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
Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant
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
Best Street Food Vendor
Best Pre-Game Restaurant
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.
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