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 […]

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 […]

Habanero’s Mexican Grill

On my last night in San Diego, I had dinner with the classmates I was training with.  Since San Diego is known for their Mexican food and fish tacos, we decided to go to Habanero’s Mexican Grill which was right beside our hotel. At first we thought Habanero’s was a sit-down restaurant, but it turns […]

Taqueria Playa Tropical

Wendy and I have recently been on a bit of a quest to find the best restaurant in New Westminster.  We tried some of the overly hyped restaurants at the River Market, but somehow this lesser-known gem slipped our mind.  Taqueria Playa Tropical is an authentic Mexican restaurant on 6th St. that we have been […]

Wild Rice – The Good, The Bad, and The Meh

Wendy’s been spending a bit of time down at the River Market at New Westminster Quay, and with me not having been at all yet we decided to go for dinner at Wild Rice.  I vaguely remembered having heard good things about Wild Rice restaurant, and I know it serves fairly healthy food, so it […]

Sal y Limon

People are saying good things about Sal y Limon (as you can probably tell from the banner above), a little Mexican joint nestled between a pizza shack and a bubble tea place in a small plaza on Kingsway and Fraser.  I remember back when I lived in this area another quirky “Mexican” place occupied this […]

Victoria Weekend Trip Part 3 – Hernande’z Cocina

Update: This restaurant has closed. For our last meal in Victoria we went to another rather odd location, Hernande’z Cocina, for Central American food.  This is apparently as close as you’ll get to a traditional Salvadorean cocina here in BC, with two sides of a mall hallway doubling for a rustic village market stall.  Well, […]

Taco Luis @ Lansdowne Mall

I think Taco Luis at the food court at Lansdowne Mall is pretty famous, particularily to the students at Kwantlen College (it even has a fan page on Facebook).  It’s with good reason, it has big portions and small prices.  Boyfriend frequented the place during his days at Kwantlen. He must’ve frequent it very very […]

Taco Bell

Our first dinner during our US trip was at Taco Bell.  This specific location is the one located near Seattle Premium Outlet at exit 202. We’ve always liked Taco Bell.  They have great tasting, big and cheap combos. Currently they offer these fruit & creme slushie drinks called Fruitista Freeze.  There are 3 flavors: Triple […]