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Where can I find farro in Surrey/Vancouver?

Now that Galloways is closing, anyone have any new places where you can get Farro, preferably in Vancouver?

Nosherie opening on West Georgia and Seymour

Had lunch here today - the beef sandwich. Yummy but could use a few potato chips or something on the side - not a great value at $9.75 for a rather small sandwich otherwise. Soup and salad selections look promising.

Nosherie opening on West Georgia and Seymour

Does anyone have any details on this place - who is behind it, when is it opening? Looks very well decorated, That space has been empty forever. A Craigslist add for staff says they will have sandwiches, soup, salad and coffee.

Cross-border shopping: the food/drinks you always bring home to Vancouver

I second that! Especially the little honey sidecar ones.

Chinese Food Delivery in Kitsilano Area for tonight - recommendation needed

Ginger & Chili is not bad for take-out. A combo for 1 usually feeds 2 people comfortably. Their vegetables are decent, and their ginger beef is great. Stay away from most of the deep-fried items - their oil must be stale or something.

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Ginger & Chili Restaurant
4423 10th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6R2H8, CA

Ginger & Chili Restaurant
4423 10th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6R2H8, CA

Rasoee Take-out on Robson

I agree! I had high hopes and was thoroughly disappointed too.

mariage freres tea

Have you tried the Urban Tea Merchant? I've bought it there before.

Birthday suggestions for Vancouver SVP

La Buca, hands down. Just took my parents there for their wedding anniversary. We got the family-style menu (chef's menu, about 9 different dishes) and my parents are still raving about it.

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La Buca Restaurant
4025 MacDonald St, Vancouver, BC V6L2N8, CA

suggestions for Vancouver restaurant dining with dog in tow

Smoking Dog Bistro near Burrard and 1st.
Also Provence or Enigma or even Burgoo on 10th out towards UBC - all have patios where you can tie up the puppy.

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Smoking Dog Bistro,The
1889 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B8, CA

Vancouver Croissants: a little DIY will do it

The cheese ones and the chocolate ones are available through Spud.

mexican groceries

Killarney Market, of all places, has tonnes of Latin American specialties.

Online Groceries / Delivery Service in Edmonton

Thanks to both of you! Unfortunately none of those service deliver to T5X yet.

Jun 28, 2010
bluegoat in Prairie Provinces

Online Groceries / Delivery Service in Edmonton

Is there a service like Vancouver's SPUD in Edmonton? Where you can shop online and have groceries/produce delivered to your door weekly? I've tried Googling but have only found some Calgary-based businesses.

Jun 24, 2010
bluegoat in Prairie Provinces

Ploger German Deli

Decent onion tart; bocconcini salad was ruined by barely cracked pepper bits. They need to figure out how to tare their scale. Seating area looks nice.

New Kitchen - Can I get away with just 2 induction burners?

You're right, I was thinking of the 69520 model.

Apr 08, 2010
bluegoat in Cookware

New Kitchen - Can I get away with just 2 induction burners?

Thanks - that's the same one the cooking demo I saw used. It's about $1,100 though so I'll have to see.

Apr 08, 2010
bluegoat in Cookware

New Kitchen - Can I get away with just 2 induction burners?

Good point about the storage issue for the burners - I figured they'd just fit in a shallow-ish drawer right under the spot where I'd use them (under the hood). I should have been more clear on the use of the counterspace - I need space to roll out dough and make pasta, etc. I was thinking the small rolling island would be helpful but I don't think it can be big enough and still fit in the small space.

Apr 08, 2010
bluegoat in Cookware

New Kitchen - Can I get away with just 2 induction burners?

Thanks for the thoughtful reply. We've ordered a portable unit from Amazon and once it gets here, we'll give it a spin and see how it compares to our current electric range. I think the building code requirements here require that any two electrical outlets that are closer than 3' to each other must be on separate circuits ... I guess I can see if they can wire a 220 circuit in one of those at the same time.

Apr 08, 2010
bluegoat in Cookware

New Kitchen - Can I get away with just 2 induction burners?

We've had OTR units in almost every place we've lived in, and have been very happy with them. My husband and I are both over 5'8" though so maybe that's more of a comfort thing. We find it a huge space saver in a small kitchen. Good point about kids though ... not currently an issue in our house but perhaps some day.

Apr 08, 2010
bluegoat in Cookware

New Kitchen - Can I get away with just 2 induction burners?

I don't think I'd use the cooktop as counter space, is my point. I see what you mean about the math there - it's more a matter of which set-up is more convenient.

Apr 08, 2010
bluegoat in Cookware

New Kitchen - Can I get away with just 2 induction burners?

I very rarely use more than 2 burners. We're thinking of getting a Vollrath high-end large one and two smaller (and way cheaper) Max Burtons.

Apr 08, 2010
bluegoat in Cookware

New Kitchen - Can I get away with just 2 induction burners?

The builder is checking into the local code requirements for us. We will likely have the electrician put wiring in the wall behind the cabinet so we could in the future just cut a hole in the countertop and drop in a conventional cooktop (there will be a wall oven so no concern there).

Apr 08, 2010
bluegoat in Cookware

New Kitchen - Can I get away with just 2 induction burners?

We are building a very small house with a small kitchen (L-shaped, about 13' x 9' with a small rolling island in the middle). We're going with an OTR microwave, a wall-oven, and (until yesterday, we thought) an induction cooktop. In reading the NY Times article on induction yesterday, I remembered seeing a cooking demo recently where the chef used 4 single-pan free standing induction burner units set on top of the counter, then removing them when he was done. So I thought ... why couldn't we do that? It seems like it would save lots of counterspace and also $$.

My question: what do you think - can I cook without a traditional range/cooktop? Can I get away with 2 (ok, maybe 3) of those countertop induction units?

Apr 07, 2010
bluegoat in Cookware

Upscale vegetarian?

Agreed. If I have to eat another butternut squash raviolo ... or mushroom risotto ... in this town, I'll lose it.

Bibimbap in Vancouver?

I get the #5 bibimbap at the H-Mart food court for lunch at least once a week ... it's about $8 and you can ask for them to fry the egg or leave it raw.

Buying Paneer in Vancouver?

Superstore sells cubed paneer in one pound bags for around $5 - 6.

Ferran Adria coming to Vancouver in 2010?

Rumour from my Barcelonian friend has it that Ferran Adria will be in Vancouver in early summer 2010 for some type of Spanish consulate celebration. Anyone heard anything re. specifics?

japadog closed for the season?

On this topic - I noticed Japadog signage on a little hole in the wall space on Robson east of Seymour today. Anyone know if they are planning to have a fixed, non-cart location?

Bonito Flakes (Vancouver)

There is a tiny Japanese grocery store at West 10th and Highbury (1 block west of Alma) that carries bonito flakes and lots of other goodies.

Quick dinner before winefest?

I've noticed Metro has been under renovations for at least a month - odd for the high season. Anyone know what's going on?