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La Buca game and mushroom menu

I haven't but I can tell you this. Every time I go to La Buca I make sure to order risotto as a starter to share. They make fantastic risotto! Also, they have the best pannacotta in the city. Enjoy and please report back!

about 24 hours ago
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Take Out/Delivery Pizza

I'm not all that serious about my hipster comment. I'm sure some hipsters love a good deep dish pie too although it might get stuck in their beards.

Take Out/Delivery Pizza

This won't help you much as it's not in your hood but I like to order from Double DD in Kits. It's old school stuff. None of this flimsy thin crust hipster crap!
http://www.ddpizza.ca/DDPizza/Menu.html

Oct 20, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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

Very odd on the tea! I was at Bufala recently and my wife asked for tea. Our waitress responds "Sorry, we're not setup for hot water."

I let it slide but my internal WTF meter skyrocketed.

Oct 17, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Bishop's 2014--How is it?

It was great when I was there last. However, that was not in 2014. I'd love to hear some 2014 reports also. Just so you are aware, it is a very refined (aka quiet) room.

Purebread 'n the Hood-It's Open!!!

Great news & walking distance from my office to boot. Do they offer any lunch items at all? Or just tasty loaves?

Oct 08, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

C restaurant gone?

Not surprised. I haven't seen a recommendation for "C" in ages on here.

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

Let's talk turkey

It's all about the gravy guys.
Make this one, trust me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBPsA...

Also, rest your bird for a few hours after cooking!

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

Taiwanese braised pork belly inside bun ("gua bao" / 割包)

Pretty sure I had some of those at Bao Bei last time I was there & they were fantastic!

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

Good salads in Van?

I just had the chorizo salad at Catch 122 and it was outstanding! Two house-made chorizo sausage, slow roasted cherry tomato, fennel, arugula, frisée. I shall return.

Oct 02, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best restaurant on this list? Need your vote!

On your list I've been to Bao Bei, Wildebeest and Chambar. Of the three, I'd cross off Wildebeest. Chambar and Bao Bei have very different cuisine types obviously so it depends on your food preferences.

Bao Bei has a table in the back that should work for a group of 10 - might be a little tight though.

Bao Bei and Chambar certainly fit the "cool decor" requirement.

Oct 01, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver Ramen or Sushi and a splurge

Farmer's Apprentice you mean? Very good restaurant indeed! It's fairly casual and not really a full on splurge I'd say. Value is exceptional though.

Not sure on resos - give them a call.

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

Vancouver Ramen or Sushi and a splurge

If you don't mind jumping on a short SkyTrain ride check out Kishimoto. Easily the city's best value for fantastic sushi! Just be ready to wait awhile for a table.
http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/14/159992...

I like Blue Water Cafe a lot for a special occasion. I'd also consider Cioppino's or Le Crocodile depending on what kind of food/vibe you like.

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

Visiting Vancouver from SF

Awesome list here! Agree on Farmers' Apprentice...best meal I've had in awhile.

I have to respectfully disagree with Pear Tree, however. I find the room tired and outdated. The meal I had there was atrocious which did not help! I do know many people rave about the food though. I'm still so very confused about my evening there :/

For your splurge dinner I'd go with Cioppino's, Blue Water Cafe or Le Crocodile. For sushi do not miss Octopus Garden.

Sep 22, 2014
waylman in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Good salads in Van?

meh

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)