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Entries from March 2008

The Whip Restaurant & Gallery

March 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Monday night – out for Tapas. I want to like this place more than I do. It’s in a great old heritage building, has been done inside to be casual yet rustic yet trendy at the same time. They pour some great drinks (although a bit pricey) and it’s the usual main street crowd (think […]

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Tags: Vancouver

Vera’s Burgers

March 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Finally tried Vera’s Burgers. Tried the classic Vera’s burgers – decent sized patties (although not slightly pink as stated that the patties should be in the brochure) which were reasonably juicy. The amount of “free” toppings was just right. There are also a variety of extra toppings which are available at a price – the […]

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Tags: Vancouver · Western Food

Savary Island Pie Company (again) – West Vancouver, BC

March 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is the best pie in town. In fact, we have cut hikes short on Cypress Mountain, just to get in some quality Savary Island pie time. It is the crust that really makes the pie. The crust is thick but not too fatty, not too salty – it just melts in your mouth. Its […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Brunch · Cafe · Favorites · Vancouver

Legendary Noodle House – Part 2 Vancouver, BC

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

The menu has changed and the price has gone up a little bit but the quality vs price ratio is still excellent. The garlic pea shoots are still the best around (we always order 2 orders in fact). Tried the seaweed – a generous portion of the dark green goodness (if you like seaweed that […]

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Rise Artisan Bakery

March 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Run by Chris Brown and his partner, this is the source of some awesomely good and fresh baked goods. They only distribute either at markets or a few times a year out of their house. Track these guys down at the Trout Lake Farmer’s market or in the winter at the Wise Hall Market and […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Favorites · Vancouver

Sanafir

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

First off, this place isn’t all that great. I’m a little down on it, mainly because of the $7 beer. Let me explain. I like all kinds of restaurants – cheap, expensive, clean, dirty, whatever. I like them when they try to serve good food, good drinks, or just to try to create some kind […]

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Tags: Vancouver

Thomas Haas – again!

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

A place filled with delectable pastries and decadent chocolates and desserts – no wonder I find every excuse to get over to North Vancouver. One of the best croissants that we have had in Canada – and we have tried many although admittedly only really in Vancouver and Toronto as I have a bit of […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Favorites · Vancouver

Chambar

March 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Chambar proved to me once again why it is one of our favorite restaurants. Great cocktails, interesting and varied beer list, solid food and excellent service – all at a reasonable price. The moule frites Congolaise was an ample serving of mussels swimming in a fragrant broth ( I was practically drinking the broth ) […]

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Tags: Vancouver

Salt Tasting Room

March 8th, 2008 · No Comments

D: Reservations are a must. Definitely a young hip crowd in a cozy space which encourages conversation with nearby guests. If you like charcuterie, cheese and booze – and really who doesn’t – this is a fun place for a casual night out. The menu changes regularly with today’s list of charcuterie, cheese and condiments […]

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Okada Sushi Vancouver, BC

March 7th, 2008 · No Comments

It was a good sign that on walking into the restaurant, most of the customers appeared to be Japanese. Service was prompt and friendly with helpful suggestions from the waitress. The mackerel roll (saba battera) as recommended by the waitress was my favorite. The sake list was interesting and I tried the masu sake which […]

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