Dublin Crossing

Marine Gateway at Marine Drive Station is almost in full swing now as many shops are open. This includes two restaurants: Pink Elephant Thai and Dublin Crossing, which is an Irish pub. I’ve never been to an Irish pub before or well I don’t really go to pubs in general… so I wanted to try this one out since it looked nice and new.

Dublin Crossing

They have a small patio area outside. It would be hard to find free parking here though unless you’re willing to walk a bit.  Read more

Trattoria Italian Kitchen-Burnaby

Used to have a shirt that said this!

Happy Good Friday! Hope you all have a great long weekend!

Trattoria Italian Kitchen in Burnaby is right across from Crystal Mall inside Element Hotel. The Glowbal Group bakery Nosh also has a location in the lobby of the hotel. I’ve driven past before and it wasn’t obvious to me that it was a hotel though. I also noticed there was a new Dinesty next door!

Trattoria Italian Kitchen

We started with the Beef Carpaccio served with grainy mustard aioli, grana padano, arugula, pickled onions and forno bread. Beef was tender, not chewy and the acidic flavours brightened up the dish.  Read more

Messini-Toronto

During my Toronto trip, my co-workers suggested I get lunch from Messini, a Greek fast food place on Yonge near Eglinton station. They have different lunch specials every day for around $8! There’s a good amount of seating inside and there was a long line up during lunch time.

Messini

I went on a Friday so I ordered the Pork Souvlaki Pita and all meals are served with your choice of fries, salad, roasted potatoes or rice and a soft drink. Read more

Le Crocodile

I finally had the chance to go to Le Crocodile for my boyfriend’s birthday after hearing RAVE reviews about it. Of course I suggested it ;) I couldn’t get a reservation for the weekend of the week that I called so I had to make it for the following weekend.

Le Crocodile

We were dining at 6pm so the restaurant was still quite empty when we arrived. Read more

Campagnolo

Campagnolo is on Main Street just before Chinatown and very close to the new Torafuku! I’ve been wanting to go to Campagnolo for a while since I had pasta cravings but when I was actually there, we ended up ordering no pasta and had risotto instead.

Campagnolo

They give you some cheese, chili pepper flakes and some kind of herb on a side plate so that you can use it on your pizza or pasta. Read more

Cafe Salade de Fruits

My friend was celebrating her birthday at Cafe Salade de Fruits and I’ve always wanted to try it! It’s on 7th between Fir and Granville and it seems to be the only restaurant on the block. They have a small patio space on the sidewalk but the inside of the restaurant is small. We sat right next to the kitchen counter so we could see all the delicious food coming and going! I also liked how they have a large painting of TinTin and his dog on the wall.

Cafe Salade de Fruits

Started off with some warm complimentary bread! They give you pre-packaged butter and it’s buried under the pile of bread.  Read more

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