Apollonia Greek – Understated Greek Restaurant

Apollonia Greek Restaurant is a small Greek restaurant located just on the outskirts of Granville Island. Given the building renovations they were doing when we visited at the end of July, it was rather nondescript from the outside which probably explains why it wasn’t super busy.
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El Camino’s – Latin American Grub

After our epic Cuban meal at Pambiche in Portland, we immediately came back to Vancouver and looked for restaurants that served Cuban food only to be disappointed… why are there no Cuban restaurants in Vancouver (and I don’t count Havana on Commercial)?
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Wild Thyme Lebanese Food – Hidden Gem in New West

I was driving down 12th Street in New Westminster in mid-July when I noticed that a new restaurant had taken up the old Big Star Sandwich location. On my first visit, I was so impressed with the quality of the food and the friendliness of the owner that I made sure to come back for a revisit (or three).
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Brodeur’s Bistro – Southern Comfort Foods

As a 70’s child that grew up in the 80’s in Vancouver, I have lasting memories of the 1982 Stanley Cup run with “King” Richard Brodeur between the pipes (I even have his autograph tucked away somewhere). We came across Brodeur’s Bistro in Abbotsford back in July and you can forgive my expectation that this establishment was somehow connected to Richard Brodeur. In fact, there is no connection at all (they came up with the name as an easily recognizable French surname).
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Sushi by Yuji – Popping Ikura

Let me preface this post by saying that I love eggs. Poached, fried, boiled… you name it. So when I saw social media light up a few months ago with glorious pictures of ikura (salmon roe) and quail eggs, my interest piqued.
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Bronco Belle BBQ & Grill

Located in the same Brentwood food court as Roasty Jack, Bronco Belle BBQ & Grill serves up… you guessed it… bbq and grill items.
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Roasty Jack (Brentwood) – Dry Roast Beef

Brentwood is going through a lot of redevelopment lately. I can’t wait to see what they do with the food court once everything is all completed. In the meantime, this post is about the Roasty Jack located in the food court.
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Paradiso Gelato Bistro – Summertime Sorbet

Nothing says summer like enjoying an ice cream cone while you stroll the beach.
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Dae-Ji Cutlet House (Burnaby) – Korean Fusion

Dae-Ji Cutlet House is a Korean fusion chain that opened up in Burnaby in the former Cattle Cafe location. Interestingly, Cattle Cafe moved out of their former location only to relocate next door. I suppose the curved layout of the interior is a bit challenging because of the seating restriction.
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Pink Elephant Thai (Marpole) – Needs Some Work

Pink Elephant Thai is part of the Thai House group of restaurants that also includes their signature Thai House restaurants as well as Urban Thai Bistro. My impression is that Pink Elephant is going more for the younger crowds who may be more interested in style than anything else. They had recently opened a location in the new Marine Gateway complex, near Dublin Crossing Irish Pub.
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Dublin Crossing Irish Pub (Marine Gateway)

We had high hopes for the Dublin Crossing Irish Pub in the new Marine Gateway complex. I mean, what’s not to love about an Irish Pub?
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James on Hastings – Dry Fried Curry Dungeness Crab

Back in June, we were feeling the craving for some tasty crab so we headed over to James on Hastings… a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant on (you guessed it) Hastings Street.
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