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 […]

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 […]

Heirloom Vegetarian Restaurant

For Miz Brown Sugar’s birthday this year we went to Heirloom Restaurant for dinner.  Heirloom is a vegetarian/vegan restaurant that I had wanted to try for a while but never got around to it, so this was a fantastic excuse to go. We all started with drinks, all virgin.  From left to right is the Ginger Spritz […]

Chill Winston

We better be soaking up as much patio time as we can while we can!  Meeting up for lunch one day brought PrettySis, 2Sis and I to Chill Winston in Gastown. PrettySis ordered a Medea ($12.50) for 2Sis and it was gorgeous.  It was made with St. Germain elderflower liqueur, Campari, grapefruit juice, sage, and sparkling wine. […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Abigail’s Party

Abigail’s Party is a restaurant that’s offering a $28 Dine Out menu this year.  They’ve always been a restaurant I’ve wanted to try, but in previous years, their dine out menu didn’t entice me at all.  This year though, for some reason, their simple offerings of steak frites and fried chicken intrigued me, so off […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Wildebeest

I’ll be honest with you.  Wildebeest was not on my list of restaurants to try after looking at the menu.  The only thing that looked remotely interesting to me was the Bison Carpaccio.  But I DID tell Fannypack to pick the restaurants and for once she did!  So I bit my tongue and went with […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Shaughnessy Restaurant

Another year, another Dine Out Vancouver!  This year I’ve decided to stay with the $28-$38 range of restaurants as I think those give you the best value for your money.  The first one for me this year is Shaughnessy Restaurant located at the Van Dusen Gardens.  I’m all for exotic game meats, so when I […]

Burgoo

With the cooler weather we’ve been having lately, there was no better time to visit Burgoo.  I’ve never been before but had always heard good things, so I was excited to give them a try. Burgoo doesn’t take reservations.  We arrived at around 7:30pm and the place was pretty packed.  There were people waiting outside.  […]

The Blacktail Florist

It was Awkward Diner’s champagne birthday, so to celebrate we all went for dinner at The Blacktail Florist in Gastown.  It was actually an awkward restaurant to find, as they didn’t really have a large sign at all.  I only found it by following a sandwich board upstairs. Once inside though, the ambiance was warm […]

Browns Socialhouse

SheShe has finally returned from her mat leave and I was finally able to lock down a brunch date with her…believe me it’s been a super long time coming.  We decided to go somewhere close and Browns Socialhouse was our choice.  She has been there before numerous times for brunch and recommended it. We went […]