Tag: Hot Spot

ZERO ZERO PIZZERIA

  415 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-6400 Web: http://www.pizzeria00.ca/ [email protected]_zero_pizza Advice: No reservations, counter service, eat in or takeout. A true one of a kind Roman Pizzeria that is run by co-owners, Alberto Mura and Luca Colasanti. They have brought…

LIME AND MOON PIE CO.

1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 889-6426 Web: http://www.limeandmoon.com/yaletown/ Twitter @limeandmoon Advice: Closed Monday. It’s all about pie love in this neighborhood pie shop run by owner/chef Stani. This past summer I fell in love with the delicious pies at…

BODEGA ON MAIN

1014 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-565-8815 Web: http://www.bodegaonmain.ca/ Twitter @bodegaonmain Advice: Doesn’t take reservations. Walk-ins welcome. Returning to their family roots, Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas have created a beautiful abode that incorporates…

CENTRAL CITY”S RED RACER RESTAURANT

871 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2489 Web: http://centralcitybrewpub.com/red-racer-restaurant-on-beatty-st/ Twitter: @CentralCityPub Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With it’s 40 draught taps offering their own Central City craft beers as well as beer from other BC craft brewers; this brew pub…

FINCHES MARKET

501 E Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-1644 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Counter service. The second outpost for the company which mixes a café with a market that features some popular food products along with locally grown produce. The…

THE MACKENZIE ROOM

415 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-0705 Web: http://www.themackenzieroom.com/ Twitter: @MackenzieRoom Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. Located off the beaten track, this new abode run by owners Andrew & Katie Jameson feature chef Sean Reeve running the kitchen and…

ANCORA DINING

1600 Howe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1164 Web: http://www.ancoradining.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s spectacular waterfront setting, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde leads the kitchen where he offers up an exquisite menu of seafood focussed dishes, alongside Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo….

GRUB

4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/index.html Twitter: [email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. This latest incarnation of Grub, is foodie heaven. Chef/owner Ling Zheng serves Farm to Table cuisine, and 95% of what is on the menu comes…

SAGE

6331 Crescent Road, Vancouver Tel: (604) 822-0968 Web: http://sage.ubc.ca/restaurant/ Twitter: @UBCFoodie Advice: Reservations suggested. Monday to Friday 11:30am – 2:00pm only. With it’s breathtaking views of the gardens and mountains beyond, the focus here is on Westcoast cuisine prepared with local,…

BIG TROUBLE

UPDATED 10/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://www.bigtroubleyvr.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Passion and perfection are the best words to describe this gem that features Chef Felix Zhou who leads the small kitchen along…

BAO DOWN

12 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel:  (778) 379-3611 Web: http://www.baodown.ca/ Twitter: @baodowngastown Advice: Open daily, counter service. With it’s focus on the Asian Bao steamed buns, here it’s all about the creative and innovative toppings that are enhanced by Asian flavours. Think…

MISSION

2042 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-2042 Web: http://missionkits.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Tuesdays. This is a farm to table, nose to tail, tasting menu oriented spot that is top notch all around. Once you get to know a…

UYU ICE CREAM

433 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-9986 Web: http://www.uyuicecream.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Open daily 12 noon – 10pm. Here it is all about making the best organic soft serve ice cream around, owned by Kevin Lee and partners, this soft serve…

APPLEBACK GRILL

UPDATED 9/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 6190 Marine Dr West Vancouver Tel: 604-281-1281 Web: http://gleneaglesclubhouse.com/ Twitter:[email protected]_Grill Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome.  Snag a table on the patio when the weather is good. With a stunning view overlooking the Gleneagles Golf Course…

PROPAGANDA COFFEE

209 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: http://www.propagandacoffee.ca/ Twitter: @ppgdacoffee Advice: Open daily. Stylish cafe that is large and spacious in the heart of bustling Chinatown, with a large steel table top sharing table. The coffee bar is sleek…

SOFFEE CAFÉ

1426 West 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 736-6668 Web: http://www.soffeecafe.com/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: One day advance notice for Afternoon Tea reservations. Charming is the best way to describe this mother and son owned café that is filled with character. The nostalgic room…

TORAFUKU

958 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-2006 Web: http://torafuku.ca/ Twitter: @torafukuYVR Advice: Closed Mondays. No reservations. Sharing table. Taking Modern Asian to another level, owners, Chef Clement Chan and Chef Steve Kuan who both also own the popular Le Tigre Food…

THE BIRDS AND THE BEETS

55 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-7832 Web: http://www.birdsandbeets.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Open daily. Two entrances from Powell and from Alexander. I love discovering new cool cafés with brick lined walls in historic and not so historic neighborhoods. Matthew Senecal-Junkeer and Chef…

LIPS RESTO

UPDATED 10/01/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1143 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-999-9191 Web: www.LipsResto.com Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested. Chef/Owner Curtis Demyon’s nickname ‘Lips’, apropos to the name of his restaurant that has added a sense of energy to the Davie street…

SAN JUAN FAMILY FARM

Various locations daily Tel: 778-883-9159 Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Juan-Family-Farm/102240916496412 Twitter: @SanJuanFamFarm Advice: Follow them on twitter for locations. Serving up a simple menu of Bolivian specialties including home made sauces, dishes and smoothies that are all organic. I had the delicious and…

HAKKASAN BISTRO

2188 No 5 Rd, Richmond Tel: (604) 273-9191 Web: http://www.hakkasan.ca/ Twitter: @Hakkasan_YVR Advice: Reservations suggested. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Specializing in Hakka cuisine, this family run eatery is owned by a mother and her two daughters, off the beaten track…

GRAPES AND SODA

1541 W 6th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-2456 Web: http://www.grapesandsoda.ca Twitter: @grapesandsoda Advice: No reservations. Open Wednesday – Sunday. Continuing the journey that Chef David Gunawan and Dara Young started with their next door eatery, The Farmers Apprentice. The progression here…

ANGIE’S MALYSIAN EATERY

7355 Edmonds Street, Burnaby Tel: 778-398-0012 Web: https://www.facebook.com/Angiemalaysianrestaurant Twitter: @clement_ow Advice: Reservations a must. Named after his daughter Angie, Chef/owner Clement Ow has turned his passion for home cooking into his own restaurant. His roots are in Brunei where he…

CHILL WINSTON

3 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 288 9575 Web: http://www.chillwinston.com/ Twitter: @chillwinston Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. Turning it up a notch, Chef Derek Bothwell has put a creative spin on the menu; while bartender Matt Hassen has elevated the…

Omakase Dinner at the Raw Bar

I was fortunate to join my friend and fellow writer Lawrence Ferber and friends recently for another Omakase tasting multi-course dinner. Chef Takayuki Omi prepared a selection of dishes as well as his 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi, sashimi and…

WILDTALE COASTAL GRILL

1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-9211 Web: http://wildtale.ca/ Twitter: @wildtalevan Advice: Reservations suggested. Coastal ingredients are the focus of this new Yaletown eatery run by co-owners/chefs John Crook and Erik Heck.  The dining room seats 100 inside and 50…

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