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Pizza Palooza on February 22

Tantalize your taste buds at several of Vancouver Foodster (aka @vanfoodster Richard Wolak’s) favourite pizzerias throughout Vancouver! This Pizza tasting extravaganza is presented by Tasting Plates and Vancouver Foodster. You will have a chance to taste many types of pizza from…

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2017

On Wednesday January 11, 2017 we presented our 4th tasting tour of noodles held all over the city. The evening event started off at Commodity Juicery in Fraserhood where guests had a chance to enjoy a bubble ice tea beverage along…

Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from all over the city to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their…

First Taste of Fife Bakery

I had the pleasure of getting to know Felix Yau a few years back when he was a Chef working with Joey Restaurants in Coquitlam. He had baked me some of his bread to try which I did, I remember…

First Taste of Faebrew

With a passion to create one of a kind brewing experiences, Vincent Wong did just that opening his own coffee brew bar, which is the only one of it’s kind in Canada. Named after Fairies, Faebrew is a coffee bar…

Dine Out Vancouver 2017 Restaurants and Events

This 2017 Dine Out Vancouver Festival showcases over 284 participating restaurants , there is a challenge to find the best and most creative menu, unique flavours, value and most of all experience. To me Dine Out Vancouver is an experience, it…

Interview with Beer Merchant Mike Sharpham

I had a chance to chat with Mike Sharpham who brings over half a decade of beverage experience to Granville Island Brewing. Working as a drinks expert at specialty retail stores for many years allowed Mike to collaborate with Canada’s…

Winners of the Vancouver Foodster Challenges in 2016

The mission of our Food and Drink challenges is to get chefs to create amazing dishes while using innovative ingredients to create unique flavours and outstanding creations. We congratulate the winning chefs, bartenders and their staff for creating what they…

Best Photo Moments of 2016

Over the past year I have met many wonderful bartenders, chefs, and personalities in not only the restaurant industry but in all sorts of places that are unique in one way or another. Here are some random shots of those…

Best Savoury Dishes of 2016

I have eaten a lot of dishes in restaurants all over and outside of Vancouver in the past year, these are dishes that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to…

Best New Vancouver Restaurants in 2016

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2016. These are the Best NEW Restaurants in greater Vancouver that newly define how we eat, drink and play. There are many elements to a restaurant being…

Brunch with Jace Junggyu Kim at L’Abattoir

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

First Taste of Cacao

Notable Chef Jefferson Alvarez originally from Venezuela, has been working in the Executive Chef role at several restaurants around the over the past several years, some of which included Fraiche as well as most recently Secret Location. Over the past…

Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl on February 5

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit multiple restaurants throughout the Commercial Drive district as you taste all sorts of dishes in this…

Tasting Customer Favourites at Feast

Recently I was invited in to try Chef Jason Sokulski top of the line dishes, this tasting menu as presented to me were the most popular dishes in the restaurant which has their customers visiting time and time again. 1st…

Bocuse d’Or Canada Gala Dinner

It was a wonderful night on November 30, where some of the top chefs in the city joined forces with Chef Keith Pears to raise money for Team Canada. Held at the Delta by Marriott Burnaby Hotel, the ballroom was…

Robson and West End Brunch Crawl on February 4

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit multiple restaurants throughout the Yaletown neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this Brunch…

First Taste of Peaked Pies

A popular eatery in Whistler and one of my favourites when I have visited there in the past, Peaked Pies finally opened in Vancouver’s WestEnd neighborhood Co-owners are Kerri Jones and Alex Relf have been supplying Whistler with their delicious Australian meat…

Tiramisu Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Tiramisu Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants and bakeries around Vancouver.  Each restaurant/bakery featured their creation on their menu from November 17 – December 11, 2016. and their customers voted for their favourites…

Mak N Ming Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of the stylish Mak N Ming in Kitsilano. It’s co-owned by Chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng with the backing of Julius Dong. The dining room seats 24 although they are licensed for 40….

Yaletown Brunch Crawl on January 29

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit multiple restaurants throughout the Yaletown neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this Brunch…

Tasting Brunch at Tour De Feast

Located in North Van close to the 2nd Narrows bridge, this French bistro has been serving guests for over 5 years. I visited for brunch recently with a friend to enjoy some delicious French dishes as well as a chance…

A Taste of Fall at Osteria Savio Volpe

I took a whirl through the new fall and winter menu the other night which offers up more rustic Italian dishes on this ever changing seasonal menu. 1st dish: Bagna Cauda, a delicious sharing dish that originated in Piedmont with…

Interview with Barry Jackson

Bar Manager | Gotham| Vancouver Barry has been the Bar Manager at Gotham Steakhouse for over 6 years, previously he was the Bar Manager at Umberto’s in Whistler for 4-1/2 years. You can follow Barry on Instagram @baz_jackson How did…

East Village Brunch Crawl on January 28

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit multiple restaurants throughout the East Village neighbourhood in the Hastings area from Clark to Renfrew as…

Hummus Express Brunch Pop Up January 15

On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Hummus Express is bringing an authentic Jaffa-style brunch pop-up to Gastown! They will be guests of Gastown’s signature Italian deli, Brioche. Enjoy our delicious hummus served with warm chickpeas, masabacha, eggs and more. Brioche will…

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