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Gastown BBQ & Chili Fest August 30 & 31

I am looking forward to being one of the celebrity judges at this weekend's, 3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival. This annual festival and competition features 12 Gastown restaurants competing...

LITTLE MOUNTAIN COFFEE

4895 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 875-0700 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Located close to Queen Elizabeth Park. This neighborhood café is family owned and run with the co...

BELGIUM PLACE

1598 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-6858 Web: http://www.belgiumplace.com/ Twitter: @BelgiumPlace Advice: Don't share the waffles, best to eat solo and take the rest to go if yo...

White Spot Dunsmiur Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for the newest White Spot location which is the first new White Spot restaurant to open downtown Vancouver in over 20 years. This restaurant is 2 levels, on...

Discovering Thailand Festival in Vancouver August 22-24

The inaugural Thai Festival will take place this coming weekend August 22-24 downtown Vancouver, presented by The Royal Thai Consulate-General in collaboration with Suan Dusit Rajaphat University....

Summer Menu Tasting at The Bibo

Visited The Bibo last week to taste some of Chef Danilo’s new dishes and try some of Chef Marco’s new Pizzas! My friend Felix Yau joined me to share these dishes. 1st Dish: Zucchini quit...

FEAST

2423 Marine Dr. West Vancouver Tel: (604) 922-1155 Web: www.feastdining.ca Twitter: @feastdining Advice: Reservations needed. The communal table is the star in this eatery located i...

First Taste of Mahony & Sons Stamps Landing

I attended a media preview yesterday for the new Mahony & Sons at Stamps Landing in False Creek. This is the newest restaurant from the three Mahony brothers and it's quite the flagship proper...

BAN CHOK DEE

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley Tel: 778-278-3088 Web: http://www.banchokdee.com Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai Advice: Bring friends along to share the dishes. As Thai food i...

FLOAT ON GF BAKESHOP

4384 Fraser St. Vancouver Tel:  604-767-3733 Web: http://www.floatonbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @floatonbakeshop Advice: Closed Mondays. For the many who either have wheat allergies...

SWEET BAKE SHOP

1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-424-8800 Web: http://www.sweetbakeshop.com/ Twitter: @SweetBakeShop Advice:  Custom cakes can be ordered by request. From wedding cakes...

Local Shortbread by Peche Mignon

Locally produced shortbread doesn’t get any better than Peche Mignon. I finally had a chance to meet owners Vivien and Beng recently who are the founders of this local company that has been prod...

Garden Party and Croquet Classic on August 23

Summer is here and the time is ripe for cocktails, champagne, tea and croquet. On Saturday, August 23, Cocktails & Canapes and Max Cunningham will be producing the first annual Garden Party an...

SPAGHETEI

1741 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-1014 Web: http://spaghetei.com/ Twitter: @SPAGHeTEI_Van Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-in welcome you may have to wait. Serving ...

HAI PHONG VIETNAMESE KITCHEN

186 Keefer Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-8897 Web: http://haiphongrestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Take friends and share some dishes. Hidden off Keefer and close t...

BLACK ECHO COFFEE

1144 Mainland, Vancouver Tel: (604) 806-6223 Web: www.blackechocoffee.com Twitter: @blackechocoffee Advice: Located in the rear inside the clothing store. Smart idea by the folk...

Tasting Plates Vancouver West End on September 10

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the West End neighborhood of downtown Vancouver.  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foo...

THAI CUISINE BY MONTRI

2585 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: (604) 221-9599 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Closed Monday. Chef Montri was a fixture in Thai cuisine in the city years ago when very ...

Tasting Cheesecakes at Trees Organic

In to taste some of the cheesecakes that I have yet to try, the list grew and before I knew it I was tasting 5 different cheesecakes. 1st Cheesecake: Mango Splash Cheesecake  Feature che...

Exploring the Ladner Village Market

A couple of Sundays ago I visited this market for the first time, this market happens every 2nd Sunday from June thru September. This is Western Canada's largest open air market hosting 150...

BLUE EYED MARYS

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921 2583 Web: http://www.blueeyedmarys.com Twitter: @blueeyedmarys Advice: Reservations suggested. I fell in love with this ...
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