Tag: Cocktails

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:[email protected] 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…

Julia Diakow and her Cocktails

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 Ltd. I asked Julia to…

HAROLD’S BISTRO & BAR

7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond Tel: (604) 233-3968 Web: http://www.sheratonvancouverairport.com/harolds-bistro Twitter: @HaroldsBistro Advice: Located inside of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. A few years ago I had an opportunity to meat Harold Cross whom Harold’s Bistro is named, recently I was…

Interview with Kelly Ann Woods

Kelly Ann Woods has been voted and recognized as Vancouver’s BEST COCKTAIL MAKER for 2013 by you our readers. Here is my Interview with Kelly who is the Bar Manager at La Mezcaleria on Commercial Drive. What do you love…

LOCUS RESTAURANT

4121 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-4121 Web: http://www.locusonmain.com/ Twitter: @locusonmain Advice: Try to snag a seat near the tree. Known for their unique décor, this popular neighborhood eatery added a new menu focus as well as an update to the…

THE STABLE HOUSE BISTRO

1520 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-1520 Web: http://thestablehouse.ca/ Twitter: @TheStableHouse Advice: Reservations suggested for parties over 6. A warm and inviting neighborhood bistro with a cozy dining area and a well-appointed bar for sipping and mingling. I loved the…

BISTRO WAGON ROUGE

1869 Powell St., Vancouver Tel: 604 251 4070 Web: https://www.facebook.com/BistroWagonRouge Twitter: @WagonRouge_ Advice: If you are dining solo, the bar is your best bet. No reservations. I love discovering eateries that are hidden and notable in one way or another,…

THE LITTLE DISTRICT

UPDATED 2/18/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1336 Lonsdale, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-2776 Web: http://www.thelittledistrict.com/ Twitter: @LittleLonsdale Advice: Reservations needed for large parties. The ‘Little’ as this new spot in upper Lonsdale is known is far from a little bit of it’s…

VINOTECA CAFFE & TRATTORIA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3468 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8466 Web: www.vinotecacaffe.com Twitter:@VinotecaCaffe Advice: $2 wine tasters on Tuesdays. Café by day and restaurant by night, the room is a stunner with its stylish design, in the rear…

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…

SIENA

1485 West 12th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1485 Web: http://www.eatsiena.com/ Twitter: @SienaVancouver Advice: Great spot before or after the theatre, reservations suggested. I love cozy, small restaurants that nail it with delicious food and wonderful service. Mark Taylor does small restaurants…

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…

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