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Tasting Plates Kitsilano

On Wednesday May 9, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the Kitsilano neighborhood where guests ate delicious Japanese dishes including nigiri, plus Asian tapas, Vegan burgers, Cream puffs, teas, juices, and more. Storm…

Around Vancouver in the Honda Clarity

I recently spent the week test driving the electric hybrid Honda Clarity 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…

Cookie Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Cookie Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at bakeries and cafes around Vancouver.  Each establishment featured their creation on their menu from April 20 – May 12, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout…

Martini Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Martini Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, and Maple Ridge.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 12 -may 6, 2018. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout…

Steel & Oak Brewmasters Dinner at Vij’s

On April 12, I enjoyed a wonderful meal along with a delicious pairing of Steel and Oak beers. As it turned out this was the first ever beer pairing dinner for Vij’s Restaurant and what a wonderful night it was….

Vancouver Auto Show and Gala 2018

With a love for cars, I attended the The Vancouver International Auto Show that featured quite a range of cars from sports cars to electric vehicles at this annual show held March 28 to April 1 at the Vancouver Convention…

Red Truck Beer announces Summer Concert Lineup

Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer returns for another great year of summer music. Red Truck Beer Co.  is hosting its fourth annual Truck Stop Concert Series with three events at its East Vancouver brewery. These events bring…

Vancouver Foodster 5th Taco Challenge

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

Winners of 22nd Annual Where to Dine Awards

I attended the Where Vancouver Magazine 22 Annual Where to Dine Awards on April 25, 2018, held at the D/6 Bar and Lounge  at the Douglas Hotel in Parq Vancouver. Prior to the awards ceremony there was a reception featuring…

First Taste of BCD Academy

Executive Chef Parinya Loptson who owns Ban Chok Dee restaurants has opened her first one of a kind cooking school, that is located in the heart of Langley City. BCD Academy and Catering is a brand-new, spare-no-expense cooking school and…

Tasting Plates Kitsilano on May 9

Join us and explore the Kitsilano neighborhood centered on Broadway and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants, and cafes.. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday May 9 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each…

Pizza Challenge 2018 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster 4th Pizza Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Coquitlam, New Westiminster, North Vancouver, Horshoe Bay, and Squamish.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 5-29, 2018. and their customers voted…

Brunch at Le Creuset

I recently attended a delcious brunch at Le Creuset’s Vancouver store and cafe in South Granville where they launched their newest colour for 2018. For brunch,  I enjoyed an Cappuccino with almond milk, followed by some delightful Thierry items that…

Whole Foods Market North Vancouver Opens

I had a chance to preview the new Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver today which opens to the public on Thursday April 26. This store is 7th for the company in British Columbia and is around 40,000 square feet….

Vancouver Foodster Cookie Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cookie Challenge. Restaurants, bakeries and cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Cookie creations into this challenge. Each restaurant, cafe and bakery will be featuring their cookie creations on their menu from…

Afternoon Tea at Neverland Tea Salon

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 East Village

On Wednesday April 18 we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we visited the East Village area of Vancouver where guests ate delicious pizza, tasted olive oils and vinegars, indulged in sweets, and enjoyed a flight…

Food Talks Vol 16 on May 8

This is the sixteenth event in this Food Talks series! Come join us to meet and mingle with other foodies, and to hear some enlightening speakers from the food community. Hosted by Richard Wolak – Founder of Vancouver Foodster and Food…

Touring Saman Bakery

I recently had a chance to tour this North Vancouver based Persian breads and sweets production bakery. This family bakery has been supplying their breads to a growing number of markets throughout the Vancouver area since 2004. Amin Tavangar, President,…

VAN MAG AWARDS 2018

Attending the 29th Annual VanMag restaurant awards yesterday was entertaining, as usual there were surprises and let downs from the nominees and winners, cheering and some award winner no shows. As one my favourite foodie events of the year, it is always…

Vancouver Martini Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Martini Challenge. Restaurants and bars from all over the city were invited to enter their martini creations into this challenge, most have created a special cocktail creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant/bar will be featuring…

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…

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