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Entries from September 2007

Elements Urban Tapas Parlour Whistler, BC

September 30th, 2007 · No Comments

Went to Whistler. Rained most of the weekend but the guys still went downhill-riding (hard core. The ladies went for a great lunch at Elements – not too pricey and large portions for tapas. Our favorite was the lettuce wrap with hoisin pork and papaya – delicious – comes with great sesame noodles and a […]

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Milestone’s Restaurant Vancouver, BC

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

The one on Robson is one of many restuarants in this chain. Usually avoid places like this but had a visitor in town who was hungry and not feeling adventurous. Home of the famous Bellini – probably the only highlight – fun frosty drinks with alcohol (but not much if you ask me). ome of […]

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New Town Bakery Vancouver, BC

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Busy bakery with line-ups. Largest selection of steamed buns I have seen. Typical Chinese bakery fare except for the apple pastry – not a bad attempt. Unfortunately didn’t get to the buns until they were cold and with no microwave to warm them up – will have to try again sometime….Tried them a second time […]

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Gastropod Vancouver, BC

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Modern cool décor. Room a little loud. Interesting tasting and prix fixe menus – moderately priced. Best – oyster appetizer, venison appetizer, salmon wrapped in seaweed lightly battered and fried (sort of like sushi tempura-style), roast pork. Attentive service.. Drinks also moderately priced. Enjoyable.

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Crave Vancouver, BC

September 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Small cozy restaurant – some people complain the tables are too close but didn’t seem a problem to us. Small patio out front and a bigger patio out back. Previous Four Seasons chef. Southern Fried chicken cobb salad was average but a nice size. The tempura ahi roll was our favorite appetizer. The short rib […]

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Phnom Penh – Visit 1

September 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Delicious but busy. Go early if you want to get a table for lunch or try to make a reservation. Seems like people go out of their way just to go to this restaurant. The famous butter beef is thinly sliced rare beef swimming in a pool of garlicky sauce garnished with cilantro. The spicy […]

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House of Dosas Vancouver, BC

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

D (Monday, Sep 24): Meda Vedai – fried rice flour doughnuts with chutney and dal to start – delicious. Went for the $5.99 Dosa Mondays. If you don’t know dosas – they are like big thin crispy potato crepes with a small amount of delicious filling. We tried the shrimp vindaloo, lamb vindaloo and gunpowder […]

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Marathon du Medoc

September 8th, 2007 · No Comments

Night fair/market – only made it out to one of these and even then it wasn’t that late. The community centre at the end was bustling (with a long line) and loud live music. The food looked plentiful but we were not prepared to wait. Wandered along the little mini strip. Finally chose a small […]

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Paul Bakery, Charles De Gaulle Airport

September 6th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Do yourself a favor and avoid all of the ‘Paul’ bakeries while you’re in France. If you’re French, you wouldn’t eat there anyway; if you’re not French and want to eat at a real French bakery, don’t eat there; if you like food, don’t eat there; if you don’t like food, don’t eat there. Just […]

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Rack Sack

September 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Bad fruit fly problem – cursed bananas. I guess the open garbage can also doesn’t help. Bought the Rack Sack – approx $13 at Canadian Tire. It comes with some of its own garbage bags but the beauty of it is that you can use grocery bags – i.e. free bags – after that. Reduce […]

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