Dine Out 2016 – Ancora Restaurant

My first and only dine out of 2016 (yes I’m cutting back from last year) is Ancora Restaurant. My original intention was to go to Anna Lena but unfortunately I did not reserve it in time.   I started off with the lobster bisque as my appetizer and I need to say the presentation was […]


Headed to Gastown for lunch because I really wanted to try the new soft serve place UYU  Decided on this restaurant because I’ve seen lots of great review on it Moonshine beer Milder Not as strong and easy to down Lunch special – pulled pork burger with fries The pulled pork was too dry – […]

Joe Fortes

Date Visited: May 8 2015 What I ate: Buck a Shuck Oyster (served icy cold on the half shell with classic cocktail sauce) 8/10 No sand, no shell, no extra salty water It was fresh and plump I like their oysters – cheap (during happy hour) and good quality Jumbo Tiger Prawn Cocktail (fresh horseradish, […]


Date Visited: What I ate: Yam fries and truffle lemon aioli with grated Grana Padano, truffle lemon aioli 7/10 Nice and crispy The truffle lemon aioli had a very strong truffle flavour which I really enjoyed It was a nice portion and the grated cheese on top added a nice fragrant flavour of cheese Calamari […]

Go Fish Ocean Emporium

Date Visited: April 25 2015 What I ate: 2 Piece Cod with Chips 7/10 The cod was crunchy on the outside and the inside was slightly overcooked There was a good amount of chips but they were the non-coated type, I prefer really crunchy ones that have been double fried Oyster Po Boy 7.5/10 Surprisingly […]

Wishes and Luck (CLOSED)

Date Visited: June 20 2015 What I ate: Cappuccino 6/10 Had too much milk in it Foam was not stiff enough There was no depth to the cappuccino, tasted bland, more like a latte Egg mac – bacon, scrambled eggs, processed cheese, lots of butter 6.5/10 This dish was… interesting. It reminded me somewhat of […]

Tuc Craft Kitchen

Date Visited: February 5 2015 Address:  60 West Cordova St  Vancouver, BC Website: http://www.tuccraftkitchen.com/ Type of Restaurant: European, Pacific Northwest, Bistro Price Range: $$$ Ambiance (out of five)/Setting/Design/service: 4/5 – Server was informative, design was rustic (lots of wood) Overall: 7/10 (1-4: will never come back, 5: pass (I’m okay with a tinier morsel), 6: […]

Nordstrom Grill

Date Visited: March 14 2015 Address: Bellevue Square 100 Bellevue Way SE Bellevue, WA 98004 Website: http://restaurants.nordstrom.com/ Type of Restaurant: American, burgers, fish and chips Price Range: $$ Ambiance (out of five)/Setting/Design/service: 3/5 – service was somewhat slow but really nice, the design was very American old style feel but unfortunately felt very dirty Recommended: […]

Homer St. Café and bar

Date Visited: January 10 2015 Address: 898 Homer Street Website: homerstreetcafebar.com Type of Restaurant: Chicken, pacific northwest, coffee, rotisserie Price Range: $$$ Ambiance (out of five)/Setting/Design/service: 4/5 – service was quick and attentive, design was old school and rustic (somewhat French) Overall: 6.5/10 (1-4: will never come back, 5: pass (I’m okay with a tinier […]

Cactus Club

Date Visited: January 1 2015 Address: Coal Harbour 1085 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C0C3 Website: http://www.cactusclubcafe.com/ Type of Restaurant: International, steakhouse, Pacific Northwest Price Range: $$$ Ambiance (out of five)/Setting/Design/service: 5/5 – service was attentive, the amazing view of Stanley Park was what really made me give it a 5/5 (complaint – the bathrooms kind […]