Vancouver’s culinary scene is ever-changing and just when you think you’ve caught up with what’s new another restaurant opens its doors.  Walking around Kitsilano you’ll find that Nook has opened another location on the 1500 of Yew Street, offering up stellar pastas and pizzas, and Salt Wine Bar has a second spot on Broadway near MacDonald where it serves up charcuterie and cheese.  On West 4th  Avenue there are all sorts of tasty artisan ice creams at Rain or Shine, craft brews at The August Jack, and tea lovers are stopping in at 3066 to Neverland Tea Salon for afternoon tea.
In Olympic Village Craft Beer Market threw open its doors supplying sippers with another option for craft beer and downtown Blackbird English Pub and Oyster Bar has provided another option for after work drinks for the business crowd at Dunsmuir and Hornby.  Not far away and also oyster focused, a second Chewie’s has opened on West Hastings just past Burrard.  Gastown’s Blood Alley has a new taco spot with Gringo and there’s a new wine bar at 47 West Hastings focused on European cuisine and vino – Burgundy Restaurant.  
In Chinatown at 555 you’ll find the The Emerald an excellent Vegas-style hangout with a Mad-Men feel and right down to martini carts, full bottle service and even a Saturday and Sunday brunch buffet with a Caesar cocktail cart so you can adjust your own seasonings and toppings.  Nearby you’ll also find Latin Cuchillo at 261 Powell Street offering up Latin cuisine, Mamie Taylors at 251 East Georgia with southern fare and stellar cocktails, and further east at Kessel + March Restaurant which has an excellent menu prepared by a Michelin-starred chef.
Yaletown is now home to Good Wolfe, top of the line comfort food and Homer Street Café known for their roast chicken; both of these spots are perfect for brunch.