Author Archives: pennyandrusty

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House – Seafood Tower

Joe Fortes is practically an institution in Vancouver… much like their namesake. Read the rest of this entry

Rodney’s Oyster House (Gastown) – Slapjack Chowder

I’ve been to Rodney’s Oyster House in Yaletown a few times and enjoyed the food so I’ve been anxiously waiting to try their Gastown location for a while.
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Vij’s Rangoli

I finally had the chance to stop by Vij’s Rangoli on West 11th recently and was super impressed by the flavours. They’ve done a good job of tempering the spices as not to overwhelm the palates of their regular visitors. Read the rest of this entry

Ha Cafe – Hidden Vietamese

Ha Cafe is an easy-to-miss Vietnamese restaurant located in Old Orchard Shopping Centre in Burnaby next to the Shoppers Drug Mart.
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Lee’s Donuts – Giant Apple Fritter

I vowed on one of my last visits to Lee’s Donuts that I would come back one day and try their giant apple fritter. Read the rest of this entry

Omi Gelato – Granville Island

If you didn’t know where to look for it, you’d probably have a tough time finding Omi Gelato on Granville Island. Read the rest of this entry

Celine’s Fish and Chips – Granville Island

On a summertime visit to Granville Island with our pup, we grabbed some food from Celine’s Fish and Chips in the Public Market. Read the rest of this entry

River’s Reach Pub

For some reason, I’ve been hitting up the local pubs in New West lately for lunch. It has nothing to do with drinking… I’m just looking for someplace new to eat and New West seems to have quite a few pubs. Read the rest of this entry

Bella Gelateria – Mint Chocolate Chip

Bella Gelateria consistently ranks as one of the top gelato shops in Vancouver… that’s saying a lot considering how many places serve up gelato here. Read the rest of this entry

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar (Coal Harbour)

Ever since Chewies opened up in Coal Harbour, I’ve been looking for a reason to make it downtown and visit. Read the rest of this entry

The Terminal Pub – Truffle Bacon Mac and Cheese

I’ve driven by The Terminal Pub in New West many times and finally found the time to drop by for lunch one weekday. Don’t let the adult xxx store located next door sway your decision to visit this pub.
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Pear Tree Restaurant

Pear Tree Restaurant is one of the higher-end restaurants located along the Hastings corridor in North Burnaby. I remember trying to visit this place once but was turned away because we didn’t have reservations and they were fully booked. Read the rest of this entry