Category Archives: Restaurant Review
The one thing that always seems certain when going for dim sum in Richmond is that parking is always a concern. Even when space is plentiful, you’re still at the mercy of bad drivers or people who insist on backing their minivans into parking stalls (I’m not against backing into a parking space per se but if it takes you more than 2 tries… maybe you shouldn’t bother). Read the rest of this entry
“Wanna get lucky?”… before you get the wrong idea, I’m talking about Lucky’s Doughnuts.
Sundays tend to be errand days for us and this rare non-rainy March day was no different. Throw in a run to Costco and Sophie needing to visit the dog park; it wasn’t until almost 2:30pm before we managed to get something to eat (I’m not counting the quick hot dog at Costco). Read the rest of this entry
Inside the Granville Island Public Market is a shop that serves roast meats, sandwiches, and carries specialty infused olive oils and vinegars on tap. I’ve admired some of their hot savory foods before but have never tried them out. Since we had just had a seafood fest at the Sandbar, I just grabbed some sweets to bring home. Read the rest of this entry
I know that there are a lot of places to eat at Granville Island but one of our default go-to places is the Sandbar. Run under the same banner that manages The Teahouse, Cardero’s, and Seasons in the Park, they know how to put together a good plate of food and all have beautiful locations… perfect for a date.
The highest spot in Vancouver is Queen Elizabeth Park located in an area appropriately called Little Mountain. It’s actually named for Queen Eliabeth II’s mother, the Queen Mother (not to be confused with Queen Elizabeth I) and is a popular tourist spot due to the expansive views of the city and their famous sunken gardens. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve never been to “New Awlins” before so I’m not sure if the food served at Bourbon St. Grill is representative of their cuisine. I’m guessing that there are aspects to this food court stall in Richmond Centre that probably relate but it’s like comparing the food at Manchu Wok to Chinese food. Read the rest of this entry
Nothing starts off a cold morning better than a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream. I had some errands around Brentwood one Saturday morning and stopped off at IHOP for some grub. The place was pretty busy – I don’t think there’s very much open this early in this neighbourhood and the food is pretty decent. Read the rest of this entry
On one of our recent visits to Phnom Penh and The Pie Shoppe, I noticed that a new restaurant had opened up in the old Chi Sing Trading Co. location at the corner of Gore and Keefer. If you’ve lived in Vancouver as long as I have, you’ll probably remember the spot as a typical Chinatown import store where you could find cheap knickknacks. Read the rest of this entry
If you’ve ever seen a zombie apocalypse movie, you’ll have an inkling of what we went through one early March weekend on the North Shore. But before we get to that, let me explain why we were in North Vancouver in the first place.