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When did Wild Rice (Pender) close ?

Last day was Jan 31, it was a good party! Andre Durbach has taken over the space

Apr 15, 2014
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Fabulous brunch spots?

A friend and I hit the (fairly) newly reno'd Locus on Main a couple weeks ago and to our surprise enjoyed it rather a lot. Neither of us had been their for a couple years, in the past the food was never consistent etc. Apparently with the new reno came a new chef. I had the Benny of the day and she has a different benny (don't remember which) and both were solid. I'd go back, especially with a varied group, the menu was large for brunch. I also love what they did with the room and the bar and the open kitchen.

Mar 01, 2014
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

So really what's the problem?

What 5 restaurants closed last week?

Dec 30, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Fish Counter - Worth Trying

I just ate there today - I ordered the 1 pc Ling cod and chips, delicious!! Fish was super hot and crispy, tartar sauce was fresh and lemony, dashed malt vinegar all over my fries - no need for ketchup! The slaw was OK, my only quibble was the kale pieces were too big for the compostable forks to handle.

I then headed over to the other side hoping to take home some Octopus salad, sadly they were out, however when I asked about it Chef Rob overheard and said if I could hang out for 4 minutes (yup, he said 4) then he would whip some up for me. Woohoo! I chatted with the other owner (whose name I forget) and he gave me the story behind this place etc, also turns out we were at UVic at the same time! Then Chef Rob was finished putting the salad together so I took a tub of that to-go and some Spinn's Malt Vinegar.
I'll be back.

Dec 15, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Searching for suet

Saw some frozen at Buy Low in Kingsgate Mall, but that was a couple weeks ago.

Try some of the butchers at Granville Island?

Dec 15, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Your Top 3 restaurants in Vancouver

You MUST get the fried chicken and really anything...

Dec 11, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Your Top 3 restaurants in Vancouver

Burdock and Co
Chicha

I don't have a 3rd yet :)

Dec 10, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Fish sauce

I buy Golden Boy often..

Oct 18, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Japanese carrot ginger salad dressing

or a recipe (i'm interested too)

Oct 15, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Ready Made Pastry dough, or from a mix

I'm near Main St and Broadway, but have car will travel....

Oct 10, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Ready Made Pastry dough, or from a mix

So I like making things like pot pies in the winter and I used to buy ready made frozen pie crust, in an individual size pie. I would just flip it over and make it the lid. Now I can't find the smaller size, only tart shells or the big (regular) size. I also can't find any kind of a mix (just add water etc). Help pls.

Oct 09, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

'Fresh' tahini ?

Kea Foods on Main St @ 10th sells it like that - Next to what used to be Habit (now Charlie's Italian). It's right on the corner.

Sep 13, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Anniversary trip help

Nu, the sit down restaurant under the Granville St Bridge? It closed about a year ago.

The only Nu's I know about now (lot of nnnnn's) are more souvlaki stands than sit down and be served places..

Aug 08, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Miura Waffles moving from downtown Vancouver

Yay! I was hoping it be be in my 'hood!

Aug 01, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Nose to tail eating?

The French Table was offering Sweet Breads lately, possibly call and ask if they do anything else?

Aug 01, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Upscale lunch in Vancouver

Market at the Shangri-la

Jul 17, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver Downtown/Gastown Restaurant Advice

If you go to Boneta - get the octopus chips...

May 07, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Okanagan wines by the glass in Vancouver?

Several of the VQA Stores have tastings on Saturday afternoons.

Vancouver Urban Winery has several on tap..

Apr 28, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

2013 Fresh Produce etc.

Spot Prawn Fest down at the Wharf is May 11.

Apr 25, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Kits Happenings

That one JUST opened about a week and a half ago

Apr 11, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vij's Rangoli for Vegetarian Celebratory Dinner?

Heirloom?
Acorn - although no reso's?

Mar 20, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

King Crab season Vancouver 2013

Awesome, thanks!

Mar 15, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Vancouver Island Gewürztraminer?

I have liked the Averill Creek in the past. Haven't tried the current vintage however.

Feb 13, 2013
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Okanagan Wineries

I've been to the consumer tasting. It can get super busy, so it's best to do a tour around the various wine rooms first (I do it with a glass of bubble in hand) and pick and choose as you can't try everything! trust me! Then pick your fave whites and while trying them suss out the reds you want to try, or do it by winery. I try and hit some of my fave wineries (Fairview Cellars, Wild Goose, Lake Breeze, 7 Stones, Quail's Gate, Dirty Laundry etc) and then try some I've never tried before. And remember to grab a (free) bottle of water on the way out for the taxi ride.

Sep 30, 2012
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Mount Pleasant happenings

they have a 1st ave location???
Where??
I love their salad rolls - perfect on the go lunch for 6 bucks, and the peanut sauce is spicy!
I hope they re-open, my go to for a quick lunch in my hood.

Feel bad for the market owners - hope they had insurance! I shopped weekly at that market. Sad.

Sep 22, 2012
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Cafeteria (Main and 11th) closed

I hear they are keeping the space, just re-branding it.

Sep 21, 2012
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

BC allows BYOW (Bring your own wine) in restaurants effective today

That has actually been in effect for quite some time.

Jul 21, 2012
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best dim sum in Vancouver

I second, and on the right day if you are near the window the most fabulous view of downtown!

Jun 21, 2012
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

oysters in vancouver

Oyster Express in Chinatown is open. No idea what it's like but it's run by a former Rodney's Shucker

Jun 01, 2012
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Gastown, Yaletown restaurant - Foodie quality, regular portions, 20 ppl

Goldfish closed a couple of weeks ago.

Mar 22, 2012
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)