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Sunday
Apr292012

Eating & Drinking Our Way Through Vancouver

Even though we have a lot more to explore in the Seattle area, we decided to venture to Vancouver this weekend and explore our new corner of the USA....I know, I know...Vancouver is in Canada. You get the point. 

2010 Olympic Cauldron

That is the cauldron from the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver must have been a great host...beautiful city, lot's to do and REALLY GOOD FOOD.

We arrived in Vancouver around 9 and held out for dinner until we arrived, walking out of our hotel we stumbled upon Kirin for Chinese food, and it did not disappoint. No pictures...but we had hot and sour soup, a tangerine beef dish and a noodle dish. The menu is ridiculously big, in size and number of dishes, but don't get overwhelmed...I'm pretty sure you can't go wrong.

Now onto the rest of the weekend...when I took the time to take pictures, before devouring the food. I'm warning you now, this post will be scattered and random, but I'll get my point across so hang on. 

 

Granville Island Public Market

 

Granville Island is absolutely adorable. We enjoyed snacking at the market and Granville Island Brewery has some good beer. Although, my favorite beer of the trip was the Red Racer IPA, it was a nice hoppy IPA with a citrus finish. If I can get my hands on some of it in Seattle, I'll definitely be stocking up my fridge. 


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After some snacking, we did a lot of walking around the city and decided to refuel with some Malaysian food at Banana Leaf. Once again, delicious, just look how happy Mr. KMW is!

 

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Next up...When in Canada, do as the Canadians...so we just had to have some Poutine. French Fries with cheese and gravy?! I don't know how this dish has not found its way across the border and onto college campuses across America. I'm pretty sure it would be pretty popular around 3 am...

 

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We didn't have this as at 3am, it was just an early evening snack. After all of this eating, we definitely didn't need more food for dinner so cocktails for dinner it was!

 

Cocktails at Chill Winston

 

We're generally more beer and wine type people, but we went to Chill Winston in Gastown had some thirst quenching cocktails. Our favorites were Spooning Jesus, Buffalo Salvation, Vatican Vanquish and Heart of Lilith. 

To end the trip, we stopped in South Vancouver at Vij's Rangoli for some Indian food. It was to die for. I had the Portobello Mushroom and Red Bell Pepper Curry and Mr. KMW had the Lamb in Cumin and Light Cream Curry, I can still taste both of them....amazing.

 

Vij's Rangoli Vancouver

 

We'll be making trips back to Vancouver and I guarantee you this will be a stop. I couldn't help but buy his cookbook, Vij's at Home, so I'll be brushing up on my Indian cooking in the meantime.

 

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Yes, we ate all of that in 48 hours, but we put some effort into burning it off by renting some bikes and exploring Stanley Park. It reminded us of all of the fun we had exploring Central Park when we lived in NYC/Jersey City.

 

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Reader Comments (3)

Stanley Park is amazing! Glad you had so much fun. I've been wanting to take Ben up there for ages!

April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan {Country Cleaver}

What a fun weekend adventure it looks like you had in Vancouver! I've never been but have always wanted to. Thanks for sharing, Carrie!

Glad I could share, you guys should definitely find the time to make a trip up...it's a fun city!

May 3, 2012 | Registered CommenterCarrie

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