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MY RATING SCHEME

* Good, worth a visit if you’re in the neighborhood
** Very good, put it on the list of places to eat.
*** Something special, go to some trouble to to give it a try.
+ Good value for the money.

…and,

? Mixed bag. Good features but beware, some offsetting bad ones.
$ Not necessarily good value; expensive for what you get.
# PAN. Bad scene; steer clear.

21 Breakwater, Souris, Prince Edward Island, October 2015.
* Abe, Tokyo, February 2015.
+Adesso, Vancouver. September 2013. March 2017.
*** Akasaka Kinunoi, Tokyo, 2016.
$$ L’Ambroiserie, Paris. 2006
** Anchor Qyster Bar, San Francisco. October 2013.
*** Ancora, Vancouver. November 2015, August 2017.
**+ Anh and Chi, Vancouver, January 2017.
***+ Anime Sante, Tricase Porto (Italy), May 2017.
**?Antica Macelleria Cecchini, Panzano, Italy. March 2017.
Aoi Marushin, Tokyo, May 2016.
Arnaud’s Remoulade, New Orleans, March 2017.
Au Comptoir, Vancouver, November 2014.
*** August, New Orleans, March 2017.
#$ Aupres du Clocher, Pommard, June 2015.
** Bacchus at the Wedgwood, Vancouver. June 2014.
*++Banh Cuon Nong (14B Bao Khanh), Hanoi, January 2015.
*? Bao Bei, Vancouver, September 2016.
**?? Bayona, New Orleans, March 2017.
Beach Bay Café, Vancouver, August 2015.
# Beach House, West Vancouver. September 2013.
*** Beaucoup Bakery, Vancouer, February 2017.
**+ Beethoven, Haro (Spain), September 2009. 
Bel Cafe, Vancouver. March 2013.
# Belgard Kitchen, Vancouver. June 2014.
** Le Bernardin, New York, October 2011.
***+Bibou, Philadelphia, November 2013.
Biercraft, Vancouver, November 2015.
**? Blue Water Café, Vancouver, March 2017.
***? Les Bouquinistes, Paris, June 2015.
**Brennan’s, New Orleans, March 2017.
* Bouchons Bistro, Kelowna, June 2016.
++Bun Cha Nuem Cua Be Dac Kim (67 Duong Thanh), Hanoi, January 2015.
***?? Burdock and Co., Vancouver. September 2013, September 2015.
*# Cactus Club English Bay, Vancouver. September 2014.
**+ Cafe Boulud, Toronto, December 2015
Cafe de Musees, Paris, June 2015.
*** Cafe Nervosa, Toronto, March 2017.
*$The Capital Grille, Washington DC, October 2014.
#Le Caprice Bakery, Washington DC, October 2014.
*Chez Guy, Gevrey-Chambertin. June 2013.
** + La Ciboulette, Beaune, June 2015.
** Cinara, Vancouver. May 2014.
** Claddach Oyster House, Charlottetown PEI, October 2015.
*** Coliccio and Sons, New York, February 2016.
Corner Bar at Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington DC, October 2014.
**+ Crocodile, Vancouver. February 2014; February 2017.
**? Cube Tasting Kitchen, Johannesburg, October 2014.
*++ Cypress Rice, Haishu Zhong Rd., Guangzhou, China, January 2015.
*+ Diavolo, Geyserville California. October 2013.
*** Eataly, New York, February 2016.
** L’Echaude, Quebec City, October 2015.
*** Emilio’s Bellato, New York, February 2016.
** L’Entredgiu, Paris, June 2015.
***+Espana, Vancouver. May 31, 2013.
Fable, Vancouver. November 2013.
*?Farmer’s Apprentice, Vancouver. July 2014.
The Fat Badger, Vancouver, May 2015.
*** Felice a Testacchio, Rome, May 2017.
***+? Five Sails, Vancouver. December 2013, February 2015, December 2015
Forage, Vancouver. August 2013.
** Fauna, Ottawa, October 2015.
*** Les Fougeres, Gatineau, Quebec, October 2015.
?Frances, San Francisco, October 2013 (and September 2012).
Francesco Alongi, Vancouver, March 2014.
* +French Table, Vancouver, August 2014.
*** Gautreau’s, New Orleans, March 2017
* Georgia Hotel Bars, Vancouver. August 2013.
**$ Ginza Ten’Ichi, Tokyo, May 2016.
?The Girl and the Goat, Chicago, October 2013.
Gitane, San Francisco, October 2013.
***$ Gotham Steak House and Bar, Vancouver. July 2017.
**+Hangsua Aquatic Market, Guangzhou, January 2015.
$# Hawkesworth, Vancouver. Dec 8 2012.
* Heirloom, Vancouver, June 2016.
