Restaurants in British Columbia

$15 for $28 Worth of Healthy Cuisine for Two at The Chopped Leaf

The Chopped Leaf

Brickyard Station

Chefs craft nutritious ingredients into fresh salads and wraps, soups, sandwiches, and warm rice bowls

C$28 C$15

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Fatburgers and Fries for Two or Four at Fatburger (Up to 44% Off)

Fatburger

Downtown

Fresh burgers made with AAA Alberta beef and cholesterol-free oil in retro-style diner

C$23.34 C$13

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Upscale Italian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner for Two at Tivoli's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Tivoli's Restaurant

Willingdon Heights

Rotating menu of seasonal dishes with locally sourced ingredients sates appetites during lunch or is served in a prix fixe menu at dinner

C$41.90 C$21

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Four-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two or Four at Steveston Seafood House (Up to 41% Off)

Steveston Seafood House

Steveston

Award-winning restaurant serves crab cakes, oysters, and wild salmon, alongside steaks and duck

C$117 C$69

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Casual Fine Dining, North American & International Cuisine at The Yellow House Restaurant (Up to 44% Off)

The Yellow House Restaurant

Downtown Kelowna

Fine-dining restaurant with casual atmosphere features North American and international dishes such as New York steak and New Zealand lamb

C$40 C$23

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza for Take-Out from Papa Dave`s Pizza

Papa Dave`s Pizza

Port Coquitlam

Pizzeria slings all manner of pies, including the Sweet 'n' Sour with ham, pineapple, and banana peppers, or the Chicken Tikka pizza

C$20 C$12

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$9 for Asian at Teriyaki Experience (Up to $18.74 Value)

Teriyaki Experience

Willowbrook Shopping Centre

Quick-serve teriyaki rice dishes topped with chicken, beef, shrimp, or tofu. Served with fresh vegetables and white or brown rice

C$18.74 C$9

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Four-Course Pan-Asian Meal for Two or Four at Shang Noodle House (Up to 48% Off)

Shang Noodle House

Multiple Locations

Red-mushroom hand-pulled ramen, deep-fried chicken wing, steamed-pork dumpling in spicy sauce, soda, and fresh green-tea pudding

C$42.46 C$21.99

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$35 for a Three-Course Dinner for Two on Tuesday-Saturday at Vaades the Indian Restaurant ($57.90 Value)

Vaades the Indian Restaurant

North Vancouver

Fresh ingredients abound in traditional Indian meals such as chicken tandoori, veggie stew, and lamb curry, as well as creative small plates

C$57.90 C$35

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$11 for $20 Worth of Tacos and Drinks for Two or More at Tacos Del Norte

Tacos Del Norte

Penticton

Cooks prepare hearty Mexican street food, filling corn tortillas with Baja-style fillings including chicken, beef, pork, veggie, and fish

C$20 C$11

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Three-Course Chef's Table Experience for Two or Four at The Chef's Table (50% Off)

The Chef's Table

Crofton

With no set menu, chefs prepares appetizers, entrees, and desserts in front of guests

C$99.90 C$49.95

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Upscale Dinner for Two or Four at The Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria (Up to 46% Off)

The Waterfront Grill & Pizzeria

Peachland

Enjoy views of Okanagan Lake while dining on fresh cuisine made with organic produce, grass-fed beef, and sustainably raised chicken

C$28 C$15

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Tasting Dinner for Two or Four at Brentwood Bay Resort Dining Room (Up to 49% Off). Two Menus Available.

Brentwood Bay Resort Dining Room

Brentwood Bay

Views of the ocean and Malahat Mountains inspire locally sourced, seasonal meat and fish dishes and sweets

C$88 C$49

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Four-Course Dinner or Pizza Dinner for Two or Four at Steeples Bar and Grill (Up to 58% Off)

Steeples Bar and Grill

Shawnigan Lake

Four-course dinners with pasta, barbecue, or pizza entrees

C$74 C$39.99

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Nine-Course Thai and Malaysian Tasting Menu for Two or Four at Spoon Kitchen (Up to 55% Off)

Spoon Kitchen

Kitsilano

Nine-course Thai and Malaysian meal includes naan with coconut curry, fish stir-fried with caramelized ginger, and sweet black-rice pudding

C$72 C$35

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Papa John's

Papa John's

South Surrey

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from vine-ripened, California-grown tomatoes

C$20 C$12

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$16 for $30 Worth of Dinner at Cecelia Creek Eatery

