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SfumatoPantsGastownSince July 5, 20072 Reviews
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2 (2)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service1 (1)
  • Ambiance1.5 (1.5)


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Foundation, The2301 Main Street, Vancouver
Lives Up To Te Stereotype
Submitted Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 5:15pm [Dine in]

What is it with vegetarian restaurants? They are all run by the pot smoking, non-clothes washing, went to India, I'm still working on my Bachelor's degree at 29 crowd. Well, maybe not all, but this one is. I can't enjoy my food if I'm questioning weather that guy in the kitchen looks responsible enough to remember to wash his hands, or to show some restraint at wiping his nose. The service is lax, even appears hostile at times. I guess they are all having such a good time at their work they can't be bothered to let the customers harsh their buzz. The ambiance is comic, like a caricature of what the West-Coast enviro-organic-dread head scene would be if conjured up by people from back East imagining what it would be like to live out on the Coast. It's good for a low brow chuckle. Anyway, if you've read this far, I have to say that the food is tasty, if not a cliche, and it is sloppy and that just has me wondering what was on the chef's thumb...

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Flux Bistro162 Water Street, Vancouver
Just not right.
Submitted Thursday, July 5, 2007 - 2:55pm [Dine in]

Flux is a trendy styled restaurant that suffers from an identity crisis. The dark room wants to be sophisticated, but it doesn't know how, like so many places in Vancouver, turning up music to uncomfortable levels doesn't make you cool . The disappointment was acute when receiving the bill; "$100+ for that!?".
Let me start with the worst - the service. We were served by somebody who seemed to get the job because they were the sister of the owner, not a professional. The cutlery is a weird, and awkward choice. The room is to dark, and to minimally sophisticated for the overall quality of service. The food was hit and miss. The halibut and beef were good, the green papaya salad, bland. The best thing about the place is it's wine list which I felt was priced a little on the greedy side. With so many great wines to try, going by the glass is a natural, but at $10 for a bare minimum pour, it adds up fast. Flux needs a direction, it feels sort of lost, sophisticated is not it. It needs to relax it's atmosphere, make it more fun, perhaps taking the approach of an Izakaya - Good Tapas and solid drinks.

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