Tag: Hot Spot

ALBERELLO PIZZERIA

115 W 15th Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-770-4484 Web: http://www.alberellopizzeria.com/ Twitter @Alberellopizza Advice: Open for lunch and dinner daily, except nightly only on Saturday & Sunday. Located on the North Shore, this family run gem features a line-up of authentic…

PROHIBITION BAR

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.673.7088 Web: http://prohibitionrhg.com/ Twitter: @RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Closed Sundays. Dress code in effect. Located at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, this glamourous cocktail bar features a 3,000-square-foot lounge with daily live…

OLD CROWE COFFEE CO

655 Front Street, New Westminster Tel: 778-960-8790 Web: http://oldcrowcoffeeco.com/ Twitter: @Oldcrowcoffee Advice: Open daily. Located downtown New Westminster overlooking the river front, you will a cool café, brick lined walls and comfy leather chairs are a welcoming spot. find a…

KIN KAO THAI KITCHEN

903 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-1125 Web: http://www.kinkao.ca/ Twitter @kinkaokitchen Advice: No reservations, small plates. Since I love Thai cuisine, I am always on the lookout for new spots to try, my friend Jordan Rogers joined me to share some…

DOUGHGIRLS BAKE SHOP

3322 Shrum Lane, Vancouver Tel: (604) 333-5474 Web: http://www.doughgirlsbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @DoughgirlsBake Advice: Join the line-up for delicious treats. Take ‘n Bake selection of entries for takeout. Located in the Wesbrook Village neighborhood close to the UBC campus is a star studded…

TACOFINO GASTOWN

15 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: (604) 899-7907 Web: http://tacofino.com/ Twitter: @TacofinoVAN Advice: No reservations. Taco bar open nightly, the Burrito bar open for lunch thru late night. My love for Tacofino began a few years ago when their first food…

JACKALOPE’S NEIGHBOURHOOD DIVE

2257 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 568-6674 Web: http://jackalopesdive.com/ Twitter: @JackalopesDive Advice: No reservations. I have always had a love for American Southern comfort food, memories of travels across the Southern parts of the USA, with restaurants serving up…

MR. RED CAFÉ

2234 E. Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: 604-710-9515 Web: https://www.facebook.com/mrredvancity Twitter: n/a Advice: Bring a friend or two and share the dishes. Although the interior of the restaurant’s walls are red, this Northern Vietnamese café is named after the nickname of…

SOFT PEAKS

25 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-2071 Web: http://softpeaks.ca/ Twitter: @soft_peaks Advice: Never share with your friend, enjoy each creation solo. My love for soft serve ice cream began at a young age and there weren’t many options back then,…

BLACK ROOK BAKEHOUSE

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2474 East Hastings St, Vancouver Tel:(604) 563-5094 Web: http://www.blackrookbake.com/ Twitter: @blackrookbaker Advice: Open Monday – Saturday. A true neighborhood bakeshop that’s community oriented shines bright in the heart of the East Village. Owned by Dana…

BATARD BOULANGERIE

3958 Fraser, Vancouver Tel: 604-506-3958 Web: http://www.batardbakery.com/ Twitter: @batardbakery Advice: Communal tables for sharing, prepared foods for takeaway. In France bread usually comes out of the ovens in the afternoon when people are heading home from work. Notable Bread baker…

THE COPPER CHIMNEY

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 567 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-8862 Web: http://www.copperchimney.ca/ Twitter: @CopperChimney_1 Advice: Reservations suggested. As I entered this grande dining room which boasts an impressive staircase to an upstairs seating area, I was struck with an…

PALLET COFFEE ROASTERS

323 Semlin Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604 -255 -2014 Web: http://palletcoffeeroasters.com/ Twitter: @PalletCoffee Advice: Open daily. This East Village café and coffee roastery has been a community hub since opening last summer. Run by passionate owners Sharif Sharifi and Shane Dehkodaei,…

LINH CAFÉ

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver (this location has closed, relocated to 1428 Granville Street) Tel: 604-559-4668 Web: http://linhcafe.com/ Twitter: @LinhCafeVan Advice: Reservations suggested. The bright room with red banquette seating and red table tops is a showcase for modern French…

NIRVANA RESTAURANT

2313 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 872-8779 Web: http://www.nirvanarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @NirvanaOnMain Advice: Reservations suggested. Specify the spice (heat) level for the dishes you order. Share dishes with your friends. Located in the heart of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood is the longest…

CAFÉ MEDINA

780 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 879 3114 Web: www.medinacafe.com Twitter: @CafeMedina Advice: No reservations.Expect long line-ups on weekends. Known as the breakfast spot for years, Medina moved a few blocks over to a larger space, adding known Executive Chef…

DARCY’S CAFÉ

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4462 W 10th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 336-6399 Web: http://www.darcyscafe.ca/ Twitter: @darcysvancouver Advice: Open daily and later on Friday nights. This West Point Grey neighborhood eatery offers delicious treats from early morning to late afternoon….

SMALL VICTORY BREAD & COFFEE

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver Tel: Web: http://smallvictory.ca/ Twitter: @sv_bakery Advice: Milk and Creme is on tap for coffee service. Stools by the counter are fixed to the floor. Large and spacious, this wooden floored, white walled bakery is shining bright…

DEVILS ELBOW HOUSE

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-0611 Web: www.devilselbowalehouse.com Twitter: @DevilsElbow_ Advice: Sharing is the way to go here if dining with friends. Enter a Barbq house that is brick walled throughout with reclaimed wood paneling, a beautiful wooden bar sporting…

Omakase Tasting at Raw Bar

My friend Chef Takayuki Omi joined me for an Omakase tasting menu (Chefs choice) on his night off. He guided me through this 100% Ocean Wise certified sushi bar explaining each of the pieces and noting the origin of each….

JAMJAR

2290 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 252-3957 Web: www.jamjaronthedrive.com Twitter: @Jamjarondrive Advice: No reservations, sharing table for solo diners. Specializing in flavours of the Middle East, specifically with an emphasis in crafted Lebanese cuisine, Chef Bakhos leads the kitchen in…

DOCK LUNCH

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 152 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-3625 Web: http://instagram.com/docklunch_offmain Twitter: n/a Advice: No reservations, sharing tables, open only for lunch. Hidden off of bustling Main street, this eatery is a gem, located inside an apartment…

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