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Good salads in Van?

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Sep 19, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Good salads in Van?

It is indeed Arbutus Ridge. A perfectly situated neighborhood if you need several hundred options for yoga or high end haircuts.

Sep 18, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Good salads in Van?

I live at 21st and Arbutus which is a bit of a no-mans land between Kits and Kerrisdale.

Sep 18, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Good salads in Van?

Is this a serious question? I could list 20 easily. Three in my neighborhood alone would be Bufala, Temaki and La Buca. I would much rather go to these than Cactus.

Sep 18, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best Italian pasta in Vancouver - what's your vote?

Agree with La Buca & Campagnolo. My personal fav would be La Quercia.

Sep 15, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

State of Pho in Vancouver? Help needed.

"pedantic toss" ROFL

Sep 09, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Grub ....... gone

That's a shame. It was a great spot. Hopefully they open back up somewhere else.

Sep 07, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Salt spring vegetarian or fish

Aug 28, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Weekend trip from Van? Best chowspot?

Tofino is too far for an overnighter no? Whistler maybe? Harrison is a culinary wasteland from what I can recall.

Aug 26, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

One week in Vancouver... The catch? Two little kids

Farmer's Apprentice is a no go I would say. It is small and you sit very close to your neighbors.

L'abbatoir would be do-able early as it is a much larger space.

Aug 26, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

One week in Vancouver... The catch? Two little kids

Good list.

A few notes...Chambar is not really a pub and I wouldn't take my kids there. That being said, my kids are pretty rambunctious little buggers and are 6 & 3. You could probably go early though and it'd be fine. As for coffee, JJ Bean and Caffe Artigiano are also safe bets downtown.

Rajio is good but pretty out of the way for you. Not worth the trek from downtown in my opinion. Same goes for Earnest ice cream. Just hit Bella or jump on a relatively short bus ride to Kitsilano's Rain or Shine.

These are not downtown, but I regularly take my kids to Rocky Mountain Pizza. They have a little play kitchen setup for the kids and on some nights the kids can go into the kitchen and make their own pizzas. You can drink some decent beer/wine here also. Definitely the most kid friendly place around. We also go to Temaki or Tokyo Thyme fairly often for excellent sushi. Temaki is better but Tokyo Thyme is more kid friendly.

There's some decent patios mentioned here: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2014/06/be...

Avoid Old Spaghetti Factory at all costs.

Hope this helps.

Aug 26, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

New to Frasier/King Ed neighbourhood - Whats good?

You happen to live very close to Earnest Ice Cream. Score!
http://earnesticecream.com/wp/

Aug 18, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best value happy hour in Vancouver

I think I saw a $3 drink special at Rogue. I did not partake as they are likely only offering swill.

Aug 15, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Granville Island - Restaurants

I don't mind Edible Canada but I haven't been there in quite awhile....always had good meals there. Go Fish is a short walk and has excellent fish & chips.

I second the Oyama/cheese/baguette option. You cannot go wrong at Oyama.

Aug 07, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kits Happenings Part II (Jan 2014 onwards)

Went here a few nights ago. Had an excellent penne dish in a spicy tomato sauce with bacon. Wife had gnocchi and kids had spaghetti all in a delicious bolognese.

My only complaint is the wine pours are quite skimpy.

I'll return as it is very close to home.

Jul 23, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Morning coffee/muffin in Vancouver

Check out Trafiq at Main & 27th. Great coffee shop.

Jul 15, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Whistler with Allergies

Araxi would certainly take care of you. It's not cheap however!

Jul 14, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

new to north shore

Welcome to Vancouver! I lived in North Van several years ago but used to head on over to West Van regularly for excellent French at La Regalade. I also liked La Cucina for Italian. Cazba is also good, cheap Persian eats.

Good sites for YVR
http://scoutmagazine.ca/
http://www.urbanspoon.com/c/14/Vancou...

As for booze, hit a BC Liquor "Signature" store. I believe the closest one to you would be at Park Royal.

