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On the New Year’s Eve, there was no plan for me after work. Collin had to work until late night, so we made a plan to meet up. I picked him up, and we went to Gastown. We walked towards east and looked for a place to have some food and drink.

Luckily, The Flying Pig had some seat available at the bar counter. There were tons of people, wearing hat or dressing up, and it was quite noisy. TV was showing different places for New Year’s celebration.

We ordered some snack from their dinner menu, as he said he was starving.

A Glass of Prosecco

A Glass of Prosecco at The Flying Pig in Gastown

He ordered it for me, as it was New Year’s Eve to celebrate. 🙂

Double Beefeater

Double Beefeater at The Flying Pig in Gastown

I couldn’t remember what Beefeater was, so I searched and knew it was Gin. He really likes Gin! Whenever I try, I don’t know the taste.

Bone Marrow Cheezy Bread 

Bone Marrow Cheezy Bread at The Flying Pig in Gastown

I already had dinner earlier, so I didn’t even try this. As he likes bone marrow and also cheese, this made him happy. 😀

Seared Chili-Rubbed Skirt Steak
(Matchstick Potatoes)

Seared Chili-Rubbed Skirt Steak at The Flying Pig in Gastown

I tried this skirt steak. It was good. Yet, the steak portion was small, although there were lots of potatoes.

We ordered one more thing, but it didn’t come. When we asked the bill, it was included, so we told them about it and asked to remove. It was understandable, as the restaurant was filled by lots of people for the New Year’s count down, but it would be nice if we could have tried the dish.

Anyways, it was fun to count down with all strangers in the restaurant, while TV was counting down, and to watch people screaming, blowing horn, hugging, etc. when it turned to the New Year.

Here is a night view at Gastown on New Year’s Eve.

Gastown on New Year's Eve

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The Flying Pig

Address: 102 Water Street, Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(At the corner of Abbott Street)
TEL: 604-559-7968
Facebook: page
Twitter: @FlyingPigVan
Urbanspoon: page
*Reservation accepted only for lunch and brunch.

[Mon – Fri] 11:00 – 0:00
[Sat – Sun] 10:30 – 14:30, 15:30 – 0:00


Dinner Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown Dinner Menu at The Flying Pig in Gastown

Price Note
– A Glass of Prosecco$8.00
– Double Beefeater $9.00
– Bone Marrow Cheezy Bread $5.00
– Seared Chili-Rubbed Skirt Steak $9.00

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I knew about this bakery two years ago when I went hiking in Whistler with people whom I met a month before. After hiking, we came down by the lift on Blackcomb mountain, and there was a Farmer’s Market at the base. One of our group was excited when she found this bakery at the market, and she told me their bread was firm and tasty.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I was at the Farmer’s Market in Vancouver, and I saw this Purebread bakery at the booth!

Showcase at the booth

Showcase at the booth at Purebread at Farmer's Market

Showcase at the booth at Purebread at Farmer's Market

Rustic Italian Bread and Almond Croissant

Rustic Italian Bread and Almond Croissant at Purebread at Farmer's Market

Compared to the bakery in the previous post, the almond croissant was so good. Well, it is expensive, but if you think this is a treat once for a while, then isn’t it OK? 🙂

Italian bread was hard, as I imagined. It may not have worked for my breakfast, as I like toast  soft.

They open a new store in Whistler Village, so it is easier to access than Function Junction, as well as you can get there in the daily basis, compared to the market.

(All pictures taken by iPhone)


Farmer’s Market: location and date/time
Address: #1 – 1040 Millar Creek Road, Whistler, B.C. (map)
(At the Function Junction)
TEL: 604-938-3013
Facebook: page
Twitter: @Purebreadwhis
Urbanspoon: page

Store Hour
9:00 – 17:00 daily

Market Price Note
– Rustic Italian Bread $5.50
– Almond Croissant $4.00

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On one weekend in May, my day started late. While I was ready to go out, I was thinking where to go, as I had to buy some bread. I also thought about going hiking a bit. By they time I got to Vancouver downtown, I had decided to go to West Vancouver, to hike and go to the bakery. Yet, the bus was either delay or just didn’t come for over 30 min, so I had to skip for hiking and went to the bakery directly.

The place may not really be a bakery. They are a cafe, for sure! Savary Island Pie Company is located on Marine Drive, close to 15th street. That is the west side of Ambleside or Park Royal in West Vancouver.

I bought a loaf of Italian bread and also ordered from soups of the day for lunch-ish snack. They asked me if I wanted to slice some pieces from what I bought, to eat with the soup, so I asked.

Tomato Lentil Soup

Tomato Lentil Soup with Bread at Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver

Ohhhhh, this soup was great! I wish this is on their regular menu. 🙂 The bread was good, too.

This beautiful tulips were on the table. Of course, it was in May!

Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver

Just a little side path for a cute pic. After I left this cafe, I walked on Ambleside Beach. While I was walking by a pond, I found swan babies swimming with their mom and dad! A person who came by told me that they were about 3 weeks old. Aren’t they cute?

Cygnets at Ambleside Beach

(All pictures taken by iPhone)

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Savary Island Pie Company

Address: 1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. (map)
(Between 15th and 16th streets)
TEL: 604-926-4021 or 604-922-4809
Urbanspoon: page

[Winter] 6:00 – 19:00 daily
[Summer] 6:00 – 21:00 daily


Daily menu at Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver Bread menu at Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver

Price Note
– Tomato Lentil Soup (Soup of the Day) $7.00
– Italian Bread $6.00

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