Salt Meats Cheese-Broadway

Salt Meats Cheese is the best name ever for an Italian restaurant. They have been expanding their locations and just opened one in Cronulla. I went to the one opposite the Broadway shopping centre. I made a reservation for Saturday night but when we showed up they actually weren’t that busy. We decided to share a pizza and a pasta so that we could try both.

Salt Meats Cheese

I swear this was the Chorizo Pizza but I don’t see it on the menu anymore. It had a tomato sauce base with roasted red peppers, fior di latte and chorizo. The crust was thin with a nice chewiness to it. It was a good pizza but probably not the best I’ve ever had.  Continue reading →

Bondi Pizza-Valentine’s Day Special

For Valentine’s Day this year, Bondi Pizza was having a special deal where you can order any 2 pizzas, pastas, or salads for $49.90 and you also get a chocolate fondue as well. With the deal, the fondue is basically free since most dishes there are around $25. The restaurant is located on Church street amidst a bunch of other restaurants. My boyfriend has been to Bondi Pizza a few times so I was interested in trying it. Also, I signed up for their rewards program so you can get a free pizza for your birthday! I love birthday freebies. :)

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Chillin’ by the Seawall at Tap Shack

The Tap Shack is like a smaller version of Tap and Barrel located along the seawall by the new convention centre. It’s counterpart Tap and Barrel is literally steps away but if you want to be closer to the seawall you can stop by at the Tap Shack instead. They also have a location by the Burrard Bridge. Tap Shack

Happy hour is between 3-6pm everyday. My co-workers and I came here last week to enjoy the last bits of summer and patio weather. Their patio area overlooks Coal Harbour and they also have indoor seating for the cold, winter days.

Featured above is the virgin Raspberry Crush with raspberries, soda and lemonade. It was refreshing and I’m sure the alcoholic version would’ve been great as well. I don’t really drink so I can’t comment on the drink selection!  Continue reading →

Earl’s Test Kitchen-Happy Hour Cheap Eats

My BFF was visiting from Toronto last month and we decided to go to Earl’s Test Kitchen to grab some food before watching a movie. It’s located down the block from the Scotiabank theatre on Hornby and Smithe. It’s so convenient there’s no way you can be late for the movie! We watched Guardians of the Galaxy which was pretty funny. This was my first time at this Earl’s. In fact, I think this is the first time I’ve been to any Earl’s in ages! Earl's Test Kitchen Continue reading →

Nightingale-Tapas in a Beautiful Space

Nightingale is Chef David Hawksworth’s second restaurant venture. Located on W. Hastings and Burrard Street, this restaurant has a less formal vibe and you might not even notice it if you pass by. I’ve never been to Hawksworth (situated inside Hotel Georgia) so this won’t be a comparison post.

Nightingale

My co-workers and I came for a spontaneous Friday lunch and they managed to squeeze us in. The menu does change frequently so you might you get exactly what I had (e.g. sides may differ seasonally). Some items are gluten free but you’ll have to check with your server because it’s not indicated on the menu.

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Pizzeria Ludica-Board Games and Pizza

My friends and I were in need of something to do for Easter Weekend and someone brought up Pizzeria Ludica. I’ve been there before but never blogged about it. They are known for their extensive board game selection. We are talking about hundreds of games!

They are located right outside Stadium-Chinatown Station, beside T&T. On the day we went, they were having plumbing issues and had to close early (hence the plumbing truck outside). I remembered that their pizza wasn’t so great before so I had low expectations.  Continue reading →

Pizza Carano

After our juice tasting at Commodity Juicery, we decided to head to Pizza Carano for real food! I’ve read some good reviews and it was only a block away. We were there around 6pm and no one was there but us. It was also a Tuesday evening so that could explain it.

The interior is dimly lit and there’s a long bar-height communal table in the middle and a few seats along the front and side of the restaurant. The menu is written on large mirrors on one wall but paper menus are also available.

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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.  Continue reading →

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. Continue reading →