Canada 150 Foodie Fun

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday this Saturday July 1st, as food is what brings us all together, here are some celebratory iconic foods and where you can get them around the city, as well as some foodie events that feature…

The Juice Truck Cookbook Launch

I recently attended the book launch party at The Juice Truck café for The Juice Truck cookbook, a guide to juicing, smoothies, cleanses and living a plant based lifestyle. Published by Appetite a division of Penguin Random House and is…

Summer 2017 Foodie Events

  June 29 – July 3 – YVR Food Festival Multiple food events over the long weekend including a long table dinner, a giant outdoor brunch, and a Canada Day BBQ with live music. Food For Thought, a food-centric TED…

77K FREEZE ICEBERG LOUNGE

2240 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: (604) 564-1128 Web: http://www.77kfreeze.ca Twitter: @77kfreeze Instagram @77kfreeze Advice: Counter service. This Nitro ice cream spot steps it up a notch by not only offering a variety of bases such as ice cream, yogurt and…

Five Foodie Treats

A selection of my favourite foodie treats in no particular order that I have tasted recently and where to find them. 1)Organic Creme Fraiche Pannacotta with grappa poached Hanna brook farms rhubarb, amaretti stunning and yummy! Cibo Trattoria 900 Seymour…

Tasting Plates Riley Park

On Wednesday June 14, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we explored the Riley Park neighborhood on Main Street. Attendees enjoyed tasting a selection of honey, along with cheese, crackers and cupcakes all made with…

FAYUCA

1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 689-8523 Web: https://www.fayuca.ca/ Twitter: @fayucaville Instagram: @fayucaville Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome. With it’s focus on Mexican flavours and the Northern Pacific, Co-owners Chef Ernesto Gomez and Mexican-based chef Jair Tellez have a created…

Vancouver Foodster Eggs Benedict Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster 2nd Eggs Benedict Challenge. I have invited select restaurants to enter their eggs benedict into this challenge, most have created a special eggs benedict just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their eggs…

Bauhaus Restaurant Celebrates 2 Years

Last night I attended the 2nd year anniversary celebration at this notable Gastown restaurant owned by Uwe Boll and Natalie Boll. Recent newcomer to the team includes Executive Chef Tim Schulte who has come from Germany, joining Executive Chef David Mueller…

Vancouver Foodster 3rd Chicken Wings Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Chicken Wings into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Chicken Wings dish just for…

Summer Menu Tasting at TUC Craft Kitchen

Chef Roy Fleming has launched an impressive menu for summer at his Gastown eatery which explores old world and old school recipes with a modern twist. 1st dish Lamb Dukkah seared lamb patties, white bean hummus, Moroccan relish, sesame &…

AL BUCO PIZZA

2638 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-0765 Web: http://albuco.ca/ [email protected] Instagram @albucopizza Advice: Counter service. No reservations, call for take-out. Located in the East Village neighborhood aka Hastings Sunrise, Al and Ralph opened up shop a few months back where…

Dim Sum at Fisherman’s Terrace

My latest visit for Dim Sum this time around was in Richmond where I visited Fisherman’s Terrace for the first time, this 300 seat restaurant is located on the 3rd floor of Aberdeen Centre where they have been located since…

Taco Challenge 2017 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster 4th Taco Challenge was a huge success featuring taco creations from restaurants around Vancouver and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their taco creation from May 11 – June 4, 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge,…

MAGICREAM

UPDATED 7/8/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2009 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-1866 Web: n/a Instagram: @magicream_n7 Advice: Counter service. Open daily. With it’s focus on nitro Ice cream, as well as offering a wide assortment of over 40 flavours,…

Caesar Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Caesar Cocktail Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants and bars around Vancouver, Langley, Maple Ridge and West Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from May 4-28, 2017. and their customers…

WELCOME PARLOUR ICE CREAM

277 8th St E, North Vancouver Tel: (604) 408-7481 Web: http://welcomeparlour.com/ Twitter: @welcomeparlour ‏ Instagram: @welcomeparlour Advice: Counter service. Open daily 12-9pm. With it’s focus on small batch artisanal ice cream, they create unique flavours with their culinary partner Eleanor…

Tasting Plates Riley Park on June 14

Join us in the Riley Park neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at a selection of restaurants, cafes and other establishments centered in and around Main Street between 16th – 30th avenues. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June…

First Taste or Mukja Korean Cuisine

I had a chance to try a couple of dishes in this recently opened Korean restaurant owned by Kim Jic in the Kitsilano neighborhood. Built and designed the place themselves, the restaurant seats 74 people inside and they hope to…

Tasting Visit to The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge

The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge is known for its deliciously old-school vibe, I finally had a chance to visit this Chinatown lounge/eatery with its quirky ‘60s décor, focus on authentically spirited cocktails and appetizing eats. I enjoyed the…

Spring Menu Tasting at Restaurant 62

It has been a few years since my last visit to Chefs Matthew Nichols and Jeff Massey notable Fraser Valley restaurant. They pride themselves in offering seasonally changing innovative dishes using as much local ingredients as possible. 1st dish: The…

Tasting Plates Burnaby Heights

On Wednesday May 17, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned to the Burnaby Heights neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed a selection of coffee and beverages along with sandwiches, cookies and bars to kickoff the event…

Touring Andina Brewing

Brothers, Andrés and Nicolás Amaya are co-owners along with their wives of this recently opened brewery in the East Village neighborhood. Andrew Powers is their head brewer who collaborates with Nicolás on recipes that include fruit only found in South…

Riceberry Rice Tasting Dinner at Sala Thai

The other night I attended a tasting of this new superfood Riceberry, organized by the Thai Trade Centre here to promote Riceberry from Thailand locally. Riceberry rice has become the most popular whole grain rice amongst the health-conscious in Thailand….

Vancouver Foodster 4th Taco Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Taco Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their taco creations into this challenge, most have created a special taco creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their tacos…

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