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Foodie visits Vancouver for 5 nights

Ohh Kishimoto looks yummy - will be definitely giving this one a try - thanks so much for your recs :)

Jun 18, 2014
LauraDora in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Foodie visits Vancouver for 5 nights

Hello all,

I am very excited to be visiting Vancouver next week, I currently live in NYC (Williamsburg) and love my local neighborhood gems that I goto on a regular basis and was wondering if any of you locals could recommend a few of your go-to restaurants.

I am not really looking for fancy, more local vibe! I am a big fan of farm to table, and if there is any particular ingredients/dish I should be ordering when I am over your way please I am open for suggestions.

My hubby and I will be staying I guess a little out of the main part - apartment is on the corner of Commercial Drive and Broadway - Maybe 'Grandview Woodland' area?

I am totally fine with walking, taking transportation and/or taxi's around - so if there is anything close to where I would be staying or if your fave go-to restaurants are a littler further in that does not matter.

I have been looking at Fable for a dinner and maybe Forage for Brunch one day, I have been reading all the threads and feel Alibi would be the way to go for beer along with Liberty Distilling and Artisan Sake on Granville Island. There seems to be a 50/50 split on Earnest Ice Cream Vs Bella Gelateria - maybe I will have to try them both :)

Other than eat, I plan to hike the Grouse Grind, possible do a day hike in the area, goto the Maritime Museum if it is pouring rain, and also start my BC experience Sunday at the night market.

If there are any other fun things to do/see all ideas are welcome.

Thanks so much for all your help, and if any of you ever head to Williamsburg Brooklyn, definitely let me know, I would be more than happy to let you know all my personal favourite little neighborhood go-to gems!

:)

LD

Jun 17, 2014
LauraDora in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Foodies honeymooning in Croatia need food recs.

thanks :)

Aug 15, 2012
LauraDora in Europe

Foodies honeymooning in Croatia need food recs.

My hubby and I are taking out first European trip together and it's our honeymoon ;)

We are going to:
Dubrovnik (4nights)
Hvar (5 nights)
Split (2 nights)
Rovinj (4 night)

If anyone could recommend restaurants for dinner both casual and fancy and then any suggestions for easier lunch options - I have heard the markets can be good places to find lunch staples ;)

Thanks foodies

L

Aug 14, 2012
LauraDora in Europe

Foodies honeymooning in Croatia need restaurant recs

My hubby and I are taking out first European trip together and it's our honeymoon ;)

We are going to:
Dubrovnik (4nights)
Hvar (5 nights)
Split (2 nights)
Rovinj (4 night)

If anyone could recommend restaurants for dinner both casual and fancy and then any suggestions for easier lunch options - I have heard the markets can be good places to find lunch staples ;)

Thanks foodies

L

Aug 13, 2012
LauraDora in Europe

Need drink rec before heading to Sushi Azabu Sat night!

Im taking my husband to Sushi Azubu for his birthday (first time celebrating as husband and wife) so want to make it a fun/romantic night!

Dinner isn't until 9:15pm so thought a drink before in the neighborhood would be great - so if anyone had any rec's that would be wonderfuly helpful!

:)

L

Jul 23, 2012
LauraDora in Manhattan

Need b.day dinner rec. as Red Rooster Harlem was booked out!

My fiancee loves BBQ and i was all excited to get reservations to eat at Red Rooster however i left it too late and they are all booked out - any more restaurants you can think of like this?

Previous years i have taken him to Wildwood BBQ, Blue Smoke, and Dinosaur BBQ!

Thanks foodies!

:)

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Blue Smoke
116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
777 W. 125th Street, New York, NY 10027

Red Rooster
310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

Jul 19, 2011
LauraDora in Manhattan

Restaurant Rec for a bite to eat before concert at Webster hall

Heading to a concert early tonight and want to grab a bite to eat at around 6pm that is close to Webster Hall any suggestions?

Does not have to be fancy... just somewhere that is quick but better than a slice of pizza...

sit down preferred..

like every cuisine... :)

Thanks for the help!!!

Jul 30, 2010
LauraDora in Manhattan

Seeking lovely wine bar to got with my boyfriend around 11pm for some wine and possibly dessert!

Location does not matter, but will be coming from the theatre district!

Has anyone been to ayza wine & chocolate bar on 31st?

Thanks so much foodies :)

Feb 27, 2010
LauraDora in Manhattan

LOOKING FOR RUSTIC RESTAURANTS IN NYC LIKE FREEMANS

i second Il Buco - one of my fave restaurants!

Feb 25, 2010
LauraDora in Manhattan

Wine / Dessert Bar rec's for after a broadway show on W45th street!

