Tag: Food

Gastown BBQ & Chili Fest Winners

This past weekend I participated in the 3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival as one of the celebrity judges, I also had an opportunity to sample much of the fare during the weekend. It was Barbq madness creating a…

Gastown BBQ & Chili Fest August 30 & 31

I am looking forward to being one of the celebrity judges at this weekend’s, 3rd Annual Gastown BBQ & Chili Festival. This annual festival and competition features 12 Gastown restaurants competing against each other, check out the full event schedule….

Discovering Thailand Festival in Vancouver August 22-24

The inaugural Thai Festival will take place this coming weekend August 22-24 downtown Vancouver, presented by The Royal Thai Consulate-General in collaboration with Suan Dusit Rajaphat University. A place to enjoy music, dance, fashion and delicious Thai food this festival…

Food and Music at the 37th Annual Folk Music Festival

During the weekend of July 18-20, 2014 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 37th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I snacked…

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 18-20: Your Eating Guide

The 37th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 18-20, starting off on Friday evening with musicians performing from all over the world through Sunday night. This is one of my favourite music festivals, I have attended 30+…

Firehall Arts Centre Gala

A few weeks ago on June 19, I attended the Firehall Arts Centre’s annual fundraiser called EAT.DRINK.PLAY. It was a fun evening that celebrated locally produced food, drink and performance. The event showcased a selection of food from Gastown and…

EAT.DRINK.PLAY. on June 19

Foodies and theatre lovers unite for the Firehall Arts Centre’s annual fundraiser EAT.DRINK.PLAY, an unforgettable evening that celebrates locally produced food, drink and performance, on June 19th, from 7-10pm. The event showcases a selection of food from Gastown and Railtown’s…

Italian Day on the Drive June 8

In one of the biggest displays of all things Italian outside Italy, Commercial Drive will be transformed for the 5th Annual Italian Day. As one of Vancouver’s most celebrated cultural festivals, Italian Day is a showcase of classic style, masterful design and…

Food Finds at the Canadian Health Food Show

I attended the annual Canadian Health Food Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the first time last week. For me this show was a dream come true, it was like a kid being in a candy store except this…

Cool Finds at Grocery Showcase West

I attended the annual Grocery Showcase West (GSW) at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the first time this past week. Known as the event for Western grocery retailers to meet with food producers and suppliers from across Canada. It’s the…

Interview with Barbara-Jo McIntosh

A few days ago I had the pleasure to sit down with Vancouver’s cookbook queen over a coffee, a bite of chocolate and wonderful conversation. Barbara-jo McIntosh is an award-winning food professional with over 25 years experience in the food…

WIN 2 Tickets to TASTE BC 2014

The 20th annual celebration of local food and drink takes place January 21, 2011 (4:30-7:30 p.m.) at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. Guests will taste, sip and experience BC’s finest wine, beer and spirits accompanied by tasty fare from…

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Opening

I had a chance to preview the new casino and entertainment complex today, met the Executive Chef, operations team, Warwick Stone and tried some of their dishes. Raj Mutti who is the Executive Director of the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver…

Hawkers Market Thrives in East Van

A couple of weeks ago I attended this bustling market that was filled with foodies and music lovers out experiencing food stalls from a growing number of smaller food vendors as well as some known food trucks. Chris Jerome had…

Growing Chefs Says Thank You

Through the events that I organize under the Vancouver Foodster umbrella I am fortunate to select the charities or non-profit organizations that I think can benefit in one way or another. One of those charities that I have been supporting…

2nd Annual Food Awards at the Vancouver Folk Fest

During the weekend of July 19-21, 2013 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 36th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music, I ate…

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19-21 – Your Eating Guide

The 36th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 19-21, starting off on Friday evening with musicians performing from all over the world thru Sunday night. This is one of my favourite music festivals, I have attended 30…

Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival July 13

Vancouver’s largest, free outdoor music festival takes place on Saturday, July 13 offering an impressive and diverse music line-up this summer that will include the City’s top musical performers and indie acts as well as art exhibitions and special activities….

Carnaval del Sol July 6 & 7

The 5th Annual Carnaval del Sol, Vancouver’s Latin American Celebration of Art and Culture, presented by LatinCouver, returns this year on July 6 & 7 for 2 full days of events. You will be transported into Latino culture with a…

Joy of Feeding 2013

On Sunday June 30th, I spent the afternoon at a glorious event, the Joy of Feeding! This was the 2nd year that I had attended this wonderful event out of its 3 year history and  the setting at UBC Farm…

Joy of Feeding June 30

One of my favourite events that I attended last year returns on a different date this year. The  Joy of Feeding, a fundraiser for UBC Farm will yet again be held at this beautiful farm with 16 multi-cultural home cooks…

Italian Day on the Drive June 9

The 4th Annual Italian Day returns to Commercial Drive, Sunday June 9th, celebrating Italian culture, traditions and heritage. Some 100,000 participants are expected to take over The Drive as it transforms into the world- renowned spectacle that is the Venice…

The Chinatown Night Market for 2013

The much-anticipated, revamped Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is ready to launch its 2013 season officially on June 1st.  You will find some of the best outdoor entertainment and shopping in the city as well as a weekly on-site food truck…

Big Night returns February 8th

Top-notch restaurants and winemakers gather under one roof when Vancouver magazine’s Big Night returns for its seventh year at the dazzling Jewel Ballroom on Friday, February 8, 2013. At this annual food and drink extravaganza, chefs from Restaurant Award-winning rooms…

Tasting at the Vancouver Christmas Market

Last night I visited the Vancouver Christmas Market for the very first time, centrally located on the Plaza at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, all that was needed was snow and Christmas music to get you in the festive mood! This…

Food & Fashion at Fraiche

Last week Fraiche Restaurant hosted a wonderful evening of delicious canapés by Chef Jefferson Alvarez and his team. My friend Kenji Maeda joined me as we ate the delicious canapés and watched the team in the kitchen platting there beautiful…

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