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 […]

Birthday dinner #3 – Locals Restaurant at the Old House

We spent the holidays over on Vancouver Island this year.  There didn’t seem to be too many fine dining choices in the Comox Valley area, but it was recommended we go to Locals Restaurant in Courtenay, so for my official birthday dinner celebration with Hitman that’s where we went.  They’re known for sourcing their food locally […]

Merchant’s Oyster Bar

A mutual friend of Fannypack’s and mine was visiting from out of town and Fannypack had the task of choosing a place for dinner.  She then of course passed it on to me even though lately she’s been eating out way more often than I =P. Upon googling I came up with Merchant’s Oyster Bar […]

Raincity Grill

Groupon had a tasting menu deal for Raincity Grill, a place I had yet to visit, where 2 can dine for $95.  Wendy had taken her mother out for a previous Groupon tasting menu at Raincity and really enjoyed the meal, and since my mom was coming to visit I decided to do the same.  […]

Maenam

I’ve been wanting to try Maenam for a while now since I’m a big fan of all things Thai and was curious about trying Thai food with a gourmet twist, which is exactly what Maenam offers.  The first thing I noticed was the warm, inviting atmosphere, made apparent through excellent use of light and colour.  […]

Oyster eXpress

Fannypack recently informed me of this little place in Chinatown that has Buck-a-Shuck happy hour…and get this…it REALLY is a buck for a shuck!!!  Not $1.75, not $1.50, just $1!!!  When I heard of this, I quickly scurried Hitman to the magical Oyster eXpress with me. This corner restaurant has a very rustic log house interior…the birch color […]

Fanny Bay Inn

Over the May long weekend Hitman and I went to the island for a mini vacation.  He’s lived his childhood here so he was a great tour guide, showing me his childhood hangouts and whatnot, and telling me all about the shenanigans he’s caused with his friends back then ;P Along the way to his […]

Genzou 元蔵 – Nishiki 錦市場 Kyoto, Japan

One of the must-visit streets of Kyoto is Nishiki 錦市場, which is basically a long wet-market corridor.  It’s mostly food, seafood and produce sold here but they have some souvenir shops also.  But mostly, just food. Nishiki, and Kyoto, are known for their preserved pickled vegetables.  The Japanese (and Asian) version of pickles are more […]

Cork and Fin

It was Mom’s birthday this month so Pretty Sis and I took her and some other family members to a place interestingly called Cork and Fin in Gastown.  I guess by that name it means they specialize in wines and seafood?? They are a participant of the Let’s Go For Dinner program which gives you […]