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gourmandcatVancouver (downtown)Since October 6, 20113 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance3 (3)


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Burgoo4434 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Good Food But...
Submitted Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:06pm [Dine in]

Burgoo is a comfort food joint, and the decor leaves little doubt in that: warm wood tones, comfortable seating and lovely staff. But Burgoo fails where many Vancouver establishments do - too pricey for the type of comfort foods provided.

If the world was made of supermodels who need a nip or a taste, instead of an actual plate, than portion size at Burgoo would be sufficient. Being that I am an average-sized man, with a healthy appetite, Burgoo leaves a lot of "room" for improvement, if you know what I mean.

The portions are simply too small, for the kind of foods served - the bean pate crostini, at $5.99 are actually just 2 crostini. That is not enough for sharing, but does leave a lot for the main course.

There is no doubt that Burgoo touts a lot of tight, palatable, comfort food classics (including the boast of a one of the only places in Vancouver where you can find fondue on the menu) but a cup of soup does not a meal make, and for the steep pricing, Burgoo falls short of expectations.

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QQ Sushi1640 West Broadway, Vancouver
mediocre sushi but at inexpensive pricing
Submitted Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 5:44pm [Dine in]

pricing of qq sushi leaves hardly any room for argument - yes, the food is mediocre, relies heavily on deep fried ingredients, but the rolls are large and the lunch specials are unbelievably cheap. for those who feel light in pockets, there is nothing else to be said for it - qq sushi does offer that.

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Soup Plus1102 Austin Ave., Coquitlam
Teriffic Food - Great Value for True Gourmands!
Submitted Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 2:58pm [Dine in]

It is rare to have a real, seasoned chef prepare simple items at such reasonable prices, yet Soup Plus seems to offer exactly that.

I ventured into this small shop at recommendation of a well known chef / friend who heartily endorses the joint, and my god he was right! The owner is a well seasoned chef who recently opened (or took over Soup Plus) and transformed it into a humble spot that serves food foodies will recognize as truly special and rare.

In a city crawling with food spots, it is still a rare occasion to find such excellent quality of homemade dishes, prepared with care and attention to detail.

The meatloaf is meaty, and sings with all the vegetables - a tower of delight on a homemade sub or nestled between two crisp slices. The Big Louie is lipsmacking good, moist and delicate, allowing the slices of beef to engage the pallet.

The salads are made with simple yet well-balanced balsamic vinegar dressing, and the toasted sandwiches are a respite for a cheese lover.

Any dish you encounter on the menu is prepared by the hospitable owner, and no matter what you order, you will not be disappointed.

I trek from Vancouver whenever I can just to sit in this humble cafe and indulge my appetite. I only wish they could be a little closer. A little eatery that truly packs a punch!

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