The Dishes is a repeating 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.
Good morning! What’s for breakfast/brunch?
Hunnybee is just around the corner from us and they have great coffee. I’m not much of a morning person but if I’m having a big breakfast I like their lox and lebneh on toast.
Where should we meet for coffee/tea?
Greenhorn in the West End is my favourite hangout for coffee when I have a chance. Their coffee and pastries are very good, and the patio out front is rad.
Now we’re hungry again. What’s for lunch?
This question is hard, so I’m giving two options. Either have the seafood soup or beef pho at Hai Phong in Chinatown, or the negi-goma ramen at Danbo. The line up at Danbo can be pretty intense though, so if it is too long I usually wander a block up to Horin for their ramen instead.
Who has you figured out at Happy Hour?
L’Abattoir still has the best Happy Hour in the city. Although their baked oyster dish isn’t on the Happy Hour menu, we always have at least one order.
What’s for dinner?
Lately I’ve been most excited about Anh and Chi. They have beautifully presented, amazing food, as well as a great bar program.
Where are you taking us for late night cocktails?
Boxcar is my favourite place to end up. The cocktails are solid, lots of great stuff on tap, and some great people behind the bar.