Vancouver dining trends in 2015: The good, the bad and the annoying
The Globe and Mail
Below is an excerpt from a recent posting on the Globe and Mail website. (You can find a link to the full article later in this post.)
The good: simple seafood
One of the strangest things about the Vancouver dining scene is its shortage of Western seafood restaurants. Though there are plenty of excellent Chinese and Japanese seafood restaurants, it was hard, until recently, to find a casual restaurant that specialized in simply grilled fish and steamed shellfish. This is beginning to change: WildTale has filled a gaping niche with its extensive fresh sheet; Supermarine reaches beyond the same-old halibut and salmon with chicken-fried skate fish and brandade bruschetta; and now, after a false overcomplicated start, Beach Bay Café has scaled back to more neighbourhood-style fare and reopened the old Raincity Grill fish-and-chips takeout window.
WildTale celebrates the coastal regions of the world. Featuring fresh seafood as well as favorites from farm and field, paired with great wines, delicious local beers and refreshing, creative cocktails in a polished yet relaxed room.