Georgia Straight Golden Plates 2012

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The Georgia Straight’s 15th annual Golden Plate Awards, celebrating the best in local dining, have been handed out for 2012. The people have voted in over 150 categories and winners are now listed in this week’s issue and online. Here are just a few of the honorable mentions:

Best Restaurant Service
Bishop’s (2183 West 4th)
Cactus Club Cafe (various locations)
Tapenade Bistro (3711 Bayview, Richmond)
Uli’s Restaurant (15021 Marine, White Rock)

Most Romantic Restaurant
Seasons in the Park (Queen Elizabeth Park)
Chambar Restaurant (562 Beatty)
Le Gavroche (1616 Alberni)
Teahouse in Stanley Park

Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
White Spot (various locations)
Little Nest (1716 Charles)
Red Robin (various locations)

Best Tacos
La Taqueria (various locations)
Chronic Tacos (various locations)
Dona Cata Mexican Food (5076 Victoria)

Best Breakfast
Medina Cafe (556 Beatty)
The Red Wagon (2296 East Hastings)
Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe (2095 West 4th)
Bon’s Off Broadway (2451 Nanaimo)

Best Restaurant Patio
Dockside Restaurant (Granville Island)
Local Public Eatery (2210 Cornwall)
The Boathouse Restaurant (various locations)

Best Street Food Vendor
Japa Dog (various locations)
Roaming Dragon (Robson and Burrard)
TacoFino (various locations)
Re-Up BBQ (700 Hornby)

Best Pre-Game Restaurant
Shark Club (various locations)
Library Square Public House (300 W Georgia)
Chambar Restaurant (562 Beatty)

Anniversary Weekend in Richmond, B.C.
Tapenade Bistro. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

Top neighbourhood picks are The Pear Tree Restaurant (Burnaby), Tapenade Bistro (Steveston), The Salmon House (West Vancouver), Uli’s in White Rock (for Surrey, Delta, White Rock, Langley), and The Boathouse in New Westminster (for New Westminster, Port Moody, Coquitlam or Port Coquitlam).

Vancouver’s best burger can be found at Vera’s Burger Shack while Burgoo has the best comfort food. The best diner is Save On Meats, Fritz European Fry House has the best fries, and the best seafood is at Blue Water Café + Raw Bar in Yaletown.

View complete list online and follow StraightFood on Twitter for more information.

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