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8 Night Stay in Vancouver on a Budget

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8 Night Stay in Vancouver on a Budget

Anise76 | Jul 2, 2012 03:31 PM

I'm staying near Sunset Beach in late October with my best friend - both leaving hubbies and kids behind, and ready for a week of freedom! We're staying 8 nights, and, aside from a night at The Old Spaghetti Factory (I know, it's generic, but she loved it last time), we are open to suggestions for dinners each night. We're on a relatively modest budget, but, seeing as it will be her 41st birthday while we're there, and we'll have at least one night when I can totally splurge on her as her gift, I'm open to most things. Our first night, though, will be held over to Hell Pizza on Davie, seeing as friends have given a great rating. She also loved the wraps at Cafe Villaggio on Coal Harbour, so we'll be going there at least once. Also, she's blind, so easy accessibility - or at least understanding staff - is a must.

So... we're looking for 6 dinners, and probably a few lunches, on a modest budget. We're willing to try food carts, but only if there's somewhere nearby that we can sit, so that her white cane's not poking everywhere!

I LOVE sushi, but she can't stand fish, so is there anywhere that combines other things with great (or even passable) sushi? I wish I could remember the name of the place I was taken to in Kits in 2007 - it's kinda set the benchmark for me on sushi. Also, she has a hankering for beef dip - where would you recommend? Last time, she liked the Shark Club at the Sandman Hotel on West Georgia, but I know there are far better places.

Is Hamburger Mary's any good any more? My last visit there was in 2007, so a while ago. There was also a place I was taken to, out in Burnaby somewhere, that did awesome pancakes, which I would love to introduce Sam to. Thing is, can't remember what it was called. It looked kinda chain-y, and, if I recall correctly, was relatively close to an Earls.

Also, we are looking for a well-priced Chinese within about 10 mins walking distance of Davie and Thurlow. We've heard that the new Peaceful is fantastic - does it live up to its reputation?

Thanks for any help in advance - it's much appreciated, seeing as it's been a couple of years since I've been in Vancouver!

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