IGNITE PIZZERIA

2588 Main St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 564-2588 Web: http://www.ignitepizzeria.com/ Instagram @ignitepizzeria Advice: Counter service. Have a seat at the communal table if you are dining solo. Located in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Ignite offers whole pizza pies as well as…

Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant on February 7

Join us and explore the Mount Pleasant neighborhood (centered around Main street between 3rd – 16th avenues) and tantalize your taste buds at selection of restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday February 7 from 6pm until…

The Victor Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party for the newest restaurant to open in the Parq Vancouver resort in downtown Vancouver. This restaurant is a stunner, based on Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla’s vision, the design concept and branding is…

Former Steel Toad Brewing to become T&B Brewing Co.

Steel Toad Brewing was recently purchased by Daniel Frankel and his Tap & Barrel group, as Daniel said “Richard, I wanted to send you this first, so you heard it from me”. In the Spring 2018, Tap & Barrel will…

Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Signature Coffee Drink Challenge. I have invited cafes from all over the city to enter their respective signature coffee drink creation into this challenge. Each café will be featuring their Signature Coffee creation on their menu…

MADRAS SPICE

6260 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 325-6555 Web: http://madrasspice.ca/ Twitter: @madrasspice6260 Instagram @MadrasSpice Advice: Open daily for lunch and dinner. My friend Zahra and I enjoyed some of the delicious South Indian and Indo-Chinese dishes as we shared many. I…

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2018

On Wednesday January 10, 2018 we presented our 5th tasting tour of noodles held all over downtown Vancouver. The evening event started off at Cha La Tea in Yaletown where guests had a chance to enjoy a couple of different…

NORI

5900 University Blvd, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: www.facebook.com/noriubc Instagram: @nori_ubc Advice: Counter service. Closed Saturdays. Located on the campus of the University of British Columbia is a fast casual spot featuring Japanese focused dishes, it is a very well organized…

Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Flatbread Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their flatbread creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their flatbread creation on their menu from January 4-28, 2018. How Does this…

Noodle Mania on January 10

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in Vancouver! This 5th annual noodle tasting extravaganza is presented by Vancouver Foodster. See Richard Wolak (Creator/Founder of Noodle Mania and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News Saturday Chef with Chef Ui Ratsomjit in 2016. Each restaurant will…

Winners of the Vancouver Foodster Challenges in 2017

The mission of our Food and Drink challenges is to get chefs to create amazing dishes while using innovative ingredients to create unique flavours and outstanding creations. We congratulate the winning chefs, bartenders and their staff for creating what they…

Hopwired Festival on February 24

A new festival that celebrates our local coffee scene as well as the craft brewing scene is happening next month. It is billed as the largest collaboration event in Canada where attendees can find 40 vendors, 15 unique craft beer…

VIET HOUSE RESTAURANT

3420 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-9388 Web: http://www.viethouserestaurant.com Instagram: @viet_house_restaurant Advice: Open daily. Located in the heart of Cambie Village, it’s focus is on Vietnamese cuisine with an extensive menu selection of vermicelli bowls, pho and other soups, rice bowls,…

New Dishes Tasting at Water Street Café

It had been over 20 years since my last visit to this iconic restaurant in Gastown, After almost 30 years the original owner had retired, then ownership changed in November, now run by two industry veterans; Eli Brennan and Chef…

Best New Vancouver Restaurants in 2017

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2017. These are the Best NEW Restaurants in greater Vancouver that newly define how we eat, drink and play. There are many elements to a restaurant being…

Best Photo Moments of 2017

Over the past year I have met many wonderful bartenders, chefs, and personalities in not only the restaurant industry but in all sorts of places that are unique in one way or another. Here are some random shots of those…

Best Savoury Dishes of 2017

I have eaten a lot of dishes in restaurants all over and outside of Vancouver in the past year, these are dishes that are standouts, ones that you remember for a long time to come. This list is devoted to…

New Coffee Drinks and Treats at Caffe Artigiano

Last week Caffe Artigiano launched some new coffee beverages for the holiday season along with some new treats from local Bjorn Bakery which are to be available beginning in January. Chef Dawn Doucette has paired up with Caffé Artigiano’s Director…

NEMESIS COFFEE

302 W Hastings St, Vancouver Tel: n/a Web: https://www.facebook.com/coffeecreatingculture/ Instagram: @nemesis.coffee Advice: Counter service. With it’s focus on not only crafting the best coffee beverages and featuring the top coffee roasters from around the world, they also have an equally…

1927 LOBBY LOUNGE

801 W. Georgia, Vancouver Tel: (604) 682-5566 Web: https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/hotel-georgia-vancouver/dining/1927-lobby-lounge Twitter:@RWHotelGeorgia Advice: Walkins Welcome, on the 2nd floor, entrance from the lobby. An elegant lounge inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia features a selection of tasty plates from Executive Head Chef Harold Lemos and…

ATLAS STEAK & FISH

4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 453-0776 Web: http://atlassteakandfish.com/menus/burnaby/ Instagram @atlasburnaby Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With it’s focus on steak and fish, this modern restaurant inside the Delta Burnaby Hotel is where Chef James Thomson leads the kitchen and…

New Menu Tasting at La Quercia

After almost 10 years Chef Adam Pegg has reinvented his restaurant, renovated, now has a printed menu with many pasta selections, all pastas are made in house daily, as well are their are many new dishes and some old favourites….

CHICKPEA

4298 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-0602 Web: http://ilovechickpea.ca/ Twitter @ILoveChickpea Instagram @ilovechickpea Advice: Walkins welcome. With it’s focus on Middle Eastern cuisine that is 100% plant based, owners Rotem Tal and Itamar Shani have created a great vibe at…

New Dishes Tasting at El Santo

With new Executive Chef Sam Fabbro now head of the kitchen at this restaurant which just celebrated it’s 2 year anniversary, I had the pleasure to revisit to taste some of chef’s new dishes. 1st dish: Queso Panela & Asado…

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