Where would gastronomy loving Vancouverites be without Urban Diner? I have only been posting for a couple of months, but so far all inspiration for posts about restaurant news have come directly from UD. Things are no different in this post; both upcoming changes in the 1800 block of West 4th have been previously reported over at UD.
On the south side, Chianti Cafe is closing down after 19 years. Having only been there once, I’m not sure whether I’m going to miss them. While I love a good pasta, we rarely go out for it. It’s one of those foods that is so easy to have at home – especially with Raviolino’s help. It just never occurs to us to “waste” our precious babysitter nights on pasta or pizza. However, I think it’s about time we try out Presto Cucina and Incendio‘s Kitsilano location.
On the north side, a new project by the folks behind Browns Social House called Pinkys Steakhouse will open their doors in the near future. They are set to take over Thai Yummy‘s old spot at 1873 West 4th. Given the reviews here, the closing of Thai Yummy is not too surprising, especially with the increased competition they must have felt from the popular Noodle Box. I’m hoping that Pinkys will transcend the formulaic Casual Dining experience and actually give us a good steakhouse.
Last modified: June 11, 2008