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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anh and Chi

It’s been a while since I met up with Fannypack so her birthday was a good excuse for dinner.  She suggested Anh and Chi.  For anyone who doesn’t already know, Anh and Chi is located where Pho Hoang used to be, and that was opened by the parents of the now-owners of Anh and Chi. […]