Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vancouver Day #2- Stanley Park

1 comment:

T said...

Nice photos of Stanley Park. Some eating ideas:

Thin-crust Italian pizza at Nook on Denman St. This is the best in Vancouver.

Had a great skirt steak a month ago at the Irish Heather on Carrall St. in Gastown. This used to be a traditional Irish pub, now moved across the street to more modern, 'urban' digs. Excellent menu, especially for a bar. Also a huge selection of whiskies and the best-poured Guinness in town.

Several good French bistros have opened up in the past few years - such as Bistrot on 4th, Jules in Gastown and Au Petit Chavignol on East Hastings.

Oyama Sausage in the Granville Island market has a great selection of pate's, cured meats and sausage, most made on the premises. Some of the best restaurants in Vancouver buy meats here. Also a good selection of cheese. Great for picnic goodies.

Lots of interesting-looking Asian noodle joints on Robson (past the glitzy part, on the hill down toward Denman). I've been meaning to check out some of these places, many Korean and popular with students.

Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwiches. Lots of places serve these, which if you haven't tried them are really tasty. Cheap, too, usually. I usually go to Ba-Le Sandwich Shop in a little strip mall at the intersection of Kingsway and Fraser. Worth the trip to be sure.

Almost too much to choose from in this town lately.

Have fun in Vancouver, Sam. While you're here, get your book into the local bookstores. I had to go to Bellingham to find it.

BTW, what was the dim sum place you went to? I didn't recognize it - I usually go to Sun Sui Wah on Main (great seafood) or the Pink Pearl on E. Hastings.