Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sunday, October 12, 2008
What tasty treats are waiting.... One of my favorite restaurants is Kitanoya Guu or better known as Guu on Robson St, in downtown Vancouver. First I need to describe the food, because yes it does sound Japanese but this is far from sushi. This is also far from a bad thing. I am a heavy sushi eater but that is when I turn to Guu for some amazing dishes that are really outstanding. Guu specializes in Izakaya food - various dishes of small portions that are popularly eaten while drinking in Japan. Small dishes of goodness very similar to Tapas style eating but think Japanese. Still interested? Guu on Robson really feels like you are somwhere else and get a great experience just being in the small but very cool decor. It has a friendly warmth to the place and filled with good vibes and a place that I feel friends hang out. This is not your typical no personality restaruant. Screaming orders to the chef as you order, to wooden benches through to good service and great food. Many plates later and always a few good beers and you are well on your way to making a great evening. Recently there have been a few places popping up that are Izakaya style but guu is still my favorite. Maybe it is the fact I first discovered this style of food through a friend at Guu but Guu holds a warm place in my heart. The place is usually pretty packed so expect to wait if you come at peek times but as I keep saying well worth the wait.
Now go and enjoy a good meal with friends :)
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Where do you go to find funky local designer clothing or art? If you are at all interested in driving the 5-10 min to get to Main and mid 20's you will be pleasantly surprised but the selection. Hottie and Twigg is a personal favorite with hot local designers, everything from one of a kind hats to dresses, pants the works. My wife shops there but I enjoy just looking at the creative use of fabrics and patterns. If you like off the beaten path this is your place. All along that area, there are several similar shops all caterging to people that like off the beaten path, no GAP here. Not too many shops in Vancouver get New York Times (Travel Section) press for Fashion-forward,relaxed destination - this is in Vancouver right? You Bet. Twigg and Hottie have some of the the best local and Canadian designers featuring work that is outstanding. This is a must stop on a shopping day.