I'm from Maryland (US) - currently living in Minneapolis, MN - and have only ever posted to Chowhound re my trip to San Francisco. I'm coming to Vancouver for two weeks in July and I am SO excited about the fresh seafood and Japanese cuisine (I'm part Japanese). This is a great board, very active. I looked around but didn't find any answers to my questions.
Two things -
1) Which places are best for dining solo? I'm going to be eating alone for the most part, so I'll want a place that's entertaining and kind of communal.
2) What exactly is Vancouver cuisine? Is it an asian fusion? I saw it referenced a few times, but I don't really know what it is. What are the local delicacies there? I know it's in one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.
Thanks! And, I'll try and remember to report back.