Tag: Wines

BLACK RICE IZAKAYA

782 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel:  (778) 379-0416 Web: http://www.blackrice.ca/ Twitter: @BR_Izakaya Advice: Reservations suggested. Specializing in Japanese Izakaya you will find a menu that is filled with sashimi, sushi, nigiri, small cold and hot plates, tapas and Kushi-Yaki. I visited for…

BIG ROCK URBAN EATERY

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-8311 Web: http://bigrockurban.com/ Twitter @BRUeateryYVR Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located on the Western edge of Olympic Village, close to the Canada-line station, it’s a large brewpub dining hall…

SAI WOO

160 East Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-1117 Web: http://www.saiwoo.ca/ Twitter: @doyousaiwoo Advice: Reservations suggested. With a nod to the history of its 1930’s predecessor, Sai Woo Chop Suey, occupied the same footprint, and the contemporary version is poised to become…

PATRON TACOS & CANTINA

265 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-3368 Web: http://www.patrontc.com/ Twitter: @patrontc Advice: Reservations suggested for larger parties, walkins welcome. A true cantina, this Mexican eatery has been turning out stellar favourites since opening a couple of years ago. Chef Enrique Menendez…

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…

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…

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…

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…

PORTUGESE CLUB OF VANCOUVER

1144 Commercial Dr, Vancouver Tel: (604) 251-2042 Web: https://www.facebook.com/PCOVCLUB Twitter: n/a Advice: Share dishes with friends. Taking lead by one of my friends Avelino Santos who is from Portugal, Ali Hui and I all joined to explore some of the…

Exploring Spanish Food and Drink at Salida 7

Ever since I visited Barcelona, I have always longed for more tapas, dishes with the flavours of Spain. Salida 7 opened in Vancouver a couple of months ago, serving dishes that originate in the Gerona region of Spain along with…

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…

SHOWCASE RESTAURANT

1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 639-4040 Web: http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/ Twitter: @Showcase_Van Advice: Reservations suggested for dinner. It’s been years since I had eaten here, recently renovated, the large spacious room has a wonderful warm inviting décor of wood paneling and…

AU COMPTOIR

2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-2278 Web: http://www.aucomptoir.ca/ Twitter: @Au_Comptoir Advice: No reservations, open 8am-10pm Wednesday – Monday. Closed Tuesdays. Bonjour! Walking into this classic Parisian café with it’s well dressed good looking servers who for the most part…

CAVU KITCHEN BAR

5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond Tel: 604-232-5001 Web: http://www.cavukitchenbar.com/ Twitter: @CAVUKitchenBar Advice: Reservations suggested.   With a playful element, Chef Alex Hancock and his team has created an exciting menu filled with dishes that are married with wonderful flavours. I started…

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