Tag: Cocktails

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…

HAPA IZAKAYA

1193 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-4272 Web:  http://www.hapaizakaya.com/ Twitter: @hapaizakaya Advice: Be adventurous and take your servers recommendations. When you enter the staff will all yell “Irasshaimase” don’t be worried it means “come in”! Izakaya is popular in Vancouver and…

Justin Taylor’s Olympic Cocktails

Justin Taylor is a Bartender at YEW Restaurant & Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel downtown Vancouver, where he has been mixing drinks for the past 2 years. Prior to coming to Vancouver he was a Bartender in Toronto, he…

BAO BEI

163 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-0876 Web: http://www.bao-bei.ca/ Twitter: @baobei1 Advice: Good place to go with a friend so you can share dishes.  No reservations. In this vibrant room, diners are treated not only to a very cool room, Bao Bei…

1181 LOUNGE

1181 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-3991 Web: www.tightlounge.com Advice: Usually very busy after 9pm, go early if you want to talk with friends. No cover charge and everyone is welcome. Located in the heart of Davie Village, this bar/lounge has…

Ryan Steele Mixes Cocktails

Ryan Steele is a Bartender at 1181 on Davie in Vancouver’s Westend neighborhood, where he has been mixing drinks for the past few years. As I stood at the bar talking with Ryan, I asked him to create a spectacular…

Celebrate the Games in Vancouver with Olympic Cocktails

As the 2010 Olympic Games approach, a few Vancouver restaurants and bars are getting into the Games-time spirit with their own Olympic-related beverage promotions. Here are some of the players, I had a chance to meet Bartender, “Jetside Johnny” at…

KINGYO

871 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-1677 Web: http://www.kingyo-izakaya.com/ Advice: The specials often sell out early, they are popular. One of the best places in the city for Izakaya, the menu features a great selection of appetizers Japanese tapas along with…

GRUB

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/menu.html Advice: Bring a mini-flashlight to view the menu. I finally made a visit to Grub a place that is fairly close to me in the neighborhood that…

SIP RESTO LOUNGE

1117 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-7474 Web: www.siplounge.com Twitter: @SIPLoungeVan Advice: Sit up a front at the kitchen bar if your are dining solo and want to watch some kitchen action. Love the vibe of the room, with the open…

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