Tag: Neighborhood eating

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 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 Pepino’s Spaghetti House

It had been a couple of years since I dined inside, takeout during the pandemic wasn’t the same. With Chef Vish Mayekar having joined the team a few months back, this gave me a chance for a revisit to try…

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….

Minus Cake Boutique

3615 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3615  Web: https://www.minuscake.com/ Instagram @minusboutique18 Advice: Walk-ins welcome, for cake roll orders place those in advance. Here at this café it’s all about the Minus Cup. Owner and Pastry Chef Sweki set out to create something…

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…

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…

CAFÉ PORTRAIT

1120 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 915-6993 Web: Website on Facebook Instagram @cafeportrait_ Advice: No reservations, walkins welcome, check website for hours. A beautiful café that is filled with art in the form of portraits adorns the café walls at…

First Taste of Palate Kitchen

This newly opened all day brunch spot is owned by the same owners as Pallet Coffee Roasters and they have done a beautiful job with the interior of this restaurant. Chef Khalid Kahya is leading the kitchen and has put…

Mexican Eats at Miltomates Foods

I recently met Chef David and his wife Pei who run a lunch eatery that is open Monday – Friday in the Port Kells area of Surrey. Additionally, they offer takeout and a full catering service that features their made…

KOZAK UKRANIAN EATERY

5077 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 428-4421 Web: https://www.kozakeatery.ca/ Instagram @kozakukrainianfood Advice: No reservations, eat-in or take-out. With it’s focus on Ukrainian dishes and baking, Irina and Sergiy are serving up homestyle food that they grew up eating in the…

OLD BIRD

3950 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 873-1172 Web: https://oldbird.ca/ Instagram @oldbirdrestaurant Advice: No reservations, walk-ins only. With it’s focus on Chinese cuisine with attitude, Executive Chef Deseree Lo has put together a wonderful menu of dishes from the places were…

ARTUSI RESTAURANT

412 6th Street, New Westminster Tel: (604) 553-9922 Web: http://www.artusirestaurant.com/ Twitter @ArtusiNewWest Instagram @artusirestaurant Advice: Reservations suggested, open lunch and dinner, closed Tuesday’s Specializing in contemporary rustic Italian food, Chef Delbert Cirfera, and his partners are family and friends who…

ITALIAN TOMATO

1047 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 687-0055 Web: https://italiantomato.ca/ Instagram @italian.tomato Advice: Walkins welcome, reservations suggested It’s all about pasta and pizza at this popular Italian eatery on Davie in the Westend. The menu choices are extensive featuring a large…

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