Tasting Brunch at Bao Down Snack Bar

I visited for brunch recently with my friend Nick to enjoy some delicious Filipino fusion dishes with a twist. 1st dish: Longanise Corn Dogs, old school with banana ketchup & mustard. 2nd dish: Longanisa Grilled Cheese in a pandesal, with…

Grilled Cheese Challenge Winners 2017

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge  was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant and foodtruck featured their Grilled Cheese creation from February 24 – March 19. 2017. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners…

MANGIA E SCAPPA

23238 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley Tel: 604.888.4104 Web: www.mangiaescappa.com Twitter: @mangiaescappaif Advice: Reservations suggested. Located in a former auto garage, the large dining room seats plenty in this cozy family run Italian food focussed restaurant. Owned by Giulia who’s background…

CINARA

350 West Pender St. Vancouver Tel: 604-428-9694 Web: www.cinara.ca Twitter @cinara350 Advice: Advance reservations suggested. I have been a fan of Chef Lucais Syme’s cooking ever since I fell in love with his La Quercia restaurant which he had previously…

Interview with Roberto Lopez Lara

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some…

Vancouver Winefest 14th Annual Awards Lunch

As a part of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, on February 17, I attended this 14th annual awards lunch with a Canadian theme, that was full of restaurateurs, sommeliers, wine makers, and other industry peers. Guests enjoyed a meal prepared…

Food Glorious Food on CKNW

In early September 2016, I launched the Food Glorious Food podcast at CKNW.com which was then co-hosted by my friend Drex and myself, it was the first podcast of this kind that CKNW has hosted at CKNW.com. This new show…

Tasting Plates 5th Anniversary Vancouver

On Wednesday March 8, we presented our 5th Anniversary tour of our Tasting Plates series of tasting tours that began in the downtown Vancouver area. For this tasting tour we returned to where Tasting Plates 1st ever tour was held,…

THE GRAY OLIVE CAFETERIA

4190 East Hastings, Burnaby Tel: 604-566-9664 Web: http://www.thegrayolive.com/ Twitter: @TheGrayOlive Advice: Counter service, no reservations. Closed Monday’s. Located in the heart of the Burnaby Heights neighborhood, Chef Brian Wong and his 2 brothers are busy cooking up seasonal comfort food…

DOLPAN SEOUL BBQ

3779 Sexmith Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 273-9220 Web: http://dolpanbbq.com/ Instagram @dolpanbbq Advice: Takes reservations 4+ people. Open nightly after 4pm. First you need to understand that there are different types of Korean BBQ, once the unknown is known, you’ll note…

Vancouver Foodster Pie Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pie Challenge. Bakeries and Cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Pie creations into this challenge. Each bakery and cafe will be featuring their pie on their menu from March 9 –…

SWAD INDIAN KITCHEN

1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 281-4411 Web: http://swadindiankitchen.ca/ Twitter: @SwadVancouver Advice: Reservations suggested. At this elegant abode, Kamal Mroke (owner) greets customers many of which he knows by name; opening over 1-1/2 years ago, many have made repeat…

Dim Sum at Western Lake

It’s been a few years since my last Dim Sum visit, since the restaurant was about to celebrate 10 years in business, this was a terrific time to revisit and have a few friends (Louisa, Lawrence and David) join to…

Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge

Welcome to the 3rd Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their pizza into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special pizza just for this challenge and others have entered their…

Interview with Manos Grammatikogiannis

Vancouver is home to some of the best chefs in the world, many have worked for the top chefs and restaurants around the world as well as around the city. Dishing with the Chefs is a series of Interviews with some…

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)Tiramisu Snow Mountain “bingsoo” with milk shaved ice topped with their homemade Tiramisu, with cheesecake layered through out the…

Hendricks Resto-Lounge Opening

On February 28, I attended the opening party for the new Hendricks Restaurant in The Westin Grand Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Overlooking the hustle and bustle of Vancouver’s Library Square, Hendricks Resto-Lounge is a 98-seat, contemporary twist on classic West…

Poutine Challenge 2017 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster 6th annual Poutine Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from February 7-28, 2017. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the…

Bowmore Whisky Unlock Hidden Depths

I recently had the opportunity to taste some of the fine Whiskey’s from the Bowmore collection in a guided food and whisky pairing tasting. Bowmore is a distillery that produces scotch whisky on the isle of Islay, an island of…

Pineapple Bun at The Lido

When writing about food and drink is the job, if it tastes good and it’s unique enough then our readers should know about it. Pineapple Bun The star of the show is the Pineapple Bun with Butter ($2.75) at this…

Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their grilled cheese creations into this challenge. Each restaurant and food truck will be featuring their Grilled Cheese creations on their menu…

First Taste of Mon Paris Pâtisserie

With it’s focus on exquisite French pastries with a contemporary twist, Parisian-trained Chef Elena Krasnova has recently opened her first standalone shop in Burnaby’s Metrotown neighborhood. Complete with a 600 square foot open-concept kitchen, the clean and simple design of…

Pizza Palooza: Fun Night of Pizza Tasting and Touring

On Wednesday February 22, Vancouver Foodster presented our 2nd tasting tour of pizza held all over downtown and East Van. The evening event started off at Dogwood Brewing where guests had a chance to taste some organic beer along with…

Touring the Dumpling Trail in Richmond

I recently embarked on a tour around a few restaurants in Richmond that specialize in a variety of house-made dumplings. If you didn’t already know, there are over 20 different types of Asian dumplings that come in all shapes and…

PASSION8 DESSERT CAFÉ

3010 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-379-8238 Web: http://www.passion8cafe.com Instagram @passion8dessertcafe Advice: No reservations, put your name on the list at peak times for a table, counter service. With a sweet tooth, I am often seeking the next unique dessert spot…

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