Cecelia Creek Eatery

Victoria

Enjoy dinner fare featuring a range of unique poutine options

C$30 C$16

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Hot-Pot Dinner with Seafood Udon and Bottomless Virgin Drinks for Two or Four at Posh Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Posh Restaurant

Kingsway-Beresford

Diners gather around bubbling broth to poach bites of seafood, which they pair with virgin cocktails

C$74.98 C$39

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$12 for $20 Worth of Casual Gastropub Fare at Kove Kitchen

Kove Kitchen

Steveston

Extensive menu filled with classic pub dishes such as pretzel-bun burgers, fried chicken, and crab cakes

C$20 C$12

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$12 for $20 Worth of Barbecue Dinner at Memphis Blues Barbeque House

Memphis Blues Barbeque House

Central City

Slow-roasted ribs, beef brisket, and pulled pork served with barbecue beans, coleslaw, and potato salad

C$20 C$12

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Burgers and Wings for 2, 4, or 10 People at Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill

Port Coquitlam

Wings in 16 different flavours served alongside burgers topped with ingredients such as pulled pork or smoked cheddar

C$36 C$18

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$15.75 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Aldo's Pasta Bar and Italian Ristorante

Aldo's Pasta Bar and Italian Ristorante

Downtown

Imported Italian meats and cheeses precede pasta carbonara, pasta with clam sauce, and pasta primavera in light cream

C$30 C$15.75

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Four-Course Chef's Dinner for Two or Four at The Vanilla Pod (Up to 46% Off)

The Vanilla Pod Restaurant

Poplar Grove Winery

Award-winning chef prepares menu of butternut squash soup, roasted beet salad, and braised shortribs with views of Lakes Okanagan and Skaha

C$110 C$59

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Casual Fine Dining at 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar (40% Off). Two Options Available. Groupon Reservation Required.

19 Okanagan Grill + Bar

West Kelowna

Made-from-scratch soups and Alberta AAA steaks with a signature demi-glace pair with views of Two Eagles Golf Course and Okanagan Lake

C$40 C$24

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Cabaret or Magic Comedy Game Show for Two or Four with Three-Course Dinner at Lux Lounge (Up to 46% Off)

Lux Lounge

Downtown Vancouver

See Cabaret Torlage’s blend of music, theater, and burlesque or a Magic Comedy game show while eating a three-course meal

C$120 C$69

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$15 for $30 Worth of French Cuisine at Bistro 72

Bistro 72

Newton

Farm-fresh, French-inspired entrees include daily lamb specials, Saltspring Island mussels, and pulled-pork poutine

C$30 C$15

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Seafood and Pub Fare at Flying Otter Grill (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Flying Otter Grill

Downtown

Floating, harbour-side restaurant serves fresh, local seafood in a warm setting with floor-to-ceiling windows

C$25 C$13

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Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four at Handi Cuisine of India (41% Off)

Handi Cuisine of India

Burnaby

Spices & masala blend before dishes bake in clay tandoori-style oven, yielding butter chicken, prawns & chicken tikka

C$49 C$29

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Pub Food at The Big River Brew Pub (50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Big River Brew Pub

Richmond

Customers chow down on pub favourites such as wings and burgers with beer-braised onions, washed down with brews crafted on-site

C$30 C$15

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Two Medium Pizzas with Pasta or Two Extra-Large Pizzas with Sides at Freshslice Pizza (Up to 53% Off)

Freshslice Pizza

New Westminster Downtown

Diners create inventive pizzas from three different sauces, 20 toppings, a variety of cheeses, and wholesome multigrain crust

C$33.70 C$16

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Four-Course Chef-Designed Dinner for Two or Four at Bogners of Penticton (Up to 48% Off)

Bogners of Penticton

Penticton

Local ingredients shine in dishes such as seasonal wontons, smoked butternut squash soup, and pan-seared beef tournedos

C$124 C$70

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Meals, Pastas, or Entrees at Blind Angler Grill (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Blind Angler Grill

Peachland

Waterfront restaurant offers daily menu of bacon-laden burgers, chicken wraps, steak sandwiches, and salads

C$32 C$17

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$49 for Afternoon Tea for Two with Parking at Fairmont Vancouver Airport ($102 Value)

Fairmont Vancouver Airport

Vancouver

Guests indulge in housemade scones, strawberry jam and Devonshire cream, and petite sandwiches layered with turkey or curried egg salad

C$102 C$49

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Burrito Meal for Two or Four or $5 for $10 Worth of Fast Mexican Food at Taco Time Victoria

