Tag: Comfort Food

PEACEFUL RESTAURANT

532 W Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-9878 Web:  http://www.peacefulrestaurant.com/ Twitter: @PeacefulResto Advice: Go early and join the line-up at peak times. Many of us have those special places for comfort food that hits the spot. This is one of those…

CRAFT Beer Market Opening

On November 5th, I attended the opening party celebration In The Village inside the iconic Salt Building. With 140 taps, CRAFT boasts Canada’s largest selection of draft beer taking the title away from their Calgary location which has 120 taps….

DARBY’S PUBLIC HOUSE

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 731-0617 Web: http://www.darbyspub.ca/ Twitter: @darbys_in_kits Advice: No reservations needed unless you have a large party. Snag a seat on the upstairs patio weather permitting. They serve 20oz Pints. Known as the pub on the…

GOOD WOLFE

UPDATED 10/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1043 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-1043 Web: http://goodwolfe.ca/ Twitter: @GoodWolfeVan Advice: “The whole thing” neat idea for a fixed price 3 course meal (changes nightly), Chefs Table (advance reservations a must), bakes their own bread…

BACK FORTY SALOON

118 Robson St, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-5840 Web: http://www.backfortysaloon.com/ Twitter: @BackFortySaloon Advice: Ask for side of their house made barbq sauce with anything you order. I have always loved good Barbq, hunted down the best of the best when travelling across…

Tuc Craft Kitchen

60 West Cordova St, Vancouver Tel: 604-599-8999 Web: www.tucrestaurant.com Twitter: @TucRestaurant Advice: Open for lunch and dinner. Also offers an upstairs seating area perfect for large gatherings. With the spacious room, high ceilings and a stellar wood crafted bar is…

ROUNDEL CAFÉ

2465 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-2522 Web: www.roundelcafe.com Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations. Breakfast is served until 4 pm weekdays and 5 pm on weekends. Sometimes it can take years to visit a restaurant which has been around for…

THE PARLOUR RESTAURANT

1011 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3322    | Web: www.theparlourrestaurants.com Twitter: @ParlourYaletown Advice: They offer take out and delivery for all of their pizzas. As a pizza lover I am always yearning to visit the new pizza joint on the block…

Tap & Barrel Opening

On October 9th, I attended the opening party celebration In The Village on False Creek. The location has one of the best views of the city along with two large outdoor patios, one on the main floor and the other…

THE DIME ROADHOUSE

1565 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-3463 Web: http://the-dime.ca/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Best with a group of friends, don’t expect to be able to hear your friends if you are there to talk. The room is dark, it’s often filled…

TAP & BARREL

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-2223 Web: http://www.tapandbarrel.com/ Twitter: @tapandbarrel Advice: Sit on the upstairs patio on a sunny day or sit in the upstairs library or at the long bar downstairs. From the minute I walked up to the…

W2 MEDIA CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 111 West Hastings, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-9896 Web: http://www.creativetechnology.org/ Twitter: @W2MediaCafe Advice: the café is located on the main level off of the Hastings Street entrance to the right. This is where creativity begins, the café…

New Dishes at House Guest

I revisited House Guest last week for an early dinner along with my friend Ajay to try some of their new dishes. Lobster & Waffles ($16) bacon wrapped lobster sausage, pretzel crust, lemon mascarpone waffle topped with tarragon sauce Kobe…

THE RUMPUS ROOM

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2689 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-839-5780 Web: http://www.rumpusroom.ca/ Twitter: @RumpusRoomMain Advice: Bring a small group of friends as opposed to a large group. Limited complimentary parking spots in front. It appeared as it was games…

THE MAC SHACK

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5395 West Boulevard, Vancouver Tel: 604-267-4225 Web: www.themacshack.ca Twitter: @the_mac_shack Advice: If you are going with a friend and having any of the Mac & Cheese dishes then share a medium size or get 2…

ENSEMBLE TAP

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 990 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9770 Web: http://ensembletap.com/ Twitter: @ensembletap Advice: Watch for monthly beer dinners and other special events. This is the second restaurant from notable Top Chef Dale Mackay and don’t be fooled…

HOUSE GUEST

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 332 Water Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-699-0249 Web: http://housexguest.com Twitter: @housexguest Advice: Open Wed – Sun, downstairs bar opens at 10pm. DJ spins nightly when open. I felt like I was at my best friends dinner…

THE AMERICAN CHEESESTEAK Co

UPDATED 4/1/19 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 781 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-0130 Web: http://americancheesesteak.com/ Twitter: @thecheesesteak Advice: Order a small as its big enough for one, order a large to share with a friend. In Philadelphia it is a tradition to…

FRAY ON FRASER

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3317 Web: http://fray.me/our-menu/ Twitter: @Frayonfraser Advice: Colouring pencils at each table for kids or adults to colour away a great added touch. This is one of those not so ordinary places…

GERARD LOUNGE

UPDATED 4/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604-682-5511 Web: http://www.vancouver.suttonplace.com/restaurant/Lounge_Menu.htm Twitter: n/a Advice: Drop by for lunch, dinner or a late night drink. Known as an old classic, Gerard is one of the most notable lounges…

THE RED WAGON

2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4565 Web: http://www.redwagoncafe.com/ Twitter: @redwagoncafe Advice: Expect to wait in line awhile during weekend brunch. Brunching is a favourite past time for most, I like to explore different neighbourhoods and one of the best…

SLICKITY JIM’S CHAT ‘N CHEW

3475 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-873-6760 Web: http://www.slickityjims.com/ Twitter: @SlickityJims Advice: write your name on the sign at the door for your chance to wait in line until it is your turn to be seated. It is an iconic breakfast…

A Quest for the Best Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese defines comfort food at many restaurants  throughout North America, some go the traditional route with a basic dish of Macaroni noodles and sauce and others jazz them up with different shaped noodles, some add lobster, and other…

PAUL STIRFRY

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 550 Nelson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 566-9949 Web: http://www.PaulStirfry.com Twitter: @paulstirfry Advice: Build Your Own is a great feature, choose a protein to any of the featured dishes and choose a starch. No reservations,…

AU PETIT CAFÉ

4851 Main Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-873-3328 Web: www.aupetitcafe.com Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, prepare to stand in a line-up during peak periods. There are a few different sauces on each table, use their Hoisin sauce with any of the subs….

TAPENADE BISTRO

3711 Bayview Street, Richmond Tel: 604-275-5188 Web: http://www.tapenade.ca/ Twitter: @tapenadebistro Advice: The patio is the place to dine on cool or warm sunny day. I love visiting Steveston, walking around the quaint shops, enjoying the breeze off the water, people…

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