Pho Tan Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup and Bubble Tea Restaurant in Kerrisdale

October 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Vancouver Restaurant Reviews, Interviews, and News

Pho Tan Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup and Bubble Tea Restaurant
2076 W. 41st Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6M 1Y8
Open 7 Days 10:30am – 9:30pm
**2Stars (our of a possible 4)

Is Pho Tan Kerrisdale a new contender in the ongoing Pho battle? How does it stack up?


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Whistler Cornucopia 2009 – It’s That Time Again!

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Vancouver Restaurant Reviews, Interviews, and News

Hello Readers and Contributors!

It’s nearly time again for one of the premier foodie events in the region so I am passing along the details to you. I confess I have never attended this event (yet), mainly due to scheduling issues, but my predecessor is/was a great fan! I am hoping to make an appearance this year but if you go drop in and post your thoughts here. If anyone wants to submit a review of the event we will be happy to consider it for proper publication too!


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Market Monday at Raincity Grill

September 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

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Given my dual interests in food and sustainability, I thought this looked interesting and worth passing along from Raincity Grill.

Raincity Grill is forging further on their path of sustainability. Building on the success of their many farm to table initiatives, chef de cuisine Peter Robertson has created a new series of culinary events that promise to be the ultimate in “foodie meets farmer” dining. The series is called Market Mondays and aims to bring local farmers and their products closer to Raincity’s table and Vancouver diners. “Chefs and restaurants can play an important role in strengthening communities by building relationships that connect locals to surrounding farms,” says Robertson.


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Run Aground At The Sandbar – 3 Brunch Strikes You’re…

August 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Vancouver Restaurant Reviews, Interviews, and News

The Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
1535 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Vancouver, BC, V6H 3R9
T: 604.669.9030
F: 604.669.9033

*1 Star (out of a possible 4)

Looking For Brunch In All The Wrong Places

It’s not easy finding a good traditional style brunch spot. Sure, there are lots of restaurants open between 11 and 2 on the weekends. They say they have brunch because of the time-slot but they don’t have a traditional brunch menu. On a recent outing of the brunch crew it took 3 times before we could locate a restaurant with a proper brunch. At least we thought we had located one.


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Market by Jean-Georges Inspires

July 24th, 2009 · No Comments

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Market by Jean-Georges
1115 Alberni Street -Level 3, in The Shangri-La Hotel
 Weekdays 11.30am-2.30pm
Mondays to Saturdays 5.30pm–10.30pm
 Weekdays 11.30am-11.30pm.
 Saturdays 4.30pm-11.30pm
 Weekdays 11.30am-midnight. 
Saturdays 4.30pm-midnight

Valet Parking
Secured underground parking available at 1137 Alberni, between Urban Fare and Coastal Church.
Dress Code: Business casual
Smoking Policy: Smoking is not permitted inside the restaurant or on the seasonal outdoor terrace.

****4 Stars – Superlative. (out of a possible 4)

Recently my partner had her family in town from Taiwan and they are a group of jet-set sophisticated diners. I surprised them one evening by making our culinary destination – a first time visit for me – Market by Jean-George in the new Shangri-La Hotel.


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Gramercy Grill – An Exercise in Customer Service

July 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Vancouver Restaurant Reviews, Interviews, and News

Gramercy Grill

2685 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Telephone: 604.730.5666


Business Hours:
Mon. -Fri. 11:30am to Closing
Saturday 11:00am to Closing
Sunday 10am to Closing

**Stars (out of a possible 4)

Saturday’s usually finds me, and one of my best friends, at my favorite local diner for breakfast – a ritual at the same location for more than ten years now – I intend to review that establishment here soon. But this weekend my friend was unavailable and my beautiful girlfriend had the morning off from her yoga instructors course, so minus the usual brunch crew my partner and I hit up the Gramercy Grill for brunch.


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Sunday Jazz Brunch at The Sutton Place Hotel

July 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

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The Sutton Place Hotel
Sunday Jazz Brunch

Fleuri Restaurant 11:00am – 2:00pm (11:00am & 1:00pm Seatings)
Live Jazz Duo: 11:00am – 2:00pm

845 Burrard Street, Vancouver, Canada V6Z 2K6
604.682.5511 Fax 604.682.5513

By Staff Writer Elisa Wakabayashi and Doran Aisenstat

In another installment of our brunch series, the brunch bunch meets again, this time at The Sutton Place Hotel. The website claims that this is the “best brunch in the city.” This just might be true though as only the second stop on this intermittent brunch tour it might be too soon for us to declare the validity of that statement. However, as you will soon read, this was a very good but pricey offering at $38.95 per adult / $19.50 per child (4-12 yrs).


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Chow Pleases

May 21st, 2009 · 4 Comments

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3121 Granville Street

Lunch Mon-Fri service from 12:00
Dinner every evening service from 5:00
$38 prix fixe nightly 5:00-6:00

****Stars (out of a possible 4)

By Elisa Wakabayashi
Eat Vancouver Writer

My experience at Chow was so wonderful that I can’t wait to go back and order the same things again!


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Last Chance for Wine Lovers at La Terrazza Event

May 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Vancouver Restaurant Reviews, Interviews, and News

Wanted pass this last minute dining and wine opportunity along. I haven’t reviewed La Terrazza for yet, but I have been there for dinner many times in a former life and was always tremendously satisfied with the quality of the food and the overall dining experience. This particular event looks like it might be fabulous.

If anyone out there does attend, please drop us a line and let us know how it was!


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Brunch Series Begins

April 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Vancouver Restaurant Reviews, Interviews, and News

Beyond Restaurant & Lounge at the Century Plaza Hotel: Sunday Brunch Buffet
Located in the Century-Plaza hotel & Spa
1015 Burrard St. Vancouver
Brunch 10am – 2pm every Sunday.

Adults $24.95
12 & under $12.50
Seniors $17.50

Zero Stars (Out of a possible 4)

Hello readers! Let me take this opportunity to apologize for, what certainly feels to me, like a long hiatus. Life has been getting in the way of posting but with this submission I expect that we will be back on for regular tasty tales!

We’re starting a Sunday Brunch series and our first adventure began two Sunday’s ago at Beyond Restaurant’s Sunday Brunch buffet. At Beyond they combine breakfast and lunch and give you the option of choosing one or the other or both. If you choose brekkie you get it at a reduced price and if you choose lunch you pay the full price of both regardless of whether you take advantage of the breakfast “side” of the buffet.

Naturally, we chose both!


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