Archive for August, 2008

 

Deserts – The Falafel Oasis (Commercial Drive)

Deserts – The Falafel Oasis (reviews, map, 905 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-251-4171) is a very casual vegetarian / vegan restaurant that serves Indian-style food.

The restaurant appears to be under new ownership, and from what I can tell, the food has improved, but the place seems to be a bit messier than before. This is definitely not a place to take someone to impress them! However if you want to get full on tasty vegetarian food for $6.00, order their “Chef’s special” (pictured below) and if it’s a nice day, take your plate out to the small patio.

Chefs special from Deserts Restaurant on Commercial Drive.

Chef's special from Deserts Restaurant on Commercial Drive.

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10,034 views - Posted Friday, August 29th, 2008

 

Milestones Restaurant (Yaletown) – Part 6

Milestones Restaurant (web site, map, 1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-684-9111) is a busy, trendy chain restaurant that has been recently renovated in their Yaletown location.

Epicurious, a reviewer on DineHere.ca writes (click here to read the full review):

I would not have recognized this Milestone’s if I were just walking by. It looked like a completely new eatery. Outside was modern silver and had some beach wood decor. Inside was also very nice – silvers, beach wood, dark wood etc.). There was a projection screen above the bar that rolled up and out of site when not in use and revealed a nice wood/mirror motif behind it.

I ordered the Seafood Mixed Grill ($21.99, pictured below) which their menu describes as:

Wild West Coast Coho salmon, Corvina sea bass and tiger shrimp, matched with a trio of house made sauces; Mango, Gogi Berry, Gaucho. Served with spinach, bok choy, grape tomatoes and lavender roasted mini potatoes.

This was a bit pricey for lunch (the restaurant uses the same menu at lunch time as dinner) but I am a big seafood fan and thought the salmon, sea bass and shrimp were an excellent combination.

For more photos please view Part 5, Part 4,  Part 3, Part 2, and Part 1.

Seafood Mixed Grill from Milestones Restaurant in Yaletown, Vancouver

Seafood Mixed Grill from Milestones Restaurant in Yaletown, Vancouver

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10,097 views - Posted Friday, August 29th, 2008

 

Boulangerie La Parisienne (Bakery in Yaletown)

Boulangerie La Parisienne (map, visitor reviews, 1076 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, phone: 604-684-2499) is a French bakery located in the upscale Yaletown neighborhood of downtown Vancouver. This casual bakery/cafe serves delicious sandwiches and tempting desserts. I’ve really enjoyed tasting some of their treats such as a tart filled with glazed strawberries topped with cream.

Pictured below is a chicken sandwich served in a baguette, which was around $7.00. This place has great quality food and the prices are affordable for the neighborhood.

Chicken sandwich from Boulangerie Parisienne, a French bakery and cafe in Yaletown, downtown Vancouver.

Chicken sandwich from Boulangerie Parisienne, a French bakery and cafe in Yaletown, downtown Vancouver.

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12,275 views - Posted Friday, August 29th, 2008