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FOLLOW ME FOODIE: The “Forget-Me-Nots” of Vancouver’s restaurant scene

By Mijune Pak , Follow Me Foodie – WE Vancouver
Published in WE Vancouver: May 01, 2013 1:00 PM
Updated: May 01, 2013 3:54 PM

The concept of “newsworthy” restaurants is something I constantly struggle with. Many people want to know what’s hot and happening in the city, but a new restaurant opening or restaurant closing isn’t always a headliner. There are many excellent restaurants that go unnoticed or fly under the radar. Here are a few of my favourite mom-and-pop restaurants that have been around for years. They are rarely talked about and rely on word of mouth, but are key contributors to Vancouver’s diverse food scene. – Read more

Of course there are many more classic restaurants in Vancouver, but these four restaurants are tried, tested and true and deserving of some limelight.

Preview: FOLLOW ME FOODIE: The “Forget-Me-Nots” of Vancouver’s restaurant scene.

Acacia Fillo Bar Cafe (6) (Custom)The only place serving Banitsa — a traditional Bulgarian pastry stuffed with a mixture of whisked eggs, cheese and sometimes spinach. Find it here.

Aki Japanese (17)One of my favourite Japanese style grilled sablefish in the city. Find it here.

Creperie La Boheme (4)The only place for Galettes de Sarrasin or “galettes” in Vancouver. Find it here.

Pasparos Greek Taverna (3)Grilled and stuffed calamari with feta, kefalograviera (Greek cheese), celery, bell peppers, and zucchini is classic to traditional Greek cuisine. Find it here.

“Starting this week, Pak will be sharing her passion for and knowledge of food in our pages with a weekly Follow Me Foodie column. She’ll have the freedom to explore whatever subject she wants, and give our readers insights into Vancouver’s food culture, from who’s doing what to where some of her favourite places to eat are.” – the full article.

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