Category Archives: West Coast

WildTale Olympic Village: Solid West Coast Eats

Having been a fan of the food at The Flying Pig, I’ve been looking forward to trying WildTale for quite some time as it was opened by the same chefs. Actually, the WildTale in Olympic Village is just a stone’s throw away from The Flying Pig on West 2nd Ave.
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Botanist: Beautifully Crafted Dining Experience

Every now and again, a new restaurant opens up in Vancouver that seems to nail it. When I first saw pics of Botanist (located on the 2nd floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim), I knew this was going to be one of those restaurants. Unfortunately, it’s taken us this long to actually visit.
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Araxi Restaurant and Oyster Bar (Whistler 2018): Three Course Meal

Araxi has been on our list of places to visit in Whistler for a number of years but we’ve only just been able to drop by this past June. Located in the Village Square, it’s difficult to miss this restaurant whenever you walk through the heart of Whistler.
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Shaughnessy Restaurant – Niçoise Salad

We’ve dined at the Shaughnessy Restaurant located adjacent to VanDusen Gardens many times in the past. It’s a great place to grab a bite before walking it off in the gardens.
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Chewies (Kits) – Southern Brunch

Okay, this is a bit of a late post… over a year late. I found this entry sitting at the bottom of a number of posts in my draft folder that I must have forgotten about. With that in mind, I’m sure the prices listed here have probably gone up since our last visit.
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Nomad: Beef Oxtail & Onion Soup

I’ve been hearing some really good things about Nomad. This airy and industrial-chic eatery is located on the busy Main Street corridor and has tall ceilings which allow an ample amount of light to come in through their large west-facing windows.
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Blue Water Cafe: Seafood Tower

Blue Water Cafe, located in Yaletown, has been one of our favourite restaurants since our first visit. In the past, we’ve often enjoyed their single tier Shellfish Plateau. However, on this occasion, we set our sights on their signature Seafood Tower.
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Seasons in the Park (QE Park) – Reminiscing About Summer

With autumn quickly creeping up on Vancouver this year, I wanted to reminisce about our visit to Seasons in the Park back in the early parts of summer. After all, what better place is there to visit during the changing seasons in Vancouver?
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Arms Reach Bistro – Coconut Curry Mussels

Back in late June, we decided to take a hike up to the very popular (read: busy) Quarry Rock in Deep Cove. We generally don’t visit Deep Cove much due to the difficulties finding parking in the area.
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Besaw’s (Portland Road Trip 2016) – Croque Madame

Besaw’s, tracing their humble roots back to a beer parlor and gambling hall in 1903, has seen many iterations over the years. We headed to Besaw’s for breakfast on the last day of our Portland road trip but quickly got lost. As it turned out, Besaw’s had recently moved from their 112-year home to a new location a couple of blocks away and our GPS still had their old address.
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Wayfarer Restaurant (Cannon Beach Road Trip 2016)

A few years ago, we took a road trip down the Oregon coast. But because we were in such a rush, we didn’t get a chance to stay and spend some quality time at Cannon Beach. On our road trip to Portland this year, we knew we needed to correct this and decided to focus just on Cannon Beach.
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S+L Kitchen & Bar – Roasted Bone Marrow

S+L Kitchen & Bar is a newish restaurant (part of the Joseph Richard Group of restaurants) that’s located in Langley with a refreshing menu offering.
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