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Here piggy, piggy…

New restaurants seem to open every other week in Chicago with gastropubs leading the way. Some seem to frequently make the restaurant “hot list” in the local reviews, but one of my favorites, even though it was voted…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 8th, 2011
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Modern Tapas, yes! Shopping, no – Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona

I’m sure you’ve heard of the incredible markets in Europe. You’ve heard about the eccentric fish mongers, the ceilings covered with cured meats and the fruit picked freshly from nearby farms. In reality,…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 29th, 2010
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Spanish Snacks Come to Granville Street

So much of Spanish culture appeals to me. When I read of Spaniards ducking into late night tapas joints for some pulpo or sardines on toast before heading home from a night of drinking, it makes the Granville Street…

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Posted by: on Sunday, December 13th, 2009
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Mis Trucos’s Chef Kris Barnholden has a few tricks of his own

A few hungry Foodists were recently invited to check out a new tapas-style restaurant opening on Davie called Mis Trucos. As this was a preview event, we got to sample some of Chef Kris Barnholden’s fare before the…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
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Japanese Lime

I was a bit dubious when “Rime”, a Turkish restaurant on Commercial Drive, re-opened as a Japanese joint called, Lime. But it looked intriguing and I love Japanese food, so eventually got to check it out and…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 11th, 2009
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Refined Retreat on Granville Street

Once, when I first moved back to Vancouver, I went on a date to the Sugar Refinery. A boy and I sat on a purple couch and talked about rap music while hipsters posed around us. Both the boy and the venue were unmemorable,…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 26th, 2009
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