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One of my friends sent a text message in one morning, asking if I could go for dinner on that day. I replied I could, although I didn’t know what time I would be released from a meeting. When I was leaving the meeting, I sent a text so that she picked me up.

We were talking and at same time trying to figure out where we went while we were driving. I suggested Commercial Drive, and if not Main Street. When we were on the Drive, we found a restaurant that looked like new. So, we decided to go there.

Famoso in Vancouver

Famoso is on the centre of Commercial Drive, serving authentic Neapolitan pizza. In addition, they have dessert and Gelato. Their system is interesting. Take a seat, decide what to order, remember your table number and go to cashier to place the order. Yes, there is a server who explains their system and menus first.

We ordered from their regular menu.

Gorgonzola Walnut Salad (half size)

Gorgonzola Walnut Salad at Famoso in Vancouver

When I placed the order, the cashier person told me something was free due to Wednesday. As I couldn’t catch what it was and didn’t know what to choose, I told my friend to come over to the cashier. Anyways, I thought it was just topping on the pizza that we ordered, but it looked like Pizzetta. So, here it is.

Pizzettas with Artichokes topping (I believe)

Pizzettas with Artichokes topping at Famoso in Vancouver

Pizza Rossa Margherita

Pizza Rossa Margherita at Famoso in Vancouver

Pizza Bianca Quattro Formaggi

Pizza Bianca Quattro Formaggi at Famoso in Vancouver

And, extra pictures, inside the restaurant

Famoso in Vancouver Famoso in Vancouver

Their pizza oven seemed like being automated by machine. The numbers were shown in front of the oven.

Before we paid, I asked the server if we can come here just for dessert. She implied we can be there whenever with any purpose we like. That’s good, because next time we just want to eat dessert!

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Famoso

Address: 1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(North of 1st Ave, at the corner of Kitchener street, close to Grandview park)
TEL: 604-251-2292
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FamosoPizzeria

Lunch/Brunch/Dinner/Dessert
[Sun – Thu] 11:00 – 23:00
[Fri – Sat] 11:00 – midnight

Price Note
– Gorgonzola Walnut Salad (half size) $8.00
– Pizzettas with Artichokes topping Free due to Wednesday
– Pizza Rossa Margherita $11.00
– Pizza Bianca Quattro Formaggi $13.50

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I had to go see a doctor in North Vancouver in the morning, but I still got back to work in the afternoon. As I crossed back to downtown, I got some lunch around Waterfront station before heading home. I was thinking where to get from and decided to go to a place I hadn’t gone.

The Dirty Apron Delicatessen is close to Stadium Skytrain station and serves deli, such as sandwiches and salad. They also have cooking classes.

I ordered some baguette and salad to go. A staff said I can mix salad, so I chose two kinds.

Crab & Shrimp Baguette, and Small Salad

Crab & Shrimp Baguette, and Small Salad at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

Crab & Shrimp Baguette
(Aji Vinaigrette, Avocado, Peppadew, Cilantro)

Crab & Shrimp Baguette at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

You know, this picture is not whole thing. The baguette was quite long, so I ate 2/3 for lunch and ate the rest next day.

Small Salad
(Mix of two kinds: Roasted Butternut Squash w/ Toasted Pecans, Goat Cheese & Spinach; Asparagus, Artichoke Hearts & Mushrooms w/ Egg, Shaved Parmesan, Sherry Vinaigrette)

Small Salad with two kinds at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

Mmm, these salads were so good!

And, extra pictures of salad showcase and deli shop taken by iPhone.

Two kinds of Salad at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver
The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

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The Dirty Apron Delicatessen

Address: 540 Beatty Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Close to Skytrain Stadium station)
TEL: 604-879-8588
Facebook: page
Twitter: @Dirty_Apron

Breakfast/Lunch
[Mon – Fri] 10:30 – 18:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 17:00

Menu

Menu at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver Menu at The Dirty Apron Delicatessen in Vancouver

Price Note
– Crab & Shrimp Baguette $11.00
– Salad (can be mixed) Small $2.16 ($3.00 per 100g )

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After eating cheese cake, my friend and I walked around Whistler Village. As my friend came from Japan, I asked her if there were something that she wanted to eat or what she felt like eating. She said tapas would be good because we can control how much or less we eat.

As we were walking toward Village North, I took her to Elements. It is located in the Summit Lodge & Spa on Main street. They offered $30 dinner, which comes with 3 courses that you can choose from a certain list. You can order one $30 dinner and share.

We ordered one $30 dinner and one additional dish to share.

Cocktail, Ruby Greyhound

Cocktail, Ruby Greyhound at Elements in Whistler

Iced Tea

Iced Tea at Elements in Whistler

Lettuce Cups with Poached Prawn & Avocado
(crunchy baby iceberg lettuce, julienne vegetables, seasoned rice noodles, soy roasted cashews, bean)

Lettuce Cups with Poached Prawn & Avocado at Elements in Whistler

Lettuce Cups with Poached Prawn & Avocado at Elements in Whistler

Stuffed Tempura Artichokes
(maple cheddar, goat cheese, tomato relish)

Stuffed Tempura Artichokes at Elements in Whistler

Stuffed Tempura Artichokes at Elements in Whistler

Chef’s Daily Feature, Soft shell crab on Squid ink Ravioli
(stuffed with Dungeness crab, tomato & saffron sauce)

Soft shell crab on Squid ink Ravioli at Elements in Whistler

Pork Belly Bites
(canteloupe pickle, honey & chili glaze)

Pork Belly Bites at Elements in Whistler

We didn’t really like this last one. Pork belly wasn’t crunchy enough for us.

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Elements Urban Tapas Parlour

Address: #102B-4359 Main Street, Whistler, B.C. (map)
(Summit Lodge, Village north)
TEL: 604-932-5569

Breakfast/Brunch
8:00 – 14:00 daily

Lunch
[Mon – Fri] 11:00 – 14:00

Dinner (tapas)
17:00 – 23:30 daily

Menu for $30 dinner

Menu at Elements in Whistler Menu at Elements in Whistler

Price Note
– Cocktail, Ruby Greyhound $6.00
– Iced Tea $3.00
– 3-course dinner $30 (OK to share)
— Lettuce Cups with Poached Prawn & Avocado ($12.00 value)
— Stuffed Tempura Artichokes ($11.00 value)
— Chef’s Daily Feature, Soft shell crab on Squid ink Ravioli ($16.00 value)
– Pork Belly Bites $14.00

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