Every year, Vancouver hosts Dine Out, a two-week food festival at the city’s best, brightest and up-and-coming restaurants. What makes this any different than another night out at Vancouver’s foodie finest? Well, with Dine Out, participating restaurants prepare a special chef’s choice menu at an affordable price. This means that those of us with less pocket money (cough…me!…cough) can afford to check out some of the city’s swankier places. This year is Dine Out’s 10th, which means that the festival is higher profile and better than ever. There are more restaurants participating, and the geographic spread is even wider. Dine Out also offers deals on hotels and other activities, so if you want to you can make a real night of it. I always go for at least two meals; this year’s dates of January 20-February 5 mean that there’s a lot of time to check out places I might otherwise miss. Here are a few restaurants I’d like to check out during Dine Out. 1. Boneta – 12 Water Street For just $38, Boneta’s offering a three-courser at its pretty Gastown location. West coast luxury dining at its finest!