Taco Time Victoria

Multiple Locations

Quesadillas encase chicken and seasoned ground beef, and daily-made ingredients burrow into hand-rolled burritos at quick Mexican eatery

C$24.46 C$12

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$13 for $25 Worth of Italian Dinner Cuisine at Da Mario Restaurant

Da Mario Restaurant

Capitol Hill North Burnaby

Housemade pasta and authentic Italian specialties—such as veal osso buco and seafood linguini—served on white-cloth tables

C$25 C$13

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High Tea with Sandwiches and Scones for Two or Four at Capstone Tea and Fondue Richmond (Up to 52% Off)

Capstone Tea and Fondue Richmond

Richmond

Take tea with an air of sophistication with high-tea service that pairs tea with sandwiches, scones, and little desserts

C$59.95 C$29.95

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$10.99 for a Meal for Two, Featuring Two Regular Subs, Bags of Chips, and Drinks at Quiznos ($20.63 Value)

Quiznos

New Westminster

Enjoy crispy subs layered high with meats, veggies, and cheese, and paired with bags of chips and drinks

C$20.63 C$10.99

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Upscale American Cuisine for Two or Four at Sol Grill Room & Lounge at Holiday Inn Osoyoos (Half Off)

Sol Grill Room & Lounge at Holiday Inn Osoyoos

Osoyoos

Filet mignon, wild salmon, and rack of lamb pair with wine in spacious eatery overlooking Lake Osoyoos

C$40 C$20

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11-Course Japanese Teppanyaki Meal for Two or Four at Gyu King Teppanyaki (Up to 54% Off)

Gyu King Teppanyaki

Vancouver

Chefs adeptly perform ingredient acrobatics for an audience of diners, grilling an 11-course traditional Japanese tasting meal

C$137.35 C$65

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$11 for $20 Worth of Breakfast and Lunch at The Village

The Village

Royal Oak

Chefs craft sustainably harvested and local ingredients into breakfast and lunch treats, from challah french toast to Montreal-style brisket

C$20 C$11

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Sushi and Japanese Food for Two or Four at Hananoki Japanese Restaurant Cafe (40% Off)

Hananoki Japanese Restaurant Cafe

Thompson

Udon and soba noodles served alongside chicken teriyaki, beef curry, and plenty of fresh sashimi, nigiri, and maki

C$20 C$12

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Pizzeria Cuisine and Drinks at Famous Famiglia (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Famous Famiglia

Downtown Vancouver

International pizza franchise featured on "Celebrity Apprentice" vanquishes hunger with fresh specialty pizzas, garlic knots, and calzones

C$10 C$5

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$10.99 for Any Two Small Sub Sandwiches, Drinks, and Chips or Cookies at Quiznos ($18.34 Value)

Quiznos

Victoria West

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on gourmet sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

C$18.34 C$10.99

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$10.99 for a Meal for Two, Featuring Two Regular Subs, Bags of Chips, and Drinks at Quiznos ($21.54 Value)

Quiznos

Richmond

Enjoy crispy subs layered high with meats, veggies, and cheese, and paired with bags of chips and drinks

C$21.54 C$10.99

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Himalayan Dinner for Two or Four at Yak & Yeti Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

Yak & Yeti Bistro

Kitsilano

Modern Himalayan cuisine highlights imported spices and local ingredients in dishes such as duck cooked in ginger and chicken sizzler

C$25 C$14

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Meal for Two or Four at the Oyster Bar at the DOCKS seafood + steak + oyster bar (Up to 51% Off)

The Docks Seafood + Steak + Oyster Bar

On the Harbour

Chefs prepare a seafood-centric lineup of small plates, including calamari, albacore tuna sliders, crab cake burgers, oysters & beef sliders

C$39.96 C$20

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Szechuan Cuisine for Dinner or Takeout at The Original Szechuan Chongqing Bistro (Up to 50% Off)

The Original Szechuan Chongqing Bistro

International Village

Szechuan-inspired cuisine including ginger beef, Szechuan-style green beans, and honey garlic spare ribs

C$20 C$15

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Three-Course Dinner for Two or Four or Lunch for Two at La Régalade French Bistro (Up to 48% Off)

La Regalade

La Regalade

Beef bourguignon, roast duck, and steamed and marinated mussels served in a casual French eatery with an outdoor garden patio

C$97.50 C$54

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10 or 20 Chicken or Beef Kebabs, or 41-Piece Barbecue Platter from Hanna Meat (Up to 52% Off)

