ADVENTURE GUIDE: VANCOUVER
Having the opportunity to travel around the globe can be a fun, interesting, and eye-opening. On occasion, you meet good people who can turn into lifetime friends, you get to experience new cultures, eat new foods and more times then not, you find yourself finding little pockets of time which allow you to reflect on life.
Never was able to figure out how to say this restaurants name, but wow way a meal. The restaurant is somewhere between fast-casual and a sit-down meal. We choose to sit in the bar area so we could be near the action, ask questions, and get the inside track into what to order. Lessons learned, Vancouver has a large ex-pat demographic any many people don't speak English, so don't expect to chat it up with your server. Meal highlights were cooking meat on a piping hot rock, the fish quality was spot on, and sake was a solid selection for the price. Make sure you order lots of food, portions were a little on the small side.
Totem Poles at Brockton Point in Stanley Park
The Totem Poles in Stanley Park are one of the most visited attractions in Vancouver and I had no clue that there would even be Totem poles much less that people really go out of their way to check them out. What I really like about this park is you are across from the city, so the view across the water is spectacular, it really highlights the cities beauty.
Craft Beers at The Salt Co.
This was probably the largest beer venue I have ever step foot in, it was a barn! The beer selection ran the range from lawn mower to double IPA's. If you like hanging with a big group, this is the go-to spot for you and 50 of your closest friends.
This was one of the last stops of the night, forgot to take a picture, so thanks to TripAdvisor for helping out.
You can kind of tell this was one of the first modern cocktail bars in the city; sorry guys you are slightly showing your age in terms of the look and feel. But hey, we didn't come here for the way the place looks, we came here to drink delicious cocktails. I highly recommend getting a Manhattan with local Canadian Whiskey; little on the sweet side, sort of reminded me of Woodford; damn good.
L’ABATTOIR IN VANCOUVER
Having one of the most fun meals I can recall of late, we went ahead and create an entire post about the experience at L'Abattoir. From Hip-Hop music to squash 4-ways, this place has something for everyone.