Tag: Foodies

JETHRO’S FINE GRUB

3420 Dunbar Street, Vancouver Tel:  604-569-3441 Web: http://www.jethrosfinegrub.com/ Advice: If you don’t finish your meal, don’t be afraid to ask for a box to go as it’s common practice here. Friends had been nudging me to visit Jethro’s, each time…

L’ABATTOIR

217 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1701 Web:  http://www.labattoir.ca/ Twitter: @ LABATTOIR_VAN Advice: No reservations, try to sit by the bar if you are having drinks or in the atrium if you are having dinner. After attending the opening party a…

CAFETERIA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2702 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-317-3783 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: They don’t take reservations, go early or expect to wait in line. I found myself another go to neighbourhood restaurant in the Soma area,…

RESTAURANT 62

2001 McCallum Road, Abbotsford Tel: 604-855-3545 Web: http://www.restaurant62.ca Twitter: @Restaurant62 Advice: Reservations are a good idea. 3 course prix-fixe menu only $24. I went on an excursion to Abbotsford to visit a couple of eco farms and to have dinner…

CALABASH BISTRO

428 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5882 Web: http://calabashbistro.com/ Twitter: @calabashbistro Advice: Nominal charge of $1 for the dipping sauces. The best place to sit would be downstairs if space permits. Loved the vibe and the Caribbean flavours in the food and…

COMMUNE CAFE

UPDATED 2/28/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1002 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-2551 Web: www.communecafe.ca Twitter: @communecafe Advice: Sit at the Communal Table or on the outside patio.   Loved the communal table in the center of the cafe with the bright…

ROMER’S BURGERS

1873 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-9545 Web: http://romersburgerbar.com/ Twitter: @romersburger Advice: Share the fries with a friend as the portion is large. These aren’t just any burgers, this is burger heaven. I had heard that Romer’s had some amazing…

DOLCE AMORE

1590 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-258-0006 Web: http://www.gelateriadolceamore.com/ Advice: Sample, sample, sample the flavours before you choose. I am proud to say this has been my favourite gelato spot in the city for the past few years and my favourite…

ADESSO BISTRO

1906 Haro Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-9975 Web: http://www.adessobistro.net/ Twitter: @AdessoBistro Advice: Make an advance reservation and request to be seated on the patio. I had dinner on my favourite patio in the city last week with a friend, it was…

SWEENEY’S

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1091 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-4505 Web: http://www.sweeneysyaletown.ca/ Twitter: @SweeneysYT Advice: Try a different sandwich each time you visit. It is as close to a gourmet sandwich emporium as you are going to find in this…

BELLA GELATERIA

1001 West Cordova Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1010 Web: www.bellagelateria.com Twitter: @bellagelateria Advice: sample the flavours, prices are at a premium here. I was impressed by the quality of the ingredients in their gelato which is made fresh daily on premise,…

DELILAHS CONVICTION

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-3424 Web: http://www.delilahsconviction.com Twitter: @delilahsmartini Advice: Try to get one of their cozy booths. I dined here again recently while they were filming “Conviction Kitchen” a reality tv show set in…

LITTLE NEST

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1716 Charles Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-9994 Web: http://www.littlenest.ca/ Advice: The kitchen closes at 3pm daily, open for coffee, tea and sweet things til 4pm. Walking inside I glanced at the large blackboard near the door…

SIDECUT

4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC (located inside the Four Seasons Resort) Tel: 604-966-5280 Web: www.fourseasons.com/whistler/dining Twitter: FSWhistler Advice: Make an advance reservation for dinner. I went on an excursion to Whistler recently and to have dinner at Sidecut, the server…

TRAMONTO

8811 River Road, Richmond Tel: 604.247.8573 Web: http://www.riverrock.com/dining/tramonto/ Twitter: @Riverrock Advice: Private dining room that comfortably seats 16 guests. Park for free in the casino parkade.  Located upstairs inside the RiverRock Hotel & Casino. I dined here recently with a…

YUJI’S JAPANESE TAPAS

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2059 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-4990 Web: http://yujis.ca/ Advice: Bring a friend so you can share the dishes. Brown rice can be requested for the sushi. Found a gem, I had a heard…

EVERYTHING CAFÉ

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 75 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-3115 Web: http://www.everythingcafe.ca Twitter: @EverythingCafe Advice: Free wifi, table service. The name says it all and it’s all about Everything at this café. This is the latest eating spot…

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…

LIN CHINESE CUISINE

1537 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-733-9696 Web: http://www.linchinese.ca/ Advice: Dim Sum style is Shanghainese. Known for their Xiao Long Bao and for how Yu Miao makes her over 700 handmade dumplings each day. My friend and fellow food writer Stephanie…

WILD RICE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Street, Vancouver Phone: 604-642-2882 Web: http://www.wildricevancouver.com/ Twitter: @wildrice_pender Advice: Check out the upstairs lounge for some bites and drinks. I have dined here numerous times over the years and always love the…

GANACHE PATISSERIE

1262 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-1098 Web:  http://www.ganacheyaletown.com/ Advice: Come by after 11am daily for the fresh baked from the oven Almond and other Croissants. Known for their pastries and spectacular wedding cakes, they are also a morning stop for…

BISTROT BISTRO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1961 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-0004 Web: www.bistrotbistro.com Twitter: @bistrotbistro Advice: If you would like some bread, then order a half or full baguette from the top of the menu. 3 Course Price Fixe…

CORNER SUITE BISTRO DELUXE

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 850 Thurlow Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3415 Web: http://thecornersuite.com/ Twitter: @thecornersuite Advice: Reservations suggested during dinner hours, dropping in late night without a reservation should be ok. From a conversation about their cool blue chairs, my…

JUDAS GOAT TABERNA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 27 Blood Alley, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-5090 Web: http://www.judasgoat.ca Advice: Go early or make an advance reservation. It’s as if I was back in Barcelona, sitting in a courtyard off the beaten path enjoying delicious tapas…

MIS TRUCOS

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1141 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-3960 Web: http://mistrucos.ca/ Twitter: @MisTrucos Advice: Bring a friend or two along and share some dishes. Loved the cozy room even though I felt like I was sitting in…

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…

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