Hanna Meat

Renfrew-Collingwood

Takeout platters of chicken and beef kebabs, chicken souvlaki, grilled lamb, and chicken wings

C$30 C$15

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Japanese Cuisine and Sushi for Dinner at Kibo Restaurant and Lounge (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Kibo Restaurant and Lounge

Downtown Vancouver

Robata grill cooks short ribs and barbecue squid; other dishes include marinated sablefish, uni shooters, and several types of sushi

C$30 C$15

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Sushi for Two or Four at Oishii Sushi (50% Off)

Oishii Sushi

West End

Eco-conscious restaurant combines influences from Japan and the West to create fresh sushi with ingredients such as avocado

C$25 C$12.50

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Fusion Cuisine for Two or Four at The Ascot (Half Off)

The Ascot

Downtown Vancouver

Sassafras beef short ribs, pulled pork tacos, and halibut ceviche served in an English-style pub with a heated open-air patio

C$30 C$15

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Dinner for Two Adults and Two Children, or $20 for $40 Worth of International Food at Brasserie Bistro

Brasserie Bistro

Vancouver

Chefs whip up a variety of Canadian- & comfort-food, from chili lime prawns to poutine to burgers made with prime rib or salmon fillets

C$40 C$20

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Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Jolly’s Indian Bistro (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Jolly's Indian Bistro

Kitsilano

Chef Jolly Kumar cooks up mugali malai kofta, chicken keema, and fresh naan stuffed with chicken, cheese, or potatoes

C$25 C$13

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Carryout from Aqua | Sushi + Juice Bar (Up to 45% Off)

Aqua | Sushi + Juice Bar

Mt. Pleasant

Brown-rice sushi rolls with ingredients such as mango, kale, and chopped scallops pair with juices made from fruit and veggies

C$20 C$15

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Ukrainian Meal for Two or Four at European Breads (Up to 63% Off)

European Breads

Downtown Vancouver

Eastern European specialties such as borscht, perogies, and cabbage rolls served in a cozy café that specializes in artisan breads

C$46.85 C$18

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One or Three Vouchers for Authentic Belgian Fries and Double-Layered Poutine at {FRITES} (40% Off)

{FRITES}

Downtown Vancouver

Authentic Belgian fries smothered in classic double-layered poutine and cheese, or a blend of house sauces and gourmet toppings

C$25 C$15

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Nepalese and Tibetan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen

West End

Chef from Gorkha channels his heritage into crafting Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine, including curries, rices, and vegetarian-friendly foods

C$24 C$12

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Pizza Meal with Cheese Bread and Salad for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at My Slice Pizza (Up to 44% Off)

My Slice Pizza

Fairview

Hand-tossed, thin-crust, and gluten-free pizzas crowned with toppings such as capicola, ham, salami, mozzarella, chicken, and mushrooms

C$30.14 C$16.99

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$25 For $50 Worth of Tapas, Entrees and Desserts at The August Jack

The August Jack

Kitsilano

Seasonal dishes made with proteins that are ethically and organically raised without antibiotics or hormones; locally sourced produce

C$50 C$25

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All-You-Can-Eat Indian Table-Service Dinner for Two at Atithi (46% Off)

Atithi

Vancouver

Restaurant lauded by “Vancouver” magazine dishes up curries, biryanis, and paneers made with recipes from across India

C$56 C$30

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Afternoon Tea, Including Sandwiches, Scones, Tea & Desserts, for Two or Four at Capstone Tea & Fondue (50% Off)

Capstone Tea & Fondue

Downtown

Little sandwiches and mini quiches accompany sweet treats and two types of scones as guests sip tea in this modern tea house

C$55.90 C$28

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Indian Food for Two or Four at Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion (50% Off)

Mezbaan Fine Indian Fusion

Vancouver

Chef grind their own masala spices for dishes such as lamb methi with fenugreek, home-made paneer, and rice pudding with cardamom nuts

C$24 C$12

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$24 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Two or More at Al Porto Ristorante

Al Porto Ristorante

Downtown Vancouver

Restaurant nestles diners in rustic Tuscan ambiance for authentic Italian antipastos, pizzas & succulent seafood entrees

C$40 C$24

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Three-Course French Meal for Two or Four at The Smoking Dog Bistro (Up to 47% Off)

The Smoking Dog Bistro

Kitsilano

Chef Simone Floris composes refined French dishes such as leek risotto and pheasant with apple jus

C$90 C$49

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French Lunch for Two, Dinner for Two or Four, or Take-Out at La Cigale French Bistro (Up to 42% Off)

