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Vancouver-please help ...looking for "real" places

Rachel Lacow | Sep 7, 2003 10:17 PM

Ok, as many of you probably know, I will be visiting Vancouver soon. (Sept 17-30) I have posted on here several times, but I haven't really gotten the responses I was looking for.

Let me explain what I mean by "real": 4star restaurants are fine and well. I enjoy fine dining myself on occassion...but when I visit a place, I want to dine like the locals. I doubt seriously that the majority of Vancouver finds itself dining at the likes of West or Lumier on a regular basis. I thought Stepho's would be a must to try because I hear the place is always packed...but the 'hounds tell me it isn't good.(I'm going to try it anyway though-just to be sure)

Well... somebody please tell me where to go. Location doesn't matter. My first time to London I went way out of my way to get to a Fish and Chips place that was highly recommended to me. A good hound will do that!-and for the record, the type of food doesn't matter. Please don't respond and ask me what type of food I am looking for. I am looking for the type of food that the people of Vancouver flock to time and time again.

There are recommendations from here that I am definitely going to take advantage of. Lucy Mae Brown and Banana Leaf are at the top of my list. I also got a list of some smaller restaurants too (like Hawkers Delight Deli)... that is what I am looking for!! The mom and pop places that define a city!

Also I should mention, I am NOT a food snob. I definitely would chow down in a food court (like Granville Island Market) if I heard the food was good. I know some people that post here would rather die than eat from a food stand...but I know from experience that sometimes you can find really good food in those type places.

Thanks for reading my novel (ha-ha) and thanks in advance for any input. :)

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