Eats: Street Food City

This past Saturday, January 25th, I ventured to downtown Vancouver to join in the hundreds who lined up to enjoy some of Vancouver’s best food trucks at “Street Food City“.  Hosted by Dine Out Vancouver, Street Food City was a collection of Vancouver food trucks gathered outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Some of my favourites like JJ’s Trucketeria and The Juice Truck were there, along with others like The Reel Mac & Cheese, Mom’s Grilled Cheese, The Chilli Tank, Vij’s express and many more.

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Eats: The Roof at Black + Blue

The Roof at Black + Blue

The Glowbal Group launched an extension to the Golden Age of Steak (Black + Blue) called “The Roof at Black+Blue” in April 2013.  The Roof boasts that it is Vancouver’s largest rooftop dining area and opens up Black+Blue to a brunch experience.  Located on the third floor of the restaurant, the patio is covered by awnings and surrounded by propane fireplaces that make eating outside in the Vancouver weather, comfortable and sophisticated.

Brunch on The Roof is weekend only, Saturday & Sunday from 11:30am to 3:00pm, but dinner is available seven days a week. Until January 19th, the Glowbal Group has 25% off of lunch/brunch at all of their locations.

I went this past weekend with my family to see what brunch on the Roof was worth the hype I’ve seen on places like VancityBuzz. Black + Blue is known for its sophisticated atmosphere and gourmet food.  The Roof shows many of the same design elements that makes it feel like a modern living room on a patio.

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Eats: Vancouver has 4300 restaurants and counting


Growing up, my grandma always told me that everything was always done better on a full stomach.  So I thought, what could be better than sharing a meal?  Maybe a meal where you can simply enjoy without the clean up that inevitably follows cooking at home?

Restaurants. Dining out. Vancouver is well known for its extensive list of restaurants (4,300 as of 2009 according to Small Business BC) and remarkably good food.  Keep in mind, this number doesn’t include fast-food, but dine-in only.

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