La Cigale French Bistro

Kitsilano

Mother-and-son team operate bistro with authentic French cuisine including escargot and boeuf bourguignon; celebrating two-year anniversary

C$25 C$19

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$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Fare for Two at Zen Japanese Restaurant

Zen Japanese Restaurant

Dundarave

Sushi rolls unite traditional ingredients & West Coast influence in restaurant with ocean views

C$30 C$15

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$13 for $24 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Maurya Bistro

Maurya Bistro

Ambleside

Menu of traditional Indian cuisine includes tandoori chicken, fish masala, and naan

C$24 C$13

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Lunch or Dinner for Two, Valid Monday-Thursday at Handi Cuisine of India (Up to 48% Off)

Handi Cuisine of India

Ambleside

Flavorful dishes with East Indian-focus include veggie-stuffed chicken breast, marinated lamb shank, and seafood biryani

C$50 C$26

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In March of 2014, Vancouver institution Solly?s Bagelry celebrated its 20th year of serving its signature Brooklyn-style bagels. In honor of the anniversary, we spoke with the founder and current owner Leah Markovitch about how she kept true to her grandmother's traditional recipes over the course of two decades.

Bohemian Spirit

Solly?s Bagelry exudes a homespun charm. Markovitch describes the delis as places where people could feel comfortable kicking off their shoes and relaxing. The antique furniture, mismatched sets of chairs, and soundtracks of old jazz and Jewish songs exemplify Solly?s Bagelry's laid-back and nostalgic spirit.

What's Not To Like?

Markovitch grew up baking and cooking alongside her grandmother, who taught her to create traditional Old-Country meals with simple but flavorful ingredients. When faced with an unfamiliar dish, Markovitch would ask her grandmother, "Will I like this?", and she invariably received the same response: "What's not to like?"

Solly?s Bagelry continues to use many of Markovitch's grandmother's generations-old recipes today, making everything from challah to knishes from scratch. None of the dishes can be considered haute cuisine or upscale street foods, but they emphatically aren't meant to. Instead, Markovitch says that her grandmother's family recipes showcase the sort of flavors that can only come from rustic, traditional home cooking.

"What's not to like?" now serves as a slogan at Solly?s Bagelry.

The Bagels

Taking inspiration from the Jewish delis of Brooklyn, Solly?s Bagelry boils and hand-rolls more than a dozen styles of bagels, which move straight from the deck ovens to the display cases. This style of bagel is famous for its texture, which is noticeably chewier than many deli or caf? bagels. Although they might seem different at first, Markovitch recommends trying one of these signature creations "if you want to taste tradition."

Artistic License

Markovitch recognizes how fortunate she is to have access to butter, chocolate, and other ingredients that would have been considered luxurious delicacies for past generations of Eastern Europeans. She uses these ingredients to add richer and heartier flavors to certain creations, and she even takes a bit of artistic license by creating inventive items, such as samosa knishes and chocolate matzah. However, she is quick to point out that, even when experimenting, Solly?s Bagelry never strays too far from the original recipes, and tradition is still the baseline. Some of the items' flavors may have changed a bit, but Markovitch says, "there's not too much that my grandmother would be surprised at."

368 W 7th Ave.
Vancouver,
BC
CA

In the dining room, the rhythmic pounding of a bodhrán hand drum mingles with the joyful melodies of a tin flute, flooding every inch of the space with an ebullience punctuated by onlookers’ clapping hands and tapping feet. The diners have left the feasts spread across their tables mostly untouched, their attention glued to the band in the midst of their lively song. Such moments aren't a rarity at Donegal's Irish House, but are an almost nightly occurrence at the jovial eatery that brings locals together to make new friends and share in internationally inspired meals.

Champions of fostering an atmosphere of community and friendship, the affable staff goes out of its way to make guests feel welcome, thanks to attentive service and an ever-changing calendar of events that keep inviting guests back. On select evenings, patrons can convene at Donegal's to watch a Canucks game or to see local bands. As guests chat and mingle in the dining room, the kitchen buzzes with chefs concocting Irish standards such as shepherd's pie and international cuisine that includes perogies and sausage, jambalaya, and butter chicken. Donegal's signature dish remains the whopping blarney stone burger, a 7.5-pound charbroiled Canadian beef patty that gets its eater a commemorative T-shirt and a place on the wall of fame if it's eaten within two hours with no help. Unsuccessful competitors, meanwhile, find their snapshot displayed on the wall of shame, under the most personal entry from their dream journals.

