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Lunch Quickie: Non-Donut Food from Duffin’s Donuts & Getting Crunk with Crown Royal vs Glenfiddich vs Glenlivet Whiskey

Duffin’s Donuts has been a divey institution for ages. In the 90s, they used to be located on Main and 33rd where they did the same combination of donuts and Mexican torta sandwiches. A failed attempt at trying the newish TK Sub Cafe (which apparently was opened up by an ex-employee of Duffin’s) resulted in a trip down to the truck-stop vibe of Duffin’s Donuts at Knight and 41st to try the original taste of Vancouver tortas.

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Pho Nachos: Where Pho meets Nachos

Instagram has been great for me once again. Seems like the more you put in, the more you get out. Last week, I had posted a photo of some sad-looking nachos from Browns Social House where I voiced my displeasure:

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Double-Tortilla Tacos at Tacomio & Double-Starch Grilled Cheese at Hi-Five

Tacomio (block away from Taishoken Ramen) opened in March but I hadn’t tried it until last week. They do guisados (Mexican stew) style tacos. Are they good enough or different enough to dethrone the current king, La Taqueria?

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Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich at Tacofino Commissary

I’m blessed (or maybe cursed) with working downtown, so I get to try a lot of the big-name food carts. Tacofino have always been a pretty solid choice for fish tacos. Their commissary/restaurant has been open for a couple years but I haven’t had a chance to try it until now. So glad I did.

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Put a Nerd on It: Portland Trip Megapost – August 2012

This was our third wonderful trip to Portland. “Beervana” indeed. Another case of waaaaay too much to do and not enough time. In fact, I got a bit overloaded towards the end. Too much of a good thing is a good problem to have…?

This is another post dug out of my personal Facebook account — too good to be left in the walled garden! AFAIK, all the places I visited are still open, so all this info still applies today if you thinking of planning a trip. The one exception is Amnesia Brewing, whose brewpub location got sold and the brewery moved to Washington State (more details here). Continue reading Put a Nerd on It: Portland Trip Megapost – August 2012

Chilo’s Taqueria: Kickstarting the Vancouver Taco Revolution

Chilo’s Taqueria holds a special place in my heart because they sorta kickstarted the whole authentic Mexican taco thing in Vancouver. Before Chilo’s, no one was serving taqueria-style or street-style tacos. Nowadays, there are lots of places to get decent-to-pretty-good tacos (Tacofino and the current king La Taqueria) but back then it was the next big thing that got the foodies excited. Continue reading Chilo’s Taqueria: Kickstarting the Vancouver Taco Revolution