Street Auntie Aperitivo House is a new Chinese street food-inspired restaurant which opened up in late 2020 during the pandemic. The use of Aperitivo in its name is a little odd, and briefly got my hopes up that Vancouver was finally bringing over Italy’s glorious tradition of drinks and free pre-dinner (!!!) buffets.
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Boca’O is a Spanish food truck that specializes in Tapas. They opened in 2019, but I only recently heard of them while browsing Tock for takeout restaurants. I had to cancel my trip to Spain last May due to COVID-19, along with the El Celler de Can Roca reservation I managed to snag 11 months in advance. Needless to say, I was disappointed and have pined for Spanish food ever since.
Freebird is an Asian-style chicken shack, one of the newer additions to famed local chef Angus An’s culinary empire. It opened a few years ago in New Westminster’s River Market, but never seemed as busy and popular as his other ventures, such as Longtail Kitchen which was literally around the corner from Freebird. It then closed in 2019 and moved into a cafe-like space in Chinatown. That location closed too this past summer, with Freebird becoming a takeout-only restaurant operating out of Maenam‘s kitchen.
Although I’ve still been dining out for dim sum during the pandemic and have generally been satisfied with the social distancing and sanitation measures that restaurants have been implementing, it’s gotten a little less appealing lately as our numbers continue to rise. On this occasion I had a craving for dim sum and decided to give takeout a try!