Tag: beer

CUCHILLO

261 Powell St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-7585 Web: http://www.cuchillo.ca/ Twitter: @CuchilloYVR Advice: Bring a friend or two and share dishes. Reservations suggested. Off the beaten track, hidden away in Railtown is a gem that is already packed most nights with…

SEVENTEEN89 RESTAURANT

UPDATED 10/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel:604.428.0705 Web: http://www.1789.ca/ Twitter: @1789Restaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Try to request the private booths at the back for your small dining party. For many years this location was the locale of…

LA CASITA TACOS

UPDATED 5/31/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1773 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 685-8550 Web: http://lacasitatacos.ca/ Twitter: @lacasitatacos Advice: DIY salsa bar. Office delivery. Located in the cultural melting pot of the Western end of Robson, surrounded by ramen eateries, is this…

STAN’S PIZZA JOINT

4527 Hastings St, Burnaby Tel: (604) 298-5711 Web: http://www.stanspizzajoint.com/ Twitter: @StansPizzaJoint Advice: Take a friend and share pizzas so you can try more. This is a pizza joint that has a long line-up of apropos names for their pizza pies,…

BUCKSTOP

833 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-2528 Web: http://buckstop.ca/ Twitter: @BuckstopDenman Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Yearning for a taste of barbq and beef ribs downtown, this saloon of sorts features Texas style…

Hawkers Market Thrives in East Van

A couple of weeks ago I attended this bustling market that was filled with foodies and music lovers out experiencing food stalls from a growing number of smaller food vendors as well as some known food trucks. Chris Jerome had…

Touring Parallel 49 Brewing

I met up with Graham With the brewmaster at Parallel 49 Brewing in East Van for a tour of the brewery and for a chat. Graham is always full of stories about the beer that he has brewed as well as…

CHEZ MEME BAGUETTE BISTRO

4016 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 299-1141 Web: http://www.baguettebistromaui.com/vancouver.html Twitter: n/a Advice: Open for breakfast and lunch only. For years friends have been telling me to head East on Hastings to their favourite sandwich emporium, happen chance I visited recently…

BETTY AT THE BURRARD

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-3200 Web: http://theburrard.com/ Twitter: @BettyAtBurrard Advice: Free wife, has  Gluten-Free goodies as well. Located in the centre of the city, adjacent to The Burrard Hotel sits a retro late 1950’s…

PORTLAND CRAFT

3835 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2494 Web: www.portlandcraft.com Twitter: @Portland_Craft Advice: Sit at the communal table. Takes reservations, Walk-Ins welcome. The star of this room with its high ceilings, long communal table is its long list of craft brews many of…

MAMIE TAYLORS

251 East Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-8818 Web: http://mamietaylors.ca/ Twitter: @MamieTaylors Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner. Off the beaten track in the ever growing foodie haven of Chinatown, I followed one my favourite chefs who I came to know at his…

KESSEL & MARCH

109-1701 Powell Street Vancouver Tel: (604) 874-1196 Web: http://www.kesselandmarch.com/ Twitter: @KesselandMarch Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner as well as their special familia suppers. Weekend brunch offered on Saturdays. Off the grid on the edge of East Village is where I…

TEN TEN TAPAS

UPDATED 3/1/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1010 Beach Avenue #3, Vancouver Tel: (604) 689-7800 Web: www.TenTenTapas.com Twitter: @TenTenTapas Advice: Sharing dishes is the way to go here. Known for their changing share plates, this restaurant with an up close view of…

PIER 73 RESTAURANT

3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond Tel: (604) 276-1954 Web: http://www.pier73.com/ Twitter:@Pier_73 Advice: Reservations suggested, they have a private room for large private events. $1 from each Salmon Provider dish is donated to the Growing Chefs BC program. Slightly off the beaten…

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…

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