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Best Gelato in Rome – Rome, Italy

September 26th, 2010 · No Comments

What is the best gelato in Rome? Well, if you check a lot of the message boards/forums, apparently San Crispino is the best gelato in Rome although actually I think it depends on what kind of gelato you like and where you are staying. We tried several – Blue Ice (a very average chain with […]

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Tags: gelato · Italian · Italy · Kid-friendly · Rome · Western Food

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, West Vancouver, BC

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments

I keep hearing about this place – from friends from the East Coast, from magazine articles, – and I couldn’t believe it, but one actually opened here in Vancouver! We were out with S and F, for a morning hike in Lynn Canyon Park, and F was getting seriously hungry. Serious hunger? Five Guys it […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Fast Food · Favorites · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Floata Seafood Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Saturday am – out for Dim Sum – let’s try a new place. A has been here before and she likes how it has convenient parking in a parkade ($1) and is right across the street from Sun Yat Sen gardens. Inside, this place is cavernous – you could have a wedding for 500 here; […]

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Tags: Asian · Chinese · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Buddha's Vegetarian Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Yes, we’ve been here before, but this is totally one of our favourite ‘cheap eats’ places in Toronto. It has all the ambiance of an anatomy lab – but who cares – it has some of the best Chinese vegetarian food that I’ve had in Toronto. Their mock duck (big pic, above) – tastes nothing […]

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Tags: Asian · Cheap Eats · Chinese · Kid-friendly · Toronto · Vegetarian

Sala Thai – Vancouver, South Cambie

March 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

This is a convenient place if you are in the Cambie area with decent Thai food. We tried the green papaya salad, beef red curry and the seafood with chili oil and basil served on a sizzling plate (#44). It was tasty but average food. The service was reasonably fast. The decor is nothing special […]

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Tags: Asian · Kid-friendly · Thai · Vancouver

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

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

Splitz Grill – Whistler

February 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Apologies for the quality of the photos, we only had our camera phone on us at the time… There doesn’t seem to be a lot of eating options that aren’t expensive and/or mediocre in Whistler – with dining options mainly catered towards tourists.

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Tags: Kid-friendly · Whistler

Cerveceria Catalana – Barcelona, Spain

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Cerveceria Catalana is a pretty good place to try tapas. Just don’t arrive like we did at 12:30 pm and mistakenly think that the pito (the small sandwiches piled along the bar) are the tapas. In fact, that is the breakfast food and as we sat there – all the pito were cleared out to […]

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Tags: barcelona · Cheap Eats · Kid-friendly · Tapas

Dynasty Seafood Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

November 22nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

So – the old Rich Ocean Seafood Restaurant has re-opened. Apparently, the story was that Rich Ocean used to be Cantonese food (I had eaten here before), and then changed to be Pekingese/Northern Chinese food (my apologies if I have categorized this wrong, but it was a person from China who told me this, and […]

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Tags: Asian · Chinese · Kid-friendly · Vancouver