After viewing this year’s winners in the Best of the Georgia Staight, Mell was surprised she’d never heard of Nightingale on the foodie wires. So curious, in fact, that she messaged Grace right away. “You down if I book us for some resos at this restaurant?” “Uh, YES. Is that even a question?”

The Griddle Cafe – Los Angeles

On a bright and sunny day in LA… where better to eat breakfast than at a diner with outdoor seating? That would be the Griddle Cafe, which is a “landmark Hollywood restaurant” on Sunset Boulevard. Judging by how busy it was, yeah. We’d say it’s pretty landmark. But first, coffee.

Pho Tan

Climbing a mountain is great for hangovers. A large group of us decided to do just that early Sunday morning. On an overcast and crisp day, summiting the bleak rock felt THAT much cooler. Needing to replenish what we’d burned off, we decided to hit up Pho Tan on Main St. We ordered tea straight away … Continue reading Pho Tan

Sqirl – Los Angeles

For our first breakfast in LA, we knew it had to be special. So we went to Silver Lake—a pretty cool ‘hood—highly recommend it if you’re into hipster things and good food. The result… well, we got our minds blown, so if you’re ever in Los Angeles, you definitely have to eat at Sqirl.

Tangram Creamery

After dinner, there’s nothing that Mell likes better than to finish with dessert. And there’s no better dessert on a warm Vancouver evening than ICE CREAM. So, we decided to hit up Tangram Creamery, a new joint that our friends had been raving about (and whose creations we’d been seeing all over our Instagram feeds).

La Buca

Because we’d been missing not only Spanish but also Italian food, we felt it was time to relive our days in Florence and Rome today. We discovered that the Sardine Can is part of a Spanish-Italian group of restaurants in Vancouver—La Buca and Sorella are the other two restaurants in this group. Grace had a gift … Continue reading La Buca

The Sardine Can

That feel when you’re in the mood for Spanish food because it’s been like a year since you were in Barcelona… Yeah. We definitely had a craving. Vancouver has precious few Spanish tapas restaurants, but we’d heard good things about the Sardine Can (and who can resist a stroll in Gastown?), so we decided to pay them … Continue reading The Sardine Can