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…

Cooking in Colour Cookbook Launch

I recently attended the book launch party of my friends Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett of The Food Gays. Their new cookbook launch party was held on the top floor of Telus Garden in downtown Vancouver. The Food Gays reflect…

MUMBAI LOCAL

1148 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 423-3281 Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/ Instagram @Mumbailocal.ca Advice: Walk-ins welcome, open daily. Specializing in Mumbai style street food, the kitchen is run by creative Chef Tushar Tondvalkar who has created a menu of dishes that balance…

ORIGO CLUB

110-6888 River Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 285-8889 Web: https://origoclub.ca/ Instagram @origoclub Advice: Reservations suggested, closed Mondays. With it’s focus on French cuisine and French wines this beautiful new restaurant does it all so well. It’s fine dining, sophisticated and welcoming,…

Vancouver Foodster 5th Annual Burger Challenge

Welcome to the 5th Annual Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their burger creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Burger creations on their menu from October 18 –…

Meinhardt Fine Foods West Vancouver

1350 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Phone: (604) 922-5362 Web: http://www.meinhardtfinefoods.com/ Instagram @meinhardtfinefoods Hours:  Open Monday to Saturday 7am to 9pm, Sunday 8am – 7pm This is their third store in the Vancouver area, similar in size to their downtown Vancouver location,…

PEPINO’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE

631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 254-5633 Web: https://pepinos.ca/ Twitter: @pepinothemouse Instagram: @ pepinosspaghettihouse Advice: No reservations. With its nod to the old Nicks which was the locale for over 60 years prior; Pepino’s takes the reign mastering the Italian…

Dumpling Fest Vancouver on November 7

Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants between Olympic Village, Chinatown and Commercial Drive areas of East Van serving up different kinds of dumplings, from Cantonese soup dumplings, to Russian Pelmeni to Indian Kofta to Italian Gnocchi…

BOMBAY KITCHEN AND BAR

1018 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:(604) 336-1111 Web:http://bombaykitchenbar.com/ Instagram @bombaykitchenandbar Advice: Reservations suggested for large parties, walk-ins welcome. With its focus on traditional Indian cuisine from the Bombay region, Chef has created a wonderful menu of tasty dishes, I loved the…

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