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Feb 8, 2012 01:55 PM

NYC hound looking for downtown Vancouver suggestions

I'm a NYC hound who'll be in town for business for 3-4 days in April. I'm looking for the best possible food and am happy to travel (anywhere that public transportation or a cheap cab will take me) for dinner but will sadly be constrained to places within walking distance of the Convention Center for lunch (although I'm a fast walker, so let's say within a mile). All suggestions greatly appreciated. Any price range is fine, except the extreme upper range, although I usually prefer non-trendy local joints and hole-in-the-wall ethnic eateries most of the time with one or two "upscale" meals thrown in. I eat everything but I suppose I'm most interested in Chinese (especially places specializing in seafood) and "local Vancouver" cuisine for this trip. A suggestion for one good beer bar in downtown would be great too. Thanks.

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  1. For beers:

    - Bitter (in Gastown)
    - Chambar (in Railtown, just east of Gastown)
    - Steamworks (just east of Waterfront SkyTrain Station/SeaBus terminal)

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    1. re: LotusRapper

      My picks are Alibi Room (craft beer), and Bitter. Not a fan of Steamworks.
      Lunchtime: Giovane, Scuie, and Finch's are handy.
      Dinner: Head to Gastown for L'Abbatoir, Judas Goat. For sushi Miku is close by.

      1. re: fmed

        Easy walking distance from the Convention Centre is Bali Thai-in the basement food court of Harbour Centre Mall.

        Not haute cuisine by any means just outstanding value and tasty food from wonderful people.