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Any place selling duck sausage ?

Try Harkness and Co, they do all kinds of sausages. Or maybe call up Windsor, they rotate thru quite a number of different kinds. I have green curry lamb sausages in the fridge for tonight's dinner!

Jul 16, 2014
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

where to buy a cleaned octopus

I have seen large chunks of frozen Octopus at T&T or I would call the Fish Counter and ask them, I know they do Octopus salad, so they might sell you a cleaned one.

Jun 17, 2014
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

RIP Chef Owen Lightly

A far too young, fantastic chef passed away at VGH a night short of his 32nd birthday last night.

RIP to one of the calmest, most creative chefs that was a true West Coaster.

May 30, 2014
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

ISO Gochujang - Korean spicy sauce

I have been wondering the same thing! Thanks for taking one for the team! Now I know to go down to T&T and ask! Sorry for excessive exclamation marks. :)

May 27, 2014
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Restaurants good for celiac

I am not Gluten free at all but I love Lemonade Bakery, their Lemon Meringue Pie (tarts) are fantastic and a GF of mine did stuffing with sourdough bread from there this last Thanksgiving and I couldn't tell the difference at all.

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

Recent closures - surprised ?

I heard over the weekend that he is moving to a bigger location, hopefully with a patio.

May 12, 2014
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Recent closures - surprised ?

Where did you hear that?

May 09, 2014
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

2014 spot prawn season

Saw them at T&T Tinseltown yesterday for 16.99 per lb

May 04, 2014
starlady in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

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)