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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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GoodAh Grill – Grilled Skewers at the Mall

We were down at Richmond Centre for some early xmas shopping in November and stopped by the food court for some much needed sustenance. I think they actually did a pretty good job of redesigning the food court here.
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Memphis Blues Barbeque House (Fairview) – Rib Ends and Deep Fried Oysters

To some people, the style of barbecue that you prefer can be as contentious as which Hogwarts House you align with.
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HK BBQ Master

Located in the parking garage of the Richmond Superstore, it’s easy to see how you could miss HK BBQ Master unless you were specifically looking for it. Read the rest of this entry

Hog Shack Cook House – BBQ in Steveston

Just to be clear, I’m not a BBQ aficionado… “Kansas City” style BBQ?  I honestly have no clue.  My level of BBQ knowledge is pretty much summarized by the few months of the year that we fire up the grill in the backyard.  That’s not to say that I don’t know what I like though.  Read the rest of this entry

The Buffet at the River Rock – Memphis BBQ Nights

It’s been a long, long time since we’ve been on vacation and enjoyed a true Vegas-style casino buffet.  The Buffet at the River Rock actually has theme nights and every Thursday is Memphis BBQ Nights for $24.95. Read the rest of this entry

Re-Up BBQ (New West) – Pulled Pork at the Westminster Quay

As I mentioned on my last post on the Paddlewheeler Neighbourhood Pub, we were feeling a little hungry after we left so we decided to grab a bite at the Quay.  The Westminster Quay used to be somewhere we liked to visit because of all of the little shops.  Unfortunately, a lot of shops have closed down over the years… but it seems like there’s some renewal going on at the Quay and maybe things will pick back up. Read the rest of this entry

Yu Kee BBQ Kitchen – What’s in a Name?

You know, with a name like “Yu Kee” they better make some pretty tasty food.  When I first saw the name of this place, my immediate thoughts were “yucky?”… seriously?  Okay, I know that’s not how you pronounce the name – but in either case, the food is actually really good.

Yu Kee is located in the Killarney Centre mini mall (the same complex as Columbus Restaurant and Wally’s Burgers) and operates as both a BBQ kitchen (where you can purchase various cuts of BBQ meat like duck, chicken, and pork) and a full-fledged restaurant.

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Neighbour’s Restaurant & Pizza House

Years ago, when I used to work on East 41st Ave, the staff would occassionally eat at Neighbour’s Restaurant on Victoria and 49th… I think we even had a branch xmas party there one year and I recall that the food tasted pretty good.  The restaurant is very much like the name implies – friendly, cozy and comforting food. Read the rest of this entry