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Highlight by Re-Up BBQ: Mixed Feelings

Ok, so I’ll be very blunt… many years ago, I tried Re-Up BBQ and wasn’t very impressed so I’ve kind of steered clear of them for a long time. Recently, I heard of a new place that they opened up in New Westminster called Highlight by Re-Up BBQ, which takes aim at the breakfast-obsessed people with offerings of biscuits, pancakes, and sandwiches all enhanced with their usual BBQ offerings.
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Happy Tree House BBQ: Lively or Just Loud?

As I’ve mentioned on my previous post on Happy Tree House BBQ, this is a very busy spot where you can enjoy your bbq skewers in a super loud environment. It’s a combination of the tvs that they have blaring and the open nature of their floor plan which seems to encourage patrons to yell at the top of their lungs just so that the others at the table can hear over the din.
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Friends BBQ (North Road): Chinese BBQ in Koreantown

If you ever find yourself around North Road and Lougheed Hwy, you’ll probably notice the proliferation of Korean restaurants. After having Korean for a number of days in a row, I was getting a bit anxious to try something else so I wound up stopping by Friends BBQ.
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Manny’s Grill and Silog House: Filipino Cuisine in Burnaby

Manny’s Grill and Silog House, housed in the former Big 6 Family Restaurant location on 6th Street in Burnaby, is a eatery that serves up a limited offering of popular Filipino BBQ dishes.
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Gyu-Kaku (Broadway): Japanese Yakiniku House

Gyu-Kaku has been on my radar for quite some time but we’ve only just managed to visit this place in late November. Gyu-Kaku is a chain of Japanese yakiniku houses which specializes in self-grilled meats that the diner cooks at the table. Generally, you see this much more prevalent in Korean cuisine so it’s nice to try this Japanese version.
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Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House: AYCE Korean and Japanese

Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House is known for their All-You-Can-Eat menu. Located on the 2nd floor of a building at Granville and West 14th, Kyo occupies the former Shabusen Yakiniku location (also known for AYCE).
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Happy Tree House BBQ (Vancouver): Skewers!

Happy Tree House BBQ recently opened up a location in Vancouver (they have another location in Richmond). Known for their BBQ skewers and whole fish dishes, they now occupy the site of the former Star Anise and Samosa Garden in a small mini mall on Kingsway known for their incredulous parking.
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Nisshin Tasuke (Tsukiji Fish Market): Tokyo 2017

In addition to the famous sushi restaurants that Tsukiji Fish Market is known for, there are a number of small stalls littered around the market hawking various street food items.
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Abeno Harukas (Kintetsu Department Store): Osaka 2017

Abeno Harukas may be the tallest building in Osaka but what you really need to do when you visit is go down to the basement. Like many of the large department store buildings in Japan, the basement is where you can find all types of foods… from prepared deli items, to desserts, and hot items.
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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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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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Li’s China Grill – Hit and Miss with Poor Service

Li’s China Grill is a Chinese BBQ joint that’s known for their signature Grilled Whole Fish (either catfish, lingcod, skatefish, or rockfish) and right next door to Lucky Noodle. Pretty much every table had an order of this… except me.
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