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RINCONCITO SALVADORENO RESTAURANT

2062 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:  604-879-2600 Web: n/a Advice: Order one of the authentic specialties if this is your first time. I was fortunate to have one of my friends be my guide into this authentic Salavadorian eating experience as…

JUDAS GOAT TABERNA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 27 Blood Alley, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-5090 Web: http://www.judasgoat.ca Advice: Go early or make an advance reservation. It’s as if I was back in Barcelona, sitting in a courtyard off the beaten path enjoying delicious tapas…

PIVO PUBLIC HOUSE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 526 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-0500 Web: www.pivopublichouse.com   Advice: Located at Tinseltown, close to GM Place and BC Place. If you are having any of the three Poutine dishes share with your friends.  …

ALIBI ROOM

157 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-623-3383 Web: www.alibi.ca Advice: Go for the beer and try something that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. This vibrant room is always filled with what seems to be patrons who are well educated on the…

GLOWBAL GRILL

1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-602-0835 Web: www.glowbalgrill.com Twitter: @glowbal_group Advice:  Dine early on Sunday nights if you are planning to have the Prime Rib as they serve it until they run out. If you are looking to only have…

MAPLE GRILL

1967 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4885 Web: http://www.maplegrill.com Advice: closed Friday night and Saturday (they open after sundown on Saturday). Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Reservations are a good idea. My friend Alejandro and I had dinner here recently,…

HAPA IZAKAYA

1193 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-4272 Web:  http://www.hapaizakaya.com/ Twitter: @hapaizakaya Advice: Be adventurous and take your servers recommendations. When you enter the staff will all yell “Irasshaimase” don’t be worried it means “come in”! Izakaya is popular in Vancouver and…

CAFÉ BARCELONA

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1049 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-909-2223 Web: http://www.cafebarcelona.ca/ Advice: Bring a long a friend or two to share the tapas. Call ahead for reservations and to find out which nights they have live music. I…

BAO BEI

163 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-0876 Web: http://www.bao-bei.ca/ Twitter: @baobei1 Advice: Good place to go with a friend so you can share dishes.  No reservations. In this vibrant room, diners are treated not only to a very cool room, Bao Bei…

1181 LOUNGE

1181 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-3991 Web: www.tightlounge.com Advice: Usually very busy after 9pm, go early if you want to talk with friends. No cover charge and everyone is welcome. Located in the heart of Davie Village, this bar/lounge has…

Long Table Series at Irish Heather Jan 11th to Feb 11th

This period of The Irish Heather’s Long Table Series (LTS) will probably be our best ever! From January 11th to February 11th we will be serving 11 new entrees and 3 new beverages, including a first time pairing with red…

KINGYO

871 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-1677 Web: http://www.kingyo-izakaya.com/ Advice: The specials often sell out early, they are popular. One of the best places in the city for Izakaya, the menu features a great selection of appetizers Japanese tapas along with…

GUDRUN

150 – 3500 Moncton Street, Richmond Tel: 604-272-1991 Web: http://www.gudrun.ca Twitter: @iheartgudrun Advice: Best to share the different platters and items with a friend or two. Use a google map or gps to find them. From the moment I entered…

GRUB

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/menu.html Advice: Bring a mini-flashlight to view the menu. I finally made a visit to Grub a place that is fairly close to me in the neighborhood that…

Hopscotch

One of the largest festivals of its kind in Vancouver, this Grand Tasting brought together a full spectrum of companies showcasing the top brands in the business from Scotch to Whisky to Beer and more. This is the 13 annual…

THE DIAMOND

6 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel:  n/a Web: www.di6mond.com Advice: Order a couple of different items if you are hungry as they are fairly small. Love the room with their exposed brick walls, this is a shining star for cocktails and…

GOLDIES RUSTIC PIZZA

605 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.681.0650 Web: n/a Advice: If you are in a hurry, window service will be the fastest during the busy lunchtime rush. They have vegan pizzas upon request. Pizza pie, pizza pie oh my pizza…

POURHOUSE

162 Water Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-568-7022 Web: http://www.pourhousevancouver.com/ Twitter: @pourhouse_van Advice: If you are thinking of dining at their Chef’s Table (holds 6 people), one seating each night and must be booked at least 48 hours ahead, although since it…

THE SHEBEEN WHISK(E)Y HOUSE

210 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-9779 Web:  http://www.irishheather.com/gallery.php?id=shebeen Advice: Open nightly Tues – Sat, you won’t find an entrance on the street-front as they are located to the rear of The Irish Heather. Located in the back behind The Irish Heather,…

Interview with Jay Jones

Pourhouse | Vancouver Had an inspiring talk recently with Jay Jones who is one of the top bartenders in Vancouver and one of the founding partners of the new public house/restaurant Pourhouse in Gastown. What drew you to restaurants and…

CHAMBAR

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-7119 Webs: http://www.chambar.com Twitter: @chambar Advice: Make an advance reservation thru Open Table, try to get a table towards the rear of the restaurant. This is a long time favourite restaurant of mine and I…

THE GALLERY CAFE

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-2233 Web:  http://www.thegallerycafe.ca/ Advice: There are empty glasses on the glass wall after the cash register along with ice and great tap water. Located upstairs inside the Vancouver Art Gallery this café offers a wonderful…

The Refinery Hosted the Mixologists …..

Canada’s First Ever Beer Inspired Mixology Competition was held on Monday August 17th and it was a celebration of the best bartenders in the Vancouver and Victoria areas preparing cocktails that had one or more of the Whistler Brewing Co…

The Mixologists Competition and the Lowdown

The Refinery in Vancouver was the host of “Canada’s First Ever Beer Inspired Mixology Competition” that was sponsored by The Whistler Brewing Company.  The event was held on Monday August 17th, here is the lowdown on what was required for…

Winning Bartenders at Canada’s First Ever Mixology Competition

The Refinery in Vancouver was the host of “Canada’s First Ever Beer Inspired Mixology Competition” that was sponsored by The Whistler Brewing Company.  The event was held on Monday August 17th and there were 15 competitors representing bars and restaurants…

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