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HaroVancouverSince February 19, 20099 Reviews
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Ah Beetz New York Pizza2664 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford
BEST PIZZA in the lower mainland!!
Submitted Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 6:46pm [Dine in]

We randomly found this place by googling "Vancouver" and "best pizza". Upon visiting Ah-Beetz's website and seeing the amazing pizza-photos, learning that they make their own mozzarella, and viewing their simple, thoughtful menu, we decided to make the trek out to Abbotsford and try a pie. After trying some of the best pizza places in New York, and being disappointed with Vancouver's offerings to date (Marcello's, Lombardo's, Incendio etc.) we thought we would be underwhelmed, but we weren't - we were thrilled to have finally found the best pizza place in the Lower Mainland!

We tried a margherita pizza and a Di Faras (named after the famed Brooklyn pizzeria) and they were both heavenly. Ah-Beetz's thin crust has a flavourful, sourdough taste, nicely charred for a smokey flavour, with a good slightly chewy texture, the tomato sauce was intense and sweet, the housemade fior di latte (fresh mozzarella) was creamy and tangy, and the salty grana padano rounded out all the flavours nicely. The owner/pizza maker is clearly passionate about pizza. We watched him making each pie himself by hand, saw how he carefully shaped each ball of dough into a perfectly round pie, spread out the perfect amount of sauce and toppings, and finished each pie off off with a snipping of fresh basil- Dom DeMarco would be proud!

If you love pizza, and love food made with passion, do yourself a favour and make the trek out to Ah-Beetz, you won't be disappointed!

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Refuel Restaurant1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Fried Chicken Fridays!
Submitted Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 6:35pm [Dine in]

The title of this review says it all - lunch on Fridays is a great time to visit this restaurant! The fried chicken lunch special was amazing - buttermilk fried chicken with biscuits, gravy and a great slaw with baby potatoes, cabbage and radishes. I am still dreaming about the fried chicken, and can't wait to head back for it sometime soon!

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Burrito Bros. Taco Company, The2209 West 1st Ave, Vancouver
What happened?
Submitted Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 1:19pm [Dine in]

I used to live closer to Burrito Bros. and would get take out all the time, and was in the neighbourhood the other day so decided to go to an old standby. I don't know if it was an off day or what, but the food quality seemed to have gone down considerably. I ordered a chicken burrito bomber, and the chicken was extremely, extremely dry. I had to slather each bite with salsa just to be able to get it down. The taters tasted like they were cooked in really old oil, and had been sitting around for an hour or two to boot. All in all, I would not go back if this visit was representative of what this place now is.

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Six Degrees Lounge550 Denman Street, #100, Vancouver
Great location, mediocre food
Submitted Monday, April 6, 2009 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

I went here for dinner recently and loved the location and the ambiance - it's a neat little place. The food however was pretty mediocre. I ordered the $20 fish and chips. They used halibut, which was good, but there was no batter at all on the fish. It was just limp, deep-fried halibut pieces. I would expect a better product for $20, they definitely need to reformulate that dish. I would recommend coming here for drinks and not for dinner.

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La Casa Gelato1033 Venables Street, Vancouver
There is much better gelato out there
Submitted Thursday, March 26, 2009 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

I haven't been to this place for some time, the main reason being that their gelato is really bad. What they have in variety, they lack in quality. The gelato is not creamy like gelato should be, not flavourful, and seems really watered down. There are much better places to get gelato in Vancouver so don't waste your time lining up at this place, unless of course you are into bad wasabi, durian or other strange-flavoured gelato.

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Kibune Sushi1508 Yew Street, Vancouver
The best casual sushi in Kits
Submitted Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 2:31pm [Dine in]

Kibune is my first choice for casual, authentic, good quality sushi in Kits. It is a bit pricier than some of the other sushi joints in the area, but makes up for it with high quality ingredients. The special assorted sushi is excellent if you like sushi and are not afraid of things like eel, sea urchin and sweet shrimp. The servers are polite and attentive, and the sushi chef is friendly and clearly skillful. Great spot all around!

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DB Bistro Moderne2551 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good, but expected more
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

I had high hopes for DB Bistro - it's Daniel Boulud after all! Perhaps that was the problem, I enjoyed the meal but I expected more. I had a nicoise salad to start, which was fresh and tasty. My BF had the tomato tart tatin to start, which was good but it was not as flavourful as you would have expected from its appearance. had the DB Burger for a main. I was truly excited about this, I am a BIG burger fan. The burger was great, but the shortrib inside the burger was very dry, which sort of ruined it. My BF had a vegetable fettucini for a main, which was the worst part of the meal - it was very underseasoned and lacked flavour. Our server was okay, but seemed cold and unfrlendly. All in all, it was good, but not great as was expected.

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
A disappointing experience
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 9:56pm [Dine in]

I went here for DOV with friends from work. I wish I hadn't. The experience reaffirmed why I usually prefer not to do DOV: lackluster food, hurried service, a backed-up and uninspired kitchen, poor value, and limited options. I understand that $38 may be a good deal for a three course meal at a good restaurant, but I felt absolutely ripped off after this one. None of the dishes were particularly good. One of the desserts, an apple tart, really disappointed me. I had made the exact same dessert for my BF a month back. I love cooking but hate and am horrible at making desserts. I made a really lazy dessert by baking off some sliced apples on bought puff pastry, and it turned out okay. Cin Cin served the EXACT same dessert - couldn't their pastry chef come up with something better? The server was downright rude, which is just unacceptable.

To be fair, I went to Cin Cin a year earlier for a non-DOV night, and I remember liking it more than this time around. So perhaps Cin Cin is better on a non-DOV night, but I know I won't be hurrying back, especially when there are restaurants like La Buca and La Quercia around.

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La Quercia3689 W 4th Ave., Vancouver
Great Italian Eats!
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 9:27pm [Dine in]

We went to La Quercia for Valentine's Day. We had been hearing good things about this restaurant for several months so we were exciting to finally try it. Unlike a lot of restaurants we have tried recently, La Quercia did not disappoint. I had a half order of gnocci bolognese to start. Bolognese is a little obsession of mine, I find that it is the ultimate comfort food and am always on the lookout for good bolognese. La Quercia's version was excellent, pillowy soft gnocci immersed in perfect, mop-up-every-last-bit bolognese sauce. I preferred this bolognese over La Buca's which I found a little salty and not tomato-y enough. My BF had the eggplant sformato, an eggplant custard paired with a tomato jam. He loved it. my BF had a spaghetti with zucchini for a main, which was very good. I had a pork tenderloin with scalloped potatoes and mustard gravy for a main, which was also very good (but I was still craving more bolognese). The service was good despite it being a very busy Friday night and a party of 15 taking up half the restaurant. The value was excellent, the prices make this places an option for a nice weekend meal, not just for a "special occasion". I am hoping to visit La Quercia again very soon! It is a MUST TRY for any food lover in Vancouver!

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