Tag: East Van

Mid Autumn Feast at Western Lake

I had a chance to preview an incredible feast a few nights ago, a 14 course meal shared with some media friends. This year the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on October 4th and you are going to want to make…

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…

KITCHEN ON MAIN

UPDATED 4/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3941 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628-3000 Web: http://dev.kitchenonmainst.com/ Twitter: @kitchenonmainst Advice: Sit on the back patio on a dry day. Reservations suggested. It’s meatball madness and it’s all about the skillets at this Main street…

Exploring Filipino food at Max’s Restaurant

Last week I joined other media friends for a feast of Filipino dishes tasting our way through the many different offerings of Max’s Restaurant. The restaurant opened in Vancouver in 2012 and is currently one of four locations in Canada, the…

Pizza Carano Celebrates 2 Years

On April 20, 2015 I attended the 2nd year anniversary celebration at the restaurant in East Van. The party was hopping with many friends and neighbourhood customers joining to celebrate their favourite pizzeria. There was a dj spinning tunes, and…

Touring Strange Fellows Brewery

Iain Hill & Aaron Jonckheere started their impressive brewery in late 2014 in a 9,000 sq foot building in East Van. After visiting the tasting room a few weeks prior, Aaron toured me around the establishment where I had a…

MOMENTO COFFEE HOUSE

577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver Tel: 604-828-5282 Web: www.momentocoffeehouse.com Twitter: @momentocoffee Advice: Check out the private space upstairs for meetings. You’ll want to sit upstairs at the long table. Taking creativity to the next level, their newest café is the star…

Interview with Chef Tony Marzo

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…

BASHO CAFÉ

UPDATED 12/31/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2007 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-6276 Web: http://bashocafe.com/ Twitter: @BashoCafe Advice: closed Monday and Tuesday. I love cafes that mix the owners heritage which in this case is Japanese. On the edge of East…

TAPAS 23

UPDATED 2/15/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3941 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628300 Web: http://www.tapas23.com/ Twitter: @Tapas23YVR Advice: Live music on Wednesdays. As a lover of all things Spanish, and yearning for more eateries serving dishes with flavours from Spain, we go…

FAMOSO NEAPOLITAN PIZZERIA

1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2292 Web: http://www.famoso.ca/locations/bc_commercial_drive.php Twitter: @FamosoPizzeria Advice: Gluten-Free crust available. Offers a $6 movie Tuesday special. Oh my pizza pie, that’s my motto these days as my pizza hunt continues, it is an ongoing adventure, tasting pie…

East Side Brunch Crawl on January 26

  Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster and the Drive BIA, this new event is sure to please anyone who loves Sunday brunch! Visit over 8 restaurants through-out the Commercial Drive neighbourhood and area of Vancouver and taste…

Touring Odd Society Distillery

Odd Society Spirits is the latest distillery to open in East Van and one unique operation, I had a chance to take a tour the other day. I met both Miriam Karp (Co-owner), and Joshua Beach one of the master…

Touring Parallel 49 Brewing

I met up with Graham With the brewmaster at Parallel 49 Brewing in East Van for a tour of the brewery and for a chat. Graham is always full of stories about the beer that he has brewed as well as…

Tasting Plates EastVan *Commercial Drive*

On June 19th we presented our 9th edition of Tasting Plates Vancouver event that showcased 7 restaurants, cafes and butcher shop in the Commercial Drive neighborhood. Check out our feature on Novus TV Food Finds with Richard Wolak as we sampled our…

Exploring Trout Lake Farmers Market

A couple weekends ago I visited this market for the first time, as a huge supporter of the Farmers Markets in Vancouver, this was one market that I hadn’t had the opportunity to visit. This is one of the larger…

Afternoon Tea at La Petite Cuillere

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…

VIA TEVERE PIZZERIA

1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-1803 Web: http://viateverepizzeria.com/ Twitter: @ViaTeverePizza Advice: No reservations, closed on Mondays. From the moment I walked in to Via Tevere I was captivated by the warmth of the room, it’s as if the restaurant has…

New Dishes Tasting at Fray

I revisited the Fray recently for dinner along with my friend Alvin to try some of their new dishes. Started off with the Rosemary Chips ($5.50) Super Food Salad ($11.95) BC Beet Salad ($9.95) Mountainview Burger ($10.95) Fraser Street Porker ($9.95)…

Brunch: Carl Bessai at Fray

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

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