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Bringing the dinner party back in the social media age

There are too few opportunities to meet total strangers these days. Dining out at shared tables is a win-win deal for diners and restaurants

HST and liquor laws make profit harder to achieve for Palki Restaurant

Palki Restaurant, located on Commercial Drive near Napier, is a newcomer to the Drive, and  manager  Sharath Vittal contacted the Vancouver Observer recently to discuss the impact of the...

A night at the Raw Canvas: eat, drink, draw

Since the summer of 2009, the Raw Canvas cafe has occupied a funky niche of Yaletown at 1046 Hamilton. "We have our liquor license now, so we prefer to call it an art house or lounge rather than cafe...

The Campfire Grill Smokin' BBQ: a rustic al fresco experience

The Campfire Grill Smokin' BBQ serves high-quality Southern BBQ in a beautiful outdoor setting. Located at the Eagle Vista RV Resort and Campground in Squamish, it is operated from a trailer...

Vancouver iconic restaurants DB Bistro Moderne and Lumière go out in style

Canada's first Iron Chef started it and a Three-Star Michelin Chef sadly has to end it: Landmark Vancouver restaurants Lumière and DB Bistro Moderne will be laid to rest but not before a classy exit.

Michi Waffle & Espresso Bar

Michi Waffle & Espresso on Robson is a coffee lover's dream.

BBQ from the streets

The Re-Up BBQ is part of Vancouver's wonderful street food revolution and serves traditional Southern BBQ from a mobile trailer transformed into a kitchen on wheels. Located at 700 Hornby Street...

Splitz Grill

Splitz Grill serves fresh burgers loaded with toppings and dripping with juicy goodness from locations in Whistler and Vancouver.

Dining out at The Edge Social Grille and Lounge

The Edge Restaurant on Granville offers a delicious, somewhat locally-sourced menu and a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

Alta Bistro

Whistler's newest hot spot delivers great food, atmosphere and value.