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?”
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.
If there’s one thing that we could not get enough of on this road trip (other than drinking), it was poké. That fresh, light meal that leaves you feeling satisfied—without the food coma hangover—was something that we craved almost every day in the hot Cali weather. So of course we had to try another poké … Continue reading The Poké Shack – Los Angeles
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
One of the most famous areas for good Korean food in Los Angeles is… Koreatown. Duh. But seriously, if you’re hankering for good Korean BBQ, this is your spot. We’d been driving around all day and were pretty exhausted and not even hungry by this point (roughly 9pm). Nothing came up on Zomato or Yelp … Continue reading To Dam Gol – Los Angeles
You can’t visit Los Angeles without visiting Venice Beach. Okay we might be a little biased because it’s one of Grace’s favourite places in LA, but still. It’s one of the liveliest and most unique stretches of sand and ocean in North America, in our humble opinion. Anyway, you should go. And then you should eat … Continue reading Wild Poke – 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.
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).
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
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