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Heaven Sent Fried Chicken (Everett): Ezell’s Famous Chicken

If you’ve ever head of Ezell’s Famous Chicken (and you probably have if you watch Oprah because she once stated it was her favourite fried chicken), then you’ll know that it’s a popular chain in the Seattle area. As it turns out Ezell had a falling out with the company that he co-founded and has since changed the name of his remaining locations to Heaven Sent Fried Chicken. Wow… talk about drama!
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Bistro Pastis: Duck Confit

Back in 2013, we first visited Bistro Pastis during their Dine Out Vancouver event and I’ve been meaning to come back for a revisit ever since.
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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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Le Bistro Montage (Portland Road Trip 2016)

Our 6 hour drive down from Vancouver, BC to Portland turned into a 9 hour trip due to a major accident on the I5 as well as numerous traffic snarl-ups. Since we wanted to get some shopping done, we decided to stop off for some dinner first. We were originally going to try Screen Door but it was so busy that we wound up at Le Bistro Montage instead.
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Chachi’s – Pulled Pork with Mac Sandwich

I don’t spend much time at Metrotown anymore… it’s just so busy and crowded! On a rare occasion that we found ourselves in Metrotown in April, we noticed a new sandwich joint had opened up in the food court called Chachi’s.
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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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White Spot (Central Burnaby) – Comfort Foods

What’s your idea of comfort food? I’m sure macaroni and cheese is near the top of the list for many people… like me for instance.
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Seasons in the Park (QE) – Winter Sunshine + Dine Out

We had joy, we had fun, we had Seasons in the sun… See what I did there?
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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 Cheesecake Factory (Waikiki 2015) – Macaroni and Cheese Burger

There are 3 things to remember about The Cheesecake Factory:

1) The lineup can be massive here. Sure, there are tons of restaurants that you can visit in Waikiki, but The Cheesecake Factory always seems to be busy.
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The Terminal Pub – Nacho Pochacho

What could be better than nachos? Nachos made with thick-cut waffle fries!
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Pizza Hut (Kingsway and Gilley) – Crazy Cheese Crust

Does anyone remember those Pizza Hut frisbees that they used to give away back in the 70’s? That was back when most of the Pizza Hut locations were dine-in restaurants with the distinctive “hut-like” roof.
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