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blueturnipVancouverSince March 29, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service4 (4)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Napoletana Pizza2576 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Good pizza, good pasta, delivered
Submitted Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 2:49am [Dine in]

I've had a hard time finding good pizza in Vancouver but Napoletana fits the bill for me. They have a good medium thickness crust, with a good "crunch" to "chewy" crust ratio and they don't skimp on toppings either in quantity or quality. You can get some of your more traditional pizza combinations (Margherita, Pescatore, Caprese... They have a whole line of beef steak pizza and it's really beef - lovely sliced steak. I haven't seen that anywhere else!

They've recently added several pastas to their menus and I recommend any of the supreme pastas. They are hardy, well dressed and on Tuesdays, you can get 2 for about $23.00 and pop one in the freezer for the next time making dinner seems too much.

The service is quick and courteous.

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Mahony & Sons Public House5990 University Blvd, Vancouver
Meh-ony & Sons
Submitted Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 12:27am [Dine in]

I'll confess, I used to g here often. Enough that Mahony should have been a spending category on my credit card statements. It was convenient and the atmosphere really is good. Warm carved wood, big windows, a good patio, clean and just the right mood lighting The drinks are also good.

The food? Well the food is, inconsistent at best and at worse, unpalatable. There's some things you just shouldn't touch and some dishes I'm not sure why they've been left on the menu. The steak bites taste like saw dust covered meat. It's very very bad. The thai chicken bites were equally revolting. They make a couple of tasty soups and most of the time, the cook can make the sandwiches but they are in desperate need of some quality control in that kitchen. At least, if they want to continue justifying their prices.

The owners, one behind the bar and one in front of the house really can take good care of their patrons. After a while though you get tired of sending food back so you just push it around your plate. drink more beer and contemplate what to do with hockey puck garlic bread. While I'm ranting, I wish someone would stop putting an overly ambitious selection of food on the menu. Thai, Irish, Italian, Indian, pub food all in one is too much for most kitchens to handle and this one is no exception.

Oh - if you are looking for a deck with a band in the summer. They have one. You can have a beer with a friend and enjoy the summer night air and the live music. That does redeem Mahony & Sons, but just barely.

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House of Dosas1391 Kingsway, Vancouver
Take yourself out for a beer and some South Indian
Submitted Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 12:14am [Dine in]

Come on in! Have a ice cold beer and dig in to some fantastic Chicken 65! It's the new buffalo wings. Enjoy the ambiance. The bollywood movie or cricket game fills the open space with some suitable background noise and warmth. You aren't supposed to be there for the television anyway. It's about sharing some food with your friends.

The owner is warm and hospitable and it's a family run place. The other comment about waiting for the bill is quite true. I think they like for you to saunter over to the front counter when you are ready, as many of their customers like to linger far past the end of the meal. I first stopped here on an impulse over 6 years ago with a friend from out of town. After 2 full bellies, the bill was only $16.00 and we still had enough left over for lunch the next day.

The prices have changed a bit now but the portions are still generous. If you haven't had a dosa, be prepared to be impressed when it comes out. It's light, crispy and when soaked into the sambar, simply divine. They also have some solid standby north indian dishes and the eggplant curry hits all the right notes.

The place doesn't put on airs and so bring only your closest friends. The ones who you'll let crash on your sofa and don't mind willing away an hour sharing a beer, a story and a yummy rice and curry crepe.

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Connie's Cookhouse2135 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Chinese food like you always wanted it to be
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:51pm [Dine in]

Don't know what to have for dinner? Connie's is just the place. Flying solo? Try the war wonton soup or perhaps the lettuce wrap. I give both two thumbs up!

I don't know why but Connie's menu simply begs for me to avoid the standard Sweet and Sour Pork and Cashew Chicken. Both are great but Connie's has so much more to offer. The Shrimp Egg Foo Young is great the morning after, the Young Chow fried ice is everything it should be and feel free to mix it up - I ordered Beef Broccoli satay and it appeared! I also had a mean Chicken Gailan and their house curry made me cry. It was also good for multiple servings. Quantity is not an issue. They don't skimp and may they get many blessings.

I've been sending everyone I know here for about the past 4 years and it's good to stumble on friends dining at one of my favourite restaurants. It's not fancy, it's simple, homey and comfortable. Give it a try!

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Atithi Indian Cuisine2445 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Can't go wrong
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

What a feast! Service was incredibly fast and the food was still crispy and fresh when it arrived. As starters, we ordered the chicken "frankie". It's good food and bit of a fusion adventure. The Jack Fruit Pakora was also very tasty and Atithi gets a few bonus points for putting them in a cardboard so they didn't get soggy. Atithi's Chettinad Chicken made my mouth explode with flavour and I've got a real Pavlov reaction while writing this. I might dream of swimming in a bath of curry tonight. Each dish is accompanied by a nice salad with fresh plums (YES) and a mild dressing, a bed of basmatti and some tender soft chapatis.

Overall, a fantastic success.

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