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Old 12-27-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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Congrats to Westopher! 1 of Vancouver Best Restaurants?

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Tasty eats: Vancouver's 13 best new restaurants

From light French cuisine to simple comfort food, there’s something for every taste and budget in 2013.

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Homer St. Café Bar 898 Homer St. | 604-428-4299 Info: homerstreetcafebar.com In the tumult of the nervous economy of a few years ago, we discovered our restaurant bliss point at casual, affordable places. Homer St. Café was about as fancy as it got in 2013 and it’s a bistro, albeit a pretty fancy one, anchored by a fire-engine red Rotisol Grande Flame Olympia roasting multiple spits of free range chicken. The lower level of the bistro is clean and chic in white Carrera marble; the upper level is more conservative in dark wood. The executive chef is Marc Andre Choquette of Tableau at the Loden Hotel. Homer St. Café celebrates comfort foods (like shortribs with mushroom pie in a cast iron casserole and garganelli pasta with lobster).
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Your thread title is misleading. One of Vancouver's best restaurants?? Definitely not. The article lists best NEW restaurants from this year, which is more accurate.

It's a beautiful space, no question, and service is top notch. But I wouldn't call it affordable if you order the rotisserie chicken. Maybe I am the only one that thinks $18 for a 1/4 chicken ($26 for 1/2 chicken) is overpriced, not including any sides. Save your money, pick one up from costco for $7.50 and enjoy at home. Yes the restaurant uses free range chickens and has a very fancy rotisserie oven, but personally I cannot tell the difference. The other mains, however, are nice and offer better value. Well either way, congratulations to westopher for a successful launch. The restaurant business is a tough one!
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Your thread title is misleading. One of Vancouver's best restaurants?? Definitely not. The article lists best NEW restaurants from this year, which is more accurate.

It's a beautiful space, no question, and service is top notch. But I wouldn't call it affordable if you order the rotisserie chicken. Maybe I am the only one that thinks $18 for a 1/4 chicken ($26 for 1/2 chicken) is overpriced, not including any sides. Save your money, pick one up from costco for $7.50 and enjoy at home. Yes the restaurant uses free range chickens and has a very fancy rotisserie oven, but personally I cannot tell the difference. The other mains, however, are nice and offer better value. Well either way, congratulations to westopher for a successful launch. The restaurant business is a tough one!
You must rarely eat out then, as you can make most things yourself.
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Much of the enjoyment I get from eating out is having foods that aren't simple enough to eat at home. For me, rotisserie chicken isn't one of those meals. Like I said, I believe the mains at Homer St Cafe offer better value.

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Very nice Westopher!

Next up... should be the award for best casual dining 2014....

Best Casual 2013 | Vancouver Magazine

(But for the upcoming 2014 awards!!!)
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I tried Homer St. Cafe twice.

Both were good.

The absolute best dish was the lobster pasta which they don't have any longer.

The lobster and pasta were cooked very well, with a perfect complementary sauce.

Actually, it was cooked by westopher himself (found out later in this thread:
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The chicken has a lot of taste, much more than Swiss Chalet or the local Save On's chicken.
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LOL no, I'm a small piece of the puzzle. Chef de partie. That photo is of Chef Tret, the head chef. The menu has changed as of 2 weeks ago, and they are some big changes and awesome ones. All this best restaurant list stuff is all subjective, although cool to get some recognition.
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I'm a shareholder in a restaurant back in edmonton though oddly enough. Its called the greenhouse. A healthy lunch spot that is aimed at getting people away from fast food shit lunches.
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Well done man. I would be game for a meet & dine here.

We would need to get a partie together so that we can have westopher prepare our food.

Westopher whats the minimum for a private party?
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Your thread title is misleading. One of Vancouver's best restaurants?? Definitely not. The article lists best NEW restaurants from this year, which is more accurate.

It's a beautiful space, no question, and service is top notch. But I wouldn't call it affordable if you order the rotisserie chicken. Maybe I am the only one that thinks $18 for a 1/4 chicken ($26 for 1/2 chicken) is overpriced, not including any sides. Save your money, pick one up from costco for $7.50 and enjoy at home. Yes the restaurant uses free range chickens and has a very fancy rotisserie oven, but personally I cannot tell the difference. The other mains, however, are nice and offer better value. Well either way, congratulations to westopher for a successful launch. The restaurant business is a tough one!
If costco is your comparison you need to get out more lol
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Your thread title is misleading. One of Vancouver's best restaurants?? Definitely not. The article lists best NEW restaurants from this year, which is more accurate.

It's a beautiful space, no question, and service is top notch. But I wouldn't call it affordable if you order the rotisserie chicken. Maybe I am the only one that thinks $18 for a 1/4 chicken ($26 for 1/2 chicken) is overpriced, not including any sides. Save your money, pick one up from costco for $7.50 and enjoy at home. Yes the restaurant uses free range chickens and has a very fancy rotisserie oven, but personally I cannot tell the difference. The other mains, however, are nice and offer better value. Well either way, congratulations to westopher for a successful launch. The restaurant business is a tough one!
This is literally one of the dumbest posts I have ever seen on rs. And after being on here for over 10 years, that's saying a lot.

By your logic, you probably don't eat japadog either. I mean, you can go to costco and eat a $1 hotdog which tastes almost the same. F*ck it, let's boil all food down to the lowest common denominator and just east spam all day everyday. If we buy wholesale it will be amazing value. You can even wash it down with FREE tap water!

Why anyone would look for "value" in a trendy yaletown restaurant is beyond me.
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Holy smokes, you guys don't read. I said the other mains on the menu are great. And I said the rotisserie chicken is over priced for what it is.

Sue me.
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This is literally one of the dumbest posts I have ever seen on rs. And after being on here for over 10 years, that's saying a lot.

By your logic, you probably don't eat japadog either. I mean, you can go to costco and eat a $1 hotdog which tastes almost the same. F*ck it, let's boil all food down to the lowest common denominator and just east spam all day everyday. If we buy wholesale it will be amazing value. You can even wash it down with FREE tap water!

Why anyone would look for "value" in a trendy yaletown restaurant is beyond me.
I've been here 11 years. Nobody cares.

Have you eaten at Homer St Cafe?

What a shame, you missed my point and make yourself look like an ass.
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This is literally one of the dumbest posts I have ever seen on rs. And after being on here for over 10 years, that's saying a lot.

It is super passive-aggressive, but it is a great example of how people on the internet look to pick fights and belittle other people for personal gratification
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One of Vancouver's best restaurants?? Definitely not.
You are the one who made an ass out of yourself and it started right here.

To come into a thread congratulating someone on winning an award, and then belittle the accomplishment of the restaurant he works in was a stupid thing to do.

The rest of your post was useless as well. You cannot compare a restaurant that serves quality food with a good dining experience to Costco then call it overpriced.

While I believe even this to be an unfair comparison it is still closer than yours. Go have a look at Nandos and Homer St. Cafe. The prices are not completely off base.

EDIT: I guess my post comes down to this: why did you decide to come into this thread and make 85% of your post about the "overpriced" chicken. You could have just said congratulations and moved on. Instead you decided to nitpick at 1 out of a possible 20+ items on the menu, just because you didn't like the price.
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congrats westopher in being part of this accomplishment. regardless how big or how small of the pie you are in the bigger pie, you are still part of it. it wouldn't be where it is without everyone there.

as to all of you bickering about the interwebs and posts, take a chill pill and lets not derail this thread. arguing on the interwebs is stupid.
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