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Dae Bak Bon Ga – Vancouver

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments

This Korean restaurant on Robson Street located above the main street level would be easy to pass by. However, people in the know, think this is a pretty good Korean place. When you walk into the restaurant, despite the fan hoods above the tables, there is still a bit of smoky bbq hanging in the […]

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Tags: Asian · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Refuel Neighbourhood Restaurant and Bar – Vancouver, Kitsilano

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Piggy puffs – that was the first thing that caught my eye on the menu at Refuel and so I made my mind up to go there. We have been fans of Chef Belcham from the beginning. We loved Fuel when it first opened but our recent experiences had been more disappointing. With the revamp […]

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Tags: Favorites · Inexpensive · Vancouver

Sawasdee Thai Restaurant – Vancouver, Main Street

February 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This is one of the best places I have eaten Thai food in Vancouver. The food is more authentic than most of the ubiquitous and relatively forgettable thai restaurants around town. Not only does that mean that the food is tastier, but if you ask for medium hot – it really is medium hot and […]

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Tags: Asian · Favorites · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Choon Ha Choo Dong – Vancouver

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Our personal korean food connection, brought us to this place on Broadway which I am sure that I have walked by too many times to count without even noticing. Granted it is on the second floor of the building and it is quite unobstrusive. A bonus is that there is free parking on the roof.Although […]

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Tags: Asian · Inexpensive · Vancouver

Cafe de L’academia – Barcelona

February 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Located in a small square close to Jeaume station, this place was recommended to us by our cooking class teacher. It is quaint inside and there is a nice terrace outside with a few tables – although it was pouring rain the day we went so everyone opted for the inside option. The brisk business […]

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Tags: barcelona · Inexpensive

Chardonnay – Barcelona, Spain

January 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

This gothic area restaurant was recommended to us by our bike tour guide. He recommended the menu of the day – which is usually a good deal at most restaurants. For 10.50 Euros, we got to choose from a few selections of a first plate and second plate, followed by dessert and coffee with one […]

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Tags: barcelona · Inexpensive · Spain

Osteria Al Nono Risorto – Venice, Italy

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Now this is one restaurant that deserves a Bib Gourmand certification – delicious dinner for two including wine (yes, in Venice) for €27? The owners should be called magicians, not restaurateurs. Let me back up. Last night we walked by a huge mob of people outside of this restaurant – we wrote down the name […]

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Tags: Bistro · Inexpensive · Italian · pizza

Taverna Messicana Pizzeria – Como, Italy

November 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Usually when you’re traveling in European countries, “Mexican” restaurants aren’t real Mexican food, but rather are Tex-Mex; so when we were in the beautiful lakeside town of Como, who would have thought that we’d find a “Mexican” restaurant that served some of the best pizza in town? This place was in the Lonely Planet, so […]

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Tags: Favorites · Inexpensive · Italian · Kid-friendly

Pat's vs. Geno's: Philly Cheesesteak Showdown

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

When the lads suggested we go to Philly for a sports weekend this year, two words immediately came into my mind: Philly Cheesesteaks. Maybe it should have been “The Eagles” or “The Flyers”, but for me, as usual, my love of food just took over and all I could see was orange. There are a […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Philadelphia · Western Food

The Melrose Diner – Philadelphia, PA

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Landed in Philly and hungry after a milk run from Vancouver. First things first: get good food. The Crown Plaza on Market Street had free wi-fi in the lobby, so I checked out ‘best breakfasts philadelphia’ online – there were no shortage of opinions and places, but none came up that were either close to […]

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Tags: Brunch · Cheap Eats · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Philadelphia · Western Food