Tag: Comfort Food

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

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 eat cheese steak sandwiches, it’s…

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…

ACME CAFÉ

51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1022 Web: www.acmecafe.ca Twitter: @acme_cafe Advice: Sit at the counter, make sure you save room for some pie! When I was a little kid I used to go a café nearby that had a…

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…

SOCIETY

UPDATED 1/2/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-629-8800 Web:  http://www.society-grg.ca Advice: Ask your server for drink and food suggestions and have fun. A dining lounge that is upbeat, sophisticated, fun and glam with great food and drink…

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…

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