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ladd's addition suggestions

just returned from PDX. definitely try pok pok (on division). i had high expectations for broder (next to savoy), but frankly, it wasn't worth the wait. toete is also nearby - quick and cheap arepas. the people's co-op food store is lovely for groceries. i think there may be a new seasons market nearby as well (maybe at 34th?).

Jan 04, 2014
figgycrave in Metro Portland

monday celebration dinner ideas?

so here is my report back!

we stopped tuc craft kitchen for cocktails and starters - the orange glazed lamb ribs were delicious! we probably should have stayed for dinner ...

but instead, we headed over to wildebeest, which we had wanted to try for some time based on the recommendation of a close friend. what a mistake! it was the *worst* meal i've ever had in vancouver!

we did not like the texture of the bison tartare - and there was too much of it. they could have cut the portion in half, or let us know that it would be a bit much for two people. the cotechino sausage was very salty. too salty to enjoy. neither of us liked it. we also ordered the angus rib - it had a questionable aroma and was badly burned. we left it on the plate. not even the harvest vegetables were done well. the olives were okay, the cocktails were good and the service was lukewarm. overall, a huge disappointment.

to salvage the evening, we headed over to hawksworth for dessert. playing it safe, we ordered the six macaron dessert - a great deal at $12!

i will never return to wildebeest, but i will definitely return to tuc craft kitchen for a full dinner ...

Aug 27, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

monday celebration dinner ideas?

sorry correction - sundays and mondays.

Aug 23, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

monday celebration dinner ideas?

i should add as well that yew has 1/2 price bottles of wine on mondays and tuesdays, hence the added extra interest!

Aug 23, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

monday celebration dinner ideas?

thanks! la buca looks good!

how does le crocodile compare to pied a terre? we've only been to the latter.

has anyone been to yew?

Aug 23, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

monday celebration dinner ideas?

certainly!

party of 2, no particular price range, romantic ambiance would be nice, but not a necessity. really, we just love good food and it is our wedding anniversary!

monday night is a toughie though ...

we have enjoyed kitsilano daily kitchen, la quercia, les faux bourgeois, l'abattoir ... tacos ... tacos ... we're pretty flexible. all of these would be okay but we are open to suggestions.

Aug 22, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

monday celebration dinner ideas?

can anyone suggest a good restaurant that will be decently busy for a celebratory dinner? anywhere in town is just fine ...

thanks!

Aug 22, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Energy 99 Snacks (Taiwanese)

Does anyone know where I can find Taiwanese Energy 99 Snacks? There are individually wrapped snacks (a pkg usually contains 20-25). They are vegetarian and made of various beans, peas and roots. Flavours include pumpkin and taro. I recently picked some up in Hong Kong and would like to know where I can find them in Vancouver. T&T does not carry them.

THANKS!

Jun 09, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Bali in May - Pemuteran, Ubud, Nusa Lembongan

Greetings, my husband and I are travelling to Bali in May and are looking for food/restaurant recommendations. I think we have a good sense of what what to try in Ubud (based on recs from other threads) but Pemuteran is mystery! Nusa Lembongan too ...

Apr 15, 2013
figgycrave in China & Southeast Asia

Kits Happenings

peaceful restaurant is opening a new location at 4th and balsam.

Apr 10, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kits Happenings

left coast (a bar where flying tiger once was) is closed. dropped by the other night for a pint and was surprised to see it had closed.

Mar 30, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Cuisines low in glutamate/umami?

did you ever find an answer to this question? i'm looking for low glutamate recipes.

thanks.

Mar 20, 2013
figgycrave in General Topics

best plate of pasta with no reservation (on a saturday night)?

too bad. anyhow, ended up heading to la ghianda which stays open well into the evening (i had no idea). exactly what i wanted - plus, i have leftovers!

Mar 09, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

best plate of pasta with no reservation (on a saturday night)?

thanks - that's close to home! does anyone have any opinions on vicino in gastown?

Mar 09, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

best plate of pasta with no reservation (on a saturday night)?

la quercia definitely requires a reservation - several weeks in advance! any other thoughts?

Mar 09, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

best plate of pasta with no reservation (on a saturday night)?

i'm craving a delicious plate of pasta (preferably homemade noodles). where can i get one on a saturday evening with no reservation? will travel anywhere in the city for a good dish. suggestions?

Mar 09, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kits Happenings

yes, I believe golden aura is in the old yaletown brownies location.

Mar 09, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best French food in Vancouver

my top picks are:

- les faux bourgeois
- cafe regalade (for brunch)
- la brassarie (franco-german)

i was underwhelmed with pied a terre.

Mar 06, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kits Happenings

golden aura to open on broadway east of macdonald.

Feb 25, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kits Happenings

tractor - a new soup, salad, sandwich shop opening at 4th and cypress. i sure hope it's decent. quick and healthy food is difficult to come by on 4th.

Feb 17, 2013
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kits Happenings

Nosh coming on West Broadway (near MacDonald).

Dec 18, 2012
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kits Happenings

has anyone tried pig & mortar? slightly outside kits (fairview slopes maybe?) but still within walking distance of home ...

Dec 15, 2012
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

pig & mortar

has anyone tried this place? it's next to cadence, where i spin, and it tempts me after my evening workout ... just curious.

Dec 15, 2012
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Marcella Hazan for Vegetarians?

Greetings,

I'm having a vegetarian couple over for dinner and wondering whether anyone has good menu ideas from Marcella's Essential of Italian cooking?

Looking forward to your recommendations!

Nov 28, 2012
figgycrave in Vegetarian & Vegan

new restaurants/bar in toronto?

hi there - i'm travelling to toronto next week and planning a casual night out with 10 or so people. are there any bars that have recently opened (ie. last 6-8 months) worth checking out? it would be ideal if we could have dinner first and stay for drinks ... looking for something along queen, dundas or ossington preferably, but i'm open to suggestions.

thanks!

Oct 06, 2012
figgycrave in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

geoduck?

does anyone know of a restaurant that serves geoduck, those funny looking clams i sometimes see at the T and T?

thanks in advance!

Sep 08, 2012
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

sardines - the daily catch

let me know what you think! they've been a little too salty recently, but 6 months ago they were pure perfection ...

Jul 29, 2012
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

sardines - the daily catch

Greetings,

I'm wondering if anyone knows how to prepare sardines the way they are sold at The Daily Catch on Commercial Drive. I'm not sure if they are smoked or salted or what, but they are delicious and I no longer live on The Drive and would like to prepare them myself at home. Alternatively, if you know of a place around Kits that provides something similar, please let me know.

Cheers.

Jul 27, 2012
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

cheap produce kitsilano?

Hi all,

My partner and I just moved from Commercial Drive to Kitsilano and we are dismayed by the lack of affordable fruits and veggie options. We eat both organic and non-organic produce. Can anybody recommend a place to purchase inexpensive (decent quality) produce?

Thanks!

Jul 14, 2012
figgycrave in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

reykjavik iceland advice? bun day?

I arrived in Reykjavik yesterday. I had dinner at 3 Frakker last night - great service, but the "sea bird" was not my thing. Wary of Icelandic cuisine, I tried the tapas place earlier this evening - terrible service, with food to match. And this after a hot dog lunch at the Blue Lagoon!

I'm quite concerned about the food options here. Can anyone recommend a place to get simple and fresh meals within walking distance of the downtown core?

Incidentally, it is also "Bun Day" on Monday and "Bursting Day" on Tuesday (festivities before Lent). If anyone has any recommendations on where to get the best cream puffs or salted mutton, please do let me know ...

Thanks.

Feb 18, 2012
figgycrave in Europe