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Glowbal – Vancouver, BC

July 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Friday night – M is in town – and he wants to go where the ‘beautiful’ people are. Yaletown it is then. I call J to ask him (he works in Yaletown) where is a good patio to search out on a Friday night – he suggests Glowbal and so on we go. The very […]

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Tags: cocktails · Vancouver · Western Food

Ladurée Bar – Paris, France

July 1st, 2010 · No Comments

After a dinner at Jadis, we went for a stroll down avenue Champs-Élysées and A’s neverending love for all things sweet took us to back to Ladurée for some late-night macarons. Designed by Roxane Rodriguez, the Ladurée Bar is a very cool place to stop-in late night for a drink and some dessert. Basking in […]

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Tags: cocktails · dessert · Paris

Bar Hemingway – Ritz Paris

June 12th, 2010 · No Comments

The Ritz Paris is perhaps the world’s most famous hotel – and as every hotel has at least one bar where the inhabitants can go and drown their sorrows, the Ritz is no exception. And when you’re the most famous hotel in the world, this means that you have the most famous hotel bar in […]

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Tags: cocktails · France · Paris

Chill Winston – Vancouver, BC

June 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Saturday night, out with J & J – an urban couple with no kids so it’s time to go somewhere that is more ‘cool’ than ‘chucky cheese’. We haven’t knocked our heads together ahead of time to get a reservation, but it’s early and we figure that Chill Winston has a great location, a cool […]

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Tags: cocktails · Vancouver · Western Food

Maenam – Vancouver – Kitsilano

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

So there is quite a buzz around the new Thai place opened by Chef Angus to replace his previous restaurant, Gastropod. It is in the same place as the old Gastropod and although the decor has a little more asian flair and a little warmer – it does not look much different. The food is […]

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Tags: Asian · cocktails · Vancouver

Latitude Restaurant – Vancouver

June 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Sunday night, late – Just been in Halifax all weekend and needed some food with flavour to give my screaming tastebuds some satisfaction. This place is new, just opened. It’s 9:15 – we call, they say they usually close around 10 but would be happy to seat us if we show up. We’re there by […]

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Tags: cocktails · Vancouver · wine

The Bitter End – Halifax, NS

June 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This place never seems to change. And that’s not a bad thing. Long a home to those Haligonians or visitors who are in need of a late-night cocktail, the Bitter End is a great place to go when you’re in town and you want a very relaxed place where they’ll mix you a mean martini, […]

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Tags: cocktails · Halifax

Revel Room – Vancouver

May 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Out for drinks with M – he hasn’t been down to Gastown much, and I was taken to the Revel Room a few months back by a native Vancouverite, and was impressed with their ability to whip up a proper Old Fashioned and by the fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies they were serving to bar patrons […]

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Tags: cocktails · Late Night · Vancouver

Cactus Club Yaletown – Vancouver

May 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Saturday night in Yaletown. Hungry and met up with the brother for a bite. He works in Yaletown, we wanted to go to a place with people in it where we could have some food and see the crowd. He suggested the Cactus Club and off we went. I’ve been to the Cactus Club(s) in […]

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Tags: cocktails · Vancouver · Western Food

Black Hoof – Toronto

May 11th, 2009 · No Comments

[ad] A simple brown awning with charcuterie written in simple letters hides a den of deliciousness. Well – it is not exactly hidden since as soon as you look in the window/door you can see that this small restaurant is completely full – both at the tables and the small bar at the front. The […]

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Tags: charcuterie · cocktails · Favorites · Toronto