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Joe Fortes: Seafood Tower

Joe Fortes is practically an institution in Vancouver… and what’s not to love about this downtown eatery? Well, I suppose the one thing that I dislike is how busy they are. That’s probably one of the reasons why we haven’t returned for many years.
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Banana Leaf (Robson): Malaysian Brunch

Finding ourselves in the West End, which is a rare occasion, we had intended on visiting a particular restaurant on Robson Street but, after seeing the long lineup queuing outside, we headed over to nearby Banana Leaf instead.
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YiFang Taiwan Fruit Tea (Robson): Refreshing Drinks

As their name would suggest, YiFang is a popular Taiwanese boba (bubble) tea shop which specializes in fruit teas. They’re also known for their black sugar pearls that are made in-house but those are only available at certain times during the day.
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Donair Spot (Robson Street) – Lebanese Chicken Wrap

After our visit to Poké Time on Robson, we noticed Donair Spot just down the block and decided to grab some food to go.
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Poké Time on Robson

Poke… Is it a coincidence that Poke (the Hawaiian-inspired cubed fish dish) became popular in Vancouver around the same time that Pokemon Go took the world by storm? In any case, I’m not complaining.
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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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Market by Jean-Georges (Dine Out Vancouver – 2014)

Market by Jean-Georges opened 5 years ago in the ultra tall Shangri-La hotel in Vancouver as Vongerichten’s first foray into the Canadian market.  Of course, Jean-Georges is no stranger to popular restaurants… and from our Dine Out visit, I know why his restaurants are so popular.

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Cardero’s Restaurant – Dine Out Vancouver 2013

Okay, so when I said that Diva at the Met was going to be our last Dine Out of the year, I kinda stretched the truth.  You see, even though Dine Out Vancouver 2013 officially ended on Feb 3rd, the Sequoia group of restaurants (which includes Cardero’s in Coal Harbour) extended their $28 dinner menu until Feb 10th.

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