Go Fish Ocean Emporium: Fish & chips with Vancouver views

Cod fish and chips, Go Fish, Vancouver

I learned about Go Fish Ocean Emporium when Andrew Zimmern visited Vancouver, Canada, on his show Bizarre Foods America. It was a rainy day in Vancouver, but that would not keep me from making the journey to the restaurant not far from Granville Island Public Market. When I say a restaurant, I mean more of a charming seafood shack with outdoor seating and stunning harbor views. These types of restaurants are why I come to Vancouver. Arrival at Go Fish …

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Brunch at Gastown’s Tuc Craft Kitchen in downtown Vancouver

Irish Stew Skillet with lamb and grass fed beef at Tuc Craft Kitchen, Vancouver

Note: Since posting this review, the restaurant has closed. If you are looking for a casual place in downtown Vancouver’s Gastown to have weekend brunch and great drinks, then you should stop by Tuc Craft Kitchen. The restaurant is located on West Cordova Street, just south of Water Street. If you aren’t familiar with Gastown, the neighborhood is one of the oldest and quirkiest in Vancouver. Gastown is home to more restaurants and bars than you can count. Note: In …

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My first poutine at Fritz European Fry House in Vancouver

Medium poutine topped with MTL smoked meat

Vancouver may not be as well known for poutine as Montreal, but places like Fritz European Fry House off Granville Street still know how to make poutine. If you don’t know what poutine is, take some fries, gravy, and cheese and mix it. Where I live in California, poutine is the new and cool thing to eat. You can find it on the menu of almost every gastropub. Even with its popularity, I still never tried it. I’ve had all …

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How to get from Downtown Vancouver to Lynn Canyon Park

Lynn Canyon Park suspension bridge just north of downtown Vancouver

Lynn Canyon Park, popular for its suspension bridge, is located minutes north of downtown Vancouver. Here’s how you can get here by public transportation. The journey begins at Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. If you are staying in the Vancouver area, you can hop on any of the three SkyTrain lines (Expo, Millennium, Canada) to reach Waterfront Station. Vancouver DayPass Before I get into details about how to get to Lynn Canyon Park, I will recommend why you should purchase …

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Twisted Fork: Scallops and shredded duck confit in Vancouver

The beautiful Marinated Scallops

It was my first day in Vancouver. After a long day of traveling, I was hungry and willing to eat anything within walking distance. Near my hotel on Vancouver’s Granville Street, I discovered Twisted Fork, a French-inspired bistro offering dishes with a Canadian twist. Twisted Fork is a no-fuss, non-pretentious bistro that prides itself on making everything in-house from scratch. They use seasonal ingredients, which results in fresh, high-quality dishes. I knew little about Twisted Fork except for a few …

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