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  1. I've tried Roundel Cafe a couple of times now, and although the food was ok I will never go back. I don't think I've ever had such terrible service; the server was downright hostile.
  2. In my opinion the best selection of high-end teas are to be found at "The Tea Store" at Park Royal.
  3. Sonja


    I think Firewood on Cambie is pretty good, and they deliver. My favourite pizza by far, however, is from Me 'n Ed's, but they are located in Burnaby/New Westminster.
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    We watched a Canucks game in the Oyster Bar a couple of weeks ago. Shared a few appies & a bottle of wine - the Charcuterie Plate was great, however it was placed in front of us without a word so weren't quite sure what we were eating at first - the yumminess made up for the mystery factor, though. The house cured salmon was tasty but tiny. The service was friendly and attentive, but I find the menu very overpriced. $3.50 for one oyster is just a bit too steep for me... It is a great room, and the dining room upstairs is beautiful, and I wish them all the best. With such a small menu and those prices they might have a hard time, though.
  5. I recommend Wendy at Cakeaters. Her website is www.cakeaters.com
  6. How about Watermark? Or The Dockside on Granville Island? That way you combine lunch with showing off our beautiful city.
  7. The Hart House serves a Rolling Hills Ranch Ostrich with Thyme Risotto and Sun Dried Blueberry demi glace. Only until Sunday, though, so book fast.
  8. I would bring smoked salmon as a gift. They have pretty fantastic chocolates there already, and nothing beats wild bc salmon. I always take some when I go back home and it is always a huge hit. You can buy it frozen and wrap it in lots of tinfoil or have it professionally packaged in styrofoam containers. For your on board meal I definitely would bring a snack. Having worked as a flight attendant for years my opinion of airline food is quite low. I always bring good quality organic miso soup (the powdered kind), and some fruit & sandwiches. You can even bring a packaged hot meal, just keep in mind that they have ovens, not microwaves. I've always enjoyed bringing some really good sushi (i.e. from Shiro on Cambie) since it will be the last you'll have in a while and it is easy to eat. Have a wonderful time! (And yes, go to provence - St Paul de Vence and Avignon etc) Sonja
  9. I heard that the owners of Sash (formerly Bukowski's) on Commercial are desperate to sell. I wonder what's going to happen there. It is a stellar location... I heard a rumor that Incindio is interested.
  10. Perfect Palette Catering (Christine Stoke, 604-983-8553) does Catering in lots of different formats. Unfortunately I couldn't find a website...
  11. Tomahawk in North Vancouver opened around 1925!
  12. Aah, yes... I went there in August, had a fabulous meal on a beautiful day on their patio. The food was great, service friendly and attentive, and the view spectacular. A real gem.
  13. Thanks for the review, snackycat! I'm going on tuesday, and after reading your comments I'm even more excited.
  14. The Hart House is extending Dineout by a week.
  15. Jackson Meats on Granville (I think it is around 10th) usually has duck breasts.
  16. I'm not so sure... I glanced at their menu and saw that they have a burger with "real beef". It sounds a bit frightening ... The people that bought the old Bukowski's and opened it as Sash are the same people that own the "Fig-Mart" Convenience stores on the drive. They are really nice people but I don't think the new place will have a great chance at survival. But then again the scene there is changing rapidly, on weekend nights crowds of kids from the burbs flock to the drive and its new fast food chain outlets. Sigh. Another Granville Street in East Vancouver. I hope I'm wrong.
  17. Has anyone been to the Living Room (on 4th and Bayswater) lately? I used to live across the alley from it and we went all the time, espescially for the 3 for 2 small plates after 10pm. The food was always awesome, and the service friendly and warm. I haven't been back since Bernard left the kitchen, but I have many fond memories of it.
  18. We are serving Xmas Dinner at the Hart House, a 3-course dinner with one option being a traditional turkey dinner. It's a bit off the beaten track for downtowners, and it gets booked up fairly quickly by guests who return every year. But there are still a few spots available, and it is a really nice event. (Menus on www.harthouserestaurant.com)
  19. Just MUST go to splendido. I had the best dinner of the year there just a month ago, when I visited Toronto for the first time. Its a bit pricey but worth it.
  20. The waffles are great but the service is so bad that it is downright offensive. I do give them another chance now and then and they never cease to disappoint!
  21. It is a regular delivery spot for us. At least once a month. Love the pork dumplings as well as all of the items that you mentioned. One thing of note. Delivery prices always wildly fluctuate. Sometimes the order is $30 and sometimes the exact same thing is $50 ← So you've noticed too .... I've had the same experience with their deliveries. I still order there, though; they make the most incredible won ton in spicy peanut sauce.
  22. Wow. I guess I'll have to stay longer now...or maybe I should forget about all my other plans and just eat for 3 days...
  23. One place that I alsways enjoy is Zeb's on Broadway, one block west of Fraser. Their breakfast is great, and service is friendly. One of my favorite breakfast places is Tomahawk in North Vancouver (www.tomahawkrestaurant.com). They've been around for many years (almost a hundred?) and the food is awesome. Everything is homemade and the portions are really generous.
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