Tag: Vancouver

A Culinary Tour of Chinatown

Partaking in this tour of Chinatown with Robert Sung should have never taken me so long, having known Robert for the past couple of years, it took about that much time to finally join one of his tours. I discovered…

Touring Guilty Pleasure Locales in Vancouver

The first business I ever had was a tour company, while in college a friend and I started a tour company to take kids to unique spots around the city. That lead me into other business ventures over the years,…

Brunch with Ken Pickering at Joe Fortes

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…

12 New Food Trucks in Vancouver

I attended the press conference this morning where Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that 12 more permanent Food Truck licenses have been issued. Here is the list of these 12 new Food Trucks and the cuisine they will be serving. Guanaco…

WIN a Chocolate Dinner for 2 at EBO

Valentine’s Day should be more about celebrating with those that you care about, whether they are a husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, someone you have a crush on or a best friend. In celebration of Valentine’s Day Enter to Win a…

2012 Chinese Restaurant Awards

A packed house filled the award ceremony at the River Rock Hotel yesterday in Richmond. At the reception we dined on some of the winners dishes, a Gluttonous Rice dish as well as Durian Puffs. The panel of 12 professional…

Best 30 New Vancouver Restaurants in 2011

I have dined at a lot of new restaurants that have opened in 2011. These are 30 of the Best NEW Restaurants in Vancouver that newly define how we eat, drink and play. Note: These are not in any ranking…

Best Foodie Events of 2011

I went to a lot of different food events, openings and parties during 2011 in and around Vancouver and these are the standouts of the year. 1)    Chewies  Opening was the best restaurant opening of the year. 2)    Ocean Wise…

Holiday Baking at Whole Foods

Get ready for all your holiday gatherings with delicious baking from Whole Foods Market. The bakery is in full swing this holiday season running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Most of the items in the bakery are…

Places for Pie

There is Pie and then there is Pie, these are some of the notable pie purveyors that I visited over the past couple of months.  This article is all about who bakes PIE in and around Vancouver. My visit to…

Gold Medal Plates Vancouver 2011: The Chefs

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrating in eight cities across Canada in 2011 including Vancouver on November 4th, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the…

Best Beef Burger & Fries in Vancouver

Over the past 8 weeks I have ate my way through 10 of the best burgers all over Vancouver, West Vancouver and North Vancouver to the places that either were faved by readers alike or were on my must visit…

Summer Menu Tasting at Fleuri Restaurant

I revisited Fleuri Restaurant in the Sutton Place Hotel last week for dinner to taste some of Executive Chef Michael Deutsch‘s new dishes! Some of the dishes in the 8 course tasting menu were new additions and some were old…

Greek Day in Kitsilano

I spent the afternoon yesterday in Kitsilano at the Greek Day festivities that were held on Broadway from Macdonald Street going West 5 blocks. Jenny Siormanolakis, chief organizer of the festival gave me a bit of a tour of some…

PINK ELEPHANT THAI

1152 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.646.8899 Web: http://www.pinkelephantthai.com/ Twitter: @pinkethai Advice: Go with friends and share the dishes. Loved the pink theme of the bright and spacious room with high ceilings and decorative light fixtures. Specializing in Thai street food…

VIET SUB

520 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-3340 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Counter service, limited seating, complimentary hoisin, sweet chilli and other sauces. This Vietnamese hot spot often has a long line out the door of this tiny popular restaurant, I…

Vancouver’s Best Desserts

It’s no secret that I have always been fond of desserts, here are some of the best desserts that I have had in the past two months in and around Vancouver. These desserts would make wonderful treats not only for…

BIG LOU’S BUTCHER SHOP

UPDATED 6/10/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 269 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9229 Web: www.biglousbutchershop.com Twitter: @biglousbutcher Advice: It’s a butcher shop and a sandwich shop in one. This is an old fashioned butcher shop that is everything but old fashioned, leading…

Vancouver to host annual gathering of Canadian Chefs

More than 500 Canadian, American and world chefs will gather for the 48th annual National Chefs Conference, June 12 – 15, 2011 in Vancouver.   Hosted by the Canadian Culinary Federation Culinaire Canadienne (CCFCC) and the BC Chefs’ Association, the conference…

Spring Menu Tasting at Market

I was into Market at the Shangri-la Hotel to taste their Spring Menu last week, Chef Wayne Harris presented us with a 6 course menu of some of their new dishes. First Course was the Salmon Sashimi with green chilli,…

Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Pacific Rim

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…

Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Lounge

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…

Rouge Opening

On January 27th, I attended the opening party of Rouge that saw a few hundred people mingle over cocktails, shots, wine and passed around bites. Rouge Event Lounge is located at 1240 Richard St. Vancouver, BC and online at www.rougeeventlounge.com…

2011 HSBC Chinese Restaurant Awards

This years awards presentation was stepped up from last year and I was happy to see the River Rock Hotel host such a nice award ceremony. At the reception we dined on some of the winners dishes, I especially enjoyed…

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Vancouver March 13-15

For eight years, Tales of the Cocktail® has been bringing cocktail aficionados from around the world to New Orleans, for the most spirited event of the year. For the first time, this internationally acclaimed cocktail festival is taking its show…

Blue Mountain and Friends: A Feast for the Senses

Join us on Monday, January 17, 2011 for an evening celebrating the premium wines of BC’s Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars.  The event will be grazing style which will allow guests to wander the room sampling wines paired with cuisine…

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