Tag: Cocktails

BLUE EYED MARYS

UPDATED 4/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921 2583 Web: http://www.blueeyedmarys.com Twitter: @blueeyedmarys Advice: Reservations suggested. I fell in love with this charming restaurant as I visited for the first time the other night. Known…

TRUFFLE HOUSE & CAFÉ

2452 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-4222 Web: www.trufflehousecafe.com Twitter: @TheTruffleHouse Advice: Reservations suggested. Dinners only on Friday and Saturday. Located in the heart of Dundarave Village is a charming French bistro run by Fabienne and her husband Philippe who…

THE ABBEY

UPDATED 7/30/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Vancouver Tel: 604-336-7100 Web: http://abbeyvan.com/ Twitter: @AbbeyYVR Advice: Reservations suggested weekends. The room is long and narrow, spacious with a private room up the stairs at the rear for large or small…

PROHIBITION TASTING ROOM

UPDATED 4/20/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1269 Hamilton St., Vancouver Tel: (604) 563-9494 Web: http://www.prohibitionbrewingco.com/prohibition-brewing-company-tasting-room/ Twitter: @ProhibitionAles Advice: Flight of Four beers great value, all coocktails are doubles. Known for the beer they brew in the Okanagan, Prohibition’s tasting room is…

Robyn Gray Celebrity Bartending at The Vancouver Club

The Vancouver Club has been running a summer series of cocktail nights that features a celebrity bartender who creates a line-up of special cocktails. Each bartender presents a line-up of unique cocktails which he or she makes and serves during…

U & I THAI

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 875-6999 Web: http://uandithai.com/ Twitter: @uratomjit Advice: Live Thai dancers during dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. I have always loved Thai flavours, some restaurants serve traditional Thai dishes and others from their home regions…

Vancouver 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster 100 Mile Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their 100 mile cocktail creations into this challenge, most have created a special cocktail creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar…

NOOK

1525 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-3381 Web: http://nookrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @Nookvancouver Advice: No reservations.   I have always been drawn to Italian restaurants, with no Italian ancestry that I know of, it is a cuisine that I have loved. It’s approachable…

ZEITOON

1615 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (778) 340-1500 Web: http://zeitoonrestaurant.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Takes reservations, drop-ins also welcome. Experiencing the flavours and dishes from Persian cuisine is always a treat. This is a restaurant that I have known about for…

MOROCCO WEST

UPDATED 3/5/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 795 Jervis Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8466 Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/ Twitter: @MoroccoWest Advice: Reservations suggested. I have always loved Moroccan cuisine, the flavours of the dishes, the spices and it’s culture has been a draw for me….

SURA KOREAN RESTAURANT

1518 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-7872 Web: http://surakoreancuisine.com/ Twitter: @KoreanRoyalDine Advice: Reservations suggested. This past year I have had the chance to explore more flavours and dishes within Korean cuisine, dining at Sura was a wonderful experience. It’s a…

WILDEBEEST

120 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 687 6880. Web: http://wildebeest.ca/ Twitter: @WildebeestYVR Advice: Reservations suggested, late night solo visit shouldn’t need a reso. Since I’ve known of this eatery being a spot for carnivores, it was one that took…

BLACKTAIL FLORIST

UPDATED 6/1/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669 -0249 Web: http://blacktailflorist.ca/ Twitter: @THEFLORISTbc Advice: Open Wed – Sun Intrigue is one word to describe this culinary destination that has creative chef Jimmy Stewart as the driving force…

EL AZTECA MEXICAN KITCHEN & BAR

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1130 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-638-0127 Web: http://elaztecavancouver.com/ Twitter: @elaztecavan Advice: No reservations. I have always had an interest in Latin American food and culture, ever since taking Spanish in high school and travelling through…

EXILE BISTRO

1220 Bute Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-8633 Web: http://exilebistro.com/ Twitter: @exilebistro Advice: Doesn’t take reservations, daytime they run a café menu and by night Specializing in plant forward cuisine with an additional focus on Canadian game, this new hot spot in…

CAFÉ ONE

1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7205 Web: www.sheratonvancouver.com Twitter: @WallCentreHotel Advice: Reservations suggested. Hidden off the street inside the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel is a restaurant with a creative chef who knows his craft well, Chef Stuart McQuade leads the…

DAMSO MODERN KOREAN CUISINE

867 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 632-0022 Web: www.damso.ca Twitter: @DamsoRestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested. Exploring Korean cuisine has been of interest to me, I have had traditional dishes at other restaurants around, here the focus is on modern Korean and…

Interview with Robert ‘Buck’ Friend

Bartender | Bambudda Gastown | Vancouver Robert aka Buck is from Australia, he had been bartending since he was 13-1/2 years old, he started out working at a local golf course washing the dishes. After high school he studied hotel…

Robert ‘Buck’ Friend and his Cocktails

Robert ‘Buck ‘ Friend is the Bar Manager at Bambudda in Gastown. I asked Buck to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Bambudda. Up first is the Tsui Hang Tsui Hang Inspired but the classic Granville Street Chinese…

BURGUNDY RESTAURANT

UPDATED 8/28/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 47 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4100 Web:  http://www.burgundyvancouver.com/ Twitter: @BurgundyVan Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Mondays. It’s an intimate room with a stunning work of art that adorns the wall amongst other unique art…

KINGSTON TAPHOUSE AND GRILLE

755 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-7011 Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/ Twitter: @TheKingstonPub Advice: Reservations suggested on game nights. This is one of those hidden gems known for its comfort food, spacious two level dining room, a full bar in front and one…

YALETOWN DISTILERY KITCHEN & BAR

1131 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-2255 Web: http://www.mjg.ca/yaletown-distillery/ Twitter: @YTdistilling Advice: The distillery is in the back of the lounge, dining room with cool communal table is on the restaurant side. The open kitchen provides for a great view…

LOS CUERVOS TAQUERIA AND CANTINA

603 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1518 Web: www.loscuevos.ca Twitter: @LosCuervosTacos Advice: A great place to go with friends or go solo and sit at the bar. It’s bright, colourful and energetic, this taqueria and cantina has everything you would want in this…

BAMBUDDA

99 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-0301 Web: http://bambudda.ca/ Twitter: @Bambuddagastown Advice: Bring a friend or two and share dishes. Reservations suggested. With the abundant variety of restaurants featuring Chinese cuisine around the city, this eatery goes the modern route with a…

FAMOSO NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2292 Web: http://www.famoso.ca/locations/bc_commercial_drive.php Twitter: @FamosoPizzeria Advice: Gluten-Free crust available. Offers a $6 movie Tuesday special. Oh my pizza pie, that’s my motto these days as my pizza hunt continues, it is an ongoing adventure, tasting pie…

Interview with Julia Diakow

Bartender | Cuchillo | Vancouver Julia Diakow is a bartender at Cuchillo in Railtown as well as a Bartender at Reflections in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. By day she is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Sovereign Wine and Spirits…

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