Dinesty expands to downtown on Robson
Interesting trend of expansions (or is that invasions) of restaurants like Shanghai XLB, Peaceful (now New Peace) and now Dinesty into downtown:
It wasn't even that long ago when downtown had two "legit" Shanghai/Northern restos: Snow Garden and that other big place on Alberni, 2nd floor (can't remember name) where I believe was one of the first places in Vancouver that featured 'live' noodle hand-pulling.
LR - do you remember the fairly hi-end (up there with Mulvaney's and the Panorama Roof - etc - all in 1970's Vancouver) - and the big attraction was the noodle show - geez, I can't recall name. I want to say it had "house" in the name - but not sure. It was somewhere west of Main and I think downtown. But for those of us who dragged Dad along to our 12th bday at this big nite out - there were also steaks - what else. In Vancouver of the era.
re: Georgia Strait
I think I was too green at the time to recall the establishment you're talking about. My earliest memories of eating places were of Snow Garden, that big Canto dim sum place on Granville (downtown) .... something ".... land", Black Angus on lower Robson, Mr. Mike's and Hunky Bill's (Denman) and ...... Sambo's on Lougheed in Burnaby, LOL.