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Kobeya Yakiniku (Kuromon Ichiba Market): Osaka 2017

The Kuromon Ichiba Market in Osaka is not just a place where you can find tasty seafood… they also have a good selection of fresh Kobe beef and Wagyu beef. What’s the difference you may ask? Well, all Kobe beef is Wagyu but not all Wagyu beef is Kobe. In other words, Wagyu beef refers to Japanese cattle while Kobe beef is a particular strain of Wagyu beef that’s raised in the Hyogo prefecture (Kobe is the capital of Hyogo).
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The Keg (Still Creek): Rib Steak and Billy Miner Pie

Say what you will of The Keg (and yes, I’ve had many sketch things happen at various Keg locations), when they get things right, they’re a pretty good steakhouse for the value that you get.
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Pepper Lunch (Cambie): DIY Teppanyaki

A couple of years ago, the first Pepper Lunch location in the Lower Mainland opened up in Richmond. This chain of DIY Teppanyaki originates in Asia where they’ve got hundreds of outlets. Recently, they opened up a shop in Vancouver along the busy Cambie Street corridor.
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Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Hawaii 2017): Happy Hour

Sansei Seafood Restaurant and DK Steakhouse have been two of our favourite spots to dine in Waikiki since we first found them a few years ago. And although we were aiming to try a bunch of new restaurants, the pull of delicious food from Sansei Seafood couldn’t keep us away.
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d.k. Steak House (Hawaii 2016) – Boneless Beef Short Ribs

Two of our favourite restaurants in Waikiki are Sansei Seafood Restaurant and their sister restaurant, d.k. Steak House… both located on the third floor of the Waikiki Beach Marriott. We had initially planned on visiting Sansei for their happy hour but it was so busy that we wound up going next door to d.k. Steak House.
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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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d.k. Steak House (Waikiki 2015) – Dry-Aged Goodness

Back in August, we visited Waikiki and had the best meal at d.k. Steak House. For some reason, I must have forgotten to write up this blog entry… which is a shame because it was the best steak that I’ve ever had.
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Pepper Lunch Canada – DIY Teppanyaki

The great thing about Instagram is that you get to see all the great food people are trying in your area. The bad thing is that you start getting a serious case of FOMO because you’re not eating the same thing right now.
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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar (Alberni St) – Rib Steak, Chicago-Style

The Keg recently opened up a new location last year in the Shangri-La Hotel on Alberni. This 2nd floor location is rather interesting as the restaurant and lounge are split into two sides with separate patios (the lounge patio has a view of Alberni and the restaurant has a view of West Georgia).
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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House – Seafood Tower

Joe Fortes is practically an institution in Vancouver… much like their namesake. Read the rest of this entry

Black + Blue (Dine Out Vancouver 2014)

Black + Blue is one of the Glowbal Group of restaurants and located on the same block as fellow Global restaurant, Coast Restaurant. Read the rest of this entry