Tag: Cocktails

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver March 13-15

For eight years, Tales of the Cocktail® has been bringing cocktail aficionados from around the world to New Orleans, for the most spirited event of the year. For the first time, this internationally acclaimed cocktail festival is taking its show…

NU

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1661 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-646-4668 Web: http://nurestaurant.com Twitter: @nurestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested, free parking. Who says dreams don’t come true, I have always longed for an outstanding Greek restaurant in the city, on several…

FRAICHE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2240 Chippendale Rd, West Vancouver, BC Tel: 604 925 7595 Web:  http://www.fraicherestaurant.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested, google for directions. Stunning views of the city below, this is a wonderful restaurant for a daytime or…

CHILLI HOUSE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1018 Beach Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604.685.8989 Web: http://www.thaihouse.com/chilli-house-thai-bistro/ Twitter: @chillihouse Advice: The restaurant has an ala carte menu as well for eat-in or take out, however the #AYCE menu is better value for the money….

GUSTO DI QUATTRO

1 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 604-924-4444 Web: http://www.quattrorestaurants.com/gindex.html Twitter: @GustoDiQuattro Advice: Reservations suggested. Romantic hideaway by night, a place to escape by day, this fine dining contemporary Italian gem is located minutes away from the northshore seabus terminal. I…

EBO RESTAURANT

UPDATED 7/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-453-0788 Web: http://www.eborestaurant.com/ Twitter: @EBOrestaurant Advice: The Taste of EBO is a 3 course special for $42 Hidden inside the Delta Burnaby Hotel, is a gem worth your discovery, asides…

Prairie Organic Vodka Tasting at Fairmont

I recently attended a tasting at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver`s 900 Lounge to taste some Prairie Organic Vodka Cocktails. First one was the Tallgrass Tea –made with Prairie Organic Vodka, green tea, sugar and fresh lemon juice Second cocktail was the…

THE HERITAGE GRILL

447 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC Tel: 604-759-0819 Web: www.theheritagegrill.com Advice: live music nightly with all sorts of music from jazz to chamber to world. This vibrant restaurant was a delight on a recent visit in for a late dinner…

L’ABATTOIR

217 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1701 Web:  http://www.labattoir.ca/ Twitter: @ LABATTOIR_VAN Advice: No reservations, try to sit by the bar if you are having drinks or in the atrium if you are having dinner. After attending the opening party a…

RESTAURANT 62

2001 McCallum Road, Abbotsford Tel: 604-855-3545 Web: http://www.restaurant62.ca Twitter: @Restaurant62 Advice: Reservations are a good idea. 3 course prix-fixe menu only $24. I went on an excursion to Abbotsford to visit a couple of eco farms and to have dinner…

CALABASH BISTRO

428 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5882 Web: http://calabashbistro.com/ Twitter: @calabashbistro Advice: Nominal charge of $1 for the dipping sauces. The best place to sit would be downstairs if space permits. Loved the vibe and the Caribbean flavours in the food and…

TERRACOTTA MODERN CHINESE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 52 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3088 Web: http://www.terracottavancouver.com/ Twitter: @Terracotta_Van Advice: The Emperors Room (aka the Sunken Dining Room) seats 12-15 people. Named after the Terracotta warriors, you will want to visit this hip hideaway…

ROMER’S BURGERS

1873 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-9545 Web: http://romersburgerbar.com/ Twitter: @romersburger Advice: Share the fries with a friend as the portion is large. These aren’t just any burgers, this is burger heaven. I had heard that Romer’s had some amazing…

Gatsby Luau at the Rowing Club

On July 30th I attended the Gatsby Social Club’s Mele Kai Ho: a Musical Ocean! This summertime party was hoppin’ to the tunes of DJ Kamm. Hundreds of people dressed for the occasion with their Hawaiian shirts, dresses and lei’s….

MCLEAN’S

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 200 – 332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-1112 Web: www.mcleansrestaurant.ca Twitter: @Mcleansgastown Advice: Reserve for the upstairs dining room. Had dinner recently with some media friends and shared several of the different dishes. We sat…

DELILAHS CONVICTION

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-3424 Web: http://www.delilahsconviction.com Twitter: @delilahsmartini Advice: Try to get one of their cozy booths. I dined here again recently while they were filming “Conviction Kitchen” a reality tv show set in…

A Day at the Races

On June 27h I attended the Gatsby Social Club’s Thoroughbred: A Day at the Races held at Hastings Race Course. Hundreds of stylish people came out dressed for an old fashioned day at the races. People were mingling, drinking, dancing, betting…

CHARM MODERN THAI

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-9339 Web: http://www.charmmodernthai.com/ Twitter: @charmmodernthai Advice: Brown rice is available for an extra charge, let them know what level of spice you would like. In for lunch the other day…

RED CARD

900 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-4460 Web: www.redcardsportsbar.ca Twitter: @RedCard_ Advice: all their food is available for takeout. I’ve been in a couple of times recently and have tried the Caprese salad, Bruschetta, and several of the pizzas including the…

WILD RICE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Street, Vancouver Phone: 604-642-2882 Web: http://www.wildricevancouver.com/ Twitter: @wildrice_pender Advice: Check out the upstairs lounge for some bites and drinks. I have dined here numerous times over the years and always love the…

CORNER SUITE BISTRO DELUXE

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 850 Thurlow Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3415 Web: http://thecornersuite.com/ Twitter: @thecornersuite Advice: Reservations suggested during dinner hours, dropping in late night without a reservation should be ok. From a conversation about their cool blue chairs, my…

HAMILTON STREET GRILL

1009 Hamilton Street,Vancouver Tel: 604-331-1511 Web: http://www.hamiltonstreetgrill.com/ Twitter:  @nwyles Advice: Check in advance for their Sunday Night Service family style dinners at the long table. I dined here last Sunday night with some friends for the inaugural “Sunday Night Services”…

BANANA LEAF

3005 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-3005 Web: www.bananaleaf-vancouver.com Advice: Bring friends along and share the dishes. Love this tropical hideaway that is a little bit of paradise in the city, I dined here not long ago with a group of…

ORU

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Located inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 2nd floor Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: http://www.orucuisine.com/ Twitter: @OruRestaurant Advice: Organize a group of up to 12 friends and request the Chefs Table – this is a foodies dream (advance reservations are…

SHURAKU

833 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-6622 Web: http://www.shuraku.net/ Advice: If dining with friends, try a few dishes and share. Go for the food and sake, not the dessert. I love the room and the energy of this Izakaya eatery that plays to…

GLOWBAL GRILL

1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-602-0835 Web: www.glowbalgrill.com Twitter: @glowbal_group Advice:  Dine early on Sunday nights if you are planning to have the Prime Rib as they serve it until they run out. If you are looking to only have…

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