Jethro’s Fine Grub is the kind of place that you have to be dedicated to go to. For one thing, it’s a tiny little restaurant and the line ups during peak hours can be very impressive. Read the rest of this entry
Are you looking for someplace to have breakfast? How about a busy little spot that’s got a flair for interesting names?
A lot has changed along The Drive over the last quarter century. I recall back in the 80′s that there was still fairly noticeable remnants of “Little Italy” even despite the influx of Asian and other cultures. We found ourselves in our old stomping grounds in early February after dropping off some donations to the nearby SPCA and noticed that many of the old shops have been replaced with an eclectic collection of restaurants. While there were still a few old shops that we remembered, The Drive has seem to undergone a bit of gentrification… if you told me 25 years ago that there was going to be a fish and chips food truck parked in front of Grandview Park, I wouldn’t have believed you. Read the rest of this entry
Chez Meme has been on my list of places to try for quite a while but I haven’t found myself in the North Burnaby area for ages. As it turns out, we happened to be in the neighbourhood looking for some eats and wound up parking right in front of Chez Meme.
I was searching high and low for the proper way to describe this little restaurant on East 8th (just off Main Street) and the thing that kept coming into my mind was that it was a “nice cafe”. I suppose they chose the right name. It’s not exactly the “Super Terrific Happy Cafe” but it’s also not the “Dreary Cafe from h-e-double-hockey-sticks”.
I was driving along Broadway early one Saturday morning when, out of nowhere, it started hailing like it was the end of the world (well, it is 2012 after all). I figured that I better take some refuge and fast. Thankfully, I was near Paul’s Place Omelettery on Granville Street and that they open at 7am daily. Read the rest of this entry
It was a dark and stormy morning when I found myself out on Main Street looking for somewhere to pass the time before my first work appointment. My eyes were immediately drawn to the Salt Spring Coffee Co. on E 27th (despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee). Read the rest of this entry
I tend not to eat at Denny’s unless I really have to. It’s not that the food is necessarily bad… it’s just that I’ve had some bad experiences in the past. As it turns out, I was in Coquitlam early one morning and Denny’s was pretty much all that was open at the time.
This is Part 3 of our journey to find solace after some fairly rough weeks of renos/restorations. You can find our previous posts here: Part 1 and here: Part 2. So, carrying on from our last post, we had just left Joey Burnaby and were on the lookout for a decent dessert place in the area. The only problem is that there is a definite lack of places to go in North Burnaby if you’re looking for something other than bubble tea. After an aborted visit to BG Urban Cafe, we wound up travelling all the way down to Main Street for some yummy noshing at Sweet Revenge Patisserie.
Cindy’s is a small little diner/café located near Trafiq on Marine Drive in West Vancouver. They were pretty busy on a Saturday morning so they must be doing something right. Read the rest of this entry
Acme Café is a popular diner located in Gastown near the old Woodward’s building. The Downtown East Side has been constantly evolving over the years – and while there are still plenty of signs of urban decay, gentrification is well underway with many new (and sometimes old) businesses like Meat & Bread, Save on Meats and Cartems Donuterie all opening up along East Hastings Street. Read the rest of this entry