Category: Parties & Events

First Taste of Hugo’s Churros & Tacos

With it’s focus on Mexican fare this eatery has recently relocated next door to their previous location in McArthurGlen Vancouver. The Garcia family has added some new dishes to the menu at this location and will soon have liquor available…

First Taste of Do Chay Yaletown

With it’s focus on Modern Vietnamese Vegetarian fare this humbled eatery has expanded outside of it’s original location in East Vancouver and opened another outpost in Yaletown. The interior décor has the similar bird cages hanging from the ceiling as…

First Taste of Casereccio Foods

This newly opened Italian eatery in Kitsilano is owned by Maria Clarkson, Alexandro Cascia and another partner, all from different regions of Italy. They have put together a wonderful menu of house-made pastas, sauces, desserts and more. In addition to…

Picnic to Go at Pacific Yacht Charters

A beautiful weekend afternoon and perfect time for a picnic! We enjoyed one of the Picnic 2 Go this past weekend aboard Pacific Yacht Charters in Coal Harbour. They are participating in the Dine Outside Festival which runs through to…

First Taste of J Squared Ice Cream

Owned by husband and wife, both of their names start with the letter J, hence the name of this ice cream shop. While Jenny was pregnant she was craving ice cream and both of her favourite shops were miles away,…

Brix & Mortar Picnic to Go

Another beautiful late Summer night and perfect time for a picnic! We enjoyed one of the Picnic 2 Go the other night in City Square Courtyard Park. They are participating in the Dine Outside Festival which runs through to September…

Grano Pizzeria Napoletana Picnic to Go

Beautiful Summer weather and perfect time for a picnic! Grano Pizzeria Napoletana opened recently serving up an all plant-based menu featuring salads, pizzas and other dishes. We enjoyed their Picnic 2 Go last night in nearby Hillcrest Park. This restaurant…

First Taste of Yasmina Bakery

New Lebanese bakery opened recently on Main Street; it’s owned by Yasmine Mediterranean Foods a block way. In addition to the freshly baked breads and baked goods they are also carrying a small selection of Lebanese grocery items. I tried…

A Taste of the Dine Outside Festival Vancouver

Tourism Vancouver and the Dine Out Festival is launching a new one of a kind dining festival which takes place between August 21 – September 21 in Vancouver with 163 participating restaurants. Created as a way to help the restaurant…

First Taste of Mazahr Lebanese Kitchen

Opening last month, is this Lebanese restaurant that took over from another Lebanese restaurant in the same location in the South Granville neighborhood. The restaurant is run by owner, Mohammad Halawi. They offer some inside seating as well as a…

First Taste of Jingle Bao

Opening late last year, Jingle Bao took over a spot on Denman Street that previously housed a few different restaurants most recently a hot pot restaurant. At this Westend spot they specialize in house-made dumplings as well as other Chinese…

New Menu, New Chef at Cibo Trattoria

Chef Jesse Zuber recently joined Cibo Trattoria and he has launched a new menu filled with wonderful new dishes celebrating Italian cuisine. Lawrence and I enjoyed tasting each of the dishes on this stellar menu. 1st dish: Burrata -Italian burrata,…

First Taste of Bombay Masala Indian Cuisine

Bombay Masala Indian Cuisine opened a few weeks ago in West Point Grey, and they specialize in Indian cuisine primarily from the Punjab region of India. They were caught in a similar situation as many other restaurants around the city…

First Taste of Level V Bakery and Whisk Premium Matcha

Sharing the space, this plant-based tea shop and bakery are offering items that complement each other in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. Whisk Premium Matcha is owned by Kimmy and her company has been wholesaling their Matcha tea across North America…

First Taste of Grano Pizzeria Napoletana

The new Plant-based Italian pizzeria that opened today is a collaborative effort between the owners of Via Tevere Pizzeria (brothers, Dom and Frank Morra) and another partner who is a close family friend (nutritionist, Lindsay Wood). The bright white walled…

First Taste of Brunch Vancouver

This newly opened all day brunch spot is owned by Canadian born husband Chef Ian Turnbull and his Mexican born wife Clementina Oliveras. They have both put together a wonderful menu encompassing breakfast and lunch Mexican and Canadian favorites. You…

First Taste of Bonjour Vietnam Bistro

A beautiful new modern Vietnamese restaurant opened today in the Fraserhood neighborhood featuring a stunning dream garden inside the restaurant. Owners Nguyet Dang who runs operations and Chef who runs the kitchen have no previous experience operating a restaurant, they…

Takeout at Bánh Mì Très Bon

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Cold Tea Restaurant

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

First Taste of Cold Tea Restaurant

With it’s focus on all-day dim sum, Chinese BBQ, and Vietnamese-style family food; the iconic former RBC bank turned restaurant back about 35 years ago or so when it was occupied by Chinese restaurant Tsui Hang Village. Cold Tea Restaurant…

Takeout at Trattoria Restaurant

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Sabai Thai Restaurant

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

Takeout at Papparoti

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

First Taste of Ofra’s Kitchen

Owner Ofra Sixto launched her restaurant on Denman Street in late December specializing in Vegetarian Middle Eastern dishes. I visited in early January when they had been opened for under 2 weeks. I tried a selection of dishes that included…

Takeout at Gusto A Taste of Italy

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

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