Tag: Wines

CHEF TONY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

101 – 4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 279-0083 Web: http://cheftonycanada.com/en/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. With many restaurants around the region offering dim-sum, you must be in the know to which ones are not only good but ones…

DUNN’S FAMOUS

827 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-682-8938 Web:  http://www.dunnsfamousbc.com Twitter: @DunnsFamousBC Advice: Takes reservations, walkins-welcome, deli counter. I have visited this downtown Jewish style deli many times over the past few years, recently they added a deli counter in the front…

BIN 941

941 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-1246 Web: http://www.bin941.com/ Twitter: @Bin941 Advice: No reservations. This longtime standing eatery was a local haunt of mine years ago when Chef Gord Martin got the ball rolling so to speak on the tapas wagon….

THAI CONFUSION

UPDATED 6/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 117 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8385 Web: http://www.thaiconfusion.com/ Twitter @ThaiConfusion Advice: Takes reservations. Taking elements from traditional Thai dishes with bold flavours, owner/chef Tai Keattivanichvily plays with the ingredients to turn out wonderous…

LATAB

UPDATED 2/14/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 983 Helmcken Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-7004 Web: http://latab.ca/ Twitter: @latabfood Advice: Reservations suggested This is where ingredients come to play, where the chefs create wonderous dishes, small plates, bold in flavour.  Chef Kris Barnholden…

DIXIES BBQ

337 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-4770 Web: http://www.meatatdixies.com/ Twitter: @meatatdixies Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. In Texas there are literally hundreds of BBQ joints and they are known for their unique style or barbq which isn’t saucy like the…

THE TUCK SHOPPE

237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-6773 Web: http://www.thetuckshoppe.com/ Twitter: @the_tuckshoppe Advice: Counter service. With a focus on sandwiches and salads, restaurateurs Adam Merpaw and Zach Buckman grew up in cities where they would visit their favourite tuck shoppes in the…

BAO DOWN GASTROPUB

115 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-5226 Web: http://baodown.net/menu/gastropub-dinner/ Twitter @baodowngastro Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Taking que from their original eatery in Gastown, this new gastropub is much more sophisticated serving up large plates and cocktails and so…

Italian Gas Station Experiment at Salt Tasting Room

Just as you would stop at a gas station for some delicious delicacies driving in Italy, Salt Tasting Room is featuring what they call the Italian Gas Station experiment during February. My friend Ajay joined me for a tasting flight…

First Taste of City Side Winery

I toured this new winery and tasting lounge recently, it is located a couple blocks away from the Olympic Village Canada Line station. City Side Winery showcases their passion in crafting independent and regionally produced premium wines. It has been…

Dining at Hy’s Encore Upstairs Lounge

Hy’s recently opened their beautiful upstairs lounge which make’s nod to dressing down a notch while enjoying the same excellent food, drink and service. My friend and fellow writer Farhan Mohamed joined me for dinner as we delved into some…

Lunch at Cibo Trattoria

Executive Chef Faizal Kassam and Robert Stelmachuk General Manager & Wine Director have created a lunch menu filed with Italian delights that match a comprehensive wine list that touches on not only Italian wines but others that connect well with…

EL SANTO

680 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel:(604) 727-8176 Web: http://elsanto.ca/ Twitter @el_santonewwest Advice: Takes reservations and walkins are also welcome. A couple of cocktails to start off, my cousin Janek had the Rojo Diablo ($10) Vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, cherry,…

JUNIPER

185 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1695 Web: http://www.junipervancouver.com/ [email protected] Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With a focus on Cascadian cuisine, this bar restaurant does both ever so well. The bar is the shiner here where top barmen mix up a…

GROTTO ITALIAN

1725 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-1998 Web: http://grottoitalian.ca/ Twitter:[email protected] Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This new Italian eatery is situated in English Bay where the focus is on pastas and pizzas along with some appetizers including house baked focaccia, meatballs and desserts….

OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE

615 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604 428 0072 Web: http://www.saviovolpe.com/ [email protected]_volpe Advice: Reservations suggested. It’s the right mix of elements that can make a restaurant succeed, it also takes a passionate and experienced team who are used to working hard to…

THE BIBO

1000-7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond, BC Tel: 604-279-8889 Web: http://www.thebibo.com/ Twitter @TheBiBo Advice: Takes reservations and walk-ins. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Located inside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver Airport, is this Italian cucina, a gem run…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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