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  1. Try Beefway Meats on Kingsway near Slocan. Windsor Meats is another option though perhaps not quite as budget conscious as Beefway.
  2. Took another quick scan through your list, grayelf, didn't see the North Shore's Tomahawk Restaurant on there. Also missing is The Well on Main Street between 14th and 15th, just south of Bert's. Haven't been myself but have heard good things and intend to get there sooner rather than later. Roundel Café isn't as good as it once was... I'd take the extra few minutes and drive to Seb's instead. And gracias for the shout out, Kentan!
  3. Choppers Diner, relocated to the east side of Nanaimo south of Broadway from its former spot on 1st Avenue. Organic free-range eggs, house-made preserves that are fantastic on rye toast. Have been meaning to get back there for their burger and onion rings. Grease with a side order of biker rock and roll.
  4. Hey, no fair... I thought you meant just sushi! I'm a big fan of the Zakkushi on 4th. Small and intimate. How can you go wrong with meat on sticks?! Takumi is in the former La Regalade Côte de Mer space. I was smitten with Takumi when it was still in Coquitlam; my two visits to the West Van spot were somewhat lacklustre. Dan on West Broadway is also very consistent. Lime on The Drive is solid, quirky venue notwithstanding. And I'm forever a fan of Kingyo. However, not a fan of En. Thanks for the shout out, fmed. I've just been hiding here in my little mouse hole, eatin' mah cheese...
  5. Whoa, has it really been that long since my last post?! That aside, I wanted to chime in on spots possibly worthy of an anniversary dinner: Yoshi's still does exist; however, Yoshihiro Tabo has been at the helm of Blue Water Cafe's Raw Bar since the summer of 2002. He's still extraordinarily skilled at his craft. Zest on 16th at Macdonald still gets good marks as does its more casual baby sister, ShuRaku on Granville Street Chef Nobu Ochi's sushi at Zen in West Vancouver also gets my nod. Let us know where you end up!
  6. That's never stopped friends from bringing me "gifts" from Salumi!
  7. Pork and beef jerky from Bee Kim Heng, without question. 4194 Fraser Street 604-875-8688
  8. Three times as much food as last year, easily. Forget the salads, Salvesen. Bran's what you need. You're welcome for the pork empanadas.
  9. Are you thinking of Tinland Cookware at 244 East Pender?
  10. That they do; dishes are quite reasonably priced. There's also some decent Greek food at Bouzyos Greek Taverna. And, if you decide to hang around The Drive at dinnertime, I suggest trying Café Kathmandu, directly adjacent to Pondok.
  11. New pizza place? I will have to check it out. Is it close to where the Waves coffee shop is being renovated? ← Yup... 1/2 a block south, a couple of storefronts away from Prado Café.
  12. Lombardo's Riddim and Spice (Jamaican) Harambe (Ethiopian) Yogi's for vegetarian Indian Stormin' Norman's for a mixed game burger Falconetti's if you're in the mood for good sausages Definitely Pondok Indonesian if you're willing to trek up to Commercial and 12th There's also a new pizza place slated to open soon between 3rd and 4th... I think it's Urban Grain but I'm not sure.
  13. Toast. Gotta be on the light side. If it's too dark, it makes me think of what a crouton would taste like slathered with butter and jam. No thanks.
  14. Torakris started a topic on this a while back.
  15. It makes me feel so good to know that I'm not alone in this. I hate ripe, mushy bananas (although they're good in cakes ). ← Me three. I like bananas when they've just lost their green. Anything much more than that and I'll wait until they're ripened, then toss them into the freezer for smoothies or baking. Apples too. If I take a bite into an apple and find it the least bit mealy, then that'll be my last bite. They've gotta be crisp or I'll forego them completely. Got any (recent) idiosyncracies to add?
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