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HEARTHSTONE BREWERY TAP & FORNO

1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 984-1842 Web: http://www.hearthstonebrewery.ca/ Twitter: @hearthstonebeer Advice:Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. In the heart of North Van, the tap & forno restaurant is located next door to the brewery which opened up a few years…

MANGIA E SCAPPA

23238 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley Tel: 604.888.4104 Web: www.mangiaescappa.com Twitter: @mangiaescappaif Advice: Reservations suggested. Located in a former auto garage, the large dining room seats plenty in this cozy family run Italian food focussed restaurant. Owned by Giulia who’s background…

CINARA

350 West Pender St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-9694 Web: www.cinara.ca Twitter @cinara350 Advice: Advance reservations suggested. I have been a fan of Chef Lucais Syme’s cooking ever since I fell in love with his La Quercia restaurant which he had previously…

THE GRAY OLIVE CAFETERIA

4190 East Hastings, Burnaby Tel: 604-566-9664 Web: http://www.thegrayolive.com/ Twitter: @TheGrayOlive Advice: Counter service, no reservations. Closed Monday’s. Located in the heart of the Burnaby Heights neighborhood, Chef Brian Wong and his 2 brothers are busy cooking up seasonal comfort food…

DOLPAN SEOUL BBQ

3779 Sexmith Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 273-9220 Web: http://dolpanbbq.com/ Instagram @dolpanbbq Advice: Takes reservations 4+ people. Open nightly after 4pm. First you need to understand that there are different types of Korean BBQ, once the unknown is known, you’ll note…

SWAD INDIAN KITCHEN

1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 281-4411 Web: http://swadindiankitchen.ca/ Twitter: @SwadVancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. At this elegant abode, Kamal Mroke (owner) greets customers many of which he knows by name; opening over 1-1/2 years ago, many have made repeat…

PASSION8 DESSERT CAFÉ

3010 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-8238 Web: http://www.passion8cafe.com Instagram @passion8dessertcafe Advice: No reservations, put your name on the list at peak times for a table, counter service. With a sweet tooth, I am often seeking the next unique dessert spot…

MAK N MING

1629 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-1155 Web: https://www.maknming.com/ Twitter @makNming Advice: Closed Monday. Advance reservations are a must. If you have any allergies, best to notify the restaurant at least a day in advance. With the menu focus as French…

New Cocktails, New Dishes at El Santo

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of the new cocktails and dishes on their Winter Feature Sheet. As this is one of my favourite Mexican restaurants in the city, I was happy to venture to…

Tasting at Railtown Café Howe Street

Last week I had the pleasure to partake in a media tasting of some salads, sandwiches, beverages and desserts at their newest location in the centre of downtown Vancouver. Ancient Grains Salad with Brussel sprouts, mushrooms, crispy onions, reggiano, aged…

BAY MOORINGS RESTAURANT

6330 Bay St, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921-8184 Web: http://baymooringsrestaurant.com/ Instagram: @bay_moorings Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in Horseshoe Bay, specializing in Italian and Westcoast cuisine, the restaurant boasts one of the nicest views in the area from their…

THE DOSA FACTORY

1345 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-7791 Web: http://dosafactoryvancouver.com/ Twitter: @dosafactoryvan Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Complimentary bottled water on each table. $5.95 dosa special on Monday’s. On a mission to try some of their Authentic South Indian dishes, my…

BAO DOWN SNACK BAR

221 Carrall St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-2215 Web: http://baodown.net/menu/bao-down-snackbar/ Twitter: @baodownsnackbar Advice:Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With their Filipino heritage in mind, and love for their culture, owners Matt and Greg have switched things up a bit for their latest eatery….

FEZ BISTRO CAFÉ

1331 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-4339 Web: http://fezcafe.ca/ Twitter: n/a Instagram @fez_cafe_bistro Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. With it’s focus on French Algerian cuisine, the room boasts beautiful art and lights and each meal begins with a…

AER CAFE

2263 E Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 258-8749 Web: http://aercafe.com/ Twitter @AerCafe Advice: Counter service. A stylish homey café in the heart of the East Village neighborhood, run by owner Pui Lee who has several years experience working in other…

MARU KOREAN BISTRO

125 2nd St E, North Vancouver Tel: 604-566-6292 Web: http://www.marukoreanbistro.com/ Instagram: @marukoreanbistro Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. Yearning to learn more about Korean cuisine and it’s culture, I have recently been exploring some of the different areas of…

LA MEZCALERIA

68 East Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6447 Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/ Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. As the years go by Mexican cuisine and it’s restaurants that have opened in our city have done so with passion along…

MENSCH. JEWISH DELICATESSEN

666 E Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604.657.6119, Web: https://www.facebook.com/menschdelicatessen Twitter: @menschdeli Advice: Closed Saturdays, limited seating. Located on the East side of the city, this one of a kind Jewish deli turns it up a notch by making it’s own pastrami….

THREE QUARTERS FULL CAFE

1789 Comox Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-859-4662 Web: https://www.facebook.com/3quartersfullcafe/ Twitter:[email protected]_full Advice: Open daily. With a Taiwanese bakery focus, Owner Kaiyu Lin has created a beautiful spacious café that not only features their house-made baked goods and desserts, the café also boasts a…

HERITAGE ASIAN EATERY

1108 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 737-1108 Web: http://www.eatheritage.ca/ Twitter @Eatheritagenow Advice: Monday – Friday 8am -8pm. Counter service. With it’s nod to making delicious Bao’s, this threesome of owners, Chef Felix Zhou along with Natasha Romero and Paul…

BREAKFAST TABLE

1481 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 805-1900 Web: http://www.breakfasttable.ca Twitter @mmmbreakfast604 Advice: No reservations. Open Daily 8am to 3pm. South Granville is one of those neighborhoods that has a good mix of people living and retail shops, what was needed for…

DOSA HUT

7233 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 566-3111 Web: https://www.facebook.com/dosahutvancouver/ Twitter: @kalaidosahut Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Specializing in Indo-Chinese cuisine, Owner and Chef Kalai is known for his Dosas, fine crispy large flat lentil crepes with delicious fillings,…

KLAUS’S KAFFEE HAUS

291 E. Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6735 Web: http://www.klauskaffeehaus.com/ Twitter: @KandJFoodTruck Instagram: @klaus_kaffee_haus Advice: Open daily. An Austrian style café in the heart of Chinatown is a one of a kind, unique café that features home-made savoury and sweet…

THE WORKSHOP VEGETARIAN CAFÉ

296 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 973-0163 Web: http://theworkshopvegetariancafe.com/ Twitter @workshopvegcafe Advice: No reservations, closed Sunday. At first glance from the moment I entered this one of a kind vegetarian eatery in an off beat location on the north…

VIJ’S PATIO

3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.736.6664 Web: www.vijsrestaurant.ca Twitter:[email protected] Advice: No reservations, located on the roof, seasonal. After eating at Vij’s over the years starting out at their original restaurant on Broadway I have always been enchanted by the wonderful…

NUVOLA GELATO E DOLCI

4712 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: (778) 379-8634 Web: http://www.nuvolagelato.com/index.html Twitter @nuvola_gelato Advice: Counter service. Located in the Burnaby Heights neighborhood is a wonderful Italian dessert shop which makes traditional Italian Gelato with classic Italian flavours. Co-owned by Giorgio Barassi and…

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