Portobello remains one of our favourite Italian restaurants to go to in Vancouver. Their regular menu has a lot of good items like the roast lamb and the chicken parmigiana but they also often have set menus which provide good value too.
Oyster Bay is an Italian Seafood restaurant located in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. With the vast array of restaurants available in the area, it’s a bit unassuming with the straw awnings, wood posts, and nautical rope serving as a partition to the rest of the mall.
As I mentioned previously, although being “dog friendly”, trying to dine out with your pooch really limits your options. Because of this, most of our dining at Whistler was limited to patio or take-out options. For our last dinner at Whistler, we were all excited about trying Thai in the Village only to find out that they were closed on that day. We decided on Quattro instead as we enjoyed our meal at their Vancouver location. Read the rest of this entry
I still remember the first time that we visited Anton’s Pasta Bar in North Burnaby. It was a dark and cold night over 20 years ago and the line up was outside the door. As we’ve gotten older though, the amount of time that we’re willing to wait in line for a restaurant has diminished greatly.
You know what? You don’t have to wait for Dine Out to get a good deal on a set menu. The Old Spaghetti Factory has been offering up set meals with appy (minestrone soup or green salad), sourdough bread, coffee or tea, entrée, and dessert (spumoni ice cream) for years. Read the rest of this entry
Are you one of those people who watch Glee but pretend not to? Yeah, me neither. However, I have accidentally caught a glimpse of an episode where they were talking about a place called “BreadstiX” which apparently is a send-up on Olive Garden. Read the rest of this entry
So how long has it been since we last visited Q4? Well, the last time we were here, it was still known as Quattro on Fourth… speaking of which, it was still located on 4th at the time. Rebranded a few years ago, Q4 is now located about 5 blocks south from the original location but it’s still serving up tasty Italian fare.
Many moons ago, The Old Spaghetti Factory was the place to go to take your highschool sweetheart on a date. Of course, at the time, there wasn’t as many options to choose from that were affordable for teenagers as there are now. The prices at the Spaghetti Factory were (and still are) quite reasonable and includes appy, entrée, and dessert. Read the rest of this entry
We’ve been getting flyers in the mail for Roman Ristorante (located on Kingsway) for a long time but we’ve never been able to try them out. The first time we tried coming here, they wound up being closed but we made sure we kept it in mind to try eventually. The restaurant is pretty small – at most 7 tables and, when we stopped by for take-out one night, a bit chilly.