliced banana, and hot chocolate powder.
NA – Turkey Smokie from the street vendor with extra spicy mustard and banana peppers.
AB – Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut chocolate bar, frozen.
The food you refuse to eat?
KC – Does Sambuca count?
NA – Pork. One day it just didn’t sit right, so I quit! It’s been 16 years since I had bacon!
AB – Does Sambuca count as a food?
The sexiest food?
KC – Oysters…of COURSE.
NA – Sushi. It can look so beautiful and dainty.
AB – Mangoes.
Your favorite dessert?
KC – A Double Oreo Blizzard from Dairy Queen. Sometimes I buy two and put one in the freezer. Don’t judge.
NA – Lava Cake, warmed to just the right temperature.
AB – Torta D’Amore from La Terrazza.
Your favorite comfort food?
NA – Ling Ling Potstickers. You can’t stop at five, six, seven…you get the picture right?
AB – White Spot Bacon Cheddar Burger with crispy bacon, no coleslaw, no tomato (I HATE tomato) and a coke.
This interview was conducted for Vancouver View Magazine by contributing reporter and itstodiefor.ca founder, Erin Ireland.