Notch8 - Garden under the Sea

Dine Out Vancouver 2018: Notch8 Restaurant

I’ve actually never heard of Notch8 Restaurant before and the first time was when I was picking out a Dine Out Vancouver menu this year.  The way they named their dishes was very endearing to me, plus they had grilled octopus on the menu!  So Notch8 became my second Dine Out Vancouver restaurant and C-Dizzle […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2018: Wildebeest

So 2018 is upon us and that means another round of Dine Out Vancouver! This year the festival runs from January 19 to February 4, 2018.  In case this is your first time hearing of this festival, basically a selection of restaurants in Vancouver will offer set menus (appetizer, entree and dessert) for $20, $30 […]

Hy's Steakhouse - Chateaubriand for two carved and plated

Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar Vancouver

My family and I have actually been going to Hy’s Steakhouse in Downtown Vancouver for years for special occasions.  It’s Momsie’s favorite restaurant.  We really enjoy the atmosphere and the level of service we receive everytime.  In fact, one birthday, due to our special request, our server had the bartender make an Irish Coffee that […]

Chewies - Chicken & Waffles

Chewies Coal Harbour

Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar is a Southern-style cuisine restaurant known for their oysters, but that’s not the reason for my visit.  I had a craving for Chicken and Waffles so having remembered that Chewies offer it on their menu, I took a trip down to their Coal Harbour location for lunch. This location had large windows all along the […]

Miku Holiday Kaiseki Zensai

Miku Restaurant

For my birthday, AngryRussian took me to Miku for dinner.  As it was the holiday season, Miku had a special holiday menu of six courses ($125).  The appetizer course had 7 small items itself!!  We both decided to do the special set menu, and we noticed that a lot of patrons that night did the same […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: Catch 122 Cafe Bistro

Catch 122 Cafe Bistro was my sixth and final restaurant for this season’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Yes…I went a little nuts this year but all because AngryRussian hasn’t done any before and he wanted to do 4, so that was that. Catch 122 was a $30 menu restaurant and I took my parents there. […]

La Terrazza

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: La Terrazza

La Terrazza had been on my list of restaurant to try for a few years now and I’ve never gotten around to it until now!  This was our second $40 Dine Out pick and last of AngryRussian and my four dine outs…I have one more to go with my parents…yes I went crazy this year. La […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]