Vancouver proper and shopping

Old Apr 2nd, 2006, 03:13 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,149
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Vancouver proper and shopping

I am the "trophy wife" on next week's trip. While SO is conferencing ,I am hoping to explore both SOMA & Yaletown. Any suggestions for lunch in either or studios to explore is most appreciated. I might wander into the Punjab Market. Any suggested sites?


Also..we have reservations one pm @ Chambar. Most reviews have bee immensely favorable however, chowhound just reports
"bad"..any thoughts?
PamSF is offline  
Old Apr 3rd, 2006, 02:12 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 2,759
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
LOL Vancouver in early April doesn't usually afford enough exposure to one's 'trophy wife' to even matter.

Although if one paraded his 'trophy wife' along East Pender street on a busy Saturday afternoon she would (presumably) stand taller than most of the human surroundings and thus be afforded her due exposure.

However, one shouldn't be caught dead with his 'trophy wife' on display on E. Pender or the surrounding areas after dark.

IF you've never been to Vancouver, you can't really go wrong when just leaving your days to your own instincts and devices. The downtown area is compact enough and flat enough to beckon most anyone to enjoy a great self-guided walking tour. It'll probably rain so bring wet-weather gear.
NorthwestMale is offline  
Old Apr 3rd, 2006, 02:22 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 1,046
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Pam, we haven't eaten at Chambar but have heard good things.

Take a look at Vancouver Magazine www.vanmag.com/ which outlines good restaurant experiences and the different shopping neighbourhoods of Vancouver.
BowenLinda is offline  
Old Apr 3rd, 2006, 05:58 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 33
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have eaten many times at Chambar and had several great experiences and one not-so-great. It's a very nice, hip, uptempo room. The food is good. The drinks are good. But it is very NOISY and the tables for two are VERY close together. I've had better experiences when I've been with 4 or more people ... bigger table, off to ourselves. I think it depends on what you want out of a restaurant.

In Yaletown (where I live), just walk around. There are shops and restaurants for lunch galore.

(What do you mean by "studios to explore," BTW?)
xandohead09 is offline  
Old Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:15 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 203
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've had mostly good and a few less good experiences at Chambar as well. I second all of Xandohead09's observations. On the negative side, I recall combinations of ingredients being overpowered by a single garnish, for example. But when Chambar is on, which is most of the time, and you're looking for a lively room, it's a good choice.
littlemountain is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
southernchef
United States
11
Aug 25th, 2008 11:52 AM
HappyTraveling
Canada
7
Mar 9th, 2007 05:29 PM
dlgirl
Canada
6
Aug 18th, 2004 09:07 PM
Kostroma
Canada
11
Feb 13th, 2004 09:44 PM
FromAtlanta
Canada
14
May 31st, 2003 08:21 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -