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. […]

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 […]

The Flying Pig Olympic Village

Finally we got a summer!  So I took Momsies to The Flying Pig for their Happy…er…’Appy Hour.  It was a good deal.  Food were $6 and drinks (house red or white wine, or house beer) were $4.75.  We went to the Olympic Village location as it was walking distance. We had originally wanted the steamed […]

Pumphouse Taproom

After a raving review from The Awkward Diner about Pumphouse Taproom, especially that they have a huge beer list (and a yummy fruity one to boot), I enlisted Six to accompany me to Richmond for a taste. The place has a full-on pub vibe for sure.  In fact, when we visited, it was ALL men […]

Chihuahua’s Mexican Grill by Cambie Malone’s Group

Earlier this month I was invited to the launch party of Cambie Malone’s Group’s newest venture- Chihuahua’s Mexican Grill!  Situated just behind Malone’s Bar and Grill on W. Pender (they’re directly connected), it’s a cozy space for not-quite-fast-food and a wide selection of premium tequilas. Head chef Peter Chun is at the helm and personally crafted the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Palki Restaurant

Palki Restaurant has been doing brisk business for the past 14 years, having opened their doors back in 2000.  It’s taken us a while to get out there though since Palki is in North Van which is a bit of a trek from Burnaby.  Palki invited us to North Vancouver to sample their freshly updated […]