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ck1234 Jun 18, 2011 01:54 PM

Any thoughts where to dine pre-theatre? Haven't thought about this it til now actually. My friend just phoned and said they are on their way over! Friend wants to drive and park downtown. I'm looking for reasonable priced cuisine tonight, not more than $20 an entree and walking distance to QET. What it is, doesn't matter though I don't really want to do chains - none of them. Thanks for any thoughts!

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    selena03 Jun 18, 2011 02:29 PM

    We went to the show last night and dined at Lupo pre show. It was close (5 min walk) and we were in and out within an hour. We did tell them before hand that we had to leave at a certain time for the show though.

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    1. re: selena03
      ck1234 Jun 18, 2011 02:49 PM

      Thanks selena... that is a good thought! I'll report back with what the decision was. :-)

      1. re: selena03
        islandgirl Jun 18, 2011 04:03 PM

        Lupo or Cibo? I know Cibo was doing a pre-theatre menu awhile back which was a good deal.

        1. re: selena03
          ck1234 Jun 18, 2011 11:46 PM

          Lupo it was, and what a good choice! Thanks for the reminder of it. Wasn't cheap like I planned to do as it ended up being $150 for two with tip but that was 3 courses and a drink each. It was worth every penny though! Service was great and the food was amazing tonight. I had pappardelle with rabbit and it was beyond delicious. Perfect pasta, perfect seasoning, perfect rabbit, superb dish! Here's some pix (rabbit pasta didn't turn out):

          1. Crostini trio which had ham & eggplant, beans & quail eggs, mushroom was the third one.

          2. Meatlballs with polenta & gorgonzola

          3. Special of dungeness crab ravioli with butternut squash & baby shrimp with lobster bisque sauce.

          4. Chocolate raspberry tart.

          5. Tiramisu.

          1. re: ck1234
            selena03 Jun 19, 2011 08:53 AM

            Great! I am glad you had a good experience. I love that chocolate raspberry tart. One of my dining companions also had the rabbit dish you enjoyed and she liked it as well.

            1. re: ck1234
              ck1234 Jun 19, 2011 09:13 AM

              Hmmm, looks like the Crostini picture disappeared. Here it is:

              1. re: ck1234
                ck1234 Jun 19, 2011 09:15 AM

                Hey, the meatballs are gone too! Here they are:

                PS. I would just mention that the tiramisu was not a great dessert. It looked nice and I finished it, however, it lacked the taste of traditional tiramisu which I was wanting to taste.

          2. moyenchow Jun 18, 2011 02:13 PM

            What do you consider walkable? 10 - 20 minutes walk?
            Off the top of my head some places that might work.
            Nuba (Hastings & Cambie)
            Salsa & Agave (Pacific & Davie)
            Peaceful (Davie & Seymour)
            Juno Sushi (Davie & Richards)
            Sanpachi Ramen (Robson & Bute)
            Dirty Apron Deli (Beatty & Pender)

            Nuba Cafe
            322 Hastings St W, Vancouver, BC V6B1K6, CA

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            1. re: moyenchow
              ck1234 Jun 18, 2011 02:48 PM

              Yes and thanks for all the good thoughts! I can't go to Sanpachi again though...it's only Santouka for me when I'm downtown! :-)

              My friend will probably like your Salsa & Agave recommendation. Thanks!

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