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Gastown BBQ & Chili Fest Winners

This past weekend I participated in the 3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival as one of the celebrity judges, I also had an opportunity to sample much of the fare during the weekend. It was Barbq madness creating a…

Gastown BBQ & Chili Fest August 30 & 31

I am looking forward to being one of the celebrity judges at this weekend’s, 3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival. This annual festival and competition features 12 Gastown restaurants competing against each other, check out the full event schedule….

FEAST

2423 Marine Dr. West Vancouver Tel: (604) 922-1155 Web: www.feastdining.ca Twitter: @feastdining Advice: Reservations needed. The communal table is the star in this eatery located in Dundarave Village, where Chef Kayla Dhaliwall has created a unique menu for diners to…

BAN CHOK DEE

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley Tel: 778-278-3088 Web: http://www.banchokdee.com Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai Advice: Bring friends along to share the dishes. As Thai food is one of the many cuisines that I love, I have had the pleasure to eat at many of…

SPAGHETEI

1741 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-1014 Web: http://spaghetei.com/ Twitter: @SPAGHeTEI_Van Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-in welcome you may have to wait. Serving authentic Japanese style spaghetti, this takes the popular noodle and Italian mainstay to another level and I truly enjoyed…

BLUE EYED MARYS

UPDATED 4/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921 2583 Web: http://www.blueeyedmarys.com Twitter: @blueeyedmarys Advice: Reservations suggested. I fell in love with this charming restaurant as I visited for the first time the other night. Known…

Craft Brewers in the Vancouver area

With the changing liquor laws in British Columbia, and the interest in Craft Beer growing, we have seen many new breweries open across the Lower Mainland in the past couple of years with many more to come in the coming…

TRUFFLE HOUSE & CAFÉ

2452 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-4222 Web: www.trufflehousecafe.com Twitter: @TheTruffleHouse Advice: Reservations suggested. Dinners only on Friday and Saturday. Located in the heart of Dundarave Village is a charming French bistro run by Fabienne and her husband Philippe who…

THE ABBEY

UPDATED 7/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Vancouver Tel: 604-336-7100 Web: http://abbeyvan.com/ Twitter: @AbbeyYVR Advice: Reservations suggested weekends. The room is long and narrow, spacious with a private room up the stairs at the rear for large or small…

PROHIBITION TASTING ROOM

UPDATED 4/20/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1269 Hamilton St., Vancouver Tel: (604) 563-9494 Web: http://www.prohibitionbrewingco.com/prohibition-brewing-company-tasting-room/ Twitter: @ProhibitionAles Advice: Flight of Four beers great value, all coocktails are doubles. Known for the beer they brew in the Okanagan, Prohibition’s tasting room is…

U & I THAI

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 875-6999 Web: http://uandithai.com/ Twitter: @uratomjit Advice: Live Thai dancers during dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. I have always loved Thai flavours, some restaurants serve traditional Thai dishes and others from their home regions…

MOROCCO WEST

UPDATED 3/5/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 795 Jervis Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8466 Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/ Twitter: @MoroccoWest Advice: Reservations suggested. I have always loved Moroccan cuisine, the flavours of the dishes, the spices and it’s culture has been a draw for me….

SURA KOREAN RESTAURANT

1518 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-7872 Web: http://surakoreancuisine.com/ Twitter: @KoreanRoyalDine Advice: Reservations suggested. This past year I have had the chance to explore more flavours and dishes within Korean cuisine, dining at Sura was a wonderful experience. It’s a…

WILDEBEEST

120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 687 6880. Web: http://wildebeest.ca/ Twitter: @WildebeestYVR Advice: Reservations suggested, late night solo visit shouldn’t need a reso. Since I’ve known of this eatery being a spot for carnivores, it was one that took…

BLACKTAIL FLORIST

UPDATED 6/1/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669 -0249 Web: http://blacktailflorist.ca/ Twitter: @THEFLORISTbc Advice: Open Wed – Sun Intrigue is one word to describe this culinary destination that has creative chef Jimmy Stewart as the driving force…

EL AZTECA MEXICAN KITCHEN & BAR

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-638-0127 Web: http://elaztecavancouver.com/ Twitter: @elaztecavan Advice: No reservations. I have always had an interest in Latin American food and culture, ever since taking Spanish in high school and travelling through…

MIURA WAFFLE

2521 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-2909 Web: http://www.miurawafflemilkbar.ca/ Twitter: @MiuraWaffle Advice: Order at the counter, sit anywhere. This is a sandwich bar that takes the sandwich to whole new level raising the bar high, known as Sandos, their savoury sandwiches…

Powell Street Brewery Dinner at Kessel & March

I attended this dinner on April 27 at Kessel & March which is situated in the East Village brewery district in East Van.  Featuring a 4 course meal served family style created by  Executive Chef Tony Marzo paired with a…

CAFÉ ONE

1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7205 Web: www.sheratonvancouver.com Twitter: @WallCentreHotel Advice: Reservations suggested. Hidden off the street inside the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel is a restaurant with a creative chef who knows his craft well, Chef Stuart McQuade leads the…

DAMSO MODERN KOREAN CUISINE

867 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 632-0022 Web: www.damso.ca Twitter: @DamsoRestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Exploring Korean cuisine has been of interest to me, I have had traditional dishes at other restaurants around, here the focus is on modern Korean and…

KINGSTON TAPHOUSE AND GRILLE

755 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-7011 Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/ Twitter: @TheKingstonPub Advice: Reservations suggested on game nights. This is one of those hidden gems known for its comfort food, spacious two level dining room, a full bar in front and one…

Touring Steamworks Brewing

I had the opportunity to tour this spectacular brewery recently with Walter Cosman (President) who showed me around the 30,000 sq foot facility. Presently the only brewery located in Burnaby, it is not only large, it’s fully automated from brewing…

YALETOWN DISTILERY KITCHEN & BAR

1131 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-2255 Web: http://www.mjg.ca/yaletown-distillery/ Twitter: @YTdistilling Advice: The distillery is in the back of the lounge, dining room with cool communal table is on the restaurant side. The open kitchen provides for a great view…

TAPAS 23

UPDATED 2/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3941 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628300 Web: http://www.tapas23.com/ Twitter: @Tapas23YVR Advice: Live music on Wednesdays. As a lover of all things Spanish, and yearning for more eateries serving dishes with flavours from Spain, we go…

BAMBUDDA

99 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-0301 Web: http://bambudda.ca/ Twitter: @Bambuddagastown Advice: Bring a friend or two and share dishes. Reservations suggested. With the abundant variety of restaurants featuring Chinese cuisine around the city, this eatery goes the modern route with a…

FAMOSO NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2292 Web: http://www.famoso.ca/locations/bc_commercial_drive.php Twitter: @FamosoPizzeria Advice: Gluten-Free crust available. Offers a $6 movie Tuesday special. Oh my pizza pie, that’s my motto these days as my pizza hunt continues, it is an ongoing adventure, tasting pie…

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