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Brewery and the Beast

On Sunday June 16,  I attended the ultimate meat festival that was unlike anything I had seen locally. Held on the grounds of Concord Pacific Place, the backdrop couldn’t have been more stellar as it was situated overlooking False Creek….

GRAIN TASTING BAR

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver. Tel: 604-639-4768 Web: www.grainvbc.com/ Twitter: @Grain_Bar Advice: Snag a spot by the open window on sunny day. Located inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Many of the dishes are ideal for sharing. With one of the coolest…

BACK FORTY SALOON

118 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-5840 Web: http://www.backfortysaloon.com/ Twitter: @BackFortySaloon Advice: Ask for side of their house made barbq sauce with anything you order. I have always loved good Barbq, hunted down the best of the best when travelling across…

EIGHT 1/2

151 E 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 568-2703 Web: http://www.eightandahalf.ca Twitter: @eightandahalf Advice: Sit at the bar if dining solo. In the heart of Mt Pleasant, you’ll find a great spot for eating and lounging with friends as I did…

CHICHA RESTAURANT

136 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-3963 Web:  http://www.chicharestaurant.com/ Twitter: @ChichaVancouver Advice: Take a friend or two and share dishes. I absolutely adore seeing passionate chefs open an eatery who are adventurous with a sole purpose of throwing us all in…

MOSAIC BAR & GRILLE

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4770 Web: http://vancouver.hyatt.com Twitter: @HyattVancouver Advice: multi-course tasting menus, you can ask to have the chef create you a customer tasting menu.   With a star chef at its helm, my friend Nikki Caine…

LE GAVROCHE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-3924 Web: http://www.legavroche.ca/ Twitter: @legavroche_ Advice: Advance reservations a must. With a change to modern French cooking this long standing restaurant is now owned by Chef Robert Guest and David…

TAVOLA

1829 Robson St,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 606-4680 Web: http://tavolavancouver.com Twitter: @TavolaVancouver Advice: If eating solo or not, snag a spot at the communal table. Hidden off the beaten track in the West End is spot that fills up fast nightly…

LE CROCODILE

909 Burrard St #100,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-4298 Web: http://lecrocodilerestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations are a must. This is one of those classic restaurants that has been on the scene for many years, I first dined here well over 15…

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova St, Vancouver Tel: 604-599-8999 Web: www.tucrestaurant.com Twitter: @TucRestaurant Advice: Open for lunch and dinner. Also offers an upstairs seating area perfect for large gatherings. With the spacious room, high ceilings and a stellar wood crafted bar is…

Brewery & The Beast on June 16

Who doesn’t love Meat & Beer, if you love that combo then get ready to experience the Vancouver edition of Brewery & The Beast, this Father’s Day with meaty selections from the hottest chefs in the lower mainland. Over 30…

Parallel 49 Brewing Dinner at Biercraft

I attended this dinner at Biercraft on the drive on March 14 that featured a 5 course meal created by Certified Cicerone Don Farion and Executive Chef Steve Chadband paired with a variety of beers from local brewer Parallel 49….

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

3289 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-4676 Web: coming Twitter: @GPSushi Advice: Reservations suggested. Bring a friend to share some sushi rolls. There are sushi joints and then there are sushi joints, while the city is filled with sushi eateries…

CORDUROY RESTAURANT

1943 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-0162 Web: http://www.corduroyrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @Corduroylounge Advice: Live events a few nights each week, call for details. Play area for kids. Every once in awhile comes a restaurant that you may have missed which happened to…

CAFÉ D’AFRIQUE

363 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-9919 Web: http://www.cafedafrique.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Go with at least another friend to share the platters. I often go walking to explore neighborhoods in Vancouver, on a recent visit through Mount Pleasant I…

LIFT Bar and Grill

333 Menchions Mews, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-5438 Web: http://liftbarandgrill.com/ Twitter: @Liftbarandgrill Advice: Reservations suggested. Sit upstairs on the outside patio in season. Finding a culinary paradise in Coal Harbour, Lift recently got a lift when Chef Jefferson Alvarez took over the…

FISHWORKS

91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 778-340-3449 Web: http://www.fishworks.ca/ Twitter: @FishworksLOLO Advice: Located 3 blocks away from the Lonsdale Quay seabus terminal. Reservations suggested. Escaping the city, I often enjoy the quick jaunt on the Seabus over to Lonsdale Quay…

EAST IS EAST CHAI GALLERY

4433 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Twitter: hopefully one day. Advice: Reservations suggested. Request to be seated at one of the tables with benches rather than the tree stump chairs. As a fan of their former location a…

Parralel 49 Cask Night at Tap & Barrel

On November 13th I attended the 2nd Cask night at Tap and Barrel which featured 49 Parallel Brewing Company. The cask nights go like this you grab a seat around the long bar on the main floor and they serve…

HEIRLOOM RESTAURANT

1509 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-2231 Web: http://heirloomrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @HeirloomVeg Advice: This is a restaurant to dine with a friend or more friends, not ideal for eating solo unless you are seated at the bar. Sharing is key here….

Crock Pot Beer Chicken

More and more I am now returning to my roots for some home cooking, this article series features a recipe for a dish that I made at home and features a local product from BC, such as beer from a…

KAYA MALAY BISTRO

1063 W. Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-9963 Web: http://www.kayamalay.com Twitter: @kayamalay Advice: Go with friends and share a selection of dishes. I had dinner with some friends recently in this warmly inspired colorful dining room, joining me was Emmy Moulechkova, Jonathan…

CHAU VEGGIE EXPRESS

5052 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.568.9508 Web:  http://www.chowatchau.ca/veggie/mural_menu.pdf Twitter: @chowatCHAU Advice: Go light on the tableside satay sauce if you are not a fan of spice. Located off the beaten track, yet in the middle of the city is an…

EL MATADOR

131 West Esplanade, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-1717 Web: http://www.elmatadorsocial.com/Menu.html Twitter: @elMatadorsocial Advice: Call ahead if you have a large party, share dishes with friends. Open nightly and open late. Located under the Starbucks with the entrance at the rear. Specializing…

THE DIME ROADHOUSE

1565 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3463 Web: http://the-dime.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Best with a group of friends, don’t expect to be able to hear your friends if you are there to talk. The room is dark, it’s often filled…

Steamworks Beer Launch Party

Last night I attended the launch party of Steamworks Bottled Beer at the Steamworks Uber Lounge in Gastown, this was indeed a fun party. From the giant orange balloon invitation that I got weeks ago, to the giant orange balloons…

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