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James on Hastings

October 4, 2012

Another restaurant that I dined out at in the past few weeks with my grass 4s volleyball team was James on Hastings. Located in a small strip mall on East Hastings at the corner of Slocan, this Chinese restaurant apparently closed due to a fire and then reopened again only a short time ago. James, […]

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Uva Wine Bar

March 10, 2011

Looking for a great place to have some wine or cocktails and a snack? Look no further than Uva Wine Bar at the Moda Hotel in Yaletown (excuse the bad iPhone pictures – it was dark, I was drinking). Ricotta Lemon Herbs and Chili Bruschetta Assorted Cheese Plate Potato Oxtail Gnocchi Uva Wine Bar 900 […]

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PHAT (now on iPhone!)

December 23, 2010

I’ve walked by PHAT (which apparently stands for Pretty Hot and Tasty) several times throughout the course of my time in Yaletown, and for whatever reason, had never tried it until last week.  The deli is known for it’s Montreal smoked meat sandwiches, of which I’ve had several great ones in my life (with meat […]

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Sushi Sen (Squamish)

December 15, 2010

Vancouver has some fantastic sushi places, so I’m always a little skeptical when hearing someone praise a sushi restaurant in most other cities (well, besides Japan).  So, when I first heard about Sushi Sen, I had the same initial hesitation. Located in Squamish, BC, the cooks are actually Japanese (good first sign!), and I’ve heard […]

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Nuba Restaurant (Hastings)

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While I’ve been to Nuba Cafe several times for takeout and various lunches, I hadn’t been to the Nuba Restaurant on Hastings until this year.  I’ve been a couple of times now – once for lunch quite a few months back, where the menu was similar to that of Nuba Cafe, and once more recently […]

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Octopus Garden

October 8, 2010

So I really, really like Octopus Garden in Kitsilano (on Cornwall) for sushi. Why? First of all, Sado-san, the chef and owner. He has a great sense of humour, is excellent and what he does (of course), and always has a big smile on his face. The last time I headed to this intimate, 30-seat […]

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