My friends and I will be running the Vancouver Half Marathon on May 1 and we're looking for a place to load up on some carbs the night before the race. We don't need to eat Italian but that's the tradition. We will be eating izakaya and Cantonese the rest of the weekend, so no need to do that the night before the Half.
I've read a couple of positive comments about Nook, which looks promising, but would like some options. We're looking for a restaurant that has delicious and simple food, a festive ambience, a reasonable price point (e.g., $15-35 per person for food with no alcohol) and is non-touristy. Not a fan of chain restaurants, either. We will be staying downtown, close to BC Place, and ideally the restaurant will be within walking distance. A short cab ride is okay, too.
Thanks for any help you can provide!