AWESOME THING WE ATE #944 | “Sai Woo” Staff Tasting On The Night Before Opening

AWESOME THING WE ATE #944 | “Sai Woo” Staff Tasting On The Night Before Opening

by Andrew Morrison | The long awaited Sai Woo restaurant opens at 158 East Pender St. in Chinatown this evening at 5pm. I was there last night as the staff were being schooled on co-owner/chef Douglas Chang’s food and barman…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #943 | Great Bang For Buck Sushi At The West End’s Sushi Mart

AWESOME THING WE ATE #943 | Great Bang For Buck Sushi At The West End’s Sushi Mart

With neighbours like Santouka, Kintaro, and others in Ramenland, this eat-in or takeaway nook punches well above its weight class when it comes to a solid $15 and under lunch. Sushi Mart recently changed its name to Sushi Itoga, but…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #943 | The Intense Arroz con Pollo at The Sardine Can in Gastown

AWESOME THING WE ATE #943 | The Intense Arroz con Pollo at The Sardine Can in Gastown

We tried (and thoroughly enjoyed) a new dish at The Sardine Can in Gastown last night. The Arroz con Pollo is a rib-sticking, restorative sharable that sees chorizo sausage slices and slow cooked chicken soaking in an intensely flavoured tomato sauce flecked with olives and capers….

AWESOME THING WE ATE #943 | A Pile Of Brown Butter Gems From The Salty Cookie Co.

AWESOME THING WE ATE #943 | A Pile Of Brown Butter Gems From The Salty Cookie Co.

These salted brown butter cookies from The Salty Cookie Co. recently made our day (bagged and escorted out of the last Hawker’s Market in Mount Pleasant). Paired with milky Earl Grey and a compelling short story. MORE AWESOME THINGS WE…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #942 | A “Perfect” Cookie At Elysian Coffee On West Broadway

AWESOME THING WE ATE #942 | A “Perfect” Cookie At Elysian Coffee On West Broadway

It goes without saying that not all cookies are equal, but in the case of this one at Elysian Coffee, there was a chasm between it and the rest. Indeed, if there is such a thing as a “perfect” cookie,…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #941 | The Greasy Spoon’s Pastrami-Cured Duck Confit Hash

AWESOME THING WE ATE #941 | The Greasy Spoon’s Pastrami-Cured Duck Confit Hash

Last night’s very special Greasy Spoon supper at Save On Meats was deliciously unique featuring some truly revelatory plates from Pear Tree owner/chef Scott Jaeger. Among these was the “hash” pictured above. It saw pastrami-cured duck confit meat stuffed inside a Yukon Gold potato rosti with duck jus and…

AWESOME THING WE ATE #940 | The Last Of The Winter Risotto At Burdock & Co. On Main

AWESOME THING WE ATE #940 | The Last Of The Winter Risotto At Burdock & Co. On Main

This wintry, earthy risotto from Burdock & Co. on Main Street – made with Agassiz rice, black trumpet mushrooms, and cauliflower before being finished with a gruyere-ish Heidi cheese – may seem a little out of place given all the sunshine we’ve…

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…

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