Food 3

The Parlour (Pizza) Restaurant Yaletown

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It says it write on the menu and I wouldn’t ignore it: “Not from Naples”. The Neapolitan pizza scene in Vancouver has exploded over the last couple years, and even though The Parlour’s main feature is pizza, they do not specialize in Neapolitan pizza. This is West Coast style pizza. Come for the fun atmosphere and affordability.

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Toronto, ON – Victor Restaurant + Bar – Toronto Tasting Menu Desserts

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The Toronto Tasting menu offered 8 very different small plates and each plate represented a neighbourhood of Toronto. When it came time for desserts, I was presented an heirloom carrot cake, chocolate brownie with blood orange, maple pecan bar, and foie gras ice cream sandwich!

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Harvest Community Foods – Local (BC) Specialty Store/Noodle Shop

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It doubles as a small specialty foods store and a casual eatery. As a neighbourhood market they offer local and organic goods, produce and products. As a restaurant they offer individual portions of Asian inspired noodle bowls made with good quality BC products for a West Coast palate.

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Chicago, Illinois – Mindy’s HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar

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My experience at HotChocolate was like anticipating the Broadway musical Chicago and then getting the Sound of Music – the play. I actually love Sound of Music, but if I wanted tickets to it, I would just buy tickets to it. I wanted the theatrics and “wow” factor that I didn’t really get at HotChocolate.

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