OK, here's what I need, and why I need it. I'm in Vancouver, end of the month, with the Chowspouse, from Los Angeles, for a multi-day conference at the Westin Bayshore. Never been to Vancouver before. I've scouted out the dim sum and Chinses dinners available, and I may be saddled with going to several other group dinners, but I need two things:
1) breakfast: I hate hotel breakfasts, (and have hated them for decades, with only one exception) I'd really like a place with sit-down "eggs-and" breakfast favored by locals, near (5-6 block walk?) where I will be, and open EARLY . Doesn't need to be fancy; I don't need to know the name of the guy who raised the pig for the bacon, or the pedigree of the oats in the oatmeal. Should be consistentltasty, and less expensive than a hotel breakfast (which ain't tough)
2. Good seafood/fish place: I'd like a dinner place which has fresh local seafood, well-prepared, again, with a minimum of fuss. Think Jake's in Portland, McCormick's before they got chain-y and touristy, Tadich's in San Francisco, or Shaw's in Chicago. While Cardero's is literally around the corner from the hotel, and their menu looks OK, judging from a quick look at this board, it's got more view, tourists, and hype than snappy food.