Happy times all round this week, the Globe's Alexandra Gill heads to Rajio in West Point Grey and has a thoroughly splendid time: even the starter of cabbage is an 'utterly addictive aperitif'. Cocktails are "great," Panko-breaded kushi-katsu skewers are "novel and interesting" and the house special of Y's Mommy's Assorted Oden's "clean, clear kelp-and-clam-based broth is a total winner."
Mia Stainsby educates us this week in the Vancouver Sun - did you know that the lip of a pizza crust is called a 'cornicione'? Now you do. She's over at Don't Argue where the crust is "rustic, firm and chewy" but that cornicione? A little hard to bite through. Still, the pizzas are "good-looking" with "blistered, singed bits and fresh toppings that say 'Italy' and 'eat me'" and the "Pesto Ricotta was full of soul".
A road trip for Anya Levykh in the Westender and she's having a good time beyond the Circle Farm Tour in Agassiz-Harrison Mills. She finds a contender to Nutella at Canadian Hazlenut, devours a "fantastic chicken burger with bacon, caramelized onions, local cheese and house mayo" at Morgan's Bistro and loves an "outstanding" apple-brie galette with a spicy rhubarb chutney and "legendary" prime rib at River's Edge.
· Beyond the Circle Farm Tour [WE]
· Don't Argue Pizzeria On Main Street [Vancouver Sun]
· A Taste of How They Roll in Osaka [G&M]
· All Previous Week in Reviews [EVAN]