Fireworks and fun on Vancouver, B.C.'s Commercial Drive

Where to go on one of the city's most creative streets

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    Vancouver's Commercial Drive

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Havana Restaurant & Gallery.

 What: Sea scallop ceviche and pineapple salsa, art, and the best people-watching patio on the Drive. Tucked behind the dining room is a 60-seat theater that showcases local performers.
 When: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
 How much: $$ U.S.
 Where: 1212 Commercial Dr.; 604/253-9119.

Falconetti's East Side Grill.

 What: A 30-seat streetside restaurant specializing in sausage: chorizo, merguez, coconut-curry Thai chicken, even veggie; all homemade and additive-free.
 When: Lunch and dinner daily.
 How much: $ U.S.
 Where: 1812 Commercial Dr.; 604/251-7287.

Caffè Calabria.

 What: Kitschy Italian coffee bar complete with statues, celebrity head shots, and creamy espresso drinks.
 When: Open daily.
 Where: 1745 Commercial Dr.; 604/253-7017.

JJ Bean House of Coffee.

 What: Another front-runner in the area's parade of java brewers.
 When: Open daily.
 Where: 2206 Commercial Dr.; 604/254-3723.

 

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