Category: Parties & Events

Local Coffee and Chocolate Companies with Philippine Roots

I recently participated in a virtual coffee and chocolate tasting hosted online by The Philippine consulate. Featured local coffee roaster KAPE Coffee who imports the green beans from the Philippine’s and then roasts their coffee here locally. Iona and Paolo…

First Taste of La Loteria

Specializing in Mexican Street Food, the eatery opened on Granville in Downtown Vancouver a few months ago. The restaurant is owned by Yonathan Delgado Lopez and a partner who wanted to bring the food that he grew up eating to…

Unni Pastries Tasting

Specializing in Korean donuts and pastries, husband and wife Garrett and Esther Lee founded Unni Pastries together, both are bakers who studied at Vancouver Community College in the culinary arts program. Esther’s parents used to run their own bakery out…

First Taste of Foglifter Coffee

I got my first taste of this coffee while staying at the Bodega Cove resort on Galiano Island almost 3 years ago. Little did I know that the couple who started this Shawnigan Lake based coffee roasters were the same…

First Taste of Doughnut Love

Serving up all sorts of doughnuts with different types from yeast, brioche, filled, glazed, cake, gluten-free along with fritters is recently opened spot in Coquitlam. They are all about supporting local with berries coming from nearby farms. Owned by Husband…

First Taste of Amoka Coffee & Bites

Amoka Coffee and Bites specialized in scratch baking, refreshing coffee and other beverages, sandwiches and more. They opened a few months ago in the Westend in downtown Vancouver. Owned by Claudio and Belem, they are both passionate about serving the…

Cooking with the Burgerland Smashup Burger Kit

Continuing with my home cooking adventures during the covid19 pandemic, had some fun trying out one of the new Smash Burger kits that Burgerland Smashup recently launched. I got the Oklahoma Fried Onion and Cheese 4 Pack Smashburger Kit and…

First Taste of L’Onore Pizza

Specializing in Italian inspired Pizza along with other dishes which includes salads, meatballs, Turkish Pide and more; they opened last month in the Victoria Hill neighborhood of New Westminster. Abhiyan Rajhans is the chef and owner, with Kath Lousada as…

First Taste of Fox and Oak Donuts

Fox and Oak specializes in hand crafted, naturally leavened doughnuts and specialty coffees, they opened a few months ago in downtown Squamish. Owned by husband and wife team, Luke (the coffee specialist) and Tessa (the pastry chef) have had years…

First Taste of Nene Chicken

The first North American location for this South Korean chain has just opened in Vancouver. The Canadian franchise rights are owned by Caleb Lee and this is his first location, the second location will soon follow in downtown Vancouver, more…

Experiencing Bajas Food Mexican Takeout

Bajas Food specializes in Mexican cuisine with a Baja’s twist. Order for pickup or on Ubereats & DoorDash for delivery. Lawrence joined me for this wonderful meal eating at home and this is what we tried. 1st dish: Pozole Rojo…

First Taste of Food by Fanta

Food by Fanta opened a couple of weeks ago in Downtown Langley featuring a selection of inspiring & delicious modern fusion cuisine with Thai inspiration for Brunch, Lunch & Dinner from award winning Chef Parinya (Fanta) Loptson. The interiors are…

First Taste of La Cerveceria Astilleros

La Cerveceria Astilleros is Spanish for The Shipyards Brewery, has been founded by Andrew Doyle, his head brewer is Carlo Baroccio who is from Mexico, and the brewery along with their tasting room is located in the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhood…

Experiencing Mexican Dishes at Guacamole Mexican Grill

Take yourself on a culinary journey to Mexico and El Salvador out in Surrey. I had the pleasure to taste my way through many dishes on the menu at this restaurant that opened in early 2020. Owned by husband and…

New Menu, New Chef, New Ownership at Little Mexico Cantina

The Steveston Mexican restaurant changed ownership a few months ago, it is now owned by experienced restaurateur Scotty Olak. The menu is under the direction of Chef Chris Andraza (formerly at Fanny Bay Oysters and Rodney’s Oysters); he leads the…

First Taste of Krave Kulture Yogurt

With their focus as a craft yogurt shop, they opened their shop in the Edgemont Village neighbourhood 2 months ago. Founded by Kamran Naghibzadeh and his wife Moji Shabani who both live in the neighbourhood with their family. They know…

First Taste of Hello Nori

Specializing as a sushi-focused Japanese restaurant, they feature hand rolls along with locally brewed sake, along with some other drinks. The team includes first-time restaurateur Jean-François Eap, along with his fiancée (she owns the interior design firm, Concrete Cashmere Designs)…

Takeout at The Regal Beagle

Most restaurants have always offered takeout, as the industry was forced to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dining in became dining out. When restaurants were forced to close their dining rooms they had to get creative. Some have created…

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