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The 10 Best Things We ATE in February

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We eat, A LOT.  It’s a big part of our job, and an aspect we thoroughly enjoy.  We’re constantly on the hunt for different restaurants, bars, and cafes to share with you!  Beginning this month, we’ll be bringing you a regular list of stand-out meals and bites we eat while we’re out and about.

February was a solid 28 days of feasting.  Here’s a look at the dishes that excited our taste buds:

10 Loukoumades – Souvlaki & Co.

1074 Davie St

Aka, honey balls, are the Greek version of a honey cruller Timbit, but better.  This fried dough treat from newly open Souvlaki and Co. on Davie Street, is drizzled in honey, topped with cinnamon, and finished off with a sprinkling of nuts.  We’d say this is a dish best shared, but that would be a lie.

Try and just eat one, we dare you.

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(Photo/@alisonboulier)

9 Spicy Lamb Shepherd’s Pie – The Blackbird

905 Dunsmuir St

Sweet potato mash, lamb, and bourbon bbq gravy come together to create this sumptuous dish, featured on Blackbird’s Dine Out Vancouver 2018 menu.  Best paired with Malbec!

8 Bouillabaisse – Provence

 1177 Marinaside Crescent

For a taste of the South of France, Provence is our go-to.  The dishes here are inventive and packed with flavour – especially the bouillabaisse.  This hearty seafood stew is packed with prawns, scallops, mussels, clams, fish, and fingerling potatoes.  Also included?  An order of fresh-baked bread to soak up every last bit of broth.

(A great hangover cure, FYI.)

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7 Chicken Tacos – Viva Mexico

 20559 Fraser Hwy #103

Getting to Viva Mexico is a bit of a trek, but one we consider to be well worth it.  This Langley restaurant is always busy and for good reason.  The portions are generous, the ambiance is lively, decor is as quirky as it gets (think “Eatery” vibes) and the chicken tacos are insanely addictive.

6 Pumpkin Pancakes – Honey Salt

 39 Smithe St

We’re huge fans of breakfast at Honey Salt!  The menu at this contemporary, farm-to-table restaurant run by husband and wife duo, restaurateur Elizabeth Blau and her husband, Chef Kim Canteenwalla, is fresh and inviting!

The pumpkin pancakes are hot off the griddle, gluten-free, and protein-packed!  Topped off with a pumpkin butter crumble – we guarantee you won’t be able to get enough.  We sure can’t.

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5 Waffle Sandwich – Festal Cafe

 433 Granville St

At Festal Cafe, you’ll feel good about everything you put into your body.  The menu is 100% paleo but don’t let that put you off.  You can still get all of your comfort food cravings from lasagna, to key lime pie and one of our personal favourites – the spicy chicken waffle sandwich.  This bad boy is made with local free-range chicken breast, wild boar bacon, maple syrup, and a gluten-free cassava waffle bread.  You won’t be disappointed.

4 Arepas – Cacao

 1898 W 1st Ave

This tasty Venezuelan treat is available at Latin-inspired restaurant, Cacao, and we can’t get enough.  100% gluten-free, our go-to is the chicken salad with avocado (Reina Pediada).

Check out our VIDEO

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3 Coffee Crusted Sirloin –  The Keg

Multiple locations 

Another Dine Out Vancouver favourite, this dish literally melted in our mouths and won over our tastebuds.  This 8 oz sirloin steak is paired with a super creamy, twice baked potato, tomatoes, asparagus, and chive and shallot butter for a meal you won’t soon forget!

2 Coffee Bun – PappaRoti

1505 Robson St 

Coffee caramel crunchy goodness – the best way to describe the famous coffee buns at PappaRoti!

These buns are something to behold!

Check out our VIDEO

1 Nachos – Bells and Whistles

3296 Fraser St

If you follow us on Instagram you probably know we have a bit of a nacho obsession.  The nachos at Fraserhood sports-themed eatery, Bells and Whistles, are in a league of their own.  This plate of baked goodness is loaded with aged cheddar, beef chili, corn, guacamole, chipotle salsa, pickled onion, jalapeños and olives! You don’t have to be a sports fan to become a fan.

What should we try next month?  Let us know!

Viva Mexico Restaurant, Fraser Highway, Langley, BC, Canada
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Festal Paleo Cafe, Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Souvlaki & co, Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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The Blackbird Public House, Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Honey Salt, Smithe Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Cacao, West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Bells and Whistles, Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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