MICHI-SUSHI

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1513 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604.736.4244 Web: www.michi-sushi.com Advice: Order 3 as it is the best value. Taking sushi to the next level, instead of grabbing a six pack of sliced sushi at the…

Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown

The 2nd Annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown was a huge success at a great event hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium on November 25th. This sold out event saw hundreds of people sampling many or all of the ten chowders…

THE TEAHOUSE

Ferguson Point, Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604.669.3281 Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/teahouse Advice: If you are having a starter and an entrée you may want to skip ordering an extra side, save room for the Molten Chocolate dessert. The Teahouse had always…

Interview with Chester Carey

Chester Carey | Vancouver What is a Certified Cicerone™? It is neither a pasta dish nor an Italian porn star. The Cicerone website has an entire page explaining this but I will try to summarize. Effectively a Certified Cicerone™ has…

2009 Sortilège Cup Winners

The 2009 Sortilège Cup competition for professional mixologists was held on November 23 & 24th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  The Winner of the Gentlemen’s Competition on November 23rd was Simon Kaulback of Boneta who’s winning cocktail was the “Centre…

AUTUMN BROOK GALLERY

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1545 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-2363 Web: www.autumnbrook.ca Advice: They serve Brunch only on Saturday and Sunday. This is a great place for brunch within an art gallery. Not only is the food absolutely…

A Night with Theo Chocolate

Joe Whinney, CEO and founder of Theo Chocolate spoke at The Refinery on November 20th about his journey and his company. Theo Chocolate is a fair-trade, certified organic bean-to-bar chocolate producer in Seattle. They were one of the first to…

Interview with Spencer Viehweger

JJ Bean | Vancouver I sat in on a Coffee Cupping session with Spencer at JJ Bean recently and talked with him about coffee and cupping and his role in JJ Bean and the community. What lead you to joining…

The BEST Hot Chocolate

Finding the best Hot Chocolate is all about comfort and bliss, there are places that serve Hot Chocolate, then there are places that create exceptional Hot Chocolate. This list is about the places that make exceptional Hot Chocolate: #1 goes…

SOCIETY

UPDATED 1/2/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1257 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-629-8800 Web:  http://www.society-grg.ca Advice: Ask your server for drink and food suggestions and have fun. A dining lounge that is upbeat, sophisticated, fun and glam with great food and drink…

Hopscotch

One of the largest festivals of its kind in Vancouver, this Grand Tasting brought together a full spectrum of companies showcasing the top brands in the business from Scotch to Whisky to Beer and more. This is the 13 annual…

GEORGE LOUNGE

1137 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628-5555 Web: www.georgelounge.com Twitter: @GeorgeLounge Advice: Sit at the bar if wish to experience the wonderful madness happen in front of your eyes. Impressive happening ultra lounge and bar scene with a very cool vibe,…

HAWKER’S DELIGHT

4127 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-8188 Web: n/a Advice: Let me know if you want your dishes spicy or non-spicy, don’t be afraid to ask them to omit an ingredient or two as you wish. Asian comfort food, large portions…

A Night of Don Julio Tequila

The Don Julio ‘Height of Craftmanship’ event hosted by Goldfish Pacific Kitchen in Yaletown on November 16 was a great success and a lot of fun. There were stations scattered about the room which offered up Luxury Drops of 3…

Shaun Layton’s Creme Brulee Cocktail

Shaun Layton is a Bartender at George in Yaletown, as my friend Sheryl and I were sitting at the bar talking with Shaun and tasting some great dishes off the menu. Sheryl challenged Shaun to creating a Creme Brulee Cocktail,…

VOYA RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1177 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-voya Web: http://www.voya-restaurant.com/ Twitter: @voyavancouver Advice: Have the bartender or server guide you through the wine and cocktail list before you order. In this stunning room, diners are treated…

SHAUGHNESSY RESTAURANT

5251 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-261-0011 Web: www.shaughnessyrestaurant.com Advice: Request a window seat overlooking the gardens. Sitting in a spectacular setting this is a delightful restaurant for lunch, dinner or brunch before or after a visit to VanDusen Gardens. The…

Princess Poppy Punch by Charlotte Voisey

Charlotte Voisey, Global Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin Princess Poppy Punch 1 bottle Hendrick’s 1/2 bottle Green Chartreuse 1/2 bottle Aperol 1 litre passion fruit juice Splash clementine juice Splash fresh lime Splash simple syrup 1 bottle sparkling rose wine…

THE DIAMOND

6 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel:  n/a Web: www.di6mond.com Advice: Order a couple of different items if you are hungry as they are fairly small. Love the room with their exposed brick walls, this is a shining star for cocktails and…

Charlotte Voisey, Global Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s

I had the pleasure of attending a fun Spirited Lunch event hosted by Society on Tuesday, November 10th, and met special guest Charlotte Voisey, Global Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin. Charlotte is an internationally awarded mixologist who lives in New…

VOYA LOUNGE

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1177 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-voya Web: http://www.voya-restaurant.com/food-and-drinks/lounge Advice: DJ spins live music on Thursday from 4 – 8pm. And Friday & Saturday, 10:30 pm – 2am Located in the Loden Hotel, Voya is lounge…

Bordeaux Under One Roof

Wines from the Bordeaux region of France were poured at the Trade tasting in Vancouver November 3rd. This tasting that was part of a tour also touched down in Montreal, Toronto and then ended in Vancouver, the walk around wine…

GOLDIES RUSTIC PIZZA

605 West Pender Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.681.0650 Web: n/a Advice: If you are in a hurry, window service will be the fastest during the busy lunchtime rush. They have vegan pizzas upon request. Pizza pie, pizza pie oh my pizza…

BISHOP’S

2183 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-738-2025 Web:  http://www.bishopsonline.com/ Advice: Reservations are recommended in advance. Truly one of a kind, after almost 25 years serving the best in Canadian cuisine, many of the country’s best chefs were trained here by…

Free Fall at Voya

Autumn’s answer to the popular summer ‘Mercury Rising’ Loden penthouse parties, the aptly-titled ‘Free Fall’ is where it’s at – every Thursday in the Voya Lounge (from 4-8 pm). Each week, Voya will be giving guests a little something special…

VIJ’S RANGOLI

1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-5711 Web: http://www.vijsrangoli.ca/ Advice: They don’t’ take reservations. Located next door to the sister restaurant Vij’s, Rangoli is the more casual of the two, a gem that is bright and colourful with an open…

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