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FUN MAGAZINE, September 2002. VOL.2 ISSUE 9
303, FuXing North Road
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Donvan Smith Translated by Wendy Tzeng
For the many regulars at My Other Place, the name is entirely
appropriate - this relaxed pub is their home away from home
It's immediately apparent why many professionals
(local and foreign) flock in for food or leisurely time out.
Designed by the British owner of My Place (the actual source
of the name), Teresa Chu (now boss of Saints & Sinners)
and Ma-Li Tsu, it has an English-inspired comfortable look
and feel. There are little twists, however, that make My Other
Place unique. For example, like many pubs, My Other Place
hangs pictures of happy patrons on the walls but with a subtle
and surprisingly classy look - they serve as trim decoration
where the walls meet the ceiling.
is this attention to detail that sets My Other Place apart
and that has forged its growth since it's founding in
the mid-nineties. Another touch that strikes of home is
the menu, drawing a decent lunch and evening crowd from
the offices in the area. Of special note are the business
lunches (NT$250), which include Steamed Seabass Thai Style,
Spicy Linguine with Crab and Chicken Quesadilla.
As the evening sets in, the dinner crowd migrates
from the booths to the bar. The mood here is relaxed and unpressured.
Many patrons are regulars, but seem happy to welcome new arrivals
and casual drop-ins. Quite a few take advantage of the discounted
drink prices between 2 pm and 9 pm, including a few doing
business over late afternoon drinks.
Like other pubs, the owner's personality sets
the pace. My Other Place is comfortable and inviting. Drinking
around town, I have heard several people note Ma-Li Tsu's
friendliness and generosity when the conversation drifts to
the topic of pubs - confirming my own impression. Ma-Li herself
sets a goal of making her guests feel 'spoiled'.
My Other Place is conveniently located just
north of the corner of FuXing (FuHsing) North Road and MinSheng
East Road, and not far from the ChungShan Middle School MRT