Why stay in when you can Dine Out?

14 Jan

It’s Dine Out season again!

Do you know how many restaurants there are in Vancouver?

Me either. Probably a million. What are you doing making dinner for yourself?!


Paella Risotto (photo courtesy of Tourism Vancouver)

Paella Risotto (photo courtesy of Tourism Vancouver)


A perfect excuse to get out of the kitchen

What: Dine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest restaurant festival. It’s a great way to try out some new places or get a delicious multi-course meal at one of your favourites.

Where: hundreds of restaurants across the Lower Mainland.

When: January 17 to February 2, 2014. Reservations recommended!

How much: $18, $28, or $38. Something for everyone!

How it works: restaurants all over the Lower Mainland offer special three (or more) course prix-fix menus for a couple weeks at the end of January. You can peruse the list of restaurants and their menus on the Dine Out Vancouver website (you can search by restaurant, menu price, cuisine, or neighbourhood) and choose from the selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts offered by each eatery. They even suggest wine pairings for each course.


Dine Out Vancouver

Dine Out Vancouver


The LBB cares about your taste buds and your budget

Every year, I’m overwhelmed by the enormous list of restaurants, so I start by picking out a few menus from places that I’ve enjoyed meals at (Dine Out or not) or ones that I’ve been wanting to try. I generally go with the the $18 menus because it’s a great deal for three courses and I like to maintain a reputation of being a cheap date, even when I’m taking myself out.

Take a look at the shortlist of menus I complied below, explore the website a bit, and then get on the phone to make a reservation. (Sorry, this post is a little late, it may be tricky to get a reservation at the more popular restaurants so close to the start of the festival).

And if you want a dinner buddy, you know where to find me 🙂



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