Jul 07, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Restaurant in vancouver ?

What part of Broadway? It's a very long street.

Jun 25, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Any good restaurant offers yummy STEAK TARTARE (Not the Korean style one) ?

Bao Bei does a killer beef tartare

Jun 19, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Cinara

Noise wasn't too bad at all. There was one guy that had a very loud laugh that sort of carried throughout the room. Once they brought him some food I didn't notice any distractions after that. I was able to talk to my wife easily.

The room itself was very warm and inviting. The kitchen is wide open as well which is interesting to watch.

Jun 15, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Cinara

The wife and I got a chance to check out Cinara last night. I thought I'd leave a quick report. Sorry no pics!

Dishes sampled were:

Chicken Liver Parfait
-Spectacular little starter here. Served with house made crisps and pickled onion. Would order this again!

Albacore Tuna Carpaccio
-A bit heavy handed on the olive oil. Very nice quality fish though. Simple, clean flavours.

Warm Octopus Salad
-This was one of the better dishes of the night. Delicious, tender octopus and a great citrus vinaigrette.

Potato Gnocchi Ritolo
-The best dish of the night. Think of it as a beef wellington but with gnocchi. Served with a rabbit ragout. Never had a dish like this before. Mind blowing good!

Roasted Branzino
-Great piece of fish with delicious crispy skin. A little too salty however. Lentils it came with were also too salty.

Sliced NY Striploin
-This was cooked sous vide and then sliced very thin. Similar to a carpaccio. Delicious but a little weird as a main I thought.

Dessert was a fantastic panna cotta.

Overall, a great night. The room is very cozy & service was also very good. I will most definitely return.

http://cinara.ca/

Jun 15, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver restaurant with good steak

If your friend likes old school steak houses, you cannot beat Hy's.

http://hyssteakhouse.com/gallery/?loc...

Jun 13, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best late night eats

Great stuff. Thanks very much to both of you.

Jun 12, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best late night eats

The wife and I have a rare night out away from the children and we are likely going to need somewhere good to eat late (10ish).

Suggestions? Close to Downtown would be ideal. Thanks!

Jun 11, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

One Dinner and One Lunch

Depends if you want high end? If so, consider Blue Water Cafe for dinner. Great sushi and seafood there & lots more.

If it is sunny head on over to Granville Island and hit Go Fish for lunch. Tough to beat that for the ultimate Vancouver experience!

Jun 06, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver bars/pubs with tasty foods and NHL finals

Luckily for you, Vancouverites are die hard hockey enthusiasts and every bar with a TV will have the finals on.

A good spot to watch hockey is Earl's downtown but just for a drink and something simple (chicken wings for example). Food is nothing to write home about.

http://www.earls.ca/locations/details...

Jun 03, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Great BBQ ribs in Vancouver ?

Our BBQ scene is pathetic! Peckinpah and Memphis are sad excuses for good BBQ.

However, you all probably recall that just a few years ago, Vancouver had no good pizza either...now check us out!

Perhaps a BBQ renaissance is approaching!?

May 30, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Where to go for a drink before dinner near 4th and Burrard?

Novo would work but more so for the vino

http://www.novopizzeria.com/wine-and-...

May 23, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

First time visit to Vancouver- what to do, where to eat, and cask beer?

My only minor qualm with your list is Wildebeest. I was not overly impressed. If it were me I would put several places ahead of Wildebeest (L'abbatoir, Chambar to name a couple. If you don't mind heading a little ways from downtown you should check out La Quercia or even La Buca).

I've not had a chance to try Farmer's Apprentice yet but I have heard good things. Also cannot comment on Homer Street Cafe and Bar.

For touristy things worth doing check out Granville Island...peruse the markets and buy a few things and if it is sunny, sit outside and people watch for awhile. You must also check out Stanley Park.

Have a great trip & enjoy Vancouver....your hometown is a great spot also!

May 16, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)