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Entries from July 2008

Montri Thai Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

July 25th, 2008 · No Comments

The girls wanted to get some Thai food. Montri’s was suggested and I haven’t been there in years. It has consistently been recommended as one of the better thai restaurants in the lower mainland although not cheap (comparatively speaking). Very tasty Thai food, some of the best I have had so far in Vancouver. They […]

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Tags: Asian · Vancouver

The Five Point

July 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

So – Thursday night – M is in town this week, haven’t gone out for a drink since our trip to the Cascade a few weeks back, and it’s (yet) another beautiful summer evening in Vancouver – time to head out for a beer. We wanted some place that was at least within stumbling distance […]

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Tags: Vancouver

Gale’s Snack Bar

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

This is by far the cheapest restaurant that I’ve been to in North America. Hell, it makes In-N-Out look expensive. One meal at Charlie Trotter’s is 100 meals at Gale’s. A grilled cheese sandwich: $0.95 – or go whole hog for a chicken salad sandwich at $1.50. How about a milkshake? $1.25 and some coffee […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Toronto

Celestin vs Jules, Toronto

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

So this was it. Like Plimpton and Hunter Thompson covering Foreman vs. Ali, we decided to immerse ourselves in the hot action going on uptown . The debate has been raging for years over who has the best pain au chocolat in Toronto; a couple of contenders have emerged on both the bulletin boards and […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Toronto

Pho Hoa (Lougheed) Coquitlam, BC

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Standard Pho restaurant with average vietnamese food at reasonable prices. Nothing spectacular or fancy but a good option if you get sick of Subway. Inexpensive $10-20750-3025 Lougheed HwyCoquitlam, BC604-945-9285

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Tags: Asian · Cheap Eats · Vancouver · Vietnamese

Veal Sandwich Showdown

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

So years ago when I went through a major culture shock – moving from Halifax to live in Bramalea for 2 years – some really great people befriended me and tried their best to open my very blind eyes to why Toronto is a great city. One of them is a fantastic gent named P […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Favorites · Italian · Toronto

Places to eat that we miss in Toronto

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Where to start – there are quite a few places (not to mention friends) that we miss. Kensington Market in general- special mention to Jumbo Empanadas, Cheese Magic, and Urban Herbivore (love their vegan muffins – may be too dry for some people, namely T) Celestin – great pain au chocolat (although disappointingly not up […]

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Tags: Favorites · Toronto

Nagano Restaurant – Newport Village

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Located in quaint Newport Village, this is a relatively small Japanese restaurant with both tables and booths. Service is usually pretty good but sometimes it can take a while to get the bill. Reasonably-priced relatively decent japanese food – caveat – can’t comment on the rest of the food because I have only gone there […]

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Tags: Asian · Cheap Eats

Akari Japanese Restaurant Coquitlam, BC

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Pleasant restaurant with both tables and booths, which is apparently Korean-owned. It also appears to have a karaoke room off to one side. Service is usually pretty good and they often come around to refill the tea. The lunch bento box specials are reasonably priced with average quality sashimi/sushi/tempura and portions are decent-sized. Overall – […]

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Tags: Japanese · Vancouver

Rehanah’s Roti & Trinidadian Port Moody, BC

July 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Small relatively bare bones establishment with only a few tables (3) run by the friendly Rehanah herself. Caribbean music playing in the background sets the mood. People come here for the authentic tasty roti – available in both veg and non-veg options.

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Tags: Caribbean · Cheap Eats · Vancouver