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mattbladesVancouverSince January 24, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Foundation, The2301 Main Street, Vancouver
Don't harsh on my Foundation
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 2:01am [Dine in]

I would like to respond to the comments posted below by SfumatoPants, and also take the chance to defend one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. The staff at Foundation are all rocking the generic Main Street fashion, it's true. Beards, skinny-leg jeans, cruddy high-tops, trucker caps, all topped with dad's old "yard-work" shirt. If that particular style represents pot-smoking, poor hygiene, and lax service, then I'd also like to remind you that Jews are cheap, negroes play in jazz bands, and women are prone to crying fits. Would you feel more assured of a sanitized dining experience if your server was lasered hairless, the chef sporting one of those anorexic pope hats, and the decor resembled the nightclubs you see on CSI: Miami? Let me assure you, those injection-molded bombshells at Earl's and Cactus Club burp, scratch their asses, and shit at least once a day just like the rest of us. Let me get to the point. At Foundation, there isn't an entree over ten dollars, and you could wine and dine with your friends at a price that would make eating at home seem hardly worth the effort of having to wash your own dishes. The servers are all very friendly and prompt, the food is delicious and healthy, and I swear to God, after eating there at least one hundred times I have never been sick. It's all vegetables for fuck's sake, what are you scared of, salmonella from tainted cauliflower? I'm afraid the only cliche is you, SfumatoPants, railing against an imaginary idea of "low brow" and feeling awkward because everyone's buzzed except you.

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Zesty Restaurant920 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Best breakfast on the Drive
Submitted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 6:19am [Dine in]

I always go here to eat one thing and one thing only, the Mexicano Wrap for breakfast. It's always delicious and I'm always stuffed afterwards. I only wish they served decent coffee, it's basically disgusting and is likely the world's most effective cure for constipation. Service is good.

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On Lok Restaurant2010 E Hastings, Vancouver
Famously belligerent
Submitted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 6:10am [Dine in]

I love On Lok in the middle of the night when I'm desperate for a plate of MSG with a few noodles and a kilo of grease. I seem to enjoy a euphoric head rush when I eat their food which sends me into a short, gluttonous, noodle scoffing frenzy. It's not healthy food by any means but you get exactly what you would expect and more. One portion always makes for two filling meals.

The female servers are all darlings in this place. Unfortunately the men of On Lok must be responsible for most, if not all of the negative stereotypes that have ever been invented about Chinese people. Those guys are always picking noisy arguments with the other staff and one of them even came over to my table once just to yell at me too! Unbelievable.

By the way, do those tanks full of narcotized crabs depress anybody else?

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Cannery Seafood House, The2205 Commissioner Street, Vancouver
Nice place to spend an evening
Submitted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 5:28am [Dine in]

I love the ambiance in this restaurant, it feels very warm with the heavy wood beams and soft lighting as you look out over the harbor in winter.

My parents first took me to dinner here last year and we all left very full and very happy. This year I attended the Dine Out Vancouver for $35 and received a three course dinner.

Sopping up lobster infused oil with bread before dinner is a pleasure even for myself, someone who normally avoids crab and lobster dishes altogether. I must have eaten at least 5 pieces! After that, a salad which I ordered for the crumbled blue cheese that I love. I sampled my date's cold baked cod which wasn't very appetizing. For the entree I had swordfish in a tasty corn sauce, my only complaint being that I wish there was twice as much sauce since it was quite a big piece of fish. The mashed potatoes were scrumptious, no joke. Dessert was a Belgium chocolate tower with a hint of peppermint, both flavor and texture were sublime.

Our server did a fine job, attentive throughout the meal and friendly. My only gripe was receiving a bill on which "Gratuities not included" had been circled twice in pen before being signed at the bottom, which seems pretty tacky to me.

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Delilah's1789 Comox Street, Vancouver
A great meal but no denouement
Submitted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 4:55am [Dine in]

Last night we tried Delilah's as part of the 2007 Dine Out Vancouver. For $25 I honestly felt the three course dinner was a steal.

It started with an impressive celeriac soup accented with truffle oil and caramelized apple. The breast of chicken entree featured a small roast garlic flan which was another highlight of the meal for me. The dessert was a cantaloupe parfait which tasted okay but had the texture of something scraped off the bottom of the freezer. My companion's chocolate terrine on the other hand was exquisite. I tried a ginger infused vodka martini but it lacked the punch I was hoping for compared with homemade vodka infusions I've tasted before.

The atmosphere at Delilah's is very cozy and comfortable. We were attended by three different servers and they were all friendly and courteous. Unfortunately I ordered a decaf coffee but instead ended up staring at my ceiling positively cranked until 4 AM, which in truth spoiled my night.

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