Posts filed under: Vancouver

Vancouver BC

Always good: Cactus Club Cafe. One of multiple locations in BC this one is on Coal Harbor right beside the Olympic Flame. It’s a nice spot to drop by for...

Vancouver BC

Local Bar: Biercraft. Another place you won’t find unless you have local knowledge. There are 3 locations in Vancouver; this one is on Commercial Drive (“The Drive”) and is obviously...

Vancouver BC

Local knowledge: Via Tevere. Visiting with our daughter who is a Vancouver “local” and she recommended we give this place a try…it did not disappoint. The pizzas are cooked in...

Whistler BC

You gotta try this place: Peaked Pies. This is the original…the other location is on Denman in Vancouver..so that’s an option if you can’t make it to Whistler. The pies...

Vancouver

Italian: Centro. Located in the West End on Denman Street, it opened a couple of months ago. Described as modern Italian, the space is a bit retro…..think mid century modern....

Vancouver

Brunch on the way home: Seasons In The Park. Drop dead views of the Vancouver skyline with Grouse and Cypress mountains in the distance. It’s other claim to fame is...

Vancouver

All things Canadian: Edible Canada. Everything…including the dishes you eat on…..is locally sourced. Can be a busy place on weekends so reservations are a must. On show is…….Canadian cuisine. The...

Vancouver

Comfort food: Burgoo. One of almost a half dozen locations in the greater Vancouver area this one is located in the Point Grey district. Very similar but in a smaller...

Vancouver

Looking for breakfast on Granville Island: Terra Breads. Located in the northern part of The Market, this is one of four locations in the greater Vancouver area. Their strength seems...

Vancouver

Another great spot downtown: Nightingale. Brought to you by the same chef at Hawksworth……voted best restaurant in Vancouver several times in the past. I will need to make a return...

Vancouver

Gelato fix that opened this summer: Umaluma. Local knowledge wins again……you’d not know of this place unless you happened upon it while walking east on Pender in Chinatown and stumbled...

Vancouver

Quick trip north with lunch in the West End: Kingyo Izakaya. I love the announcement of your arrival and departure in izakayas and this place is no exception. On Denman...

Vancouver

Carbo loading: Lupo. Close to my hotel and on the edge of Yaletown. I wanted some Italian pasta before my ride to Whistler so this seemed like a good choice....

Vancouver

Quick lunch: Bistro Verde. In the Pacific Center Nordstrom and close to my daughter’s office so we decided to give it a try. Nice space with a separate street entrance...

Vancouver

Last stop on our way back to Seattle: Darby’s Public House. Just had drinks before dropping our son off at the airport in Vancouver. This place has been in the...

Vancouver

Sitting on an airplane and catching up from the weekend: Ayoub’s. Ok it’s not a restaurant but you have to try this place! I have never seen such a display...

Vancouver

Son visiting daughter in Vancouver = quick trip north: The Oakwood. Great spot in the Kits area for brunch or dinner…our daughter thinks the burgers are outstanding but this visit...

Vancouver

A bit of a tourist place but the: Granville Public Market is worth a visit Like the Pike Place Market in Seattle most Vancouverites don’t admit to going there since...

Vancouver

Have wanted to try this place for a few years: Ask for Luigi. It was really a hot ticket a few years ago with long waits for a table….they take...

Vancouver

This is really about the hotel which is a must if you are in Vancouver: Granville Island Hotel. However there is a restaurant and bar and we took advantage of...

Vancouver

Have been here before and will be back: Beaucoup. I have to admit I have a very weak spot for French pastries and this is one of a handful outside...

Vancouver

Local knowledge wins again: Grapes and Soda. Got to Vancouver a bit late and this spot was recommended by our daughter who lives here…..her recommendations never disappoint. A small place...

Vancouver

Been trying to visit here for a few years: Motomachi Shokudo. Whatever you do don’t visit on a Wednesday…..they’re closed….ouch! Also note as of the date of this posting they...

Vancouver BC

A place for coffee: Elysian Coffee Roasters. This is one of 4 locations in Vancouver and came highly recommended by locals. It did not disappoint. They seem to specialize in...

Vancouver BC

Dined here about a year ago: Homer St Cafe and Bar Housed in a Victorian styled building in a corner location the restaurant specializes in rotisserie chicken but has an...

Vancouver BC

Tried to visit the ramen shop nearby but closed on Wednesday: Banana Leaf. This is a chain of Malaysian restaurants and this one was close by so we decided to...

Vancouver BC

Terrible weather out so made a quick dash to this well known Japanese Izakaya: Guu Garden. Very close to the Sheraton Wall Center and St Paul’s Hospital on a corner...

Vancouver BC

Terrible weather outside so had a quick lunch at: Cafe One. Inside the north tower of the Sheraton Wall Center it’s your typical hotel fare in a nice open space....

Vancouver BC

Comfort food in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver: Burgoo Bistro One of four by the same name in Vancouver that cater to comfort foods which was perfect for this...

Vancouver BC

A place known only to locals: Heirloom Vegetarian Nice brunch sharing avocado toast then a potpourri of choices: huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict, kale salad, and buckwheat pancakes. I had the Ninja...

Vancouver BC

Having someone local is always a treat for new places to eat: Farmer’s Apprentice A small out place out of the downtown core. Brunch was fabulous. Visit website  ...

Vancouver BC

Italian/Japanese fusion and a place to share food: Kissa Tanto. Since our visit shortly after it opened in 2016 its become a real star….see the recent article NYT….the second review...