EAST IS EAST

4413 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-2020 Web: http://www.eastiseast.ca/ Advice: No reservations, sit anywhere you wish and have a taste of their chai. I’ve been coming here ever since they opened this eastside location where I love the ambience and the…

California Wine Fair April 7

Now in its 30th year of touring across Canada, the 2010 CALIFORNIA WINE FAIR BALLROOM TASTING boasts 350 wines from 100 wineries throughout the Golden State. Under one roof, the range of wines include products currently available in the market…

Poisson D’Avril at Provence Marinaside

In for dinner with friends on April 1st specifically to partake in their Poisson d’Avril festival of fish celebration. At one point early in the evening I discovered that someone had put a paper fish on my back and that…

HAMILTON STREET GRILL

1009 Hamilton Street,Vancouver Tel: 604-331-1511 Web: http://www.hamiltonstreetgrill.com/ Twitter:  @nwyles Advice: Check in advance for their Sunday Night Service family style dinners at the long table. I dined here last Sunday night with some friends for the inaugural “Sunday Night Services”…

The Ride to Conquer Cancer May 2 at Elixir

Fundraising Brunch at Elixir Conquering Cancer One Mile at a Time Elixir Bistro Executive Chef Don Letendre has once again embarked on a history-making opportunity to make an epic crusade against cancer. On June 19 and 20, 2010, Letendre will…

New Zealand Wines April 23

GET THE DIRT ON NEW ZEALAND TERROIR trade seminar on Friday April 23, 9:30am -11.15am at VCC West. Spanning 10 degrees in latitude (1600km) New Zealand’s terroir changes dramatically from the sub-tropical north to the cool climate mountainous south. Michelle…

Hot Chefs Cool Jazz May 13

Vancouver Convention Centre Time: 6:00 pm Join Ryan Stone and an ensemble of Vancouver’s leading chefs such as: Justin Ault, Hapa Izakaya James Burnett, Show Case Restaurant, Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Lee Cooper, L’Abattoir Restaurant J.C. Fellicella, Vancouver Community College…

RINCONCITO SALVADORENO RESTAURANT

2062 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel:  604-879-2600 Web: n/a Advice: Order one of the authentic specialties if this is your first time. I was fortunate to have one of my friends be my guide into this authentic Salavadorian eating experience as…

Red Carpet Soiree May 6

Thursday May 6th at 7pm Blue Water Cafe 1095 Hamilton St. (@ Helmcken) in Yaletown This year we will be rolling out the red carpet for more than 300 guests who will be treated to showcase an impressive selection of…

Celebrating Earth Hour at Hotel Vancouver

On Saturday March 27th I attended and celebrated Earth Hour at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver where Finlandia Vodka sponsored the food and cocktail tasting event in the 900 West lounge. The Purity Party as it was called showcased Finlandia Vodka…

2010 Wine & Beer Festival

On March 26th I attended a packed gathering of people out to taste an extensive selection of wine and beer. The event was held upstairs inside Stadium Club at the Edgewater Casino and was presented by Just Here for the…

Afternoon Tea at The Fish House

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…

THE TEMPLETON

1087 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4612 Web: http://thetempleton.blogspot.com/ Advice: Counter service is the perfect spot to be if you are dining solo. A long time favourite for many Vancouverites, this was my first visit to this popular hideaway. I liked…

NUBA

146 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-6727 Web: http://nuba.ca/third.html Twitter: @NubaTown Advice: Call ahead for takeout. I love Nuba, and have always loved Nuba ever since trying their food at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival a few years back, I…

Vancouver Foodster Awesome Tweetup

Thank you to the staff at Wicked Cafe Hornby for hosting our 1st ever Vancouver Foodster Tweetup on Wednesday March 17, 2010 and for providing everyone with a FREE coffee beverage. We had a great turnout of people out to talk about…

Interview with Harry Hertscheg

Executive Director | Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival | Vancouver What are the most challenging elements of organizing a wine festival? For this Festival, it’s making the following happen: 30,000+ bottles of 1700+ selected wines by 197 wineries from 14…

JUDAS GOAT TABERNA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 27 Blood Alley, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-5090 Web: http://www.judasgoat.ca Advice: Go early or make an advance reservation. It’s as if I was back in Barcelona, sitting in a courtyard off the beaten path enjoying delicious tapas…

Healthy Chefs Competition

On March 17th I attended the 11th annual Healthy Chefs Competition held at the Hyatt Regency. This was the first time that I had attended this event and had no idea how the successful evening was going to unfold. Guests…

SANTOUKA RAMEN

1690 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-8121 Web: n/a Advice: Cash only. Limited vegetarian options. Located in what has become the Ramen neighborhood in the West End at the far western section of Robson, Santouka is a beautiful rather small restaurant…

MIS TRUCOS

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1141 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-3960 Web: http://mistrucos.ca/ Twitter: @MisTrucos Advice: Bring a friend or two along and share some dishes. Loved the cozy room even though I felt like I was sitting in…

BC Wilds & Wine Blind Tasting March 26

Friday, March 26 – 7 pm Come out and taste the best of BC’s exotic ingredients tamed and paired with an exclusive BC spring wine selection from select boutique wineries. Experience Chef Robin’s creations with Wild Mushrooms, Sea Asparagus, Muskox…

LUPO

869 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2535 Web: www.luporestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @luporestaurant Advice: They can accommodate large parties of 12 people in the Nook located in the main floor dining room or larger parties upstairs. Advance reservations are suggested. If you wish…

A Quest for the Best Onion Rings in Vancouver

I am sure that you can find Onion Rings on many restaurant menus around the city. Onion Rings is a favourite comfort food for many. My quest was to find the most unique and tasty Onion Rings. In ranking order,…

WIN 2 Aussie Wine Tasting Tickets

Enter to WIN, we are giving away Two Tickets to the Aussie Wine Tasting on March 26!! On Your Mark, Get Set… Catching the Next Wave Go beyond the mainstream offerings and catch a glimpse of off the beaten track…

BANANA LEAF

3005 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-3005 Web: www.bananaleaf-vancouver.com Advice: Bring friends along and share the dishes. Love this tropical hideaway that is a little bit of paradise in the city, I dined here not long ago with a group of…

Naramata Spring Wines April 12

Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore Hotel on April 12 and in Victoria at the Inn atLaurel Point on April 14 Be the first to taste the annual “Best of the Bench” Spring wine releases and meet the winemakers from the Naramata Bench Winery Association. …

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