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Pidgin – Minding the Gap

by Canucklehead 02.13.2013

Lots of restaurants get pre-opening buzz. I remember when Chambar was still putting the final touches on its interiors, eGullet BC was a riot of anticipation and excitement. When Hawksworth finally opened, the city breathed a collective sigh of relief that one of the big guns of local dining was finally returning to the kitchen […]

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Ten Top Tastes: Hired Belly’s Best $38 Dine Out Vancouver Menus

by Tim Pawsey 01.21.2013

I’ve been doing a little soul searching on my decision to exclude restos who omit to show BC VQA wine pairings on their DoV website menu listings. But in the end I’ve decided it’s perfectly appropriate not to highlight them, regardless as to how good the plates look. (Our selection criteria are here…) Dine Out actually costs cold cash and labour to stage, […]

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12 Newbies in 2012 That Made Vancouver’s Dining Scene Even Better

by Tim Pawsey 12.26.2012

One of the hazards of writing “Best of” / “Year End” lists is that you’re guaranteed to miss one (or more)—even more likely if you’ve been waging a kleenex demolition derby against the lurgy sweeping through Vancouver these days. That said, here’s a greatly expanded version of our best dining newcomers column that ran in the Courier, along with a couple of extra inclusions […]

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Road Trip – Young Victoria

by Canucklehead 11.25.2012

A few weeks ago I was seriously burnt out from my day job (do you know hard it is to get the caramel into a Caramilk bar?!) and I really needed a break. I decided to head over to Victoria to get some quiet time. Plus I LOVE the ferry rides. While those who regularly […]

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A (Not Too Hard to Take) Evening of the Balvenie Single Malts at Yew

by Tim Pawsey 11.23.2012

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m no single malt expert. But I do have an appreciation for them, thanks to a relatively early introduction to Scotch whisky as a young (almost legal) adult. Before leaving London I worked for my late uncle at his St. James fine art gallery and appraisal business. Our […]

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Great Value Bites and a Smart New Wine at Edible Canada

by Tim Pawsey 11.16.2012

A few weeks ago we dropped by Edible Canada at the Market (1596 Johnston St. 604-682-6681) for a post theatre, late night bite. (Somehow a trip to Chile in between derailed our good intentions to post about it sooner.) It’s also been a while since we wrote at length about Edible Canada but there have been […]

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La Pentola – A Neighbourhood Goes to Pot

by Canucklehead 10.30.2012

(picture via Flickr Commons) When Yaletown first started coalescing together as a neighbourhood in the 90’s, there was such a sense of civic excitement. Visions of Soho danced in everyone’s head – cool and urban, sophisticated yet gritty. Beautiful brick buildings being turned into soaring spaces. We would all have our own warehouse loft spaces! […]

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España – Moreish Cuisine

by Canucklehead 10.17.2012

I remember as a really young kid – besides Chinese food – my family did not dine out too much. My father was the classic Cranky Chinese Dad who found western restaurants baffling and expensive. It was not uncommon to hear him say after a meal at Mother Tucker’s – “Do you know how many […]

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Weekend Cook – Fancy Pants

by Canucklehead 09.17.2012

You often hear that people who love food have a not so secret desire to be a professional chef. Well I don’t. I know enough about the crazy hours, the gruelling hands on work, and the precarioius finances of restaurants to know that I will never, ever, ever set foot into a professional kitchen. That being […]

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Wildebeest – A Breed Apart

by Canucklehead 09.06.2012

The first time I tasted David Gunawan’s food at West it was like a light bulb went off in my head. This guy could seriously cook. Big natural flavors amplified by precise technique and smart cooking. So while there have been a number of new restaurants and cheffy side projects in Vancouver – it was […]

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Doughnut Memories

by Colter Jones 08.19.2012

The doughnut is a food item that is rooted in tradition. The list of fried dough items from across the world is quite impressive. It seems that just about every culture has a different variation of a fried dough item that they fancy. Ask for a doughnut in Europe, chances are that you will be […]

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Sea Harbour – Gilt Edged China

by Canucklehead 08.15.2012

Sea Harbour’s approach to Chinese food has always been about that extra bling, the additional flourish, the showy ingredient that speaks to ambition and aspiration. The restaurant has recently moved to the River Rock Casino reflecting its high roller food and clientele. The room is certainly glossier with golden mirrors and soaring ceilings. The food, if […]

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