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A new year means new restaurants, menus, and renovations.

Check out these eateries that are worth a try or re-try in 2020:

Bufala Edgemont

Vancouver’s North Shore welcomed Bufala Edgemont, the sister location to Kerrisdale Italian eatery Bufala late last year. The bar menu includes an impressive wine list, a mix of classic and contemporary cocktails, local craft beer on tap, amaro and grappa, and a house-made rosemary limoncello.  Bufala Edgemont’s authentic Italian menu includes items like bone marrow pizza, spaghetti “Puttanesca”, and arancini. 

Seaside Provisions

Seaside Provisions was a part of the Shipyard Commons renovation last summer and is the official restaurant for the new Seaside Hotel. The restaurant focuses on small plate tapas and locally sourced regional creations. It serves brunch and dinner and has an exciting list of bespoke cocktails. 

Cinema Public House

Located on Granville Street in Vancouver’s entertainment district, Cinema Public house is a neighbourhood favourite. Although not new to Vancouver’s dining scene, Cinema has recently undergone renovations and a menu face-lift. The local pub's new additions showcase nuances from other Donnelly properties but still serves its unique Granville feel. 

1931 Gallery Bistro

Located above the Vancouver Art Gallery’s lobby, the bistro and patio showcase culinary creativity using wholesome ingredients. This new addition to the Vancouver Art Gallery creative hub was but another Vancouver eatery to open its doors late November. Guests can enjoy a rotating seasonal menu with local flavours incorporated into grab-and-go options, breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings. 

Say Mercy!

This new Italian and American BBQ spot is set to open this month at 4298 Fraser Street. The team behind this new restaurant is the same one that opened Vancouver’s award-winning Mackenzie Room. The website describes Say Mercy! as “Italian as seen through the lens of American barbecue” and claims it to be an “unexpected love story between two cuisines whose characteristics are so distinct and unique, that it’s easy to miss that they are united by very common core values.”

Old Bird

“Vancouver meets badass Chinese street food” Old Bird, will open its doors on Main Street this month. The dishes are said to be both contemporary and rich in history. The menu blends nostalgic flavours passed down from Old Bird’s head chef’s family with the modern flavours found in street food markets of Taiwan and China. The restaurant features cocktails both alcoholic and spirit free that are to be shared with their “Chinese food with an attitude.” 

Brass Fish Tavern

Donnelly Group’s newest concept, Brass Fish Tavern, is slated to have its grand opening sometime this month. The new pub is located inside Vancouver’s Marine Building taking place of now-retired neighbourhood haunt, Elephant and Castle. Top Chef Canada contestant Clement Chan, known for his reign at Torafuku and Blue Water Café, is Brass Fish’s opening chef and has put his creative touch on all the menus. Guests can expect local beers, cocktails, and an interior design inspired by the Marine Building itself.