My wife and I are going to be in Vancouver for 3 days. We're from SF and enjoy funky, experimental restaurants that are low to mid-range on the price scale. We have a three-month old who does really well in restaurants -- the buzz tends to put her to sleep -- but we don't want to go to some quiet place where you can hear a pin drop.
Suggestions? We can probably afford one night of sushi but not much more. Also, something distinctly Vancouver would be fun.
Also, this is off-topic, but where's a good shopping district with thrift stores?