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New Dishes, New Chef at Juniper

It has been over 1-1/2 years since my last visit, with new Executive Chef Warren Chow leading the kitchen, I visited recently with my friend and podcast co-host Zahra Alani to try several dishes from their new menu. 1st dish:…

Pacific Poke Opening

I recently attended the opening party for Pacific Poke newest poke bar on West 4th Avenue in the Kitislano neighborhood. Partners,  Michael Tran, Dong Lam and Chef Ryan Mah,  launched the 3rd location for the company which specializes in poke…

Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge

Welcome to the 4th Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their pizza into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special pizza just for this challenge and others have entered their…

Roadtrip in the Honda Accord to Bellingham

I recently spent a couple of days test driving the 2018 Honda Accord Touring on a road trip to Bellingham with a few coffee and food stops along the way. Leaving Vancouver, driving Highway 99 South to the Peace Arch…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite Korean Shaved Ice foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. 1) Sunny Mango Snowfall yummy bowl with fresh mango, cheesecake and vanilla ice cream Jack Frost…

Solutions for the BC Hospitality Industry Job Shortage

Back in January, The BC Restaurant & Food Services Association (BCRFA) held a town hall addressing the problems restaurants faced in filling positions in their restaurants (chefs, cooks, back of house, front of house). The BCRFA is now recommending solutions…

Tasting Plates Vancouver East Village on April 18

Join us and explore the East Village neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, cafes and a brewery. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday April 18 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each…

Curry Challenge 2018 Winners

The 3rd Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a great success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from March 8 – April 1, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily…

Home Cooking with Chefs Plate

A few months ago after hearing about some new Meal Kit services, and trying Fresh Prep and Hello Fresh, I decided to spend some more time at home cooking and using another meal service. Chefs Plate is a national company…

Home Cooking with Hello Fresh

A few months ago after hearing about some new Meal Kit services, and trying Fresh Prep, I decided to spend some more time at home cooking and using some more different meal services. Hello Fresh is a national company that…

Afternoon Tea at La Petite Cuillere

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…

Home Cooking with Fresh Prep

A few months ago after hearing about some new Meal Kit services, I decided to spend some time at home cooking and using a few different meal services. Fresh Prep is a local company that has been around for a…

Food Finds at the Canadian Health Food Show 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the annual Canadian Health Food Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This show saw food producers and suppliers from across North America and the world showing their products to mostly natural food retailers….

Afternoon Tea at Bacchus Lounge

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…

Tasting Plates Coquitlam

On Wednesday March 14 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited Coquitlam for the first time giving all who attended a chance to try a selection of ethnic eateries that included Korean, Filipino and…

19th Annual Healthy Chefs Competition

On March 21st I attended the 19th Annual Healthy Chefs Competition held at the Hyatt Regency. I was fortunate to be one of the invited media judges for the third year in a row to judge the table presentation of…

Field Trip to the Pacific Northwest

“FieldTrips” is either a day trip or a few days where I visit food areas of interest which may include farm visits, producers, wineries, restaurants and/or other places that people can visit. This is about offering Vancouver Foodster readers a…

Touring Bridge Brewing

Since they opened in 2012, beer lovers in BC have discovered Bridge Brewing’s great tasting, high quality craft beer. Owned by Leigh Stratton and her husband, Jason Stratton they began their journey as Vancouver’s first nano brewery, since they built…

Chefs in the Hood on April 7

Chefs in the Hood is a Pop Up Food Phenomenom bringing together the best of Vancouver’s culinary talent in a collaborative dinner event. Chefs from some of the top neighborHOODS will be present representing their hood. Featuring an All Star…

Gravel Bar Vitner Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort

This past weekend I had the pleasure to discover the Gravel Bar Winery portfolio of wines from their Washington winery over a wonderful dinner at the Semiahmoo Resort-Golf-Spa. Canapes were served at the reception along with the Gravel Bar Pinot…

Vancouver Plant Based Bowl Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Plant Based Bowl Challenge featured plant-based bowl creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their plant-based bowl creation from February 22 – March 18, 2018. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and…

Dining Out for Life on March 22

On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Dining Out For Life returns for its 24th year in support of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses in B.C. Since 1994, hundreds of participating restaurants from Whistler to White Rock…

Cannabis-infused Dining Experience in Vancouver on April 6 & 7

Inspired by the legalization of Cannabis in Canada, the world’s foremost cannabis chef, Christopher Sayegh – known as The Herbal Chef – is set to share his adventurous, cannabis-infused dishes with Vancouver diners on April 6 and 7. Sayegh’s pop-up…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. 1) Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake A heavenly slice of this delicious cake filled with pumpkin mouse, tiramisu, whipped cream and…

Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their curry creations into this challenge, most have created a special curry creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their curry…

Tasting New Dishes at Fable Kitchen

It has been a couple of years since my last visit to Chef Trevor Bird’s notable Kitsilano restaurant, I had the pleasure to dine there a few nights ago to explore the restaurant once again and try some of the…

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