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Dining before/after VIFF: Vancouver

grayelf | Oct 2, 2009 05:08 PM

In case any of you Van 'Hounds are partaking in the Vancouver International Film Fest, here's a list of accessible restos nearby the three theatres. It is by no means exhaustive and focuses on speedy but tasty eats. Feel free to post other ideas and/or comments on these:

VanCity Theatre 1181 Seymour Street btwn Davie and Helmcken (604) 683-3456
Empire Granville 7 855 Granville Street btwn Robson and Smithe (604) 684-4051
Pacific Cinematheque 200-1131 Howe Street btwn Davie and Helmcken (604) 688-8202

One Saigon Vietnamese 979 Hornby btwn Nelson and Smithe 11-9 closed Sun/hols (604) 669-6764; go for “special” or “nem nuong” banh mi (5 blks from VanCity, 3.5 from G7, 2.5 from PacCin)

Viet Sub Vietnamese 542 Robson btwn Seymour and Richards 9-9 every day (604) 569-3340; stick to BBQ sub

Uva Wine Bar 900 Seymour at Smithe coffee bar in daytime (604) 632-9560‎
Italian tapas in the evening 5 pm-1:45 am (midnite Sun), Italian café in the daytime pouring 49th Parallel 7 am-2pm

Bin 941 Tapas 941 Davie btwn Burrard and Hornby 5 pm-2 am (604) 683-1246

Twisted Fork 1147 Granville btwn Davie and Helmcken (604) 568-0749‎; 5-12 during VIFF; brunch 10-4 Sat/Sun/hols; confit chicken salad, boeuf bourgignon; gruyere and onion tart, lemon tart, caramel napoleon; no resos

The Refinery 1115 Granville Street btwn Helmcken and Davie (604) 687-8001 4 pm-12am – mezes $6-12 tasting menu $39 GM is Lorne

The Templeton 1087 Granville Street btwn Helmcken and Nelson (604) 685-4612; breakfast 9 am-3 pm; till 11 weekdays, 1 am weekends

Japadog Burrard and Smithe (4 blks from G7)

El Taco Mexican 738 Davie btwn Granville and Howe 11:30-9 (10 Fri, Sat); 604-806-0300 brunch options too

Fritz 718 Davie btwn Granville and Howe (604) 684-0811; decent fries, poutine, steamies; open late

Nuba 1206 Seymour near Davie (778) 371-3266 11:30-10 weekdays 12-9 Sat; closed Sun

Alpha Global Japanese Tapas 1099 Richards btwn Helmcken and Nelson (604) 633-0355 (takes resos) 5 pm to “late”; kabocha croquette!

La Brasserie Franco-German 1091 Davie Street at Thurlow (604) 568-6399 dinner 7 days 5 pm to midnight. brunch Sundays 10 am to 3 pm. No reservations. suckling pig, mussels, onglet, burger, bratwurst, Parisian gnocchi (!) $15-20 for mains

Goldie’s Rustic Pizza 605 West Pender at Seymour (604) 681-0630 “Mexicana”; only from G7

Scuie 800 Pender at Howe (604) 602-7263 pane romano, panini, bennies on Sat 9-3, closed Sun; open till 7 pm, 5 sat; Yaletown location at foot of Davie open Sunday

La Hacienda Mexican 1075 Howe btwn Helmcken and Nelson (604) 688-7999 al pastor tacos

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