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.