Eddie’s Lunch is Dead. Love live Vivas!

Imagine our surprise this evening when, in a post-Compass frenzy of hunger, we headed to Eddie’s Lunch for dinner only to find the familiar Eddie’s shining beacon replaced with an oaken cask emblazoned with “Vivas.”

Yes, it’s true: Eddie’s Lunch is no more. The final stages of the year-long renovation of Eddie’s are in progress, and the old Eddie’s Lunch name has given way to Vivas (Vivian, I am led to believe, being the name of the friendly capable post-Eddie hostess).

As much as I loved Eddie’s Lunch as a name, I am quickly becoming very fond of the new name. This is mostly because I am fond of short names that can be said declaratively.

Tantor (the name of Tarzan’s elephant), for example, is one of my favourite names.

To Vivas!” is something I can imagine shouting in exultation in the same way the Bruce Wayne would shout “To the Batmobile!”

There is the added bonus of “Vivas” meaning “Alive” in Spanish and Portuguese.

To go with the name change comes a small menu addition — meatless Boca Burgers join the burger family — and the final absence of any vestiges, save the under-counter chocolate bars, of Eddie’s former life as a variety store cum restaurant.

To Vivas!

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Rob Paterson's picture
Rob Paterson on July 29, 2002 - 02:11

Have to agree Peter
You introduced me to what is becoming my favourite spot in town.

On the one hand a great breakfast with real home fries made from fresh potatoes — on the other great Lebanese food. Poor Don Stewart (dentist for those that don’t know) I had lunch there the other day (Humous) that had so much garlic that Don nearly passed out when he looked into my mouth that afternoon.

Kevin's picture
Kevin on July 31, 2002 - 20:57

… it is Vivas, not Viva’s. Which means it looks like it would be pronounced similarly to that whisky, Chivas. Ray & I have tried to suggest she get a couple of apostrophes but she’s resistant.


To Vivass!

Kevin's picture
Kevin on August 1, 2002 - 12:35

… it is Vivas, not Viva’s. Which means it looks like it would be pronounced similarly to that whisky, Chivas. Ray & I have tried to suggest she get a couple of apostrophes but she’s resistant.


To Vivass!

kenzington pinch's picture
kenzington pinch on January 11, 2007 - 19:19

hola amigos i just wanna know when i am going to get a hair on my head because i haven’t got 1 since i was born and i am now 7. thanx

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