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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…

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…

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…

FISH CAFE

2053 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 267-3474 Web: http://www.fishcafe.ca/ Twitter: @fishcafe Advice: Make a reservation or drop by, open for lunch and dinner. Recognizing an eatery who has been feeding neighborhood diners for over 10 years seems to be an…

EAST OF MAIN CAFÉ

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 223 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-2777 Web: http://eastofmaincafe.com/ Twitter: @eastofmaincafe Advice: Call to reserve ahead if you have a larger party. Every once in awhile when travelling you come across a restaurant that would…

RIO BRAZILIAN STEAK HOUSE

689 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel:604-568-7722 Web: http://riobraziliansteakhouse.ca Twitter: @riovancouver Advice:  Green card up for servers to serve you Rodizio meat, Red card up for no service. Take a long a couple or more friends rather than going solo. Rodizio is…

COTTO ENOTECA PIZZERIA

6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-299-8002 Web: http://www.cotto.ca Twitter: @cottoenoteca Advice: Make reservations for large parties, sit at the communal table or the bar if dining solo. My love for Italian food took me East last week to dine at…

TAP & BARREL

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-2223 Web: http://www.tapandbarrel.com/ Twitter: @tapandbarrel Advice: Sit on the upstairs patio on a sunny day or sit in the upstairs library or at the long bar downstairs. From the minute I walked up to the…

THE ACORN RESTAURANT

3995 Main Street Tel: 604-566-9001 Web: http://www.theacornrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @AcornVancouver Advice: No reservations. Expect to wait in line for a little while or a longer while depending on the size of your party and the time of day. In many restaurants…

At My Wits End – a Beer Dinner

I attended this dinner at Biercraft Bistro on June 25th it was the last dinner in their Battle of the Belgian series that featured a 4 course meal created by Chef Don Farion paired with a variety of beers from…

PIER 7 RESTAURANT

25 Wallace Mews Rd, North Vancouver Tel: 604-929-7437 Web: http://pierseven.ca/ Twitter: @pier7restaurant Advice: Make reservations, try to snag a spot on the upstairs patio. I love a room with a view, at Pier 7 the restaurant offers two rooms with…

CATCH 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-731-3474 Web: http://www.catch122.ca/ Twitter: @catch122 Advice: Reservations suggested at lunch time. Love the spacious room with its exposed bricks walls and open kitchen, it is a fairly large room with a take away home…

THE SARDINE CAN

26 Powell St., Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1350 Web: www.thesardinecan.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Go early or expect to wait. Finally a restaurant that reminds me of my visits to Barcelona, the end game here is to find a seat and be swept away…

GOTHAM STEAKHOUSE

615 Seymour Street  Vancouver Tel: 604-605-8282 Web: http://www.gothamsteakhouse.com/ Twitter: @GothamVancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, sit on the hidden patio. Establishment is one of the best words to describe this well-known steakhouse with its high ceilings, elegant wood paneling throughout, comfy chairs…

Deschutes Brewery Beer Pairing Dinner at Biercraft

  I attended this dinner at Biercraft Bistro on Tuesday May 22nd as part of Vancouver Craft Beer Week that featured a 5 course meal created by Chef Don Farion paired with a variety of beers from Deschutes Brewery from…

FABLE KITCHEN

1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel 604-732-1322 Web: www.fablekitchen.ca Twitter: @fablekitchen Advice: Reserve in advance for the Chefs Table. Tasting menu offered most nights. After spending the afternoon at Vista d’ Oro Farms, I thought it would be apropos to…

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening Night

The opening event for the 3rd Annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week got off to a roaring start on Friday on May 18th. The room was filled with beer lovers who mixed and mingled over tastings from many of the regions…

HAI PHONG RESTAURANT

1242 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-872-3828 Web: http://haiphongrestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Take friends and share some traditional dishes. Located in the heart of Little Saigon, is a hidden gem that has been serving neighborhood regulars for over 7 years. I have tried…

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