Tag: Wines

EIGHT 1/2

151 E 8th Ave, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 568-2703 Web: http://www.eightandahalf.ca Twitter: @eightandahalf Advice: Sit at the bar if dining solo. In the heart of Mt Pleasant, you’ll find a great spot for eating and lounging with friends as I did…

LA MEZCALARIA

1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-8226 Web: http://lamezcaleria.ca/ Twitter: @LaMezcaleriaYVR Advice: Reservations a must. It’s no secret that I love Mexican food and culture and this new East side spot on the drive has nailed it on the food and…

CHICHA RESTAURANT

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 136 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-3963 Web:  http://www.chicharestaurant.com/ Twitter: @ChichaVancouver Advice: Take a friend or two and share dishes. I absolutely adore seeing passionate chefs open an eatery who are adventurous with a sole purpose…

LOMBARDO’S

1641 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2240 Web: http://lombardos.ca/ Twitter: @LombardosPizza Advice: Make reservations for eating in, call or visit for take-out. Sometimes it can take awhile to visit a long standing, popular eatery, in this case it’s taken me an…

BURDOCK AND CO.

2702 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 879-0077 Web: http://www.burdockandco.com Twitter: @BurdockAndCo Advice: Try to snag a spot at the bar overlooking the open kitchen. As a fan of talented Chef Andrea Carlson, I had long awaited the opening of Burdock…

MOSAIC BAR & GRILLE

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4770 Web: http://vancouver.hyatt.com Twitter: @HyattVancouver Advice: multi-course tasting menus, you can ask to have the chef create you a customer tasting menu.   With a star chef at its helm, my friend Nikki Caine…

TAVOLA

1829 Robson St,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 606-4680 Web: http://tavolavancouver.com Twitter: @TavolaVancouver Advice: If eating solo or not, snag a spot at the communal table. Hidden off the beaten track in the West End is spot that fills up fast nightly…

LE CROCODILE

909 Burrard St #100,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-4298 Web: http://lecrocodilerestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations are a must. This is one of those classic restaurants that has been on the scene for many years, I first dined here well over 15…

SIDDARTHAS INDIAN KITCHEN

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2066 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 215-7556 Web: http://siddharthaskitchen.com/ Twitter: @ChefSiddharthas Advice: Share dishes with friends. The Drive as it’s often described to the locals is a neighborhood which is filled with a variety of…

THE GENERAL PUBLIC

3289 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 558-4676 Web: coming Twitter: @GPSushi Advice: Reservations suggested. Bring a friend to share some sushi rolls. There are sushi joints and then there are sushi joints, while the city is filled with sushi eateries…

CAFÉ D’AFRIQUE

363 East Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-9919 Web: http://www.cafedafrique.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested. Go with at least another friend to share the platters. I often go walking to explore neighborhoods in Vancouver, on a recent visit through Mount Pleasant I…

LIFT Bar and Grill

333 Menchions Mews, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-5438 Web: http://liftbarandgrill.com/ Twitter: @Liftbarandgrill Advice: Reservations suggested. Sit upstairs on the outside patio in season. Finding a culinary paradise in Coal Harbour, Lift recently got a lift when Chef Jefferson Alvarez took over the…

EAST IS EAST CHAI GALLERY

4433 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Twitter: hopefully one day. Advice: Reservations suggested. Request to be seated at one of the tables with benches rather than the tree stump chairs. As a fan of their former location a…

RIVERWAY CLUBHOUSE

9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby Tel: 604-297-4888 Web: http://www.facebook.com/riverwayclubhouse Twitter: @BBY_Riverway Advice: Reservations suggested. Located at the Riverway Golf Course. Located in South Burnaby, a bit off the beaten track, you will find an almost secret hideway. My friend and…

PIDGIN

350 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9400 Web: www.pidginyvr.com Twitter: @pidginvancouver Advice: Call for reservations, bring a magnifier glass and flashlight to read the menu. With a pedigree of star studded crew, the shining light here is spearheaded by Co-owner, Chef…

THE PARLOUR RESTAURANT

1011 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3322    | Web: www.theparlourrestaurants.com Twitter: @ParlourYaletown Advice: They offer take out and delivery for all of their pizzas. As a pizza lover I am always yearning to visit the new pizza joint on the block…

ESPANA RESTAURANT

1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-4040 Web: www.espanarestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @espanayvr Advice: Don’t go solo, best place to go with at least one or two friends and share some dishes. Open late nightly. I love everything Spanish and Espana took me…

LA PENTOLA DELLA QUERCIA

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 350 Davie St., Vancouver Tel: 604-642-0557 Web: www.lapentola.ca Twitter: @La_Pentola Advice: Go with friends or family, and order familia style and share. It’s no secret that I love Kitsilano’s La Quercia, and have loved Chef Adam…

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