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Blue Water Cafe: Seafood Tower

Blue Water Cafe, located in Yaletown, has been one of our favourite restaurants since our first visit. In the past, we’ve often enjoyed their single tier Shellfish Plateau. However, on this occasion, we set our sights on their signature Seafood Tower.
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La Pentola (Dine Out 2016)

The 14th annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival kicked off with the largest number of restaurants to date (288). Of course, one of the drawbacks to Dine Out is due to its popularity… often overcrowded, rushed, and with food quality that doesn’t always meet expectations. That’s why it’s important to understand what your goals are at Dine Out and to pick an appropriate restaurant. Our pick for our first Dine Out 2016 restaurant was La Pentola – located in the boutique Opus Hotel in Yaletown.
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Blue Water Cafe – Not Just Seafood

It took me a long time before I finally tried Blue Water Cafe and now I can’t understand why I waited so long.
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Minami – Revisit

It’s difficult to believe that our last visit to Minami was well over a year ago. On our recent dinner visit, we didn’t realize that it was the same night as the “CandyTown” winter festival in Yaletown… the entire Mainland street was packed with revelers and costumed-gingerbread people.
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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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Provence Marinaside – Yaletown

Provence Marinaside is a rather spacious French restaurant located in Yaletown at Marinaside Crescent and Davie Street (about a block away from the Roundhouse Community Centre).  Read the rest of this entry

Minami – Aburi Sushi and Chicken Nanban

Minami has been one of the hot spots for sushi in the Lower Mainland lately.  Usually, I’m a little hesitant to believe all of the hype (especially in a fickle food city like Vancouver).  As it turns out, the food was quite good and the atmosphere seemed fairly relaxed. Read the rest of this entry

The Flying Pig (Yaletown) – Mussels and Clams with Matchstick Fries

Is it just me or is Transport Canada getting very liberal in giving out pilot licences?  Down in Richmond there’s The Flying Beaver and in Vancouver there’s not one, but two Flying Pigs!

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The Keg Steakhouse (Yaletown) – Dine Out 2012

It might seem a bit strange to pick The Keg for a Dine Out night… usually, you would think that this is the perfect chance to try out restaurants that you’ve never been to before instead of going to a chain restaurant but the price point for The Keg’s Dine Out offering was too good to pass up – $28 for appy, entrée, and dessert.

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Rodney’s Oyster House – Slapjack Chowder

On our first visit to Rodney’s Oyster House, we missed out on trying their chowders and we knew that we definitely wanted to try them out on our next outing.  Read the rest of this entry

Rodney’s Oyster House

Rodney’s Oyster House has been on my to-do list for quite a while but I’ve never seemed to have found the time to make it down to Yaletown.  Hearing that it gets busy often, we decided to head there for an early lunch and grabbed a great spot on the 2nd floor which afforded us a view of the whole restaurant.  It’s a perfect place to watch them shuck the various oysters and cook/reheat their soup.  All of the staff were male and fairly boisterous but that lent itself well for the atmosphere we were in. Read the rest of this entry

Milestones Grill and Bar (Yaletown) – Top Chef Canada

Mondays at Milestones means Girls Night Out… 4 bellinis & 4 appetizers for $40 – but it’s not just a time for a bunch of gals to get together, eat some food, and trash on their ex’s.  Men are welcome too and it’s a perfect way of trying out a bunch of different appetizers and complaining about the difficult work day we just had. Read the rest of this entry