MANGIA CUCINA

2211 Manitoba Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-5445 Web: https://www.mangiacucina.com/ Twitter: @mangia604 Instagram @mangia604 Advice: Reservations suggested This charming house is the setting for this Italian cuisine focussed eatery run by Sicilian born Chef Allessandro who’s menu is filled with favourite dishes…

Chefs in the Hood 2.0

On October 20, I attended another fabulous fundraiser by the Chefs in the Hood crew, this time around the event was turned up a notch, held at the Law Courts Inn downtown Vancouver with 500 people in attendance. It was…

Around the City in the Honda CRV

One of my favourite cars in the Honda fleet is the Honda CRV, I have driven this model for past travel adventures outside of the city and it’s always been a great ride. I recently spent a week test driving the…

Our 2nd Holiday Market

The other night we held our second Holiday Market in four distinct ‘markets’ around Vancouver, featuring multi-vendors at Espressotec and Be Fresh, Silk Road Tea who featured their own products as well as the Main Street Honey Shoppe where we…

Nachos Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Nachos Challenge was a success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 8 – December 2, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our…

Bacio Rosso Dinner Theatre at Queen Elizabeth Park

A one of a kind dinner theatrical experience has come to Vancouver for the holiday season which will now continue on through early 2019. I had a chance to enjoy one of their performances last month under the big tent…

Cheesecake Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge was another success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 2-25, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge. Our media judging panel…

Sandwich Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge  was another success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Sandwich creation from November 1-25, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

Around the City in the Acura RDX

I recently spent a week test driving the Acura RDX 2018 car around the city while I was out and about trying some new dishes and such at restaurants inside and outside of Vancouver. Took a drive out to Surrey…

Burger Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster 5th Annual Best Burger Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 18 – November 11, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this…

Dumpling Fest Vancouver

Hon’s Wonton House We held our first ever Dumpling Fest around Vancouver on November 7th, the evening tasting tour provided guests a chance to try many different types of dumplings from a select number of different cultures including Taiwanese, Russian,…

Chef Bueno Jefferson at The Chefs Table

I recently attended a wonderful dinner at JJ’s Restaurant inside the VCC downtown campus presented by their Culinary Arts department. Chef Jefferson Bueno is a former alumni who currently lives and works in Victoria; he presented a tasty creative menu…

Uno Gelato

2579 W Broadway, Vancouver Web: https://www.unogelato.com/ Twitter: @unogelatoyvr Instagram @unogelato.yvr Advice: Counter service. When Maestro James creates something or anything for that matter, you know it’s going to be good. He is the master when it comes to precision and…

Tacofino Ocho Opening

I recently attended the opening party for the latest eatery from the Tacofino group in the Mount Pleasant/Olympic Village neighborhood. Each of their locations usually has a different name to give each a slightly different identity. This one is no…

Vancouver Nachos Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Nachos Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Nachos creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Nachos creations on their menu from November 8 – December 2, 2018….

Afternoon Tea at Origo Club

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

ANGUS T

1036 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 559-5989 Web: n/a Instagram: @angust_vancouver Advice: Counter service. A beautiful bakeshop in the heart of Yaletown that keeps things simple, they offer a selection of in-house baked croissants, cinnamon buns along with espresso drinks…

HON’S WONTON HOUSE

25 E. 2nd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (604) 708-0306 Web: http://www.honswontonhouse.com/ Instagram @honswonton Advice: No reservations, complimentary hot tea. With it’s homage to the original Hon’s that was founded locally in the 1970’s; the popular Chinese eats focused eatery is in…

Vancouver Eats Cookbook Launch

I recently attended the book launch party for Vancouver Eats which was written by my friend Joanne Sasvari and published by Figure 1 Publishing. The party was held at the Vancouver Club in downtown Vancouver where guests mingled over cocktails…

Vancouver Cheesecake Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge. I have invited restaurants, cafes and bakeries from all over the city to enter their cheesecake into this challenge, some have their cheesecake on their menus and others have created a special cheesecake just…

Vancouver Sandwich Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Sandwich Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sandwich creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Sandwich creations on their menu from November 1 – 25, 2018. How…

2nd Annual Holiday Market on December 5

Join us for a night of tasting to celebrate the upcoming holiday season at several markets around the city roving through a few neighborhoods from Kitsilano to Clark Drive. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday December 5 from 6pm…

Slow Fish Dinner at Pica

On September 23, I attended a one of a kind fun and tasty event, it was the 5th Annual Slow Fish Dinner presented by the Chefs Table Society of BC and held at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. I have…

Feast of Fields at UBC Farm

This year’s 24th annual extraordinary feast was held on September 9 at UBC Farm in Vancouver. Occasionally it rains and this was the year that it did, happily it didn’t dampen the spirits of the many foodies who attended this…

Tasting Plates Gastown

On Wednesday October 24, we presented our Gastown dining tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the Gastown area.  Started off the evening with some coffees at Milano Coffee after everyone registered. Milano Coffee Featuring Espresso Franks as…

Pasta Challenge Winners 2018

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge  was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Pasta creation from October 4-28, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task…

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