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Entries from January 2008

49th Parallel Roasters

January 31st, 2008 · No Comments

These guys know coffee. Assuming you have a decent espresso machine and a proper grinder, and you want somewhere in Vancouver to buy your beans? Drop that bag of Kirkland beans, my friend and head over to their cafe to pick up a bag of their Espresso. This stuff is awesome. The crema you’ll get […]

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Au Petit Cafe Vancouver, BC

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments

So I finally got to try the “best” vietnamese subs in Vancouver. The cafe is small and super busy and looks like your typical small zero-atmosphere chinese restaurant (people are definitely there for the food). I didn’t know what to expect given that I previously had vietnamese subs in Toronto where they are either pre-made […]

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Slickity Jim’s Chat & Chew

January 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Some friends were in town – it was Saturday morning – had a fuzzy head and needed some simple fats and carbs. Looked around online and settled on Slickity Jim’s – it had some pretty good reviews. Got there around 11am and had about a 25-minute wait for a seat. There are a bunch of […]

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January 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Recently named by En Route as one of the top new restaurants of 2007, Kingyo is yet another addition to the army of izakayas around the city. Prettier surroundings than the other izakayas we have visited which were a little more basic, and a little quieter, although they still shout out a greeting as you […]

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Tags: Asian · Japanese · Vancouver