Royal Dinette Wagyu Beef Tartare

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: Royal Dinette

Royal Dinette was one of our two $40 picks this dine out season.  In 2016 they were voted “Best New Restaurant” in Vancouver Magazine and also “Best New Restaurant in Canada” in enRoute Magazine, so that sounds promising right?! I really liked the ambiance of Royal Dinette…they had a really warm glow and a very […]

Chicha Chalaco Ceviche

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: Chicha

For AngryRussian’s second ever Dine Out experience (my third this year) we settled on Chicha.  They are offering a $30 menu in a tapas-sharing environment, where each diner got to choose 1 appetizer, 2 entree tapas, and 1 dessert.  Our bar-top quickly got crowded as most of the dishes except for the desserts came out […]

L'Abattoir Avocado Gimlet

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: L’Abattoir

I have been to L’Abattoir about 5 or 6 times now and each time I have been extremely impressed.  I rave about them all the time!  So when I told CDizzle that L’Abattoir’s Dine Out menu was out, she promptly made reservations and a dinner date was set. I always start my night at L’Abattoir with […]

Biercraft Marinier Mussels

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: Biercraft Bistro

Kicking off Dine Out Vancouver this year for us was Biercraft Bistro.  I had always wanted to try Biercraft but always forgot about them, so when I saw that they were participating in Dine Out and offering a $30 menu, it was a go! The appetizer version of Biercraft’s Salt Spring Island Marinier Mussel and Kennebec Frites […]

Juniper Restaurant Holiday Cobbler cocktail

Juniper Restaurant

My pick this year for my annual birthday dinner with Fannypack was Juniper Restaurant in Chinatown.  I was intrigued with their huge gin cocktail menu and Fannypack sure sounded excited when I suggested the place so off we went! We were seated in a very private corner of the dining room area.  The privacy was nice but […]

sahm gook jih palace noodles spicy soup

Sahm Gook Jih Palace – Edmonds, WA

Whenever I venture to the states to visit Aunt Aggy and Uncle Walken, I always ask that they take me for Korean food since I believe they actually have a better selection of casual Korean restaurants down there in the Washington area.  This time they took us to Sahm Gook Jih Palace which is new […]

My 2017 DOVF Picks image

My Dine Out Vancouver Fest 2017 Picks

Folks it’s that time of year again!  Dine Out Vancouver 2017 will take place from January 20 to February 5 this year and the complete list of restaurants can be found on the Dine Out Vancouver site.  As usual there’s three tiers of pricing and this year they’re $20, $30 and $40. After scouring the […]

Torafuku Finding Nemo

Torafuku Vancouver

A while ago Travelzoo had another awesome dining deal and this time it was for the restaurant Torafuku in Chinatown.  Torafuku is a modern Japanese eatery and the owner/executive chef Clement Chan was a contestant on Top Chef Canada.  So I was really glad this deal appeared and again Fannypack was my eating partner.  For […]

Sushi California Coquitlam

Sushi California Coquitlam

Sushi California is a chain of Korean-run sushi restaurants that offer pretty decent portion sizes for not a lot of money.  It’s one of AngryRussian’s favorite places to eat actually.  We always go to the Coquitlam location on North Road. They remind me a lot of Sushi Garden in a lot of ways.  The pricing, […]

Busan Daeji Gukbap

I had originally wanted to take AngryRussian to Hee Rae Dang for his first non-Korean-BBQ-Korean dinner experience.  However it was just our luck that Hee Rae Dang was closed for renovations until- get this- the next day, so we kind of just walked around the area where Insadong is located and then I settled on […]