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Miku Restaurant: Coal Harbour Platter

It was over two years ago that I first visited Miku Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. From that moment, I knew that I’d eventually be back but I had no idea it would take so long for a revisit.
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The Poke Guy: Best Poke in Vancouver

2016 seemed to be the year that poke took a real foothold in Vancouver with countless poke shops popping up all over the place. The problem, however, is that most of the places calling themselves “poke” shops really weren’t staying true to the original poke from Hawaii.
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Notch 8 Restaurant: Afternoon Tea

In the heart of downtown lies one of the most iconic hotels in Vancouver, Hotel Vancouver – or as it’s currently branded, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. We came by for Afternoon Tea in early December only to find out that all of the roads were closed due to the annual Santa Claus Parade and we were on the wrong side of West Georgia Street.
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Vancouver Christmas Market 2016: German-Inspired Food

The Vancouver Christmas Market is becoming a bit of tradition in the city. But, as with most traditions, change is always inevitable. In this case, the big change for 2016 was the change in location from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza to the Jack Poole Plaza (site of the 2010 Olympic Cauldron).
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Jam Café: Brunch

Brunch in Vancouver can be a religious event for some people… popular restaurants often draw lineups that stretch down the block. While I’ve never been one to put up with excessively long lineups, I do enjoy me some brunch.
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Blue Star Donuts (Portland Road Trip 2016) – Passion Fruit Cocoa Nib Donut

Ok people, let’s talk about donuts! Having been to Voodoo Doughnuts on our last Portland road trip, I knew that I wanted to try Blue Star on this go around. While Voodoo is known for their novelty donuts, Blue Star goes for the quality donut aficionado market. Their classic brioche recipe takes 18 hours for the dough to be made and all of their glazes and fillings are made fresh daily.
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Red Robin (Robson) – Wild Pacific Crab Cake Burger

There was a time, many moons ago, when Red Robin dominated the casual burger establishment in Vancouver… mainly because there was no competition. Since then, many of the Red Robin franchises in the Lower Mainland have shut down while newer, fresher, restaurants have taken their place.
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Gotham Steakhouse – Bone-In Rib Steak

I love me some steak! So I finally got to try out Gotham Steakhouse in December and have to say that the food was pretty good.
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The Keg (Dunsmuir) – Kansas City Strip

We had a bit of communication problem when we were supposed to meet some friends for dinner in November. We thought they meant the Keg on Alberni… as it turned out… they meant the Keg on Dunsmuir. So, after a brisk and chilly walk, we finally made it to the corner of Dunsmuir and Granville and were whisked upstairs.
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Tableau Bar Bistro – Buttermilk Fried Cornish Game Hen

Tableau Bar Bistro is located on Melville Street in the boutique Loden Hotel. I was looking for a place to go to for our anniversary and felt that nothing impresses more than a French bistro.
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Yew Seafood + Bar (Brunch)

I’m not sure why, but lately, we’ve been getting caught up in parade traffic… first, we got caught up in the Chinese New Year Parade when we went down to visit Phnom Penh in Chinatown, then we got caught up in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade trying to get down to Yew Seafood + Bar for a brunch visit.
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Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – Crispy Sticky Chicken Wings

When I first heard that they closed Fleuri at the Sutton Place Hotel, I thought… “Oh no! No more chocolate buffet!”. Truth be told, it’s been well over a decade since I last visited and tried their chocolate buffet. So perhaps it’s a good thing that they tried to reinvent the place – there’s just so much chocolate that one person can eat.
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