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DDD in Van

vandan Aug 25, 2011 05:37 PM

Guy Fieri in town filming first ever international edition of 3D , was at Save on Meats today and The Red Wagon as well, he was also up on Cambie presumably at Peaceful

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  1. LotusRapper RE: vandan Aug 25, 2011 06:36 PM

    Dang !! The one day this week I had to be out in the 'burbs for work :-(

    Any knowledge if he'll be at other places in town ?

    Hope he hits the food trucks too.

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      vandan RE: LotusRapper Aug 25, 2011 06:40 PM

      no i think they keep that on then down low, but you can always follow him on twitter for clues i guess

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        grayelf RE: vandan Aug 25, 2011 06:52 PM

        I saw a tweet confirming he was at Peaceful. Now I suppose I'm going to have to start taping that show till the ep airs... to echo one of our stalwarts here, I hope he made it to the Argo. I've been three times in the last three weeks, and it qualifies for two of the Ds, in a good way :-).

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          vandan RE: grayelf Aug 25, 2011 06:58 PM

          ya personally i think it has way more 3D cred than Red Wagon

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            flowbee RE: vandan Aug 25, 2011 08:08 PM

            Too bad there's no like button on here...

          2. re: grayelf
            fmed RE: grayelf Aug 25, 2011 11:11 PM

            I was wondering if the Argo was part of the itinerary too. It better be. I heard he went to North Van too....presuming it was to go to the Tomahawk.

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              fmed RE: fmed Aug 26, 2011 08:15 AM

              They apparently went to the Argo.

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                vandan RE: fmed Aug 26, 2011 09:51 AM

                hey fmed how did you mange to gather up such tight-lipped intel ??

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                  fmed RE: vandan Aug 26, 2011 02:21 PM

                  Not that tight lipped. Twitter can sink ships.

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                    vandan RE: fmed Aug 26, 2011 02:43 PM

                    funny i was followinh Guy and just checked Argo on twitter and saw nothing mentioned at all about the place

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                      fmed RE: vandan Aug 26, 2011 02:56 PM

                      I heard about the Argo from someone second hand. Reliable source though!

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                        fmed RE: fmed Aug 26, 2011 03:56 PM

                        They taped at Falconetti's today.

                        (For the record, I don't watch the show).

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                          tdeane RE: fmed Aug 26, 2011 08:17 PM

                          Really? The last time I ate there it was terrible.

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                            fmed RE: tdeane Aug 26, 2011 08:27 PM

                            Yeah - well, "de gustibus non est disputandum" as they say back in the old days.

      2. LotusRapper RE: vandan Aug 26, 2011 12:04 AM

        I wonder how many places in Greater Vanc. provide that gluttony quotient typical of the places Guy visits on his shows ?

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          Florentine RE: LotusRapper Aug 26, 2011 10:04 AM

          I was thinking the same thing...

          Tomahawk is about the only place I can think of.

          1. re: Florentine
            vandan RE: Florentine Aug 26, 2011 10:31 AM

            as for huge portions there is nowhere on earth like the states, just look at the difference in food costs

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              KateW1 RE: vandan Aug 26, 2011 02:19 PM

              Blame the food cartels, I mean marketing boards, for that.

              OTOH, it's great that Triple D is coming to Vancouver. Can't wait to see what Guy finds here.

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            JEheartbreak RE: LotusRapper Aug 26, 2011 04:11 PM

            Deacon's Corner would qualify. Don't know if they have enough interesting stuff, but their portion-sizes are serious business.

            I just ate a place in SF that he visited called Dottie's. The portions weren't extreme, but the food was amazing. Chili-cheese cornbread with jalepeno jelly.....my mouth just started watering.

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              grayelf RE: JEheartbreak Aug 26, 2011 10:23 PM

              Interesting. I've found that the portion sizes at Deacon's have decreased substantially since opening as the prices went up. And when we ate at Dottie's I thought the portions were off puttingly large and the food just okay, even the vaunted corn bread. Off day, maybe, but I wouldn't wait in line for it again (not even the relatively short wait we had).

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                JEheartbreak RE: grayelf Aug 27, 2011 10:48 AM

                Wow -- I didn't think my Dottie's breakfast was too big at all. I was staying around the corner from there last weekend and lined up @ 7:15 am for the 7:30 open. I didn't actually know it had appeared on his show until afterwards. I thought the cornbread was good -- but it needed the jelly to make it special, which I thought it was.

          3. LotusRapper RE: vandan Aug 27, 2011 05:37 PM

            Perhaps Hilltop Cafe Diner in Langley is more Guy's thing:


            Or the pulled-pork pancakes and flatline burger at Hogshack Cookhouse:


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              fmed RE: LotusRapper Aug 27, 2011 08:18 PM

              I was thinking also of Fraser Park which I know is a favourite amongst a number popular food bloggers. The portions look pretty substantial. I have never been.

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