For me, Dineout Vancouver starts today

Dineout Vancouver 2010 actually began on Monday, April 26 and goes full-steam for 12 days until Friday, May 6, ending just a couple days short of the restaurant industry’s Biggest Day of All-Time (Mother’s Day).

This year, over 200 (most ever) restaurants participate in the dining bonanza offering three-course prix fixe menus for $18, $28, or $38. (If you don’t order something to drink–and I don’t intend to if I’m out on a “school night”–with just GST applied to your meal, the dinners come to under $20, $30, and $40.)

Being quite the regular at Hong Kong-style cafes and traditional Chinese casual restaurants in Vancouver the rest of the year, this is a splendid once-a-year opportunity for me to try out Vancouver restaurants I would never have heard of (hidden) or never–ever, ever–try (Gramercy Grill, Abigail’s Party, and r.tl).

Of course I’ll provide a quickie review and pictures in a bit.

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