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Happy Hour recommendations

Good to know...thanks!

Feb 01, 2012
newbie5 in Las Vegas

Happy Hour recommendations

I am leaving for Vegas in a couple of weeks and have been doing some research into happy hours also. There are a couple of posts if you do a search for las vegas happy hours on chowhound, like this one: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/782841.

This post also has a link for a great website that has a listing of the happy hours on the strip. Some of them have the menu listed or give you an idea of what kind of prices they offer for their happy hours. Also, if you go to the restaurant/lounge websites, they sometimes have information about their happy hours.

Ones that stand out for me is Seablue in the MGM, 5:30 - 7 pm except on Saturdays for their $1 oysters and other tasty seafood appies, $3 Stellas and $5 Sangria and daily specialty cocktail., Diego, also in MGM from 4 - 5:30 for margaritas and some mexican. Boa Steakhouse from 4 -7 pm, located in the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace for $5 appy and drink specials. Lots of good happy hours to be had for sure.....I've started a spreadsheet so that I know where to go depending what vicinity we are in around happy hour.

Jan 31, 2012
newbie5 in Las Vegas

Wine for Bread Pudding with Spiced Rum Sauce

Unfortunately bringing rum isn't an option. It is a wine tasting club and each of us needs to bring a dish and match it up to a wine. As I'm arriving late, I chose to do a dessert and needed something easy to do and that I could make ahead. With the fall weather that we are getting, I thought a bread pudding would work well and found one I liked with the rum sauce. As mentioned in my previous post, I will look at changing up the sauce.

Sep 21, 2011
newbie5 in Wine

Wine for Bread Pudding with Spiced Rum Sauce

Hi Maria.....thanks for the suggestion....I am definitely going to look at changing up the sauce. Didn't realize that the rum sauce would be so difficult to pair up. I will check out some recipes for the Sabayon Sauce and I love that it can be made ahead of time and kept chilled till serving. I have another function to attend and will be arriving late thus why I chose to do a dessert and wine pairing and the less to do when I arrive at the party, the better.

Sep 21, 2011
newbie5 in Wine

Wine for Bread Pudding with Spiced Rum Sauce

I am attending a wine dinner this weekend and am going to bring Bread Pudding with Spiced Rum Sauce. I am looking for recommendations on a wine to bring. I am thinking an Ice Wine but am wondering what other options would be suitable. I live in northern BC so my options are definitely limited to what is on offer at the local BC liquor store....although we do now have a Signature outlet which has increased our selection.

Sep 20, 2011
newbie5 in Wine

Seafood Tower

I am coming to Vancouver on Friday and am thinking of going for dinner someplace that I can get a seafood tower. I have already been to Blue Water for theirs and am wanting to try someplace different. As the summer weather is still around, I want to go to a restaurant that I can sit on a patio and enjoy the sunshine. A few of the places that I am considering is Joe Fortes, Coast and Provence Marinaside. Just wanting some feedback on which of those places would be best for the platter and also if there are any other places that would fit the bill that I may have overlooked. I am staying downtown so would like to stay in that vicinity.

Thanks!

Sep 07, 2011
newbie5 in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver trip with 9 year old daughter

Forgot to mention that I am looking for a japanese restaurant with sashimi/sushi served as this is another must for us to have when we go out for japanese.

May 17, 2011
newbie5 in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver trip with 9 year old daughter

I am taking my daughter to Vancouver in September for the Taylor Swift Concert. We are going to be staying at the Pan Pacific Hotel. She is a pretty adventurous eater and can tolerate mildly spicy foods. She LOVES japanese food, italian and seafood. I'm pretty excited for the trip as it is our first mother/daughter trip and I get to try some new restaurants as her dad is not as adventurous eater as she is. We are flying down on Friday night, although may be staying with friends in Surrey for the night and heading into downtown Vancouver on Saturday morning. We'll likely do some shopping along Robson during the day on Saturday, go back to the hotel to get ready for the concert and go out for dinner beforehand. The concert is at 7 pm.

