Food & Drink

Modern Mix Monday – 49th Parallel Coffee

Looking for something to do? Every Monday morning, we present to you “Modern Mix Monday”, a brief but link-filled one-liner review of our past weekend loaded with suggestions to inspire you for your next!

On Saturday, I went to 49th Parallel (2152 West 4th Avenue) for coffee. 49th Parallel is a local (Burnaby) coffee roasting company which supplies coffee beans to buyers all around the world and is founded by the same guys who brought us Caffè Artigiano. I have only been to 49th Parallel twice, but it’s a great meeting spot to take a break from shopping along West 4th. Last time I ordered the Blue Earl Grey which came in a cute, baby blue teapot. This time, I ordered off the menu, a Chai Tea Latte.

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Food & Drink

VOYA Restaurant & Lounge – opens on October 18, 2008

Voya Restaurant & Lounge (1177 Melville Street) is inside the new Loden Vancouver boutique hotel which is located in the rapidly developing area of Coal Harbour in downtown. Its name is derived from the word “voyage”, aligning with the thought that food can transplant the diner to places never before experienced. Their internationally fused dishes will feature fresh, local and organic ingredients.
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Taste of Yaletown 2008 (October 14th to 26th)

The fourth annual Taste of Yaletown is happening this year from October 14th to 26th.

Over 20 Yaletown restaurants will be offering special three-course tasting menus at set price points of $25, $35 and $45 with a portion of proceeds raised at each restaurant donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Participating restaurants for 2008 include:
Amarcord Ristorante Italiano, Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar, Brown’s Social House, Cactus Club Cafe, Capone’s Restaurant & Live Jazz Club, Coast Restaurant, Elixir Restaurant, Fuse Pan Asian Express, George, Glowbal Grill & Satay Bar, Goldfish Pacific Kitchen, Hamilton Street Grill, Milestone’s Yaletown, Pinkys Steakhouse, PlanB, Provence Marinaside, Rodney’s Oyster House, Section (3), Simply Thai, Tequila Kitchen, Urban Thai Bistro, Yaletown Brewing Co.

Join their Facebook Group here!

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Modern Mix Monday – Re-Entry Espresso

Looking for something to do? Every Monday morning, we present to you “Modern Mix Monday”, a brief but link-filled one-paragraph review of our past weekend loaded with suggestions to inspire you for your next!

Re-entry Espresso (4363 Main Street) is a modern cafe located on 27th and Main with an affordable selection of drinks and pastries and wireless internet access. With booth style seating, large mugs of coffee in the $2 to $3 range and a pot of tea for $2.25, and artwork showcased on the walls, this cafe exudes a laid-back atmosphere for long conversations, catching up with friends or doing some work on your laptop. The only downside are its early closing hours: 6pm every evening.

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Modern Mix Monday – Lickerish Restaurant and Lounge

Looking for something to do? Every Monday morning, we present to you “Modern Mix Monday”, a brief but link-filled one-liner review of our past weekend loaded with suggestions to inspire you for your next!

I went to Lickerish Restaurant and Lounge (903 Davie Street) not once, but twice, this past weekend. It’s a small, two-floor restaurant with a tasty selection of contemporary tapas and drinks. When I went on Saturday afternoon, the patio seating was great for people-watching along Davie Street. Beer on tap and highballs were on special for less than $5. I also ordered a small dish of crunchy spring rolls with a creamy mashed potatoes with a red pepper and spinach filling for $8. I would recommend Lickerish as a convenient predrinking location, for an afternoon beer or an evening snack. Regardless, they need to step up on their marketing efforts as they “just ran out” of business cards when I went on Friday night, their website is still under construction…and there were only four people in the entire restaurant when we went on Saturday afternoon. Perhaps this would be a good time to check out Lickerish before it gets too mainstream and busy.

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Modern Mix Monday – Jules Bistro

Jules Bistro (216 Abbott Street) is a French bistro located in Gastown and where I went for an afternoon sit-down on Saturday. Nonetheless, I would not recommend going there for tea and coffee as we did – save that for a specialty coffee or teahouse instead. With outdoor seating and the weekend sunshine, the patio was great for people watching while enjoying a reasonably priced light afternoon dish or a $6 dessert. True to its European flair, the restaurant is closed on Sundays. Otherwise, visit between 11:30am to 10pm.
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Looking for something to do? Every Monday morning, we present to you “Modern Mix Monday”, a brief but link-filled one-liner review of our past weekend loaded with suggestions to inspire you for your next!

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