Helene Darroze, Paris. 2007. 
Homer Street Café, Vancouver, January 2014.
L’Huitrade, Paris, June 2015.
** Hy’s Steakhouse and Bar, Vancouver, December 2013.
** ? Il Giardino, Vancouver, November 2015, February 2016
*** Imahan Bekkan, Tokyo, May 2016.
*$ Inn at Bay Fortune “Fortune Feast”, Prince Edward Island, October 2015.
***+ Ino’Ichi, Kyoto, May 2016.
# Italian Kitchen, Vancouver, November 2014.
*?Joe Fortes, Vancouver, July 2014.
* Keefer’s, Chicago, October 2013.
** Kissa Tanto, Vancouver, June 2017.
*** Kyubey, Tokyo, February 2015.
**+ Laltrobaffo, Otranto, May 2017.
*+La Luna, Johannesburg, November 2014.
**? Lee, Toronto, December 2014.
*Lift, Vancouver, August 2015.
** The Little Prince, New York, February 2015.
Macelleria Falorni, Greve, Italy, March 2017.
***$ Madera, Menlo Park California, September 2017.
**? Maenam, Vancouver, February 2015.
Maisen Tonkatsu in Tokyo Station, Tokyo, May 2016.
** ? Marea, New York, September 2011, February 2016
***$ Maumi Omakase Sushi Bar, Vancouver, September 2017.
##$ Mill Street Brewery, Pearson Airport, Toronto.
Mission Hill Winery, Kelowna, June 2016
**$ Momofuku Daisho, Toronto. April 2014.
*** Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York, September 2011.
** +/ ? (2 visits) Mon Viel Ami, Paris, 2006/June 2015.
Moulin de Loumarin, Loumarin (France). 2005.
** Mr B’s, New Orleans, March 2017.
**? Nightingale, Vancouver, June 2016.*No Name, Ginza, Tokyo, February 2015.
*No Name, Near Shinjuku Station, Tokyo, February 2015.
No Name, Under Yurakucho Station, Tokyo, February 2015.
Nook, Vancouver, November 2013.
* The Nova Kitchen, Gibsons BC, September 2017.
** +Olive and Anchor, Horseshoe Bay. Spring, 2013, Sept 2015 
Oru, Vancouver, September 2015.
** Osteria Savio Volpe,Vancouver, February 2016.
* Pane e Vino, San Francisco, October 2013.
Le Parisien, Vancouver, January 2014.
** Pastis, Vancouver, Any time.
***+ Patisserie Lebeau, Vancouver. Any time.
**+ Peccato di Vino, Otranto (Italy), May 2017.
*** Perbacco, San Francisco, September 2017.
**+ La Petite Ferme, Franschoek (South Africa), November 2014.
**++ Pho Thin (61 Dinh Tien Hoang), Hanoi, January 2015.
**+ Pot Luck Club, Cape Town, November 2014.
* ++ Potrillo’s, Chicago, October 2013.
* ? P’tit Paradis, Beaune, June 2015.
*+ La Pulperia, Paris, June 2013.
* # La Quercia, Vancouver, September 2017.
Rain City Grill, Vancouver. April 2014.
* Retro Gusto, Otranto (Italy), May 2017.
** Ruby Watchco, Toronto, March 2017.
Sandbar, Vancouver, August 2015.
*Sardine Can, Vancouver, August 2017.
** Sara, Kyoto, May 2016.
* Sciue, Vancouver, any time.
# Secret Location, Vancouver. August 2013.
** Semilla, Paris. June 2013.
? Shirakawa, Vancouver. July 2014.
*** Sirenella, Charlottetown. September 2014.
* (formerly ##) Smitty’s, Gibsons. May 9, 2013, October 2015.
*? Smoke on the Water BBQ, Gibsons, August 2015.
***? Sons and Daughters, San Francisco. October 2013.
** The Spotted Pig, New York, February 2016.
*** Spring, Paris, June 2015.
* Starbelly, San Francisco, October 2013.
$ Steirereck, Vienna, April 2012.
**+Tao Tao Jiu. Guaqngzhou, China, Jaqnuary 2015. 
** Tartine Bakery, San Francisco, October 2013.
**+La Taverna Di Vagliagli, Vagliagli, Italy, March 2017.
*** Thierry, Vancouver. May 2013
*? Toast!, Ottawa, October 2015.
** Trattoria Lora Sella, Rome, May 2016.
*** Troisgros, Roanne. 2003.
** Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, February 2015.
**+ Umegaoka Sushi no Midori Akasaka-branch, Tokyo, May 2016.
** Water-Prince Corner Store and Lobster Pound, Charlottetown PEI, October 2015.
** The White Spot, Vancouver. All my life.
Utakata, Kyoto, May 2016.
** Zero Otto Nove, New York, September 2011.
Zest, Vancouver, March 2016.
* Le Zinc d’Hugo, Aix-en-Province. June 2013.

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