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This is what Granville Island was missing—an eatery that is truly focused on local ingredients. (It’s also connected to a shop selling local foodstuffs, as well as a culinary tourism operation.) The room itself is pretty simple and straightforward; in fact, it's a bit noisy and echo-y, thanks to the concrete floors, high ceilings and hard, white plastic chairs, but the long wooden tables give it warmth, and sitting under the lime green lights at the bar is always a good choice. An even better choice is to sit outside on the patio, a perfect spot for people-watching. The food itself is generally casual fare made with exceptional ingredients—a juicy burger, grilled seafood, and utterly irresistible fries cooked in duck fat. This spot is especially popular for lunch and brunch (try the poutine topped with duck confit and fried eggs), plus it has an excellent selection of beer and wine from across Canada.