Category: Great Ideas

Restaurants that have created something new, cool, special nights and other random ideas.

Beachside Concessions in West Vancouver

I took myself on an excursion a couple weeks ago to Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver to visit The Smoke House which is located inside the park towards and above the beach. This beachside concession is unlike any you have…

Tastes of Latin America June 28 – July 6

Carnaval del Sol and Latincouver present Tastes of Latin America at several Latin American restaurants throughout Vancouver. This event will unite the city’s best Latin flavours with locals who have yet to know about them (and the ones that just…

Jazz Fest 2014 Club Series

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival showcases a wide range of jazz related concerts from June 20 – July 1, 2014. Featuring all types of concerts in many venues around the city. Here are some of the restaurants and clubs…

Vancouver International Tequila Expo on May 31

The 3rd Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) will take place on May 31, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Proceeds will benefit the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF), the hospitality industry’s own charity. The event is Canada’s largest showcase of premium agave…

Subscription Based Local Food

Vitae Juice Created by two young Vancouverites, Vitae Juice offers fresh, unpasteurized cold-pressed juice with door-to-door delivery service in the Vancouver Area. Using only natural and seasonal ingredients, from 100% organic, non-GMO fruit and vegetables. Vitae Juice has 15 juice…

12 Vancouver Chefs to follow on Instagram

Instagram is a social media platform that is gaining in popularity globally as well it in Vancouver, exciting food photos are a wonderful escape. Here are some of my favourite Vancouver chefs who I have been following on Instagram their…

7 Cafes to Follow in Vancouver on Instagram

Instagram is a social media platform that is gaining in popularity globally as well in Vancouver, food photos and especially coffee and desserts photos are a wonderful escape. Here are some of my favourite Vancouver cafes who I have been…

Lukes General Store + Stumptown Coffee Pop-up

Calgary-based retailer Lukes is launching their first Vancouver venture with a pop-up project in Chinatown focussed on serving Stumptown, the Pacific Northwest roast whose unique quality and practices has earned it a cult-like status among coffee lovers. Lukes was the…

On the Go – Restaurant Delivery in Vancouver

There is a new type of food delivery service called the Breakfast Courier that delvers healthy oriented breakfast eats from restaurants to the doorsteps of residents by bicycle downtown, Kitsilano, Mount Pleasant and areas including Railtown to Commercial Drive. Their website…

Hot Chocolate Festival Vancouver Round 4

In it’s 4th year, this years Hot Chocolate Festival grows yet again, running from January 18-February 14, it will feature 25 cafes offering up a total of 60 different hot chocolate beverages for us to taste and savour. Vancouver is…

Dine Out Vancouver 2014 Events -picks

This year’s Dine Out Vancouver runs January 17 – February 2nd and features an extensive selection of unique events in addition to prix-frixe meals that all the participating restaurants will be offering. On Wednesday January 8th I will publish my restaurant…

7 Pastry Chefs on Instagram to Follow in Vancouver

Instagram is a social media platform that is gaining in popularity globally as well it in Vancouver, food photos and especially desserts photos are a wonderful escape. Here are some of my favourite Vancouver pastry chefs who I have been…

Mollie Katzen Talk & Tasting

Last week I had the pleasure to meet Cookbook Author, Mollie Katzen at Books to Cooks. She was in town to promote her new book “The Heart of the Plate”, a beautiful book filled with vegetarian recipes for a new…

Hawkers Market Thrives in East Van

A couple of weeks ago I attended this bustling market that was filled with foodies and music lovers out experiencing food stalls from a growing number of smaller food vendors as well as some known food trucks. Chris Jerome had…

Fondue Nights at Le Parisien

Last Wednesday I indulged in one of my favourite dishes, sharing a pot of delicious cheese fondue. When travelling in Switzerland or France it was fairly easy to enjoy fondue, it is great to see Le Parisien step up to…

Mealshare Supports People in Need

I recently heard about a new program that just launched in Vancouver called Mealshare that works with restaurants and provides meals for those in need. What is Mealshare? It is a new non-profit organization run by three young entrepreneurs  who…

BBQ on the Bypass on September 15

Dozens of BBQ pitmasters and their teams from across the Pacific Northwest will set up camp in Langley on Sunday, September 15th for one of the community’s most popular events, the 2013 BBQ on the Bypass. The 8th annual free…

Feast of Fields at Krause Berry Farm Sept 8

One of my favourite food events of the year, FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields takes place on Sunday afternoon 1pm – 5pm on September 8th , this year at Krause Berry Farm. Krause Berry Farms started as a…

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19-21 – Your Eating Guide

The 36th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 19-21, starting off on Friday evening with musicians performing from all over the world thru Sunday night. This is one of my favourite music festivals, I have attended 30…

Joy of Feeding June 30

One of my favourite events that I attended last year returns on a different date this year. The  Joy of Feeding, a fundraiser for UBC Farm will yet again be held at this beautiful farm with 16 multi-cultural home cooks…

Food & Artisan Market at Downtown Jazz Weekend June 22 & 23

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents are larger celebration of Free jazz concerts downtown Vancouver this year. All takes place around Robson Square and outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery over the weekend of June 22 & 23, showcasing musicians…

The Chinatown Night Market for 2013

The much-anticipated, revamped Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is ready to launch its 2013 season officially on June 1st.  You will find some of the best outdoor entertainment and shopping in the city as well as a weekly on-site food truck…

Industry Night in Vancouver

Industry Night is where people who work in the hospitality/restaurants/bar industry can enjoy discounts off food and drinks with others who are in the same industry on their night off. You can find industry nights all over the world, in…

Cooking Stage at BC Home & Garden Show Feb 20-24

The 42nd annual BC Home + Garden Show, is taking place on February 20-24 at BC Place. I am truly excited to be one of the Emcee’s for the Home Cooking stage at this year show. There are several of…

Discovering O5 Tea

Sitting down with Pedro Villalon has a very different meaning, Pedro is known as the Tea Hunter, he is a passionate individual who spends time in small farms around Asia, creating relationships with tea farmers and bringing their product back…

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