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Dining 101 [Toronto]: 360 at the CN Tower

Restaurant: 360 at the CN Tower Location: 301 Front Street W, Toronto, ON Cuisine: Seafood/ European/ Steakhouse Menu: http://www.cntower.ca/en-CA/360-Restaurant/Menus/Lunch—Prix-Fixe.html Price: $25 & Up Being a tourist in Toronto, I had to visit the CN Tower before leaving. The best way is definitely to eat at the 360 Restaurant because you get a free lift up to the tower; you can visit the … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: The Urban Tea Merchant

Restaurant: The Urban Tea Merchant Location: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Afternoon Tea/ French/ Pacific Northwest Menu: http://www.urbantea.com/pages/afternoon-tea Price: $15-25 I’ve been waiting to come here for a long time. Afternoon Tea is something I truly enjoy. I mean it’s like the perfect time to catch up with your girlfriends over tea and some lovely bites. Unlike other Tearooms I’ve … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Rodney’s Oyster House

Restaurant: Rodney’s Oyster House Location: 1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Seafood Menu: http://www.rohvan.com/#menu Price: $15-25 Spending 8 months on the East Coast, nothing more I missed than FRESH SEAFOOD:)! There always seems to be a wait for seats at Rodney’s, but somehow I was lucky this time. I was seated almost instantly! Even though it was just at the bar, it … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Pho Tam

Restaurant: Pho Tam Location: 10302 135 Street, Surrey, BC Cuisine: Vietnamese/ Noodle Shop Menu: http://www.urbanspoon.com/u/menu/1471383 Price: $10 or Less Woke up after a late night out. Pretty hungry and waiting for my friend to come pick me up. We were going to head Downtown anyways, but by that time I think my hunger would have reached that “I’m-so-hungry-I-don’t-feel-hungry-anymore” feeling due to the … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Northern Delicacy

Restaurant: Northern Delicacy Location: 4151 Hazelbridge Way (Aberdeen Centre) , Richmond, BC Cuisine: Shanghainese/ Chinese/ Dim Sum Menu: N/A Price: $15-25 Going back to Vancouver, I had to fit in a family dinner before I returned to Ottawa. What I was craving was Shanghainese food! Lucky there are countless Shanghainese restaurants in Richmond. My mom actually chose to go to Northern … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Seattle]: Eagles Buffet

Restaurant: Eagles Buffet Location: 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA Cuisine: International/ Buffet Menu: http://www.tulalipcasino.com/dining_eagles_buffet.aspx Price: $15-25 On my shopping trip to the Premium Outlets, I was looking forward to the Eagles Buffet the most! I know people think that buffets are so over-rated! Like they only give you quantity and not quality. But I feel like Eagles Buffet has such a … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Twisted Fork Bistro

Restaurant: Twisted Fork Bistro Location: 1147 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: French/ Breakfast/ Brunch/ Bar Menu: http://www.twistedforkbistro.ca/index2.php Price: $15-25 I don’t think I’ve ever waited for seats as long as I’ve waited here! 10 minutes and another 10 minutes and another 10 minutes. Let’s just say you will have way better luck with seats if you come in a pair rather than … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: The Refinery

Restaurant: The Refinery Location: 1115 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Tapas/ Wine Bar Menu: http://www.therefineryvancouver.com/restaurant/menus/food/ Price: $15-25 I actually didn’t know the Refinery was upstairs from Sip Lounge. The atmosphere was more elegant and romantic than Sip, with a more attentive staff as well. Got there quite late, so the place was pretty empty. But the staff was still very upbeat at … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Niagara]: Canyon Creek Chophouse

Restaurant: Canyon Creek Chophouse Location: 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, ON Cuisine: Steakhouse Menu: http://www.canyoncreekchophouse.com/pdf/menu_niagara_dinner.pdf Price: $25 and Up It was my first time visiting Niagara Falls, so I was super excited just to be there. I guess the best thing to do at Niagara is simply enjoy the view. Canyon Creek Chophouse may not be a “one-of-a-kind” place to dine, but … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge

Restaurant: Hidden Tasting Bar and Social Lounge Location: 433 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: International/ Tapas/ Bar Menu: http://www.hiddenvancouver.ca/ Price: $15-25 Took a long time for me to decide, but in the end I chose Hidden for my official Birthday Dinner! I was first attracted by their menu and pictures of the interior, which I found online. I just wanted to find … Continue reading