SMAK Fast Food on West Pender Street, Vancouver

Sometimes, Nanzaro will go for his run along the seawall in Vancouver. After his run, he will go for a healthy brunch.

One of Nanzaro’s healthy brunch destination is SMAK Fast Food.

SMAK serves gluten free food. Their menu include organic scrambled eggs, gluten free toast, salad (as seen in fridge in the photo above), wraps, etc.

On the first occasion, Nanzaro had a Sausage Breakfast Sandwich @ $6.45 with addition of  Spicy Avo Mash for an extra $1.35. Continue reading

Moonpennies on West Pender St. Vancouver

Nanzaro went for a run at the Stanley Park seawall on his day off, early in the morning.

After his run, he went for his breakfast at Moonpennies at Coal Harbour.

Moonpennies serves breakfast all day.

Nanzaro had the Two Egg Breakfast for CAD9. He had the sunny side up eggs and multigrain toast, sausage and housemade potatoes. It’s just a typical western breakfast.

He had coffee to go with his breakfast.

The bill came to CAD12.30 including tax and tips.

Credit card is accepted here.

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Cardero’s Restaurant in Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver

A few of my lady friends met up for dinner at Cardero’s Restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

I’m naming this group of friends as WASP from now onwards. W, P and I met up at Waterfront station and took a nice stroll to Cardero’s.

Complementary bread and butter while we waited for A who was trapped in a traffic jam from West Vancouver to downtown.

We had a window seat with a nice view. Continue reading

The Flying Pig in Yaletown, Vancouver

Whitney organized a gathering for Angie (seasaltwithfood.com), Polly and I in late October.

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We went to The Flying Pig in Yaletown for the convenience of all.

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Polly and I arrived early at 11:10AM. We were their first customers of the day.

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The server brought some complimentary bread with butter while we waited for everyone to arrive.

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Angie ordered a Chopped House Salad. It came in a big plate with free range chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, eggs, avocado, bacon and iceberg lettuce. She asked for a vinaigrette dressing instead of the ranch or blue cheese dressing on the menu. Continue reading

Cactus Club Cafe at Canada Place, Vancouver

Angie, Polly, Whitney and I had a pre-Christmas meet up early December. Whitney suggested Cactus Club Cafe at Canada Place from her colleague’s recommendation. Her colleague’s brother is a chef at that Cactus Club Cafe.

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It was the night where the Christmas tree at Jackpoole Plaza is lighted up for the season. There was choir performance at the plaza when we arrived.

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The day is getting shorter. It is totally dark after 5:00PM.

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We managed to get a window seat from Whitney’s colleague’s connection.

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Angie told us that she will be late. So, the three of us ordered our food first. We shared an appetizer of Fried Yam Fries. Continue reading

The Grille Restaurant at Country Meadows Golf Club, Richmond

Emily H organized a get-to-gather upon her return trip from Taiwan. She suggested The Grille Restaurant at Country Meadows Golf Club in Richmond as her son used to play here.

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It was a great day to be out as the sun is out after several gloomy and rainy days. Many golfers were out too as the parking lot was quite full.

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We were there when the restaurant just open, so we were able to secure a window seat.

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The view of the golf course from our seat.

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The decor is quite rustic.

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I ordered the Original Meadows Burger with an upgrade of french fries to yam fries. It was a big burger and quite messy to eat. The yam fries costs $1.50 more. Continue reading

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Harold’s Bistro & Bar on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Polly, CC, JK and I met up for a Dine Out Vancouver event. I picked Harold’s Bistro & Bar for the convenience of all as we all live in Richmond. Free parking is available for diners at Harold’s Bistro & Bar at the outdoor and indoor parking. You have to inform the hostess of your license plate number.

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The Dine Out Dinner Menu is $28. Complementary bread with butter. I like the one with cranberry.

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There were 3 options for the appetizers, entrees and desserts. Since there were 4 of us, we ordered one of each and picked a double for items we like most for sharing.

We had two servings of the Mussels with White Wine/Shallots/Garlic/Cream and Garlic Bread. Unfortunately, the mussels were very small and skinny.

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The second appetizer is Tomato Tart. It is puff pastry topped with mascarpone cheese, oven dried tomato, balsamic glaze and served with arugula and frisee. The only problem is it is really small to share among the 4 of us.

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The third appetizer is Duck Spring Roll made with handmade Peking duck and served with spicy sauce and Asian slaw.

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For the entree, the star was the 6-oz Moroccan rub/grilled Lamb Sirloin served with eggplant/Israeli couscous pilaf and whiskey jus Lie. The lamb was tender and it’s a good serving. We were glad that we ordered two servings of this. Continue reading

Meat & Bread, Gastown

Nanzaro had to go to downtown to pick up his Scotia Bank Half Marathon running kit from the Conventional Center on Friday. The run was on yesterday, Sunday, 22 Jun.

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This is his second half marathon after his first attempt last year. He enjoys running especially with the company of so many people.

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Since he was in downtown, he went for lunch at Meat & Bread in Gastown.

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He had tried the popular Porchetta sandwich a while ago and he enjoyed it so much that he wants to return to try their daily special.

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Ladies Night Out at Chill Winston, Gastown

I met up with Angie of seasaltwithfood.com, Polly and Whitney on a Thursday evening for dinner. It has been a long time since the four of us seen each other.

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We met in Gastown because Whitney works in the neighbourhood. So, Whitney has the honour to pick the restaurant. After consulting with her foodie colleague, she suggested Chill Winston for its great patio and its a great place to hang out without being hinted to leave by the server after the meal.

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The above was the view from our seat by the window. Unfortunately, it was a rainy night and we could not seat at the patio.

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Polly and Angie had a glass of Rose and Pinot Gris to start with. A 8oz glass is $14.50. Whitney and me are not alcoholic drinkers as our face will look like the Rose above after a few sips. So, we just had H2O.

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We ordered food that can be shared from the menu. First item was a Poutine. The poutine came with grated cheese and not cheese curds. The gravy was on the saltier side.  A rather small serving for $12. Continue reading

LA Grill & Bistro on No. 2 Road, Richmond

Ben and I had to run an errand in the strip mall at Blundell and No. 2 Road. It’s almost lunch time and the LA Grill $5.95 lunch special was so inviting.

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As it was still early, the restaurant was pretty empty. With that, service was prompt.

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I ordered from the lunch special with several choice. I had the Chicken Souvlaki which is on top of the list. For lunch special, a beverage must be purchased.

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Coke is $1.50 and ice tea is $1.95. Continue reading