12054 96 Ave
Surrey,
BC
CA

Ken Hueston grew up with a penchant for bones. According to the Goldstream News Gazette, he began his formal education in pursuit of paleontology, but he soon found that although his instincts were correct, they were slightly misguided?his place was not among dusty and brittle dinosaurs, but in the steam of a kitchen. There, his commitment to local ingredients, handmade cuisine, and chef education would earn him the B.C. Chamber of Commerce's Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2008, a spot on enRoute's Best New Restaurant list, and a 2012 feature on Food Network Canada's You Gotta Eat Here.

Today at Smoken Bones Cookshack, after a brief absence, Ken is back as head chef, bringing with him a fresh dose of creativity and heeding the traditions of artisanal cooking, forming his menu's burgers, cheeses, and bacon by hand, without additives. Ken and his apprentices prepare everything on site, using scratch cooking techniques, including smoking food with local Vancouver island woods. Featured on You Gotta Eat Here, their pork and beef ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket stake out the spotlight, though the Cookshack has not forgotten seafood, chicken, and stacked sandwiches. The emphasis on all-natural methods also extends past the cuisine and into the smoking process itself, which employs wood from Vancouver fruit and alder trees.

The forest figures heavily into the restaurant's decor too: in between praising the venue's bacon ice cream, Heed the Hedonist recounts "exposed ducts and exposed wood everywhere, including a plywood bar that was fashioned from a Douglas Fir that had blown down during a windstorm." Big-screen televisions augment the natural appeal, broadcasting sports on game nights, and live blues music twangs during special events.

721 Station Ave
Victoria,
BC
CA

For nearly a quarter of a century, Oliver Twist Pub has provisioned patrons with to-go and bar-side libations alongside feasts of eclectic pub fare. Inside the welcoming two-storey pub or on the open-air patio, patrons sup on hearty burgers, steak, and seafood, or pastas and rice bowls inspired by cuisines from around the world, washing down meals with frosty brews on tap. As the Canucks complete blind passes and flawless toe loops and football and baseball players battle it out on the nine HDTVs, the air buzzes with the excitement of nighttime activities ranging from karaoke and DJ sets to poker tournaments and music bingo.

Oliver Twist’s attached liquor store equips on-the-go customers with a full range of lottery prizes, wines, liquors, and a walk-in chilled beer cave that mimics the Neanderthal frozen brew palaces of the Ice Age.

7557 Edmonds St
Burnaby,
BC
CA

In Browns Socialhouse, backed leather stools and cushy booths flank tables. On the walls, oversize illuminated signs reading EAT and Liquor shine brightly against the cozily lit dining room. Mixing social-house comfort with a contemporary edge, the decor at Browns Socialhouse mimics the style of its food. Chefs hand cut and double-cook fries to pile alongside their steak sandwich or housemade, hand-pressed burgers. They've got an eye for detail—for example, they char-grill their dry-aged pepperoni before piling it atop pizzas with pepperoncinis and asiago. The selection ranges from international favorites—such as street tacos and shrimp-and-chicken pad thai, among other—to updated pub eats, such as fish ‘n’ chips featuring pacific halibut dunked in a Sapporo beer batter. Every Saturday, Sunday, and on holidays, the chefs set their roosters to crow earlier so they can rise and mix up batches of their own hollandaise for brunches. They crack only free-range eggs for their brunch dishes, which include corned-beef hash and prosciutto eggs benedict with goat cheese.

1665 56 St
Delta,
BC
CA

Aromas of spicy garlic, honey-roasted pork cheeks, and hot soups flood the dining room at Hakkasan Contemporary Chinese Cuisine, wafting an olfactory preview of the menu's contemporary Chinese cuisine past diners' tables. Although the chefs rely on traditional Cantonese spices and cooking techniques, their goal is to elevate Chinese fare—without masking the dishes' regional roots—by integrating eclectic ingredients such as foie gras and Berkshire pork loin. They also complement the Eastern flavours with Western presentations, carefully sculpting and arranging every entree on its plate to create a thoroughly refined dining experience, and one that has earned praise from the Richmond Review and the Vancouver Sun. In addition, Hakkasan won Best Service Award from the 2011 HSBC Diner's Choice Awards.

The restaurant's signature tasting menus rotate seasonally, which allows the chefs to incorporate fresh bounties of locally sourced produce, organic greens, and free-range chicken. Additionally, the à la carte menu tempts diners with its own selection of entrees, including a fragrant quail-and-fungus soup that double boils inside of a young coconut for three hours.

2188 No. 5 Rd
Richmond,
BC
CA