Ben Tour - The Tour Show

1.Quing Jong Schezuan.

2.Guu in Gastown.

3. Havanas.


Rob Rizk - Promoter and DJ - Gmanandrizk.com / Fortune Sound Club

1. Chambar , 562 Beatty Street

2. Market by Jean-George , 1128 West Georgia street .

3 Kingyo Japanese Izakaya ,871 Denman Street


Jeff Hamada - Booooooom (ranked as one of the top 500 sites on the web by Technorati).

Guu (Gastown)
My favourite of all the izakaya joints in Vancouver. Fantastic service and probably the best quality Japanese cuisine you'll find at this price. I always get the Tuna Tataki, Ebi Mayo, and I like their version of Okonomiyaki.

Tandoori Kona (Richmond)
This is my favourite spot for Indian food. Great quality butter chicken and very flavourful curry. Ridiculously cheap lunch specials, too. If you're ever in the area, it's worth it.

Nuba (Downtown location)
If you're looking for a Lebanese spot this is it. One of the best falafels I've had in the city. I recommend the toasted deluxe!


Hana - Investment Coordinator and Resident Deejay at Glory Days and Blastramp

1. Octopus Garden - I know it's expensive but it's worth every penny, everyday is SADA-DAY at Octopus Garden!
2. Budgie's Burritos - Tortilla Soup!
3. Nuba - they have a magic machine that makes everything taste amazing.


Rob - Torontoslop

Gyoza King – When Josh first brought me here in 2004 it blew my mind. I had never been to an Izakaya before and it was something completely new and different. A few dishes that stand out. Chikua with melted cheese in the middle and the negitoro/nori wraps.

Ajisai – Matt and Josh brought me here a few years a go to taste some of the freshest sushi I have ever eaten. Tuna that melted in your mouth and the beef sukiyaki rolls were amazing.

Yuji’s – Another Izakaya that blew my mind. The tempura-battered spicy tuna maki and prosciutto, cream cheese and mango roll were taste explosions!

I could do this all day. It’s hard to pick a favourite but I’ve been to these spots numerous times and they always come through.

Side Note – I would kill for a Japadog, and the tomatoes from “Stoney Paradise Farms BC” that come to the Granville Island farmers market from Aug-Oct.


Jennilee Marigomen - http://www.jennileemarigomen.com
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Hunger Hut- Secret location
Having a meal at Hunger Hut is a one of a kind, humbling experience. I've already said too much.

Guu Otokomae Izakaya #105-375 Water Street, Vancouver
Amazing flavours and sake mojitos.

Six Acres - 203 Carrall Street, Gastown Vancouver
There is something quite charming about having a glass of wine at Six Acres on a cold, rainy night, while people watching through their foggy windows. Best bathroom music.

Cheesecake Etc. - 2141 Granville Street, Vancouver
This place makes you feel like you are in a Parisian jazz club in the 1950's. I like coming to this place after seeing films.

Whole Foods Salad Bar - Various Locations
My friend Redia Soltis and I basically live here, especially when we go to the states. The mint edaname salad is my favorite!

Honorable mention:
I visited Kakurenbou Izakaya for the first time and will definately be visiting this place more often (793 Jervis Street, Vancouver,BC)


Michelle Morgan - Heartland

Michelle is currently starring in the stunningly beautiful television series HEARTLAND for CBC. After two hits season's the show is back by popular demand and will begin shooting season three in May. Michelle plays the character of Lou Fleming, the prodigal daughter who returns to Heartland from New York after her mother’s death.

Michelle is also writing and developing a Comedy series titled THE GOODS, about a pinup girl who dreams of hosting her own cooking show.

The Templeton has great food, cozy retro diner decor and a very relaxed vibe. I like to try different things on the menu every time because they have interesting stuff like a Lentil Loaf (so good!). But my favourite is the breakfast, and their Huevos Rancheros are really stand up. Plus you can substitute scrambled Tofu which tastes even better.

It might take you awhile to get served at the Foundation, but the food is worth the wait. My favourite menu item is the Sesame Society, a dish that can't decide if it's a meal or a salad. Vegetables and Tofu sautéed in a tahini-ginger sauce on a bed of spinach and quinoa. It's so delicious, and it's nice not to feel guilty after having such a healthy meal.

Vera's Burger Shack
I went to highschool in West Vancouver, and Vera's started out as a burger shack right near my place in Dundarave. Me and my friends would sit on the logs at the beach eating their onion rings. My favourite is the Lamb Burger.