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Northern Cafe & Grill: Serious Hole-In-The-Wall Diner Eats

I’ve been known to frequent hole-in-the-wall joints. In fact, some of my favourite places to visit are down-to-earth eateries where the owners love what they do and are unpretentious about it. Well, I’m happy to say that I’ve found a new place that meets these standards. I suppose “found” really isn’t the right word as Northern Cafe has been around since 1949. But I can hardly be blamed for not visiting until now… tucked away on the second floor of a building supply store – you seriously are not going to come across this place unless you were intentionally trying to find this place (or if you happen to work in the trades).
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Old Farmhouse Kitchen (Avalon Dairy): Hit and Miss

If you’ve ever found yourself in the dairy aisle of your local grocery store, you’ve probably heard of Avalon Dairy. This local dairy producer has been around the Vancouver area for a very, very long time. A number of years ago, they moved their location over to North Fraser Way in Burnaby and have a small eatery at this location called Old Farmhouse Kitchen.
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Village Taphouse: Mac and Cheese

While summer has officially come and gone in Vancouver, we stopped by the Village Taphouse in West Vancouver after a fun hike around Lighthouse Park on the last sunny day of September. I suppose it made architectural sense since there’s a large lighthouse right outside this pub located in the heart of the Village at Park Royal.
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Dublin Castle Neighbourhood Grill – Pot Pies and Poutine

If you’re looking for a quaint little pub that serves up some good eats, you only have to drop by the old BC Penitentiary Guard House located in New West.  As I mentioned on my last visit to Dublin Castle, it’s a little difficult finding this place if you’ve never been here before but it’s worth the trip. Read the rest of this entry