Tag: Hot Spot

Flipside Burgers

37760 2 Ave, Squamish Telephone: (604) 849- 0146 Website: https://www.flipsideburgers.ca/ Instagram @flipsideburgers_squamish Advice: Closed Monday. This is one of those hidden gems known for some of the best burgers around. Located outside at the back behind Cliffside Cider in Squamish;…

CHOP & CHEW

1842 Lonsdale Ave, North Van Tel: (604) 971-2475 Web: https://chopandchew.ca/ Instagram @chopandcheww Advice: Walk-ins welcome. Located in the heart of the Lonsdale neighbourhood, this eatery specializes in comfort food and is loved by the community around them. They offer up…

Counterpart Coffee

39012 Discovery Way #107, Squamish Tel: (604) 567-3338 Web https://counterpartcoffee.com/ Instagram @counterpartcoffee Advice: Closed Sunday and Monday. In what has become one of my favourite coffee shops around this is a spot that I often visit when I am in…

First Taste of Wild Flour Pizza Co.

It’s all about delicious Sourdough pizza at this recently opened spot in central Burnaby. Owned by Chef Steven Che and Clay Spalding, the duo is off and running. In addition to pizza, the rest of the menu will feature various…

First Taste of OEB Breakfast Co in North Vancouver

Specializing in creative breakfast and brunch dishes; they recently opened their newest location in North Vancouver close to Lions Gate Hospital. I loved the modern decor and the spacious room and most of all the vibe and delicious food. This…

First Taste of Nancy Go YaYa

Beautiful restaurant specializing in Singaporean café delights, owned by Tannis Ling and Alain Chow who partnered with chef Jian Cheng. The décor is delightful reminiscing a Singaporean coffee shop; and the service is top notch. I’ve visited for lunch a…

First Taste of ZARAK by Afghan Kitchen

It’s all about elevated Afghan dishes and a beautiful dining room to match at this newly opened eatery on Main Street. The space was designed by Simcic + Uhrich Architects and built by Merola Construction. Owners Hassib Sarwari and Winnie…

First Taste of Roosh

Specializing in Swiss comfort food in the heart of Gastown. Owners Tushar, Anant and another partner set out to fill a niche which has been missing in this city for quite sometime, Swiss cuisine is now showcased here. Some of…

First Taste of Linh Café at Vancouver House

Specializing in French Vietnamese cuisine, owners Chef Tai Nguyen and his wife Linh have opened this beautiful restaurant at Vancouver House in the Beach District of downtown Vancouver. This is their second location for the couple who has created a…

New Dishes Tasting at Caffe La Tana

It’s all about home-made pasta daily where Chef Vish Mayekar is now running the kitchen and making creative pastas with two different features each week. It had been awhile since I last dined inside at Caffe La Tana and this…

First Taste of Fiorino, Italian Street Food

Dining inspired by the streets of Florence is their tagline which emphasizes the type of food they are serving at this newly opened restaurant in Chinatown. Owned by Giovanni Mascagni, Mitchel Clark and Chef Mario Ruiz, the 3 partners have…

First Taste of Delara Restaurant

Beautiful restaurant specializing in elevated Persian cuisine, owned and run by Chef Bardia Ilbeiggi opened late summer. He is a very good and creative chef who not only creates beautiful dishes but also tells a wonderful story on his instagram….

First Taste of Alouette Restaurant

Specializing in French cuisine, this recently opened restaurant is serving up traditional French classics alongside wines, cocktails and more. Chef Albert Tran leads the kitchen along with Culinary Director Mark Greenfeld, currently serving dinner Wednesday – Sunday, soon they will…

First Taste of Loula’s Taverna

One of the cuisines that I adore is Greek and several of the partners behind this new eatery on Commercial Drive are responsible for the rise in Greek cuisine in our city over many decades. This one though is as…

Ophelia Mexican Kitchen

165 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 800-5253 Web: https://www.opheliakitchen.ca/ Instagram: @opheliavancouver Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Specializing in authentic south-of-the-border Mexican cuisine, Executive Chef Francisco Higareda named this wonderful restaurant after his mother, Ophelia. As I love Mexican cuisine I…

SAY MERCY

4298 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3624 Web: https://www.saymercy.ca instagram @saymercyyvr Advice: Advance reservations suggested. With its focus on American Barbq and Southern Italian, Chef Sean Reeve and his partners have a created a wonderful menu of dishes that marry…

First Taste of Winston Café

A food forward coffee shop that opened recently in Lower Lonsdale in beautiful North Vancouver. With it’s high ceilings this café also features a long communal table in the centre of the room on the main floor, and a good…

Experiencing Brunch at VV Tapas & Lounge

This is a beautiful tapas lounge which opened in the late fall on East Hastings in the Strathcona neighborhood; I was excited to revisit for their recently added weekend brunch service. Started of the morning with a Cappuccino with almond milk,…

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