A favourite old neighbourhood in Vancouver has recently seen a boost of new neighbours moving in, bringing a smorgasbord of fresh places for local residents and visitors to drink and dine. Here’s a round up of Davie and Denman’s new kids on the block, from underground bistros and beachside patios to new names and revamped restaurants. [Image courtesy of Beach Bay Cafe. Photo credit: Allison Kuhl Photography]
During the joyous hours where food and drink can be had for less, indulging in an early dinner (or at least pre-dinner drinks) doesn’t mean you have to shell out big bucks. In Vancouver, the Happy Hour deals are plentiful. I’ve rounded up some of my favourites for when you can get out a little bit earlier. [Image courtesy of Medina Cafe]
Lobster used to be a bottom feeder and the only thing that poor families in outport communities could afford. It's still a bottom feeder today, but now the clawed crustaceans fetch high prices in elite restaurants across the world. No matter your take on it, Vancouver’s renowned seafood restaurants serve up plenty of lobster dishes to satisfy your palate. [Photo credit: iStock.com/GMVozd]
Vancouver’s grey, dark winter months make this the perfect time of year to stay indoors. We’ve tracked down a few of the city’s best new restaurants where you'll find refuge from the rain while enjoying culinary delights. From a summer camp-inspired sandwich shop to a Southern-style saloon, here are the hottest eateries to discover during the coldest season. [Photo of Juniper courtesy of Luis Valdizon, Where They Find Us]
Stuck on where to take your sweetie for Valentine’s Day this year? These Vancouver restaurants will help you turn up the romance with special multi-course menus, stunning views, live music and dancing, plus a few extra-special surprises for lovers. Remember, Cupid rewards those who plan ahead so reserve your table early to avoid date-night disappointment. [Image courtesy of Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar]
It’s no secret that Chinatown has experienced a culinary renaissance in the past few years. This rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood has transformed into a fave foodie destination. With upscale cocktail lounges, trendy noodle bars and inventive fusion restaurants, there are plenty of places to wow your significant other on your next date night. [Photo of Juniper courtesy of Luis Valdizon, Where They Find Us]
Looking for a taste of Barcelona without leaving the 604? You don’t need your passport to enjoy fine sherry, juicy chorizo, manchego cheese and many more Iberian pleasures. In fact, tasty tapas dishes, paella plates and cold glasses of cerveza are much closer than you think thanks to these Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in Vancouver. [Photo courtesy of España]
Vancouver’s natural beauty is one of her strongest selling points, so fantastic views abound in our glorious city. In the rainy winter months, though, it’s easy to choose finding shelter over stopping to take it all in. Sitting on any of these heated patios precludes having to make such a choice, allowing locals to remain warm – and dry – while getting a small taste of the outdoors. [Image courtesy of Dockside Restaurant]
When you’re just not ready for your date night to end, it can be a challenge to know what exactly to do next. Rather than simply head home, take your special someone to indulge in their sweet tooth at one of these yummy dessert spots in Vancouver. [Image courtesy of Thierry; photo credit: Leila Kwok]
Enjoy a romantic evening and some privacy at these cozy Kerrisdale restaurants and cafés, located just a short ride from Vancouver’s bustling downtown.
With the Pacific Ocean right on our doorstop, Vancouverites don’t have to go far to sample fresh-off-the-boat seafood. From casual neighbourhood fish counters to waterfront fine dining, these local restaurants have you covered for your next catch of the day. [Image courtesy of Fanny Bay Oyster Bar and Shellfish Market; Photo credit: John Sherlocke]
Sometimes dinner is just too good to end early, but what happens when it’s time for dessert and the city’s bakeries are already closed for the day? Fear not sweet-toothed friends; this list includes late-night spots in Vancouver that stay open until at least 10:00 pm. These dessert destinations range from casual to upscale, so you're bound to find an appropriate place to satisfy your late night sugar cravings.
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