Tag: Cocktails

Tacofino Ocho Opening

I recently attended the opening party for the latest eatery from the Tacofino group in the Mount Pleasant/Olympic Village neighborhood. Each of their locations usually has a different name to give each a slightly different identity. This one is no…

MUMBAI LOCAL

1148 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3281 Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/ Instagram @Mumbailocal.ca Advice: Walk-ins welcome, open daily. Specializing in Mumbai style street food, the kitchen is run by creative Chef Tushar Tondvalkar who has created a menu of dishes that balance…

ORIGO CLUB

110-6888 River Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 285-8889 Web: https://origoclub.ca/ Instagram @origoclub Advice: Reservations suggested, closed Mondays. With it’s focus on French cuisine and French wines this beautiful new restaurant does it all so well. It’s fine dining, sophisticated and welcoming,…

PEPINO’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE

631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 254-5633 Web: https://pepinos.ca/ Twitter: @pepinothemouse Instagram: @ pepinosspaghettihouse Advice: No reservations. With its nod to the old Nicks which was the locale for over 60 years prior; Pepino’s takes the reign mastering the Italian…

BOMBAY KITCHEN AND BAR

1018 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:(604) 336-1111 Web:http://bombaykitchenbar.com/ Instagram @bombaykitchenandbar Advice: Reservations suggested for large parties, walk-ins welcome. With its focus on traditional Indian cuisine from the Bombay region, Chef has created a wonderful menu of tasty dishes, I loved the…

MOLTAQA RESTAURANT

51 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 696-4055 Web: https://www.moltaqarestaurant.com/ Instagram: @moltaqa.vancouver Advice: Belly dancing on Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Moroccan cuisine, this beautiful eatery features an authentic décor creating a nighttime vibe of…

HUGO’S MEXICAN KITCHEN

19181 Fraser Highway, Surrey Tel:778-547-8835 Web: www.hugosmexicanfood.com Instagram @hugosmexicanfood Advice: No reservations. Located on the edge of Surrey in the Clayton Heights neighborhood, it is all about Mexican eats and drinks here where almost everything is made from scratch. Complimentary…

THE RISE EATERY

3121 Granville St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8280 Web: http://theriseeatery.com/ Instagram @theriseeatery Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s focus on a contemporary mix of Asian fusion cuisine, this beautiful eatery in the South Granville neighborhood is as creative with it’s dishes as…

IZAKAYA GONS

854 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-6404 Web: http://izakaya-gons.com/denman/ Twitter @IZAKAYA_Gons ‏ Instagram:@izakaya_gons Advice: Closed 3-5:30pm between lunch and dinner service daily, open late. With it’s Authentic Japanese izakaya focus this new eatery in the Westend serves up a beautiful…

Chinatown Cocktail Crawl

Last week I took part in a cool tour of 3 lounges in the Chinatown area, presented by the Vancouver Gourmet Club. The evening began at the registration spot outside of the Dr Sun Yut-Sen Garden where all gathered to…

JINYA RAMEN AND BAR

541 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 699-9377 Web: https://jinya-ramenbar.com/ Instagram @jinyaramenbar Advice: No reservations, give your name to the hostess for the lineup. Taking the ramen experience to the next level, this Jinya eatery also features a full bar program…

PIVA RESTAURANT

787 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel: 604-522-0221 Web: http://pivarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @PivaRestaurant Instagram: @pivanewwest Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s central downtown setting inside the Anvil Centre, Executive Chef Subraaz Abdullah leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and…

DI BEPPE RESTAURANT

8 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-1122 Web: http://www.dibeppe.com/ Instagram @dibepperestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins welcome, Wed-Sun dinner after 5pm It’s as if you’ve arrived in Italy, vibrant and beautiful, yet you are in Vancouver in the Gastown neighborhood…

KITCHEN BY YUGO

792 Denman St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 623-2777 Web: http://restaurantyugo.com/ Twitter: @RestaurantYugo Instagram: @restaurantyugo Advice: Walk-ins welcome, reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Japanese French fusion cuisine, the chefs have created a wonderful menu featuring a selection of appetizers, nigiri and larger…

1927 LOBBY LOUNGE

801 W. Georgia, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5566 Web: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver/dining/1927-lobby-lounge Twitter:@RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Walkins Welcome, on the 2nd floor, entrance from the lobby. An elegant lounge inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia features a selection of tasty plates from Executive Head Chef Harold Lemos and…

ATLAS STEAK & FISH

4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 453-0776 Web: http://atlassteakandfish.com/menus/burnaby/ Instagram @atlasburnaby Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on steak and fish, this modern restaurant inside the Delta Burnaby Hotel is where Chef James Thomson leads the kitchen and…

CHICKPEA

4298 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-0602 Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter @ILoveChickpea Instagram @ilovechickpea Advice: Walkins welcome. With it’s focus on Middle Eastern cuisine that is 100% plant based, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have created a great vibe at…

ITALIAN KITCHEN

860 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-2858 Web: http://www.glowbalgroup.com/italiankitchen/ Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Instagram: @ikbyglowbal Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. Taking it up a notch, Italian Kitchen had recently relocated from their Alberni street digs, and reinvented themselves in an almost 2.0…

SPADE

1858 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4092 Web: http://www.spadecoffee.ca/ Instagram @spadevancouver Advice: Coffee bar by day and small plates/cocktails/wine bar by night With years of experience in the coffee industry, owner Sammy Piccolo knows a thing or two about precision and…

BOTANIST

1038 Canada Place (2nd floor), Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: www.botanistrestaurant.com Twitter: @botanistdining Instagram: @botanistdining Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Mediterranean-inspired cooking, Mexican-born chef Hector Laguna has done an astonishing job creating a wonderful menu of dishes for…

AFGHAN KITCHEN

Unit 115, 16120 24 Avenue, Surrey Tel: (604) 727-0070 Web: https://aksurrey.com/ Instagram: @aksurrey Advice:  Reservations suggested, live belly dancing on Friday & Saturday nights. Closed Mondays. With it’s focus on Afghan cuisine, the owners have created a beautiful decorated room…

HONEY SALT

39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-370-8200 Web: http://honeysalt.ca/ Twitter: @honeysaltvan Instagram: @honeysaltvancouver Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome, open daily. On the first floor of Parq Vancouver. With it’s focus on celebrating the best of what British Columbia has to offer with…

1886 RESTAURANT

UPDATED 8/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  39 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-370-8500 Web: http://www.parqvancouver.com/restaurants/1886-2/ Instagram: @1886vancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. Open daily. On the third floor of Parq Vancouver. With it’s focus on Fine Dining Chinese cuisine, this new restaurant is named…

THE ELLIS

2204 York Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-2456 Web: http://www.theellis.ca/ Instagram @theelliskits Advice: Closed Mondays. Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s focus on upscale pub food, the nautical themed restaurant close to Kitsilano Beach is a comfortable spot to enjoy some delicious…

WHISKEY SIX BBQ

862 Renfrew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-4050 Web: http://www.whiskeysixbbq.com/ Twitter: @whiskeysixbbq Instagram @whiskeysixbbq Advice: No reservations, closed Monday and Tuesday. With a focus on the West Coast-style BBQ, owner Marc Wicks and Chef Josh McWilliams make most of what they serve…

LUCHA VERDE

UPDATED 7/30/18 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  1326 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-8620 Web: https://www.luchaverde.com/ Instagram @luchaverdeyvr Advice: No reservations, closed Mondays. Focussing on Mexican eats made with healthy ingredients with vegetarians in mind, this recent newcomer has become a popular…

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