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The Bakehouse in Dundarave – Posh Smoked Salmon Brunch

We were up in the Dundarave area early one morning but had some trouble finding somewhere to eat.  We were originally going to try the Dundarave Fish Market but, when we walked in, they told us the restaurant side wasn’t open until 11am so we trodded back down the block to try out The Bakehouse in Dundarave again. Read the rest of this entry

Savary Island Pie Company

While I’ve never been much of a pie-eater before (I’m more of a cake-person), I have to admit that my interest in pies peaked while watching Pushing Daisies a few years ago.  In that show, Ned, the main character (who has the unique ability to bring people back to life – with possible dire consequences) runs a place call The Pie Hole. Read the rest of this entry

Thai Express (Park Royal) – Chicken Noodle Soup

Okay, this isn’t a big review… see our last visit to Thai Express (Park Royal) for more details.  On this recent visit, we tried one of their massive noodle soup bowls with chicken.

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The Truffle House & Cafe – Weekend Brunch

The Truffle House & Cafe is a popular little boutique restaurant/coffee shop located in Dundarave in West Vancouver that serves a combination of French, Italian, and West Coast specialties.  There aren’t that many seats so it can get pretty busy… especially during brunch. Read the rest of this entry

Milestones (West Van) – Pear and Coconut Pancakes

Brunch.  What is it about brunch that makes it so awesome?  On a Sunday morning, who really wants to wake up early to have a great breakfast?  By the time we’re up and about, it’s a bit too late for breakfast and too early for lunch.

We were running some errands the other day and went looking for somewhere to pick up a bite but we noticed that a lot of restaurants weren’t open yet so we decided to drop by Milestones for brunch. Read the rest of this entry

Salmon House on the Hill – West Coast Feast

What time is it?  It’s time for a West Coast Feast at the Salmon House on the Hill.  Until the end of the month, the Salmon House is offering up a 3-course dinner for $29.95 Read the rest of this entry

The Bakehouse in Dundarave – More Than Just Pies

It was a bright, sunny weekend when we found ourselves looking for breakfast options out in Dundarave.  At first, we were hesitant in trying out The Bakehouse because we thought they just served pies but, once we walked in, we were glad to discover that they also serve a bunch of breakfast and lunch options too. Read the rest of this entry

Red Lion Bar & Grill

If you were to ask me to describe examples of English cuisine, I probably couldn’t name anything other than fish and chips and bangers and mash.  Fortunately, there’s a pub located in Dundarave that helps to dispel the common myth that British food is nothing to write home about.  Read the rest of this entry

Pinkberry – Swirled Up Goodness

Usually, getting a “swirly” is not something that you hope for (unless you have a strange fetish for having your head dunked in a toilet while it’s being flushed).  Pinkberry’s got a new take on getting your swirl on and it’s tart, light, and fresh… froyo! Read the rest of this entry

Cactus Club (West Vancouver)

One of the items that I’ve always meant to try at Cactus Club was their Broccoli Cheese Soup but I was worried that it would be too cheesy (this coming from someone who really likes cheese, lol).  You see, I figured it would be a really cheesy soup with broccoli in it.

We were delightfully surprised that it’s more of a cream of broccoli soup with a nice baked cheesy crust on top.  The cheese reminded me of the top layer of cheese you find on a baked lasagne… it was the perfect amount of ooey gooey goodness. Read the rest of this entry

Five Guys Burgers & Fries (West Van)

Five Guys Burgers & Fries is one of the many new “gourmet” burger joints opening up in the Lower Mainland.  We’ve been meaning to try this place out for a while but have never really found the time to stop by.  Thankfully, with the opening of the nearby Pinkberry in The Village at Park Royal, we had a brand new excuse to try out Five Guys. Read the rest of this entry

Pinkberry – Froyo for your summer treat

Does anyone else remember the frozen yogurt craze of the 80’s and 90’s?  How about that Seinfeld episode about the non-fat yogurt?  Well, it looks like froyo has made a comeback big time with the recent Canadian opening of Pinkberry in West Van last week.  We were surprised that the store was empty when we got there last Saturday but, after a few minutes, a lineup started building up behind us.  Read the rest of this entry