I'm looking for recommendations for a good lunch spot on Saturday and dinner before the concert. I was thinking of a japanese spot for lunch, either around the Pan Pacific Hotel or in the area of Robson. I prefer a spot with a good bento box as we like to be able to share lots of different items. Neither one of us are huge eaters but like lots of variety when we go out for japanese. We usually split a bento and get one or two more items, depending on the contents of the bento. And always an extra miso soup as it is one of my daughters faves. I was looking at Miyako Sushi, which seems close to the Pan Pacific. A few other places I was considering are Miku, Guu, Kingyo and Shuraka Sake Bar, but am unsure if those restaurants fit my location or bento box requirements.

As for dinner, I was wondering if there are any spots either close to the Pan Pacific or the Rogers Arena that has a good prix fixe menu as we'll be dining around 5 pm. I was considering Chambar as it is close to the Rogers Arena. Of course, I'm looking for a place that will be accomodating to a child. She rarely orders off the kids' menu and I will likely look at a meal for us to share with perhaps an extra appy...not sure how restaurants view people sharing if I do find a good restaurant with a prix fixe menu.

Thanks any recommendations/help that you can give!!

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Guu
838 Thurlow St, Vancouver, BC V6E1W2, CA

Kingyo
871 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G2L9, CA

Miku Restaurant
1055 West Hastings, Vancouver, BC V6E 2E9, CA

May 17, 2011
newbie5 in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Reasonable and tasty eats for a band on tour in BC, especially in Northern BC and Okanagan?

Just a note that Tony Roma's is no longer open and the Keg is closed for renos and due to reopen in November. Spicy Green is very good but service tends to be on the slow side.

What day of the week will you be in Prince George? You mentioned late night eats but depending on when you will be here will dictate what is available.

As for Fort St. John, they are littered with your typical chain type restaurants. I typically stay at the Northern Grand and have found a good restaurant that is located on the street just behind the restaurant. Can't remember the name but if you are in that vicinity, there are not a whole lot of restaurants along that street and shouldn't be too hard to find. I haven't been back in a couple of years but my husband travels up there frequently for work and there is a new pub located in the Northern Quality Grand that he says had great pub food and a fun atmosphere with live entertainment. Since you are touring with a band, not sure if you would be interested in that type of place.

As for eats between PG and Fort St. John, there is a cafe in Chetwynd that serves good soups, sandwiches, etc. I believe it is called CyberMind Cafe. Otherwise, you are pretty much looking at your typical A&W, Subways, etc. for eats. I'm not sure the exact location, just remember it being on one of the side streets but if you stopped and asked, someone could surely point you in the right direction as it is a small town.

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Tony Roma's
, Fort St John, BC V1J, CA

Aug 31, 2010
newbie5 in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Reasonable and tasty eats for a band on tour in BC, especially in Northern BC and Okanagan?

In Prince George, if you are looking for reasonably priced, there is a vietnamese restaurant, Thanh Vu, that serves up good food at good prices. Also, Mai Thai restaurant has a good lunch special, soup or salad and entree for $10. Their soups are very good and I really like their curries. Not too sure about other stuff on their menu but their Green Curry is great so I haven't strayed too far from that. I tried their Pad Thai once and it wasn't very good so I now only stick to the tried and true.

Not sure how long your layover is but there is a new place in town that puts out some very good food at decent prices. Hummus Bros Tapas Bar and Grill, they have a website with a menu posted if you want to check it out. They are located downtown on 4th Avenue. Cimo's as mentioned upthread does good pastas, all homemade. There are also a few japanese restaurants, I enjoy Sushi Hut on Central Avenue, Tokyo which is located on 17th I believe and downtown, there is Wasabi. Another eatery that I've heard some good feedback on but haven't had the opportunity to check out yet is Nancy O's, located on 3rd Avenue. There are a few other restaurants that I would recommend but wouldn't fit your criteria of "reasonably priced".

Cheap breakfasts.....don't eat out for breaky very often so can't recommend anything on that front.

We are no Vancouver but our choice in dining has definitely improved over the years.

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Thanh Vu Restaurant
1778 97 Highwa S, Prince George, BC V2L, CA

Jul 29, 2010
newbie5 in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)