Entries from November 2006

Lucky Diner

November 29th, 2006 · No Comments

Some interesting new information is up on Sean Heather’s blog regarding his newest venture, Lucky Diner. Long story short, there is a menu draft up there, which looks quite delicious (let me at that U-fix-it tray), and big news about staffing. Mark Brand (bartender of the year, ex-Chambar), joins Kurtis Kolt and Dan Tigchelaar from […]

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The Great Phodown +#1 – Pho Tan

November 28th, 2006 · No Comments

And so the great phodown begins. Target 1: Pho Tan Address: 4598 Main Street (map) Phone: 604-873-3345 Menu: Page 1; Page 2 Price: $5.00 small pho; $5.85 large Condiments Photo Visit date: November 27th, 2006 Visit time: 6:45PM –ratings– Jason’s ratings (#19 rare beef and tendon) – Broth: 5.5/10 Beef: 9/10 Noodle: 4/10 Condiments: 5/10 […]

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Tags: Pho

Quickbite: Dona Cata Mexican Foods

November 26th, 2006 · 20 Comments

Dona Cata Mexican Foods Address: 5438 Victoria Drive (map) Phone: 604-436-2232 Menu Quickbite: Dona Cata Mexican Foods November 26th, 2006 By Jason Chin Writer Vancouver, it would appear, is beginning to emerge from a taco dark age. Establishments featuring this popular Mexican street food are popping up at rate that was unimaginable just a year […]

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Tags: Mexican · Quick Bites

The Great Phodown

November 25th, 2006 · 2 Comments

As wintry weather officially arrives, a young man’s mind naturally turns to pho. I can think few better cures for a cold rainy day than snuggling up next to a steaming bowl of spicy, aromatic, beefy pho. I’ve been a pho addict for nigh on five years now, darkening various doorsteps around Vancouver and DC […]

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Tags: News

A Matter of Authenticity

November 21st, 2006 · 13 Comments

A Matter of Authenticity + a quick bite for El Taco 738 Davie Street (map) (604) 806-0300 An essay by Jason Chin Writer After an unfortunate encounter with a taco at the newish El Taco on Davie Street (near Howe), I got to thinking about why this taco was so bad. My gut reaction was […]

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Tags: Mexican

Cornucopia Postmortem

November 13th, 2006 · 2 Comments

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Tags: Food & Wine Deals · Food Events

Two comedy deals

November 9th, 2006 · No Comments

From the Eatvancouver mailbag: it appears both Beyond and Chivana are offering laughs with dinner. Beyond: Beyond restaurant and lounge flings out the ‘why go anywhere else mat’ by featuring a three-course menu paired with tickets to Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club; conveniently tucked beneath the restaurant. Wander into the Century Plaza located at 1015 Burrard […]

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Tags: Food & Wine Deals

The Fying Tiger & Habit

November 6th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Habit Lounge Address: 2610 Main St (map) 604-877-8582 hours available on their homepage ** (of four stars) The Flying Tiger Address: 2958 West 4th Ave (map) 604-737-7529 hours available on their homepage ** and 1/2 (of four stars) Share and Share Alike By Jason Chin Writer Statisticians describe mediation as what occurs when one variable […]

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