Gradinner at HK BBQ Master, British Columbi

“Where would you like to eat?” That was Matt’s blank check for his grad dinner; he didn’t want to “flex” in a “bougie” place that would be “so extra.” Instead, he chose this restaurant whose main entrance is via a parking lot. Manila paper with brown tape lined the walls behind our plastic table with…

Medina Breakfast, Library District Vancouver

“Sustenance.” I love the sign that leads to Medina. Appearing on “Vancouver’s Best Breakfast” and Top Restaurants lists, Medina Cafe serves “Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, connoisseur-savvy coffee and sweet sustenance via the city’s best Belgian waffles.” [Shhh!🤫 You have to try Le Petit Belge’s waffles before you come here which is exactly what we did because the queuing…

Joe Fortes, Vancouver: Night and Day

The beloved and I enjoy walking and browsing as our form of exercise, aiming if possible for 20k steps per day. On our way to and fro, we kept passing by this restaurant, Joe Fortes, named after the legendary citizen of English Bay. Day or night, it was always lively. Multiple awards are hung on…

Raisu, Vancouver

You might miss the entrance if you weren’t looking for the address because the frontage Noren (Japanese curtain) is understated. (It’s beside the Apple Farm Market across Safeway). From the same food group that gives you Suika, Raisu (Japanese word for “rice”) serves delicious Japanese food in the reliable authentic flavors but in tapas style…

Gastown Stroll and L’Abattoir Dinner, Vancouver

Since 2009, Gastown has been a National Historic Site of Canada.  It was the nucleus from which the whole city of Vancouver, British Columbia grew. Its name was derived from the “founding father of  Gastown,” a Yorkshire seaman, “Gassy” Jack Deighton, who opened the district’s first tavern in 1867. His statue remains among the post-Great-Vancouver-Fire historic buildings…