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Recs for dinner before Orpheum show

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My sis asked me to recommend something around the Orpheum for a quick dinner before a show there. I drew a complete and utter blank....aside from the cheap sushi joints and pizza slice joints on Granville, I can't even begin to think of what's around anymore. Help?

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  1. Cibo is a great choice for Italian in that area

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    1. re: islandgirl

      Has anyone been to Cibo since the chef change? I used to like their passed apps but haven't been thrilled with their mains for a while so I'm looking for a change! I'd definitely pass on Red Card which has never floated my boat.

      Shuraku's not bad. Is Juno too far to walk (don't order the cooked food though)? Brix?

      The new Five Guys or the Roxy for a burger?

      The Refinery?

      1. re: grayelf

        FWIW the sous chef from Cibo has moved over to Red Card in the shuffle. The food there might improve as a consequence??

        Outside Cibo I'd vote Refinery. I've heard reasonable things about Twisted Fork but have never been myself.

      2. re: islandgirl

        The Refinery, Memphis Blues and Lupo are all part of the Passion for Pork Week event:

        http://www.passionforpork.com/page/re...

        Lots of good ramen on Robson.

      3. There's the Bottleneck, beside the Commodore. Not a huge menu and it's a small place, but I really enjoyed the burger.

        1. Thanks everyone for the suggestions. She ended up going to Cibo where she had the chicken hearts. She summed up with yum so think that was a good rec! Lol.