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C restaurant gone?

I heard Harry called all the Staff on (around) Sept 21 and told them all it was the last night that they would be open.

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!

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.

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.

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. :)

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.

Recent closures - surprised ?

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

Recent closures - surprised ?

Where did you hear that?

2014 spot prawn season

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

When did Wild Rice (Pender) close ?

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

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.

So really what's the problem?

What 5 restaurants closed last week?

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.

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?

Your Top 3 restaurants in Vancouver

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

Your Top 3 restaurants in Vancouver

Burdock and Co
Chicha

I don't have a 3rd yet :)

Fish sauce

I buy Golden Boy often..

Japanese carrot ginger salad dressing

or a recipe (i'm interested too)

Ready Made Pastry dough, or from a mix

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

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.

'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.

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..

Miura Waffles moving from downtown Vancouver

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

Nose to tail eating?

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

Upscale lunch in Vancouver

Market at the Shangri-la

Vancouver Downtown/Gastown Restaurant Advice

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

Okanagan wines by the glass in Vancouver?

Several of the VQA Stores have tastings on Saturday afternoons.

Vancouver Urban Winery has several on tap..

2013 Fresh Produce etc.

Spot Prawn Fest down at the Wharf is May 11.

Kits Happenings

That one JUST opened about a week and a half ago

Vij's Rangoli for Vegetarian Celebratory Dinner?

Heirloom?
Acorn - although no reso's?