AWESOME THING WE ATE #939 | Restorative Lunch At “Nicli’s Next Door” On E. Cordova St.

AWESOME THING WE ATE #939 | Restorative Lunch At “Nicli’s Next Door” On E. Cordova St.

Chef Josh Gale at Nicli’s Next Door in Gastown recently launched a $15 prix-fixe lunch menu that includes a green salad and a big plate of one of the following: pappardelle in pork ragu with kale; spaghetti with fennel sausage in cream;…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #938 | Decadent Dirty Twixter Treat From The Dirty Apron Deli

AWESOME THING WE ATE #938 | Decadent Dirty Twixter Treat From The Dirty Apron Deli

From the annals of awesome comes the “Dirty Twixter” bar – reminiscent of the Twix chocolate bar – from the delicatessen at The Dirty Apron. It’s a brown sugar shortbread cookie rectangle topped with smooth dulce de leche and salted caramel chocolate ganache….

AWESOME THING WE ATE #937 | Big Rocky Road Tart From Railtown’s “Cadeaux Bakery”

AWESOME THING WE ATE #937 | Big Rocky Road Tart From Railtown’s “Cadeaux Bakery”

One of our number had a birthday over the weekend and the festivities were made especially memorable by this oversized Rocky Road tart from Cadeaux Bakery. Think chocolate and caramel with creamy/nutty brownies and marshmallow all contained in a buttery…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #936 | A Broiled Oyster With GP & Hazelnut Pesto At “Shelter”

AWESOME THING WE ATE #936 | A Broiled Oyster With GP & Hazelnut Pesto At “Shelter”

Any visit to Tofino should include one of these beauties: a broiled beach oyster with hazelnut pesto and grana padano Parmesan cheese (accompanying garlic toast not in frame). It tasted cleanly of the sea, but with a hot and nutty,…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #935 | Absurdly Delicious “Ham Grenades” At Mamie Taylor’s

AWESOME THING WE ATE #935 | Absurdly Delicious “Ham Grenades” At Mamie Taylor’s

Chef Tobias Grignon of Mamie Taylor’s in Chinatown has come up with a brand new item that sounds as if it was borne of a thousand late night bong sessions that ended up in the kitchen. Imagine, if you will, shreds…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #934 | A L’Abattoir Brunch Of Burrata Benedicts, Rosti, & Donuts

AWESOME THING WE ATE #934 | A L’Abattoir Brunch Of Burrata Benedicts, Rosti, & Donuts

by Andrew Morrison | Chef Lee Cooper and his crew are doing it a fine job of brunch at Gastown’s L’Abattoir. They just launched the new service last weekend and they’re totally nailing it. Nothing on the menu is too…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #933 | Golden Frites (Steak Optional) At Tableau Bar Bistro

AWESOME THING WE ATE #933 | Golden Frites (Steak Optional) At Tableau Bar Bistro

Should you find yourself in need of some delicious respite while doing too much shopping/walking up and down Robson over the holiday season, slip into the always reliable Tableau Bar Bistro where a coronet of frites is a hot and…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #932 | A Monster Fried Chicken Club At Gastown’s Pourhouse

AWESOME THING WE ATE #932 | A Monster Fried Chicken Club At Gastown’s Pourhouse

Gastown’s Pourhouse has lunch pretty well figured. For $14, you get your choice of sandwich, your choice of side, and your choice of local draft beer. The delicious combo above is a fried chicken clubhouse with gem lettuce, bacon, and…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #931 | Croque Madame Sandwich At Kitsilano’s Au Comptoir

AWESOME THING WE ATE #931 | Croque Madame Sandwich At Kitsilano’s Au Comptoir

Flanked by a tidy pile of crispy frites and some superfluous leafy bits, this sexy, egg-draped beauty of a Croque Madame sandwich (ham, gruyere, bechamel-washed country bread) was a rewarding way of dropping $14 at Au Comptoir, the new day (and…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #930 | Breaded Veal Parmesan w/ Mozza & Tomato At Cioffi’s

AWESOME THING WE ATE #930 | Breaded Veal Parmesan w/ Mozza & Tomato At Cioffi’s

The shite weather has us dreaming of dense warm bread leading to crispy-then-chewy breaded veal parmesan slathered in tomato sauce gone gooey with mozzarella cheese. We recently wolfed this gnarly beast at Cioffi’s new “Cucina”, located next to the delicatessen in…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #929 | Shroomy Potato Oysters With Truffle Aioli At “West”

AWESOME THING WE ATE #929 | Shroomy Potato Oysters With Truffle Aioli At “West”

Stealing the show at the start of a quick lunch at West today were these delicious potato-crusted Sawmill Bay oysters on mushroom soil-covered duxelle. Under it all was a generous plop of truffle aioli that turned the entirety sublime. If…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #928 | Mjadra & Fresh Saj Bread At The Drive’s New Jam Jar

AWESOME THING WE ATE #928 | Mjadra & Fresh Saj Bread At The Drive’s New Jam Jar

We love the delicious simplicity of the menu at Jam Jar, a brand new and especially good looking “Folk Lebanese” restaurant on The Drive (read our preview of it here). We’re particularly found of their traditional take on mjadra, a…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #927 | A Puzzle Of Delicious Pork Schnitzel At “Wildebeest”

AWESOME THING WE ATE #927 | A Puzzle Of Delicious Pork Schnitzel At “Wildebeest”

A shout out to one of our staple faves, the sharable pork schnitzel appetizer at Wildebeest. These salty, crunchy-to-tender morsels are really long on flavour, especially when dipped in the supplied spiced beer mustard. Available at dinner and during weekend…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #926 | Dreaming Of Jerk Chicken At Victoria’s Meat & Bread

AWESOME THING WE ATE #926 | Dreaming Of Jerk Chicken At Victoria’s Meat & Bread

Holy good goddam, jerk chicken! It sucks that Meat & Bread only makes the Caribbean staple at their new location in Victoria, but life goes on. They start with their signature bun, smear it with a tang-mellowed cilantro-lime aioli, and…

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