Monthly Archives: February 2012
Back in our university days, we would often hit a White Spot after a big exam – usually either the one on West Broadway or this one on SE Marine Drive near the Knight Street Bridge. Read the rest of this entry
I found myself out around the Burnaby/Coquitlam border early one Saturday morning. Normally, this would be the perfect place to go for Korean food since there is such a proliferation of Korean restaurants in this neighbourhood but I really wasn’t feeling in the mood for jap chae this day. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve mentioned a few times before that Ramie’s is our go-to place for Greek food near our place. While we’ve dined in this small little restaurant on Kingsway before, more often than naught, we opt for take-out.
It was a dark and stormy night. The fog was rolling in and blanketed the entire beach front with an eerie sereneness. As we walked the lonely pathway from the Kits parking lot to our ultimate destination, I experienced an uneasy feeling of déjá vu… this was all too familiar. I’m sure that I’ve seen this scene many times before in those slasher/horror flicks… right before the people get attacked by zombies/vampires/werewolves/aliens/long-lost-monsters-from-a-time-long-ago/or <gasp> Justin Bieber!
It might seem a bit strange to pick The Keg for a Dine Out night… usually, you would think that this is the perfect chance to try out restaurants that you’ve never been to before instead of going to a chain restaurant but the price point for The Keg’s Dine Out offering was too good to pass up – $28 for appy, entrée, and dessert.
I know that when most people in Vancouver hear “Met”, the first thing that comes to mind is Metrotown. Well, Diva at the “Met” is actually referring to The Metropolitan Hotel located on Howe Street across from Pacific Centre. Elegant and casual seems like two completely different styles of ambience, and yet, Diva seems to pull off both simulateneously.
It’s difficult to believe that our first experience at Chambar was at Dine out Vancouver 2011. We were so enamored by the succulent mussels that we had that night that we often thought about coming back. The only thing that kept us away for so long was the location (we try to stay away from going into downtown at night when we don’t have to).
Imagine our surprise when we were driving along Kingsway a while ago and noticed that they opened up a Szechuan Chongqing Restaurant on the corner of Nelson and Kingsway. A sister restaurant to the Szechuan Chongqing locations on Commercial Drive and the one on Robson Street, this particular location is rather tiny (serving as various bubble tea joints, chinese restaurants and a Brownie’s Fried Chicken in the past). Read the rest of this entry