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Van_Ron Aug 25, 2011 12:46 PM

I have a group of friends who I lunch with on a regular basis. These guys are your Earls and Joey’s types through and through. I have convinced them to try something different.

I am looking for a non-chain place with great food for lunch, if they are licensed, it would be a big plus. Anything in the Burnaby – East Van – new West area would be great.

Any thoughts?

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    Florentine Aug 26, 2011 12:22 PM

    Another idea is EBO Restaurant:

    http://www.eborestaurant.com/

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      bonlee Aug 26, 2011 08:30 PM

      EBO = "East of Boundary", though it sounds like a Japanese restaurant.

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        LotusRapper Aug 26, 2011 09:20 PM

        Wouldn't east of Boundary be EOB ? [wink]

    2. LotusRapper Aug 25, 2011 07:30 PM

      Great Bear Pub (nee Delaney's) on Kingsway just east of Royal Oak is pretty good, foodwise.

      in New West, Burger Heaven is an institution. Also Stefano's (Greek) on Columbia near 4th St (Columbia SkyTrain Stn) is nice with a vaulted ceiling an airey ambiance with a view.

      Down by the Quay, The Boathouse is popular with waterfront view.

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        jerkstore Aug 25, 2011 02:32 PM

        Not sure where you're based but for us (working near Burnaby Hospital), these are all within reasonable driving distance, and are all licensed (beer is a Friday lunch requirement):

        Burnaby:
        Lhy Thai (Edmonds & Kingsway)
        Burgers Etc. (Hastings & Gilmore)
        Agra (Canada Way & Smith)
        Chez Meme (Hastings & McDonald)

        Vancouver:
        Red Wagon (Hastings & Nanaimo)
        Campagnolo Roma (Hastings & Nanaimo)
        Kimura (22nd & Rupert)

        For the most part we try to arrive 10-15 minutes before noon and generally don't have trouble getting tables. Lhy Thai we normally reserve as it can get really busy, especially on Fridays - and Chez Meme we go a bit earlier than that even as it's really small.

        Hope this helps!

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        Lhy Thai Restaurant
        7357 Edmonds St, Burnaby, BC V3N1A9, CA

        Burgers Etc
        4091 Hastings St, Burnaby, BC V5C2J1, CA

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        1. re: jerkstore
          Sam Salmon Aug 25, 2011 03:31 PM

          Nuba on 3rd just off Main St- now licensed

          http://nuba.ca/third.html

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          Florentine Aug 25, 2011 01:16 PM

          BierCraft on Commercial Drive?

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          1. re: Florentine
            fmed Aug 25, 2011 03:49 PM

            Agreed. Also Alibi Room. Similar to Earl's et al. but a step up especially in terms of beer selection. Food is similar in quality.

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