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Twisted Taphouse and Kitchen: Perogies and Fish Tacos

Generally speaking, I avoid eating at bars for a number of reasons. However, I found myself at Twisted Taphouse and Kitchen one day in late August and decided to give them a try. I believe this place used to be called “Oliver Twist” (the attached liquor store is still called “Oliver Twist”) but the bar changed names a while ago.
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Match Eatery & Public House (New Westminster): Average Bar Eats

Match Eatery & Publish House is a modern gastropub located outside of Starlight Casino in New Westminster. The interior is fairly dark and industrial-looking but they do have some skylights which lets in some natural light. I was actually surprised at how large this place is and it’s filled with large, flat screen tvs. I’m sure that it must get busy here during weekends or sporting events but it was fairly quite when I came here for lunch during the weekday.
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White Spot (Market Crossing) – Mexicalli Fish Tacos

It’s probably a bit confusing for people who live in eastern Canada to understand why White Spot is so popular over here. Honestly, I don’t know why… the food is pretty tasty. I also appreciate that they try to keep the menu fresh by adding some new items from time to time.
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Vancouver Fish Company – Granville Island

Vancouver Fish Company is a restaurant located near the front of Granville Island that opened up about a year ago in the former spot of Whet Kitchen. On the inside, it doesn’t look like they’ve done much redecorating as it has the same vibe of wood tables and black booths.
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Cactus Club Cafe (Lougheed) – Short Rib Sandwich

It’s been a couple of years since our last visit to the Cactus Club on Lougheed.  But, being a chain restaurant, the food is pretty much consistent across the board.

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Cactus Club Cafe (Richmond)

The Cactus Club located at 5500 No. 3 Road is not exactly styled in the same manner as their other locations… as a matter of fact, it looks like this location hasn’t had a reno for quite some time.

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