Caramba

Great Italian restaurant. Although a sit down restaurant, it had really chill waiters and staff.

Started off the an espresso martini. Man was it the best espresso martini I’ve ever had! Got a lemon drop for my second drink.

For apps, we got bread and patatas bravas. Both great.

For my mains, had the French onion soup and the seafood linguini. Both excellent choices.

Beacon

We came to this place after a day of snowboarding.

For the most part, everything was great here except for one thing.

To start, it got the pornstar martini (peach based drink with a shot of champagne you pour in). This drink was great. Also got a lemon drop.

For appetizers, I got the wings (wings were good, but we had to ask for more sauce. Got the BBQ and something mustard). Also got the poutine (gravy was interesting, but still liked it).

For the main, I got the chicken fingers off the kids menu. I didn’t like them. They were not crispy enough (which is saying something coming from me), and something about them seemed too bland.

Araxi

This place was definitely worth it.

I had already eaten before coming here, so I ended ordering just an appetizer (the lobster sushi roll, which was also good). However, I should’ve gotten the main course that had the pork and scallops (serving size was not big, and it tasted great).

Mega Bites

Checked out this pizza place after a long night of drinking in Vancouver (Yaletown).

Grabbed a pepperoni slice and a meat lover slice. Both were great, and reminded me of Pizza Hut (even the greasiness).

Banter Room

So this place is a sorta upscale bar and restaurant.

Cocktails here were pretty good (got a lychee drink, old fashioned and some random lunch, all of which were great).

We also got salute and pepper chicken wings, prawns and pork sliders. All were really good.

Marta

Checked out this Italian in hopes of eating some pasta. However, there was no pasta. Still a good place to eat.

We got the scallops for appetizers. Great choice. For my main, got the chicken. It was cooked perfectly (not dry at all). Also got the potatoes on the side.

For wine, I got something called the montecheubbsgd… (it was a black cherry type flavor). Thought it was interestingly light (but Ben said it’s because it doesn’t taste acidic.

Hana Michi

First meal of 2020.

I thought this place was great, with a good variety in their bulgogi bento box. I do think though it is a bit pricey (the below picture is $30, which is the price of some AYCE).

Obao (53rd St)

So we went here for New Years since I wanted Asian fusion. This place did not disappoint.

From below, all but 1 dish were amazing, and I would get them all again.

Some of the dishes below: pad see-ew, pad Thai, catfish, steamed dumplings, pork belly, and salt and pepper shrimp.

They also had lychee martinis 🙂

The one dish from below I didn’t like was the brown/red beef dish.

Thai Villa

An interesting Thai restaurant.

I got their lunch special, which includes a soup plus their version of sui mai, plus pad Thai. I thought the Pad Thai was ok.

Next time I think I’ll try their pad see-we.