Olympic Athletes Give Vancouver Restos a Gold Medal

All Olympic athletes know what they eat is an integral part of their training. With that said, there are certain restaurants that know what it takes to eat like an Olympic medalist. That is why they get their own proverbial Gold Medal of sorts.

So, where does U.S. Snowboarder Shaun White and his gorgeous red locks hang during some down time? At the Republic Club in Vancouver’s Entertainment District, a two-story club with a towering, backlit bar. The famed gold medalist has already been sighted at the haute spot during this year’s games.

Which famous U.S. Speed Skater has shown preference to laid-back seafood diner Rodney’s Oyster House? Chad Hedrick, that’s who. According to FoodandWine.com, Hedrick enjoys the “excellent oysters and other seafood” Rodney’s has to offer.

Ever wonder how recent Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek had the energy to pull off a winning figure skating routine? Food and Wine has the answer. The famous U.S. figure skater was spotted having brunch at Yew inside The Four Seasons before the big skate.

It’s not just Americans that have enjoyed the fruits (literally) of Vancouver. Canadian Hockey player and three-time gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser, who delivered the athlete’s oath at the 2010 opening ceremony, loves Vij’s Indian dishes. Wickenheiser must go often because the resto noted his favorite dishes are the marinated lamb popsicles with cream curry and Miku’s aburi-style, lightly torched sushi.

Curling has shown to be a popular sport to watch this year. U.S. Curling player Debbie McCormick has already heard the praises of the Cellar Jazz Club; and, according to Food and Wine, McCormick definitely plans to visit the hip locale, which serves delectable bites such as yam frites and spicy edamame.

The 2010 Winter Olympics isn’t over yet, so the good news is there are more sightings to come. So many yummy places, so little time.