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Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Alirang

Restaurant: Alirang Location: 134 Nelson Street, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Korean Menu: N/A Price: $10-15 I think I haven’t had Korean food for about a year, which seems quite strange because I remember times when I use to eat it almost everyday! A quaint little house in the Byward Market area with a cozy interior. Approaching Christmas time, the walls were laced … 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]: 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 [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

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: The Fish House

Restaurant: The Fish House Location: 8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Seafood/ Afternoon Tea Menu: http://www.fishhousestanleypark.com/menus_dinner.html Price: $25 and Up The day before my birthday, I felt like going to a place where I could wear one of the many fancy dresses I bought. The Fish House isn’t extremely “dressy”, but its like country-club “dressy”. My friend chose to take me … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro

Restaurant: Shuraku Sake Bar & Bistro Location: 833 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Japanese/ Sushi/ Tapas/ Bar Menu: http://www.shuraku.net/diningmenus.php Price: $10-15 After a long day of endless eating, I found myself at another spot for some more eating. I had devoured a lot of meat at a BBQ previously, so izakaya had the perfect portion of food to finish off my night. … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Bella Gelateria

Restaurant: Bella Gelateria Location: 1001 W Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Dessert/ Ice Cream/ Italian Menu: http://www.bellagelateria.com/products.htm Price: $10 or Less Heard talks of this place on Urbanspoon and on Twitter. I was definitely curious to see what everyone was raving about! I actually passed by here while heading to the Lobby Lounge at the Fairmont one night. But I didn’t get … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: Guu Garlic

Restaurant: Guu Garlic Location: 1698 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Japanese/ Tapas/ Bar Menu: http://www.guu-izakaya.com/robson/menu/ Price: $10-15 I actually came here for my Joint Birthday Dinner. It’s just the perfect place to have a really chill dinner to catch up with friends and drink up! I love the staff at Guu, always extremely welcoming and upbeat, so you’ll always have a great … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Vancouver]: West Restaurant

Restaurant: West Restaurant Location: 2881 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC Cuisine: Pacific Northwest Menu: http://www.westrestaurant.com/menus/first-course Price: $25 and Up Thinking about what to eat as my last dinner in Vancouver before returning to Ottawa for another 4 months and I end up at West :). This is actually my first time at West despite all the great things I’ve heard about it, I’ve … Continue reading