haven't been to vancouver in a while, from seattle and even though i have only two short days i am looking for a non tourist vancouver experience
i am in the restaurant and farmers market business and love homey food, rustic food, unmessed with food
would love some suggestions for must do neighborhoods and food
staying downtown but would love a idea for a cool 'hood to walk around in for couple hours
also like some suggestions for delicious real food made by passionate cooks, not over hyped, priced or trendy
and suggestions for damn good ethnic hole in the walls that do what they do really fricken well
asian specifically or others
i have heard so much about certain sushi and dim sum restos here but not one that stands out as reliable- where would you go, what is your favorite?