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Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards 2011

Friday, March 25th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT
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The Georgia Straight’s annual Golden Plate Awards have been announced as Vancouverites voted, in 138 categories, for their favourite places to eat and drink around town. Here are a few highlights for me:

Tapenade BistroBest Richmond Restaurant
Tapenade Bistro (Steveston)

Best Korean
Jang Mo Jib

Best Middle Eastern
Afghan Horsemen

Best Neighbourhood for Restaurants

Best Whistler Restaurant
Araxi Restaurant + Bar

Best Pre-Game Restaurant
Shark Club

Hapa Izakya RobsonBest Izakaya
Hapa Izakaya

Best Chain Restaurant
Cactus Club Cafe

Best Budget Restaurant
White Spot

Best Eatery with Live Entertainment

Best Ramen
Kintaro Ramen

Best Breakfast
Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe

Seasons in the ParkBest View Restaurant
Seasons in the Park

Best Hamburger
Vera’s Burger Shack

Best Restaurant B.C. Beer Selection
Alibi Room

Best Coffee Shop with Wireless Internet

Best Restaurant for Cocktails
The Diamond

View a complete list of first, second, and third place winners online, on an interactive map, or in this week’s issue of the Georgia Straight. Remember to support local business and visit your favourites often for the best beer, cocktails, brunch, hamburger, or ramen in town.

I also wanted to make a special note about the Roaming Dragon food truck (that placed 3rd in its category). They catered Vancouver’s Twestival last night and were a huge success. To keep the momentum going, they’re donating 20% of their sales on Monday, March 28th, to our Twestival cause, Beauty Night. Please stop by and see them between 12:00pm and 3:00pm at 1075 West Georgia.

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  1. VancityAllie says:

    Thanks for the recap Rebecca! I’m amazed sometimes how many wonderful and diverse Vancouver restaurants we have!

  2. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    I think it’s pretty awesome that there are categories just for ramen and izakayas!

  3. Mike Jones says:

    Sophie’s for breakfast?! There’s at least 8 better places within a stone’s throw of that overhyped monstrosity.

  4. Awesome list! I would like to try Jang Mo Jib. Thanks for this wonderful post.

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