GORILLA FOOD

101- 436 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-722-2504 Web: www.gorillafood.com Advice: cash only, the closest atm is a block away in Harbour Centre mall. If you are looking for RAW food in Vancouver then Gorilla Food is the place to go,…

Behind the Scenes with Thierry Busset

In Part Two of my interview with Thierry Busset we go Behind the Scenes with him into his kitchen where he creates all the desserts for CinCin. I spent an afternoon with him recently and watched him make his Coffee…

CHAMBAR

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-7119 Webs: http://www.chambar.com Twitter: @chambar Advice: Make an advance reservation thru Open Table, try to get a table towards the rear of the restaurant. This is a long time favourite restaurant of mine and I…

Interview with Colin Turner

CinCin | Vancouver I understand you won 2nd place in Canada’s first ever Beer Mixology Competition held at The Refinery on August 17, 2009. Yes, what a fantastic competition! I had such a great time, and really enjoyed the opportunity…

Chocolatiers in the City

Our region boasts a number of chocolatiers who make some fine chocolates. Here are some of my favourites in and around Vancouver. Chocolaterie De La Nouvelle France 198 East 21st Avenue Vancouver Tel: 604-566-1065 Web: www.chocolaterienouvellefrance.ca Neighborhood: Main Street Favourites:…

Interview with Thierry Busset

Thierry Busset | Vancouver Vancouver is home to some of the best pastry chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Star Pastry Chefs is a…

LAS TORTAS

3353 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-1402 Web: www.lastortas.ca Advice: Taking it to go, do yourself a favour and call ahead With a line-up out the door at this gourmet Mexican sandwich shop I knew that I had to try it….

Bartender: Colin Turner

Colin Turner is the Bartender at CinCin on Robson in downtown Vancouver. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “The Hybrid”. Ingredients: 2 oz Beniamino Moscato Grappa…

Bartender: Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is the Bartender at Pivo/Lux in downtown Vancouver. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “Black Tuskan”. Ingredients: 1 oz Kaluha liquer 1 oz Van…

Bartender: Sarah

Sarah is the Bartender at Dive at the Met in downtown Vancouver. On August 17th she competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. Her featured drink was called “Mile High”. Ingredients: Whistler Brewing Weissbier 3/4 oz…

Bartender: Kris Jensen

Kris Jensen is the Bartender at The Refinery downtown Vancouver. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at his bar. His featured drink was called “Taco Bell”. Ingredients: 1.5 oz chipolte & ancho chili infused reposado…

Bartender: Danielle Tatarin

Danielle Tatarin is the Bartender at DB Bistro on Broadway in Kitsilano.  On August 17th she competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. Her featured drink was called “Mountain Julep”. Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Tart Cherry…

Bartender: Sam Bawden

Sam Bawden is the Bartender at The Crime Lab in Coal Harbour overlooking Stanley Park. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “No Name”. Ingredients: One oz…

Bartender: Jonathan Smolensky

Jonathan Smolensky is the Bartender at Brix Restaurant in Yaletown. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “Après Flip”. Ingredients: 4 oz Whistler Weissbier secret brew 3…

Bartender: Kyle Lane

Kyle Lane is the Bartender at Regional Tasting Lounge (RTL) in downtown Vancouver. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “Bubble Beer”. Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz tanqueray…

NUBA

1206 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel:  778-371-3266 Web: http://nuba.ca/nubaseymour.html Twitter: @nubatown Advice: Call ahead for takeout. The hot sauce is great and it is not to hot. This is one of my favourite places in the city for Falafel, it is…

Interview with Shaun Layton

George Ultra Lounge | Vancouver I understand you won Canada’s first ever Beer Mixology Competition held at The Refinery on August 17, 2009. Would you consider yourself a Bartender or a Mixologist or both? And why? Definitely a Bartender!!  I’m…

DON GUACAMOLES

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1333 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2295 Advice: The line-up moves quickly. The place is always packed with people who love great Mexican food from locals to esl students missing the food from back home, After…

EARLS YALETOWN

1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel 604-688-4990 Web: http://www.earls.ca Advice: Get ready to have a great time. Of all their locations around I especially like their Yaletown location for their seating, décor and lounge like vibe. It is a great location…

Bartender: Trevor Kallies

Trevor Kallies is the bartender at the Granville Room on Granville in downtown Vancouver. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “Citrusly Speaking”. Ingredients: 2 thick slice…

Bartender: Cassidy Crowe

Cassidy Crowe of SIP Resto Lounge on Granville in the heart of downtown Vancouver. On August 17th she competed in the Mixologist Competition held upstairs from Sip at The Refinery. Here featured drink was called “The Geisha” Ingredients: 1 oz…

THE GALLERY CAFE

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-2233 Web:  http://www.thegallerycafe.ca/ Advice: There are empty glasses on the glass wall after the cash register along with ice and great tap water. Located upstairs inside the Vancouver Art Gallery this café offers a wonderful…

ITALIAN KITCHEN TO GO

1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-2890 Web: www.theitaliankitchen.ca Advice: Weekdays only, take out only. As much as I love Italian Kitchen and Trattoria, it took me awhile to make a visit to their ever popular, trendy Italian Kitchen to Go….

Bartender: Josh Pape

Josh Pape is one of the Bartenders and Co-Owners of The Diamond in Gastown. On August 17th he competed in the Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. He created his featured drink in advance but named it impromptu in front…

Bartender: Solomon Seigel

Solomon Seigel is the Bartender at his own place called Solomon’s in Victoria. On August 17th, he was the only participant from Victoria to compete in the Mixologist Competition. His featured drink was called the “Lavender Haze” Ingredients: 1 part…

The Bartenders

Features the top bartenders who have competed in championships locally or nationally or has created a buzz around Vancouver.

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