Eat Tri-Cities Newsletter March 16

Hi ETC family!

With daylight savings and spring in the air, patios will soon open and we are so excited to finally get to enjoy some delicious food and drinks outside!

Do you have any favourite patios in the Tri-Cities that you’d like to share with us? Where do you usually go for cocktails? And most importantly, what are your spring comfort foods?

If you’re enjoying Eat Tri-Cities and have feedback on what we should cover in our upcoming newsletter, let us know by emailing us at [email protected].

– Tina & the ETC Team

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5 spots to try right now

🌮 Original’s Mexicano: Mexican home cooking done right.

🥪 Soup Plus: The sandwiches here are next-level.

🍳 The Arms Pub: If you’re looking for a cheap weekend breakfast, this is the spot.

🍔 The Grelhados Restaurant: One of the best burger restaurants in town.

C-Market: This place is as stunning as its drinks are delicious.

Know a great place we should add here? Reply back and let us know!

What's new

‘Handmade with love’: A family-run restaurant in Port Coquitlam is making the most delicious Thai food

If you’re driving around Port Coquitlam and notice a cheery, island-blue storefront with a sign that says “Good Mood Thai Food”, consider it a sign from the universe to slow down and come to a complete stop.

Enter, and find yourself inside Thai Coco—one of the city’s newest Thai restaurants, which opened its doors last summer—perhaps one of the best places to get a true taste of Thai food without having to get on a plane.


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Top 3 mom 'n' pop fish and chips restaurants in the Tri-Cities

When the craving hits for fish and chips, it hits hard.

And when that desire comes for a crispy, golden plate of fried deliciousness, accompanied by creamy, tangy tartar sauce and coleslaw (vinegar-based or tossed in mayo—which side are you on?), there’s only one type of restaurant that’ll satisfy that craving—an old school fish and chips spot.

We’ve got three that you need to check out in the Tri-Cities:


👨‍🍳 Chef-in-residence: Chef Rob Feenie, the two-time Iron Chef winner, has joined Coquitlam’s Vancouver Golf Club as culinary director.

🍷 Wine bar: The One Sixty is set to open in Port Moody “soon”, which will make it the first wine bar for the city.

🎉 Say “bonjour” to Festival du Bois, March 24-26 in Coquitlam’s Mackin Park. Come for great music and dance, shows for kids, and so much more!*

*Sponsored Listing


🖼 Paint Nite: Sip on some wine and turn a blank canvas into a work of art at this paint and sip party at Samz Neighbourhood Pub in Port Coquitlam.

🍀 St. Patrick’s Day: Celebrate everything Irish this St. Patrick’s Day at the Bennett with live music from the Mad Man Lindsay Band and $5 pints all day.


🥓 Sunday caesars: Grab a $6 caesar at Romer’s on Sunday or upgrade to a double bacon bourbon caesar for $8.

🍻 Happy hour: Catch late night happy hour from 9:30pm to close at Cactus Club Coquitlam for $5 beers and deals on food.

Job postings

🍽 Food and beverage server: Ta Bom Korean Cuisine is hiring for a server for full-time work at $17 to $18 an hour.

👩‍🍳 Cook: Joey Coquitlam is hiring for part-time and full-time line cooks at $15.20 to $22 an hour, starting immediately.

Hiring in the Tri-Cities? Reply back and let us know and we'll feature your opening next week!

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