Howdy,

I am heading to a broadway show next month on 45th street and will grab a bite to eat in my hood before hand (Murry Hill) but need a good wine bar / dessert bar rec for after the show!

Anywhere between W45th street and Murry Hill area would be ideal, but open to other options!

Thanks so much!!

:)

Feb 25, 2010
LauraDora in Manhattan

Valentine's Day Suggestions?

I went to Ill bucco last year and had an AMAZING meal!!!! If you want super romantic request a table downstairs!

www.ilbuco.com

47 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 533-1932

Jan 21, 2010
LauraDora in Manhattan

Need restaurant rec for Gramercy / Murry Hill area!!

Thanks so much for all the replies with my last post, had an amazing meal at Txikito last Friday because of you guys!!! :)

So tomorrow i am having dinner with another couple, so there will be four of us and need a good dinner rec in the Murry Hill to Irving area.... any cuisine is fine, just looking for good atmosphere!

:)

L.

Jan 21, 2010
LauraDora in Manhattan

ALTA is booked up tonight, need another restaurant idea to take my bf out to dinner tonight.. HELP!

Thanks for the restaurant idea, had an AMAZING meal at Txikito on Fri night!!!

Jan 18, 2010
LauraDora in Manhattan

ALTA is booked up tonight, need another restaurant idea to take my bf out to dinner tonight.. HELP!

I was kinda in the mood for tapas tonight but ALTA is booked out, does anyone have any other suggestions for other restaurants like this?

I live in Murry Hill so would prefer to keep the restaurant below 40th, don't mind the LES or W Village though....

HELP!!

:)

Jan 15, 2010
LauraDora in Manhattan

Need ideas for Romantic restaurant!

Hello Hello, a few months ago my bf took me out to one of our most romantic and fabulous dinners to date at Il Buco, so now it is my mission to find another restaurant on Il Buco's level in both flavours and ambiance... any suggestions???

We both love all cuisines and am looking for something around the same price range as Il Buco!

Thanks muchly!!!!

Nov 13, 2008
LauraDora in Manhattan

Where to eat/drink after Carnegie Hall... Any recommendations?

Hey there, going to a comedy show at Carnegie Hall tonight, and am looking for a little bite to eat and a drink afterwards either around that area, or heading down towards Murry Hill..

I am not looking for anything touristy, and on the cheaper side would be a bonus :)

Any suggestions would be great!!!

thanks

:)

Nov 06, 2008
LauraDora in Manhattan

Per Se is closed...

I highly recommend Il Bucco on Bond Street. Ask to be seated downstairs in the wine cellar, although it is a little more quiet (some may say looses the atmosphere) is is VERY romantic!!!

I ate there last week with my boyfriend and we were seated downstairs and had one of our best dinners to date!

The service was impeccable and the food to die for!

Jun 27, 2008
LauraDora in Manhattan

Need recs 4 dinner tonight around University & 12th Street

Hello foodies..

I am going to see a movie at the Cinema Village 12th street and was looking for restaurant recommendations around that area.

Looking for casual dinning, not wanting to pay much more than $25 per person including drinks if possible.... however if you have a little pricier recommendation i wouldn't be opposed to going...

thanks!!!

Jun 27, 2008
LauraDora in Manhattan

Going to Il Buco Sat night... TWO QUESTIONS....

Does anyone have any recommendations on what to order at Il Buco?

Also, any suggestions for bar's to goto afterwards for a drink or two? I am not into big crowds, more wine bars and small intimate places like Angel Share!

Thanks guys.....

Jun 19, 2008
LauraDora in Manhattan

Need Sushi recs. in Murry Hill area...

Can anyone recommend their best Sushi finds in the Murry Hill area, i have a bad habit of going to Misu Sushi all the time, and it's good, but i feel there are others out there i should be trying!

:)

L.

Jun 12, 2008
LauraDora in Manhattan

The Elephant....what happened...?

What happened to it's liquor licence???

Went there last weekend for the first time in a while and found out they do not serve alcohol anymore... you can bring your own, but no more yummy sangria from the bar?!?!

Jun 08, 2008
LauraDora in Manhattan

Need Recommendation in Murray Hill Area...

Howdy, i need a new restaurant to try in the Murry Hill area tonight - i will be going with my boyfriend. Just something casual for a Tuesday!

I always seem to goto Penelopy's and Josies... so am trying to get out there and try some of the other fantastic restaurants in the hood!

All cuisines are good, i love everything!

:)

L.

Apr 29, 2008
LauraDora in Manhattan

Reservations at Prune tonight - 1st timer.. what to order?

Hey there, am excited to try Prune tonight, does anyone have any suggestions to what i should order?

Thanks

Apr 26, 2008
LauraDora in Manhattan