The Dishes is a new Scout column that asks Vancouverites to walk us through a map of their ideal day and night on the town. We’re talking breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night cocktails. Tax and tip included.
For this week’s edition of The Dishes, we ask Grapes & Soda barman Satoshi Yonemori to show us around a full day’s worth of his favourite Vancouver haunts. We begin at the fixed point of…
Good morning! What’s for breakfast/brunch?
Mushroom and sunchoke soup at Nemesis Coffee. It’s very comforting and yummy.
Where should we meet for coffee/tea?
Cultivate Tea on Main. I like to sit down at the counter and have a tea tasting. Also their kombucha is so clean and delicious.
Now we’re hungry again. What’s for lunch?
Shio ramen at Motomachi Shokudo. That clear broth is full of umami and makes me go back there more often than I should…
Who has you figured out at Happy Hour?
Boxcar offers has a great Happy Hour deal. They have a good selection of craft beers. $2 off of all taps before 7pm. It’s also perfect to have Pizzeria Farina on the same block.
What’s for dinner?
Crowbar. I love going here for great drinks but mostly for Justin’s Omakase. I don’t know how this guy does it but he runs the entire menu all by himself. Plan to go there very hungry.
What’s for dessert?
Anything at Orto Artisan Pasta. Steeve Raye (the owner) used to be the chef at Grapes and Soda. I remember his desserts being very delicate and simple. So sad he had to leave us but very happy he opened this new restaurant in North Vancouver. I’m not a huge dessert guy but his desserts are exceptional.
Where are you taking us for late night cocktails?
Can I take you to a non-cocktail place? We could go to Back & Forth bar for a late night drink. I like the atmosphere there, the friendly staff and customers. My wife and I have way too much fun playing ping pong there