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Anniversary in Vancouver. Again.

L.Nightshade | Mar 3, 2016 01:16 AM

Because of all the great suggestions I got last year for our anniversary stay in Vancouver, I’m back again on a similar quest.

We’re only going for two nights this time, so we really have to narrow down our choices. We’ve always stayed downtown, but this time we want to get to know the area south and west of the bridges. We’ll be staying at the Granville Island Hotel, and looking for places around there, around Kits, or wherever we can walk, so within a couple miles. Actually, we can drive some too, if parking is not a nightmare.

On our first night will be a Monday. We are thinking something casual and different. Perhaps a foreign dinner that we don’t have in Bellingham, unless we cook it ourselves. Beer and spirits service would be a plus, or at least beer and wine. Under consideration:
Afghan Horseman
Mr Red Cafe
Yagoto Sushi
Temaki Sushi

We want our anniversary dinner to be a bit special. Nothing hearts and flowers romantic, but an intimate feeling would be nice. (Last year we went to L’Abattoir, mostly on grayelf’s recommendation, and a few other mentions. We were absolutely delighted, but we’re not crossing the bridge this time.) On my radar, after perusing posts here, are:
Mission Kits
La Buca
AnnaLena
Farmers Apprentice
Maybe Octopus Garden, but not sure whether that fits for our anniversary dinner, or our casual, foreign dinner.

Since we’ll only have one full day this time, I’m hoping to spend a good chunk of it wandering through the Granville Market; we haven’t been in ages. Any places you’d recommend for daytime nibbles, and for goodies to bring back home?

Thanks in advance to anyone willing to share opinions!

Yagoto Sushi,
Temaki Sushi,
L'Abattoir,
La Buca Restaurant,
AnnaLena,
Octopus's Garden Restaurant
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