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One Day in Vancouver with Kids

I moved to Seattle last year and am planning a day trip to Vancouver this Thursday. I'll have my 70-year-old mother and my two children (ages 3 and 6) with me. Since we'll only be in town for the day, and my travel companions have limited interests and mobility, we'll be sticking to some of the standard tourist haunts on this visit (Canada Place for the views, Stanley Park, Robson Street, etc.). Can someone recommend some good but not fancy restaurants near any of these places that would be appropriate for my brood? Since we'll be in touristy areas, I'm afraid of blowing our limited dining opportunities at crappy tourist traps, and I'd like to sample some of the great food that I've heard Vancouver has to offer, even if I have to do it at a place with a kids menu.

Any recs are greatly appreciated.

Food Blogs in Major US Cities Other than NY/LA/SF?

IMO, the best food blog in Dallas so far is News You Can Eat (, written by local food writer Teresa Gubbins, also a frequent contributor to the Texas Chowhound board. NYCE focuses on products (lotsa chocolate and coffee-related stuff) a little more often than places, but there are plenty of restaurant-related entries.

Feb 06, 2007
gophercat in Food Media & News

Aussie Foods

I'm not sure how much Australian fare makes it to the menu these days, but Tucker ( restaurant on Ross Ave near downtown is owned by an Aussie, Andrew Ormsby, and I know when it first opened kangaroo pot pie made a frequent appearance.

Also, there's Down Under Pub & Grub in Frisco ( if you like your shrimp on the barbie with a sports-bar atmosphere.

Feb 06, 2007
gophercat in Texas