The Vancouver Vampire Culinary Tour…Come Along and Feast on the city’s Freshest! Follow in the footsteps of Edward [Robert] and Bella [Kristen] who, after all, know the meaning of fresh!
Headed to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics? Well, you still gotta eat in between all those Olympic events and ogling all the young Olympians.
In addition to the adrenaline-pumping athletic feats the city has on offer in February, there are also tons of tasty foodie treats in which to indulge. The cold(-ish) weather and the wintry season make it all the more appealing to hunker down in a local pub over a pot of poutine and a glass of perfectly aged wine or frothy pint of ale.
And for your dining pleasure… take the Vancouver Vampire Culinary Tour! (Hey, if it’s good enough for Edward and Bella…) See the Restaurant Reviews below.
The Twilight Restaurant Tour
Continuing on our Twilight trek under Vancouver’s New Moon, foraging for the bloodiest best and freshest eats the city has to offer, and we’re guided straight to glowbal grill and satay in Yaletown.
Lucky for us, too, this Vancouver favorite has just re-opened after a gilted refurbishing and from January 12th until Jan. 31st, all lunch entrees are half off! That’s a 50% savings on lunch just for being a true blood in the know.
This Pattinson-favored spot has gotten an elegant uplift, befitting a vampire and his entourage. You will now be seated in gold snakeskin suede banquettes and you should be ready for your close-up what with the light from the hammered brass-banded gold chandeliers reflected in the round mirrors hung all around the room.
Executive Chef Erik Heck has created new menu favorites. The “new” restaurant features a Meat Cellar – essentially a glass-walled meat cooler, displaying aged cuts of beef: ribeyes, striploins and tenderloins. Steaks are pulled down and butchered to order.
Don’t miss Edward’s/ Robert Pattinson’s fave, glowbal’s famous spaghetti and Kobe meatballs which remains a menu staple as do the sizzling satays.
Glowbal is open for dinner starting January 12, lunch starting January 13th and for brunch starting this weekend. Tasty tip: brunch comes with complimentary basket of mini donuts.
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glowbal grill and satay bar
1079 Mainland Street
T: 604 602 0835
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Twilight Tour: New Moon And Oysters
Rodney’s Oyster House is a Yaletown resto specialized in seafood…and, no, not just oysters. Fun is that you can take the SkyTrain practically right to the front door. [See Also Local Food And Wine]
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They serve all of the chowders: Manhattan, New England, Corn and Slapjack. For hot entrees they offer House Fish Stew and Coco Curry Shrimp.
From 3-6pm you can get their Low Tide specials, perfect for the winter time when 5pm can feel like night time already! Check for the day’s specials but you can be pretty sure to find some assortment of Haida Gwai Candy, Scallop Galette and Panfried Oysters available for chowing down.
Desserts for dinner time include Banana Creme Brulee and Belgian Chocolate Mousse. On Sundays they don’t open until 4:30.
1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
Call for Reservations.
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Vampires’ Hang Out: Vancouver’s Alibi Room
Just off of Railway and a few minutes’ walk from Gastown – though not in stilettos, I’d hasten to add – is the favored Alibi Room. Its casual feel is reminiscent of a Meat Packing District bistro. It overlooks the train tracks but is set far enough off from Gastown to be just that much hipper and offer easily incognito comings and goings. Favorite of New Moon and Eclipse’s movie crew during the consecutive film shoots.
A sampling of just a few of the beers they’ve got ON TAP:
• Cannery Brewing – Naramata Nut Brown
• Lagunitas – Lucky 13 ***
• Howe Sound Brewing – Limited Release Imperial IPA***
• Swans Buckerfields – Scotch Ale
• Crannog brewing – Hells Kitchen Potato Red ale
• Spinnakers Ale House – 25th Anniversary Pale
• Phillip’s Brewing – Chocolate Porter
They also serve organically grown and local boutique wines and have a creative house cocktail list. The building itself is a heritage site, which was built over 100 years ago.
Food is a Gastronome’s Pub Fare:
SMALL & SHARE PLATES
• Free-run chicken wings with honey, garlic, chili, and fresh herbs
• Edamame with toasted sesame salt
• Skinny fries with chili garlic vinegar & house made ketchup
• Canadian cheese plate – daily selection, house condiments & warm breads
• Mushroom & hazelnut Pate with truffle oil, whole roasted garlic bulb & crostini
• BC Bison cheese steak with spiced bison flank, peppers, onions & cheddar. Pumpkin seed ‘slaw and fries.
Check out their full menu here: The Alibi Room
And they’re not open for lunch, only after dark, when the Vampires wake up.
157 Alexander Street @ Main
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Vampires Like It Fresh, Hot & Spicy!
Advertising extended hours during the 2010 Olympics, this casual, comfort of a dining establishment is referred to by locals and visitors alike as Vancouver’s “favorite Indian bistro.”
Considering that this was a regular spot for Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson while they were filming Eclipse and New Moon, sequels in the Twilight series, the prices are still normal, meaning $4.95 for a bowl of Mulligatawny soup. And the atmosphere is friendly; the owner is likely to welcome you at the door himself. Their daily lunch buffet is the real deal, at $10.95, but so is their weekend brunch.
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Honestly, though, I always discern a good Indian food restaurant by their desserts. India Bistro could count me a believer if they told me it was the Goddess Lakshmi herself who prepared these sweet delights. Now I’m certain that the Twilight/ New Moon crew has good taste, or, at least, that Pattinson knows a good curry when he tastes one, as any true English gentleman vampire would.
Here’s the choices from the menu. For prices, you need to be sure to ask when you order, they fluctuate a bit: Gulabjamun, Rasmalai, Kheer and the house specialty, their Mango Ice Cream. Did we mention, it’s all Gluten-Free!
They also prepare six different lamb dishes, ranging from spicy mild to spicy hot.
Located on1157 Davie Street
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