Afternoon Tea at The Urban Tea Merchant

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…

Celebrate the Games in Vancouver with Olympic Cocktails

As the 2010 Olympic Games approach, a few Vancouver restaurants and bars are getting into the Games-time spirit with their own Olympic-related beverage promotions. Here are some of the players, I had a chance to meet Bartender, “Jetside Johnny” at…

KINGYO

871 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-1677 Web: http://www.kingyo-izakaya.com/ Advice: The specials often sell out early, they are popular. One of the best places in the city for Izakaya, the menu features a great selection of appetizers Japanese tapas along with…

BUZZ CAFE

901 Homer Street, Vancouver 604-732-9029 Web: n/a Advice: great prices for their espresso. Looking for some inspiration? This is a great place to visit not only for their 49th Parallel coffee, if you are in need of a creative spark…

TASTE BC 2010 on January 19th

Liberty Wine Merchant is once again presenting TASTE BC 2010 a fundraiser for the Children’s Hospital-Oak Tree Clinic. The 16th annual celebration of local food and drink takes place January 19, 2010 (4:30-7:30 p.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in…

PIATO

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1835 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-2929 Web: www.piato.ca Advice: Bring friends and order some small plates to share. I have dined here a few times, sometimes with friends and at times on my…

AU PETIT CHAVIGNOL

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 845 East Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-255-4218 Web: www.aupetitchavignol.com Twitter: @petitchavignol Advice: Bring a friend or two along to share one of their fondues. I’ve got this Parisian feeling each time I step inside this…

Best Foodie Events of 2009

I went to a lot of different food and wine events during 2009 and these are the standouts of the year. 1) Coast Restaurant Opening party was the best restaurant opening of the year. 2) Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown…

GUDRUN

150 – 3500 Moncton Street, Richmond Tel: 604-272-1991 Web: http://www.gudrun.ca Twitter: @iheartgudrun Advice: Best to share the different platters and items with a friend or two. Use a google map or gps to find them. From the moment I entered…

A Quest for the Best Grilled Cheese in Vancouver

I am sure that you can make your own Grilled Cheese at home and I am sure you can find a Grilled Cheese on many restaurant menus around the city. The Grilled Cheese is a favourite comfort food for many….

NORTHERN DYNASTY

1180 – 8391 Alexandra Road, Richmond Tel: 604-303-1192 Web: n/a Advice: Go with friends and share the dishes. This is a restaurant that I would have never discovered on my own without hearing about it from a friend who is…

GRUB

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/menu.html Advice: Bring a mini-flashlight to view the menu. I finally made a visit to Grub a place that is fairly close to me in the neighborhood that…

Creme Brulee Quest

Vancouver is beloved by many, for reasons as diverse as the array its attractions, and the global composition of its visitors. Besides the obvious aesthetic, climatic and recreational allure of this favoured destination, recently I discovered something culinary that sets a standard the ‘Creme…

MOJA COFFEE

1412 Rupert Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-983-6652 Web: http://www.mojacoffee.com/ Twitter: @mojacoffee Advice: Closed Sundays. Use a google map or gps to find them. Located within the city’s reach is a gem that is worth your discovery, Moja Coffee a roaster…

GOLDFISH PACIFIC KITCHEN

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-8318 Web:  www.goldfishkitchen.com Advice: Make reservations for lunch and dinner. With a menu that is asian inspired, this sleek room offers up a wonderous aray of tasty dishes and amazing…

SIP RESTO LOUNGE

1117 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-7474 Web: www.siplounge.com Twitter: @SIPLoungeVan Advice: Sit up a front at the kitchen bar if your are dining solo and want to watch some kitchen action. Love the vibe of the room, with the open…

Contest: Win a copy of Vancouver Cooks 2

A second helping of recipes celebrating the B.C. food scene, served up by 70 well-known and emerging chefs Five years after Vancouver Cooks, which sold more than 13,000 copies, the Chefs’ Table Society returns with over 100 new recipes from…

ZIPANG SUSHI

3710 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-1667 Web: n/a Advice:  closed Mondays. Finding a sushi place in the city is as easy as pie, but finding an awesome and creative place for fresh sushi is harder to come by in certain…

GLOWBAL Prime Rib Sundays

I had no idea that I was going to enjoy a feast when I joined Raj Taneja (fellow food writer), Sophia Cheng (pr communicator) and Shinsuke JJ Ikegame (urban mixer) for Glowbal’s Sunday Prime Rib night. We first sat at…

Contest: Win a copy of Vancouver Cooks 2

A second helping of recipes celebrating the B.C. food scene, served up by 70 well-known and emerging chefs Five years after Vancouver Cooks, which sold more than 13,000 copies, the Chefs’ Table Society returns with over 100 new recipes from…

Chinese Restaurant Moveable Feast

I was honoured to be invited to the Chinese Restaurant Awards Moveable Feast on December 8th that included various members of the media along with some publicists and Stepanie Yuen who were on hand to explain each of the dishes…

SALSA & AGAVE

1223 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver Tel:  604-408-4228 Web: n/a Advice: Take out is always an option if there are no available seats. No reservations. One of the best authentic Mexican restaurants in the city, this casual restaurant is not large by…

Piato 1st Anniversary Party

I spent the night of December 3rd at Piato Estiatorio, enjoying their wonderful greek cuisine, indulged with grilled pita and hummous and tzataki for dipping, loved the mini lamb burger and other appies. Complimentary wine was served along with appies,…

ATITHI

2445 Burrard street, Vancouver Tel: 604-731-0221 Web:  http://www.atithi.ca/ Twitter: @eatindianatithi Advice: Their online menu seems to offer different items than the restaurant menu, if you like a dish that you don’t see in the restaurant just ask. I am happy…

Hub Opening

Hub Restaurant and Lounge held their grand opening party on Tuesday December 1st. They featured complimentary food and drinks from their food and cocktail menus including lobster wings, poutine, bruschetta and their already popular pazookie for dessert. Located in the…

SEASONS IN THE PARK

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver Tel: 604-874-8008 Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/seasons/home.html Advice: If you wish to have your salmon cooked well done just ask, they are very accommodating regarding substitutions, we had the linguine substituted for the fettuccine and omitted the bacon in…

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