Dining on Commercial Drive

Tasting Plates Vancouver

The cooler at Via Tevere as part of Tasting Plates Vancouver, June 19 2013. Photo credit: Shawn Conner.

The East Vancouver neighbourhood of Commercial Drive is home to a great number of restaurants. Some have been around for decades, a result of the area’s Italian roots, others have sprung up in recent years.

This week, local food blogger Richard Wolak took several dozen people on a tour of some of the eateries in the area. As the publisher of the foodie website Vancouver Foodster, Wolak organizes Tasting Plates tours of different Vancouver neighbourhoods several times a year. Here are some of what we experienced on an overcast but not rainy June evening.

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Dining on Commercial Drive