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The Teahouse – Scenic Views and Seafood Galore

The Teahouse makes the perfect pit stop while enjoying the dazzling views from Stanley Park. We stopped by for a visit last June after hiking around Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. After a short jaunt across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, we luckily found parking right outside the restaurant.
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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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The Flying Pig (Olympic Village) – Brunch Time

Let me just say that, if I ever see an actual flying pig, I’m sure that I’d run the other direction. It’s kind of scary if you think about it. Fortunately, the only flying pigs around here are the 3 locations of The Flying Pig restaurant.
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The Flying Pig (Gastown) – Bone Marrow Cheezy Bread

Although it’s been over a year and a half since our visit to The Flying Pig’s Yaletown location, my lunch-time visit to their Gastown location was not due to planning but mere happenstance.
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Café Medina – Prepare for a Wait

Ok, so seriously… where do all of these people who snake around the outside of Café Medina come from? I swear, every time I look, there’s always a lineup… just like at Anton’s Pasta Bar.
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Mosaic Grille & Bar – Breakfast Buffet Revisit

It never fails for me… I try a restaurant out and enjoy it so much that I can’t wait to revisit… but, for some reason, it never lives up to that first visit. Take, for example, Mosaic Grille. I visited earlier in the year and had a truly wonderful experience with their breakfast buffet. I brought my honey here in September and wound up with less-than-stellar food and service delivery.
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Cactus Club Cafe (Broadway & Ash)

Cactus Club has changed a lot since they first opened in 1988. Back then, the decor was filled top-to-bottom with kitschy cows. Since then, Cactus has grown up to be the epitome of stylish chain restaurants.
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Blue Water Cafe – Shellfish Plateau and Sablefish

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar has been on my wish list for a number of years. But since they only open for dinner service, I’ve had a difficult time planning when to drop by Yaletown.
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Horizons Restaurant – Xmas Lunch

Well, to be more specific, it was a pre-xmas lunch when we visited Horizons on Burnaby Mountain.  Read the rest of this entry

Forage – Breakfast

I’ve been meaning to visit Forage for a while but only recently dropped by for breakfast. Fortunately, street parking was free before 9am so I didn’t need to worry about being gouged for parking downtown. Read the rest of this entry

Dockside Restaurant – Linguine

To me, 2013 felt like a very long year so I was trying to use up some of my accumulated vacation with short 1-day staycations.  On one of those days in late November, we decided to head out to Granville Island and paid a visit to one of our staples… Dockside Restaurant located in the Granville Island Hotel. Read the rest of this entry