If you've been puzzling over where you should eat out, Eater is back to answer that very question with our newest edition of the Heatmap—a guide to what's new, what's hot, and which restaurants are causing most buzz in Van City.
While the Eater 38 is a resource that covers old standbys and neighborhood essentials across the city, it is not necessarily a chronicle of the "it" places of the moment. Thus, in no particular order, we offer the Eater Heatmap, which will change every month to continuously highlight where the food nerds are flocking to at the moment.
Sizzling hot summer openings are popping up faster in the city than a mallet-targets in a whack-a-mole game. Vikram Vij's My Shanti is still making Surrey off-the-charts hot, but a mini-wave of pizzerias, a British gastro-pub and a gourmet dessert spot are making dining in the city so much fun right now too.
There are six new additions to the list this month - and six who leave.
IN: The Fat Badger, the Juice Truck, Pizza Fabrika, Pizza Bufala, Crackle Creme and Shirakawa.
OUT: Los Cuervos, Merchant's Oyster Bar, Bon Crepe, Kanaka, Blacktail Florist, Uva
Added: My Shanti, Main Street Brewing, Kanaka, Bon Crepe.
Removed: The Roof at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Farmer's Apprentice, Dynasty, Upstairs at Campagnolo.
Added: The Farmer's Apprentice, Belgard Kitchen, Uva, Dynasty and Jackalope's Neighbourhood Dive.
Removed: The Fish Counter, Basho Cafe
Added The Roof at Hotel Vancouver, Cinara, Basho Cafe, Blacktail Florist, Los Cuervos Taqueria & Cantina
Removed Notturno, Ask For Luigi, Bestie, Mamie Taylor's, Yolk's, Wagon Rouge
Added Merchant's Oyster Bar, Burger 2.85, Upstairs at Campagnolo
Removed: Greenhorn, Temper Pastry, Dunlevy Snack Bar
Added: Bestie, Temper Pastry, Greenhorn
Removed: Mosaic, Rain or Shine Ice Cream, Craft Beer Market
Added: Yolk's, The Fish Counter, Ask for Luigi and the Dunlevy Snack Bar
Removed: Burdock & Co, Good Wolfe, Bambudda and Boneta
Added: Rain or Shine Ice Cream, Notturno, Craft Beer Market, Mosaic, Boneta
Removed: Gringo, Cuchillo, Emerald
Added: Wagon Rouge, Gringo, Emerald
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