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CAREN'S RESTAURANT REVIEW - CACTUS CLUB

2018 Sep 7th

Cactus Club - various locations in Vancouver.I know you all know the ins and outs but are you aware of the smoking happy hour specials.It runs Monday to Saturday 3-6 and again 9 to closing. I was going to the 7 movie so this was the perfect opportunity to give it a go. We tried the mini burgers, 2 styles crispy chicken and beef. Both on a squishy soft bun loaded with a great sauce, lettuce etc. Wait, $4.00 each, then to make it even better bring on the truffle fries and again $4We loved them so
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CAREN'S RESTAURANT REVIEW - LA MEZCALERIA

2018 Aug 31st

La Mezcaleria 2 locations 68 E. Cordova in Gastown and 1622 Commercial Drive, East VanSince 2013 Mezcal has been serving diners true authentic Mexican fare inspired by the different regions in Mexico. Sharing, family style is the best way to enjoy the dishes. One of the house specialties is the Quesito Fundido, a molted cheese fondue served ina volcanic stone bowl topped with your choice of salsa. The chips are addictive to say the least, made in house. I encourage you to try the Amigos Flight,
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CAREN'S RESTAURANT REVIEW - DOWNLOW CHICKEN SHACK

2018 Aug 24th

Today's restaurant pick is back on the drive, 905 Commercial to be exact DL Chix Shack... or Down Low as the owners, Doug Steven and Lindsey Mann refer to their brainchild. Both are chefs in their own right. They have re-created the delicious fried chicken made famous in Nashville. Who knew that Nashville is the birthplace of this spectacular, crunchy, spicy chicken, classically served with pickles, sauce, slaw, on white buns. Open wide they are big. Upon opening earlier this year, the demand wa
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CAREN'S RESTAURANT PICKS - ANH AND CHI

2018 Jun 13th

Anh and Chi. 3388 Main ST. Vancouver. A modern twist to Vietnamese cooking, this restaurant was a refreshing surprise. Clean, bright and delicious. The service staff were attentive and friendly. Their story is heartwarming.....the Mom & Dad came to Canada as refugees, they sold PHO from their home, it was so popular, they opened a restaurant and like the saying goes, build it and they will come. Well that is what happened, they worked hard, and the restaurant was super busy. The kids went the
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ANGIE QUAALE BOOK SIGNING - EATING LOCAL IN THE FRASER VALLEY

2018 Jun 9th

ANGIE QUAALE BOOK SIGNING - EATING LOCAL IN THE FRASER VALLEY
Join us between 12:00pm and 2:30 pm on Saturday, June 9 for a book signing with Angie Quaale. With decades of culinary experience in the Fraser Valley, local food expert and author, Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, releases her first book, Eating Local in the Fraser Valley, that celebrates the bounty of Canadian food. She is the owner of Well Seasoned, a gourmet food store and event destination for the area, as well as being
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