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Eat The City: W. 1st and Cypress

Kits hotspots to appease that growling monster of a stomach
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Kits hotspots to appease that growling monster of a stomach

Plöger DelikatessenPlöger Delikatessen

1900 W. First Ave., 604-569-1848.

This brand-new deli boasts “Seit 1935” (that means since meine freunde), but it seems Frank and Corinna Plöger are using the date of the old shop in Frankfurt, which they’ve tried to move faithfully to our fair city. The vibe is authentic, with a Kits-style airiness—not a bad combo, really.

Most popular
The schnitzel sandwich (get it toasted for an extra satisfying crunch).

Chef’s pick
Onion quiche.

My favourite
The crazy expensive potato salad ($19 per kilo) has a vinegar bite and mustard tang that are straight from the old country. It goes well with the schnitzel and is marginally cheaper than a black truffle accompaniment.

 

Kitsilano Daily KitchenKitsilano Daily Kitchen

1809 W. First Ave., 604-569-2741. Kitsdaily.com

Chef Brian Fowke, who made a splash with Rare a few years back, almost singlehandedly helms this compelling new room. He shops in the morning and you eat what’s fresh that night. The ever-changing menu isn’t cheap, but given the quality it’s good value. This is dining born of a chef’s love.

Most popular
Steak frites.

Chef’s pick
Whatever fish is fresh, picked up a half hour before service.

My favourite
I never see bone marrow on local menus, and Fowke’s Pemberton Meadows version is rich and crazy. Like African dictator rich and crazy.

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