33 Acres’ Interview With ‘Back In Five’ Pop-Up Creator, Sean Partlow

From Josh at 33 Acres: “Here’s our latest community journal piece / film on a guy named Sean Partlow. He runs a pop-up restaurant in Victoria called Back in Five.”

Sean lives and works out of downtown Victoria B.C as a full time landscape designer. Although technically he has a fixed address, he doesn’t like admitting to it. If you asked him what he does and where he lives he’d open up the conversation emphasizing the answer largely depends on when, or what time of year. Summers he’s probably closer to home soaking in the long warm days, Winter is anyone’s guess. Sean’s always looking for any opportunity to travel, no matter how far the distance or short in time the trip is. He visits L.A frequently trying to make it down once a month, sometimes just for a long weekend drive. Controlled chaos – he enjoys a lifestyle that’s a bit hectic but the common thread tying it all together is always food. Whether it’s a work trip, a vacation, or a surf trip with friends food gives any of his travels another purpose – explore new flavours. He’s always seeking out the newest and freshest spots in any city, or the little neighbourhood must-tries through word of mouth. Back In Five is a very literal expression of his interests and travels. From the music, the photos on the walls, to the menu that changes every week. Having another full time gig affords him to basically do whatever he feels like or is most inspired by that week, or even day. The ability to experiment and have fun really bleeds through the space and people seem to dig it. The space could look, feel, and sound different each time you come in. The consistency is in different but quality and fresh new menu items. We’re quite curious about how he manages everything, how the idea came to fruition, and what his plans are with it for the future so we sat down with our friend Sean to get the full scoop.

Read Maks Eidelson’s full interview with Sean here.

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