Tag: Comfort Food

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…

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…

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…

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….

LEGENDARY NOODLE

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4191 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-8758 Web: www.legendarynoodle.ca Advice: Cash only. For over 13 years this family run business has been hand rolling their noodles that they have become known for. I was lucky…

LUPO

869 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2535 Web: www.luporestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @luporestaurant Advice: They can accommodate large parties of 12 people in the Nook located in the main floor dining room or larger parties upstairs. Advance reservations are suggested. If you wish…

PIVO PUBLIC HOUSE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 526 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-0500 Web: www.pivopublichouse.com   Advice: Located at Tinseltown, close to GM Place and BC Place. If you are having any of the three Poutine dishes share with your friends.  …

A Quest for the Best Grilled Cheese in Vancouver

I am sure that you can make your own Grilled Cheese at home and I am sure you can find a Grilled Cheese on many restaurant menus around the city. The Grilled Cheese is a favourite comfort food for many….

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…

DEACON’S CORNER

101 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-1555 Web: www.deaconscorner.ca Twitter: @ Deacons_Corner Advice: Don’t be afraid to ask. Since I was at the corner of Main and Alexander to have my breakfast, I was very curious to know who Deacon was…

POURHOUSE

162 Water Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-568-7022 Web: http://www.pourhousevancouver.com/ Twitter: @pourhouse_van Advice: If you are thinking of dining at their Chef’s Table (holds 6 people), one seating each night and must be booked at least 48 hours ahead, although since it…

TWISTED FORK BISTRO

1147 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-0749 Web: http://www.twistedforkbistro.ca/index2.php Twitter: @TwstdForkBistro Advice: If you go between 6pm-7pm Mon – Sat –order the Blue Fence special for $25. I first sampled their food at Feast of Fields a few weeks ago and…

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