Tag: Lunch

Vancouver Winefest 7th Annual Awards Lunch

As a part of the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, on April 23rd I attended this 7th annual awards lunch that was full of restauranteurs, sommeliers, wine makers, and other interested folk. Since New Zealand and Argentina were both the…

KEN’S CHINESE RESTAURANT

1097 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-873-6338 Web: www.kenschineserestaurant.com Advice: Have a private room that holds 40, good idea to share some of the dishes. This award winning restaurant has been on my list to check out for quite sometime, very happy…

TANGTHAI

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1779 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-893-8424 Web: http://www.tangthai.ca Twitter: @tangthai Advice: Their lunch specials look good and are inexpensive. For dinner go with a friend or two and share some dishes. On my way to…

EAST IS EAST

4413 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Advice: No reservations, sit anywhere you wish and have a taste of their chai. I’ve been coming here ever since they opened this eastside location where I love the ambience and the…

HAMILTON STREET GRILL

1009 Hamilton Street,Vancouver Tel: 604-331-1511 Web: http://www.hamiltonstreetgrill.com/ Twitter:  @nwyles Advice: Check in advance for their Sunday Night Service family style dinners at the long table. I dined here last Sunday night with some friends for the inaugural “Sunday Night Services”…

NUBA

146 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6727 Web: http://nuba.ca/third.html Twitter: @NubaTown Advice: Call ahead for takeout. I love Nuba, and have always loved Nuba ever since trying their food at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival a few years back, I…

SANTOUKA RAMEN

1690 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-8121 Web: n/a Advice: Cash only. Limited vegetarian options. Located in what has become the Ramen neighborhood in the West End at the far western section of Robson, Santouka is a beautiful rather small restaurant…

GIOVANE CAFÉ

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: Wifi is available, ask for the code. I found my new favourite café last week and have already visited a couple of times and expect that I will be…

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.  …

ORU

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Located inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 2nd floor Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: http://www.orucuisine.com/ Twitter: @OruRestaurant Advice: Organize a group of up to 12 friends and request the Chefs Table – this is a foodies dream (advance reservations are…

SAVARY ISLAND

1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: Tel: 604-926-4021 Web: n/a Advice: Come hungry, if the place is full it is worth waiting for a seat. They have one of the best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in the city, moreover one of…

INDIA BISTRO

1157 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-6342 Web: http://www.indiabistro.ca/ Advice: Specify the spice (heat) level for the dishes you order. Share dishes with your friends. Best to come for dinner. I have dined here many times over the years and always…

BERT’S RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2904 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-1236 Web: http://bertsrestaurant.com/ Advice: Sit anywhere you feel like sitting. This is one of those long time places that has become an institution in the city, since 1948, Bert’s…

CAMY’S PIZZA

5688 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-324-2200 Web: www.camyspizza.com Advice: Call ahead for pick-up or delivery. 2 for 1 Pizza Deals are the way to go. Places that specialize in Take Out Pizza are a dime a dozen around Vancouver, I…

TWO CHEFS AND A TABLE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-233-1303 Web: www.twochefsandatable.com   Twitter: @2chefsandatable Advice: Book ahead if you have a large party. There is always that one place that you love which reminds you of a private…

GLOWBAL GRILL

1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-602-0835 Web: www.glowbalgrill.com Twitter: @glowbal_group Advice:  Dine early on Sunday nights if you are planning to have the Prime Rib as they serve it until they run out. If you are looking to only have…

MAPLE GRILL

1967 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4885 Web: http://www.maplegrill.com Advice: closed Friday night and Saturday (they open after sundown on Saturday). Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Reservations are a good idea. My friend Alejandro and I had dinner here recently,…

Culinary Treats at the Olympics House of Switzerland

I met Chef Beda Zengg yesterday at House of Switzerland where he cooked up some of his culinary delights from Switzerland for me to taste. We are fortunate to have some fine Swiss Chefs in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics…

ORGANIC LIVES

1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver Phone: 604-505-4599 Web: www.organiclives.org Advice: Ask questions and listen to the staffs recommendations of menu offerings. All about goodness and raw organic foods is the draw here at this very large restaurant/café/store located within minutes from…

DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT

1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-7070 Web: http://www.docksidebrewing.com Advice: Make a reservation thru Open Table. If someone in your party is celebrating a birthday tell the Manager not the server. My family and I had dinner recently and were delighted…

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Inside the Fairmont Hotel at Vancouver International Airport 3111 Grant McConachie Way Richmond, BC Tel:  604-248-3281 Web: http://www.fairmont.com/vancouverairport Twitter: @fairmont_at_yvr Advice: Make a reservation or try your luck without one and try to snag one of the window tables. Overlooking…

KINGYO

871 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-1677 Web: http://www.kingyo-izakaya.com/ Advice: The specials often sell out early, they are popular. One of the best places in the city for Izakaya, the menu features a great selection of appetizers Japanese tapas along with…

BUZZ CAFE

901 Homer Street, Vancouver 604-732-9029 Web: n/a Advice: great prices for their espresso. Looking for some inspiration? This is a great place to visit not only for their 49th Parallel coffee, if you are in need of a creative spark…

PIATO

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1835 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-2929 Web: www.piato.ca Advice: Bring friends and order some small plates to share. I have dined here a few times, sometimes with friends and at times on my…

AU PETIT CHAVIGNOL

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 845 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-255-4218 Web: www.aupetitchavignol.com Twitter: @petitchavignol Advice: Bring a friend or two along to share one of their fondues. I’ve got this Parisian feeling each time I step inside this…

NORTHERN DYNASTY

1180 – 8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: 604-303-1192 Web: n/a Advice: Go with friends and share the dishes. This is a restaurant that I would have never discovered on my own without hearing about it from a friend who is…

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