Take 5 at 429 Granville now open until 8p.m. Monday to Friday

My second office, Take 5 Cafe (VanEats Take 5 Review), at 429 Granville is now open Monday until Friday until 8p.m.

Java Jazz website is actually at

UPDATE: Marcus is NOT from Java Jazz. My apologies for saying he was!

Happy New Year All!

Got a nice email from Marcus from Java Jazz. Their website has moved to I really like their Filipino Food FAQ which is a very short but sweet intro to  Filipino food. Check it out!

Libby's has a website!

One of our EastVan favs, Libby's, finally has a website. Check them out at for info about their yummy food and art openings like the one tomorrow from 2-4p.m. with Lucie Walker!

1st Visit - Josephine's Restaurant

Josephine Filipino Food 23Nov051

I did it! My mom's in town, so I decided to take her to Josephine's Restaurant (2650 Main Street near East 10th, 604 876-8785). And I was pleasantly surprised!

Tempo Doeloe in Amsterdam

I recently spent some time on business in Amsterdam and enjoyed the Indonesian food at Tempo Doeloe (Utrechtsestraat 75 1017 VJ Amsterdam, telephone: 020-625 67 18, reservations REQUIRED, very small restaurant and you have to ring a bell to get in!).

My favourite breakfast and brunch = Dim Sum or Congee

The places mentioned in this piece are great (read the whole thing at TasteOf604 to find out where!), but my favourite breakfast or brunch is either dim sum (e.g. at Spicy Court or Sun Sui Wah) or congee at a place like The Boss in Chinatown. What's yours?

Sciue's Pasta e Fagioli Soup is amazing

Yummy bean and noodle soup at Sciue

Sciue's (110-800 Pender at Howe) Pasta e Fagioli Soup is amazing; lots of flavour (in particular umami!), and depth. More later on this promising 3 week old restauant!

Java Jazz is a "real" restaurant and serves Filipino food but it's in New West

In response to my plea for "real" (with table service) Filipino restaurants, SaabKen once more points out Java Jazz. Sorry, it sounds great but it's in New West and not Vancouver and I don't get out there very often. If anybody else, has a suggestion, please leave a comment!

Mexico Sabroso is now Taco Rico

Tacos at Mexico Sabroso aka Taco Rico

Mexico Sabroso is now Taco Rico and has  been for over a year now! I updated our review. Check out our Mexico Sabroso/Taco Rico mini-review. Finally,  I went there Tuesday and the food is still fab no matter what it's called.

Umami is now Kei's Dining Lounge

Apparently Umami has new ownership and has been renamed to Kei's Dining Lounge. More info from Mooshmouse (thanks!) and also on eGullet. Plus ça change... Must check this out soon!


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