Takeout review: Stretch Roman Pizza Co

On a cool weekend we stopped in Gastown to visit Stretch Roman Pizza Company on Abbott Street. They have a fairly extensive menu of pizza toppings and combinations. They also have salads and paninis on the menu. But we were here for the pizza. As a roman pizza place, the front counter features about a dozen…

Takeout review: King Chicken

During my daily commute, I pass by this unassuming little fried chicken joint on East Broadway and Rupert called King Chicken. So on a lazy Friday evening, I decided to grab some takeout, rather than go home to cook. It’s a small family run place, apparently only open for a few months.  It’s a curios place,…

Takeout review: Straight outta Brooklyn Pizzeria

While downtown on a rainy weekend, I decided to grab a slice of Pizza from Brooklyn. This New York style pizzeria is on the south end of Robson street, across from the entrance to the Public Library. There were four varieties of pizza pie available, and I went with the classic Pepperoni. This is a…

Take out review: Cafe Loyal

Cafe Loyal is a small hong kong style cafe in a small strip mall on the corner of Bridgeport road and Number 5 road in East Richmond. Cafe Loyal is a cross a hong kong cafe and a shopping center food court establishment.   This place serves the kind of cuisine that is typical of…

Takeout review: R & H Chinese Food

During a day of boxing day shopping at Lansdowne Shopping Center, we decided to grab lunch at out a Shanghainese place in the mall food court. A place like “R & H Chinese Food” would look completely ordinary in an asian mall like Aberdeen or Parker Place, but it stands out in Lansdowne. We placed…

Takeout review: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

As the second part of the “Eatin’ in Surrey” sojourn, since trips to Surrey are a rarity for me, I had to make a side trip to the one and only Krispy Kreme Doughnuts location in the greater Vancouver area. There was a time (10 years ago) when we would make day trips to Seattle…

Takeout review: Chiffon Patisserie

There’s this little sandwich shop / patisserie on West Broadway, between Oak and Spruce Street, that I pass by each day on the way to work. And each time I pass it, the aroma of freshly baked goods draws me in.  There’s a fairly expansive menu for a small place, consisting of sandwiches & paninis,…

Takeout review: The Fish Counter

Local chef and sustainable-seafood champion Robert Clark finally opened the doors to his new business venture in December, called The Fish Counter.  It’s on Main Street (between E 22nd and E 23rd avenue) The left half of the business is a fish monger, featuring whole fish, freshly filleted fish, and shellfish on ice. While the right…

Takeout review: Raviolino

On a frigid winter night, with a refrigerator bereft of fresh food, I decided to grab some takeout from a local pasta place. Raviolino is a small cafe style eatery on West Fourth ave, just off MacDonald St (probably seats 30 or so), adjacent to Darby’s Pub. Everything is made fresh on the premises, and…

Takeout review: Harbor Pub & Pizza

After a long busy day, I returned to hotel to relax and veg out on the couch watching television.  When dinner time rolled around, I still didn’t have the inclination to go out to out into the hot night, so I decided to pick some place close by.  I chose the Harbor Pub & Pizza,…

Restaurant review: Pizzeria Farina

Before checking out the Chinatown Night Market, we decided to stop in a Pizzeria Farina on Main street and Prior street, in the Cobalt Hotel. This is a tiny place, with a long communal table down the middle and limited private seating by the window. I’d heard good thing about their pizza, but had hesitated…

Restaurant review: Kaka’ako Kitchen

Kaka’ako Kitchen, located in the midst of the Ward Centers shopping district, bills itself as “gourmet plate lunch” haven.  “Plate lunch” is a distinctly local term in Hawaii, basically referring to a combo-meal, usually consisting of an entrée and two sides (those two sides are frequently rice and macaroni salad). It does appear that the…