Vancouver July 2014 Trip Report
Just got back from a fabulous long weekend in Vancouver with lots of great eats to report. Recommended bites and experiences:
Dinner at Vij's - pork belly spoons, halibut cheek starter special, lamb popsicles, gin and ginger-lemon. Fabulous meal. We got there around 6 and wait was around an hour and 45 minutes, while we enjoyed cocktails and snacks on the patio. Fantastic drinks after at West a few doors down.
Bar crawl in Gastown - IPA at Alibi, Tequila Martinez at Diamond, Scotch Egg and Esmerelda at Pourhouse, 2 different Best of BC Plates and Wine Pairings at Salt Tasting Room
Fish and Chips and Fish Tacones at Go Fish. Prepare for a long wait - took probably 45 minutes to get our food- but we enjoyed the sunshine and view. Worth the wait.
Poutine with pulled pork and IPA at Flying Pig
Granville Island Tasting Rooms - Liberty Distillery Bloody Mary, trio at Granville Island Brewing Co., trio at Artisan SakeMaker
Also at Granville Island Public Market - honey glazed at Lee's Donuts, salmon candy at The Salmon Shop
Non food recs:
False Creek Ferry to Granville Island
Walking around Stanley Park on the Seawall
All in all, LOVE Vancouver. Can't wait to go back.
Great report, thanks! I want to take it all on as a "tourist in my own city" itinerary. Y'all come back now, y'hear?
Glad you found waiting for almost 2 hours at Vij's acceptable. This reinforces the owner's impression of his wonderfulness and that customers will willingly be treated like cattle to reinforce his ego. Most great restaurants have discovered something called "reservations" which allows both diner and resto to be treated with respect.