Tag: Gastown

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…

Brunch with Jace Junggyu Kim at L’Abattoir

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…

Hummus Express Brunch Pop Up January 15

On Sunday, January 15, 2017, Hummus Express is bringing an authentic Jaffa-style brunch pop-up to Gastown! They will be guests of Gastown’s signature Italian deli, Brioche. Enjoy our delicious hummus served with warm chickpeas, masabacha, eggs and more. Brioche will…

Gastown Brunch Crawl on January 21

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2016 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit several restaurants throughout the Gastown neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this Brunch…

Tasting at Al Porto Ristorante

It’s quite the achievement when restaurants have been serving customers for over 15 years, it’s been at least that long since I had last visited Al Porto in Gastown. The restaurant was founded in 1978, with a few ownership and…

Wishing Treats

A one of kind candy store is now open in Gastown. Wishing Treats Caramel Studio is where expert caramel artisans turn giant warm sticks of supple candy, into bite-sized hard rock treats complete with intricate messages, logos and icons running…

Interview with Chef Derek Bothwell

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…

Interview with Chef Stefan Hartmann

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…

West Coast Wild Tea Service at The Capilano

I indulged in this inaugural afternoon tea service to launch the new store and tea lounge. Michelle Nahanee and her daughter Paisley’s tea focussed shop features an indigenous selection of teas and accompanying products. After my selection of tea was…

Gastown Brunch Crawl 2016

On January 16, 2016 we presented the first crawl in a series of neighborhood brunch crawls in this 3rd year of our brunch crawl series we produced and presented with Tourism Vancouver for their Dine Out Festival. Participants had a…

The Dallah Menu Presents Cantina Beirut on January 30

A while ago I had indulged in the Dallah Menu offering one night at 33 Acres, I’m excited that Chef Abdallah El Chami took my nod and suggestion to put on another pop-up dinner of sorts. On January 30th, 2016…

The Capilano Holiday Pop-up

I enjoyed tasting some of the beverages and savoury items today at a preview social for the holiday pop-up at the The Capilano Tea House in Gastown. Kicking off tomorrow is 12 days of local which runs daily through to…

Gastown Brunch Crawl on January 16

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2015 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit 7+ restaurants throughout the Gastown neighbourhood as you taste all sorts of dishes in this Brunch…

Interview with Micky Valens

Bartender | The Diamond | Wildebeest | Vancouver Micky’s bartending career began a few years ago when he worked as a server who then changed positions to be a Barback at the Yaletown Distillery in the summer of 2013. In…

Interview with Thor Paulson

Bartender | L’Abattoir | Vancouver Thor’s bartending career began 3 years ago after he had worked for 4 years in the restaurant industry.  He worked as a bartender at The Teahouse, The Diamond, the Donnelly Group, then The Revel Room,…

Brunch with John Ferrie at L’Abattoir

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…

The Charles Bar Celebrates 5 Years

Tonight, I attended the media party to celebrate 5 years of this Gastown restaurant, it’s been awhile since I attended the opening 5 years ago. I sampled some of the food and drink, favourites were the Gastown Lemonade, Fig and…

Sai Woo Fall Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Keev Mah’s fall menu. 1st dish: Duck Taco with maple hoisin, Asian slaw, pickles is delicious! 2nd dish: Scallop Crudo with fried milk, black roe on a…

Interview with Nathan Jackman

Bartender | Catch 122| Vancouver Nathan came to Vancouver from Toronto where he had many years of experience in the hospitality industry as well as background in marketing and administration. He won 3rd place in the Vancouver Foodster Caesar Challenge…

Brunch with Lynda Steele at Chill Winston

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…

Catch 122 Summer Menu, New Dishes

Visited recently to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Jason Vallee’s summer menu, as well to try one of Barman Nathan Jackman’s inventive cocktails. Mi Burro Favorito with blanco tequila, avocado, fresh citrus, fresh house sangrita…

Prado Café Opening

On April 1, I attended the opening party at the beautiful Prado Café in Gastown in Vancouver. Guests enjoyed coffees of their choice from the espresso bar as well as a special coffee beer from Parallel 49. They also enjoyed…

Chinese New Year Dinner at Bambudda

To celebrate Chinese New Year, my friend Ivan joined me for a celebration dinner with symbolic dumplings, a menu that was specially created by Chef Curtis Luk. The focus of our meal was to indulge in each of the five dumpling…

Salida 7, New Chef, New Dishes

Visited last week to taste a selection of new dishes from new Executive Chef Devin Blaney’s winter menu, he has added his twist to the Spanish inspired menu. 1st dish: Gamboa al Ajillio prawns, chili, white wine, almonds, parsley, garlic,…

NICLI’S NEXT DOOR

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://www.niclisnextdoor.com/ Twitter: @niclisnextdoor Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This is a place that I enjoyed after my first visit last summer, my draw for another visit was to try some…

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