In this roundup of restaurant news, we have two openings to replace some closed eateries, and the opening of another poke place is drawing nigh.
The poke trend which hit the L.A. dining scene last year is about to kick into high gear in Vancouver this summer.
Poke Time is under construction at 1258 Robson Street.
This poke place follows the build-your-own-bowl model, in which customers choose their choice of base, protein (such as salmon, ahi tuna, or shrimp), toppings (cilantro, seasonal fruit, tobiko, and more), and flavour (such as shoyu, ponzu, wasabi aioli, or Korean gochu).
And yes, spam lovers, spam musubi is on the menu.
Although Mein Mao Noodle Bar opened up at 1578 Robson Street at the end of last year, it closed on May 28, less than a year into operations.
What's more, it's been replaced with another location of Peaceful Restaurant, which is continuing its expansion across the city.
The restaurant, which specializes in northern Chinese comfort food such as hand-dragged noodles, Shanghai xiao long bao, and Sichuan broth-braised fish, already has four other locations, including one at Dunsmuir and Seymour, which opened in May.
New Davie Village café
Red Burrito closed its 1230 Davie Street location on January 26 after five years in that spot. However, Sumac Café is about to take its place. Details aren't available yet and the café isn't open yet but stay tuned for more information on this one.
And the eats go on…
Here are a few more places that we recently covered:
• O-Bowl, with its Asian-inspired rice bowls and Asian-style pasta, opened in Kitsilano on June 8 at 3132 West Broadway
• Efendi Uyghur Restaurant, which is bringing China's Uyghur cuisine and culture to Vancouver opened on May 28 at 1345 Kingsway
• Honolulu Coffee had its soft opening and will have its grand opening on Thursday (June 30)