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THE FARMERS APPRENTICE

1535 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-2070 Web: www.farmersapprentice.ca Twitter: @gunawan_dave Advice: Advance reservations are a must. Finding the spot that is somewhat hidden, overflowing with passion isn’t always so easy to find even in a city such as…

DON’T ARGUE PIZZERIA

3240 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-5400 Web: not yet Twitter: not yet Advice: Free sparkling water on tap. No reservations. I have had my eye on this spot for weeks before it opened, with a clever name for a pizzeria…

DARBY’S PUBLIC HOUSE

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 731-0617 Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/ Twitter: @darbys_in_kits Advice: No reservations needed unless you have a large party. Snag a seat on the upstairs patio weather permitting. They serve 20oz Pints. Known as the pub on the…

BC Beer Awards October 19

The 4th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival is set to return to Vancouver on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 1-6pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive). The signature consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival…

GOOD WOLFE

UPDATED 10/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1043 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-1043 Web: http://goodwolfe.ca/ Twitter: @GoodWolfeVan Advice: “The whole thing” neat idea for a fixed price 3 course meal (changes nightly), Chefs Table (advance reservations a must), bakes their own bread…

DUNLEVY SNACK BAR

UPDATED 7/31/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 433 Dunlevy, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-0454 Web: http://www.dunlevysnackbar.com/ Twitter: @DunlevySnackbar Advice: Order everything and that is an option, for a specific price listed on the menu you can have every single dish on the food…

TRACTOR FOODS

1903 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-222-2557 Web: www.tractorfoods.com Twitter: @tractorfoods Advice: You can get half salads and sandwiches, option to add proteins to almost any dish for an extra charge. Finding a go to spot with healthy food options that’s…

CHAMELEON CAFÉ

11965 224 St , Maple Ridge Tel: (604) 467-5664 Web: www.chameleoncafe.ca/‎ Twitter:  @224thMR Advice: Sit downstairs if you want a view of the open kitchen or bar. Took a drive to the valley recently with my friend Nikki to visit…

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…

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