Category: Great Ideas

Restaurants that have created something new, cool, special nights and other random ideas.

Venetian Carnival Dinner at Robba Da Matti

I experienced the wonderful Venetian menu at Robba da Matti as they celebrated the cuisine from Venice allowing you to transport yourself to this famous Italian city without leaving ours. My friend Jason joined me as we tried some of the…

Fleurs de Villes NOËL with Festive Eats and Drinks

Fleurs de Villes NOËL has returned to Vancouver and is on now through to December 19th, and along with it some festive holiday menus. Back for its third year, Fleurs de Villes NOËL is a spectacular floral art trail, decorating…

Pacific Plates Dinner Series at 75 West Coast Grill

Pacific Plates is a new monthly dinner series that celebrates The Tastes & Traditions of Richmond, presented by 75 West Coast Grill at Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel. I had a chance to attend a media preview to taste through this…

TGIF Food Truck Pod Launches in South Granville

The South Granville Business Improvement Association just launched the TGIF food truck pod that happens every Friday and Saturday 11am – 8pm now through to September 4 at the corner of West 10th and Fir. Each day they feature 4…

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…

Cooking with BC Blueberries

To celebrate this summer’s local blueberry season, I spent the past few days cooking a selection of Blueberry dishes at home using local BC Blueberries in each of the recipes. As fresh blueberry season is upon us, the BC Blueberry…

Cooking with the Brewhall Cheeseburger and Cookie Meal Kits

Continuing with my home cooking adventures during the covid19 pandemic, had some fun trying out the Cheeseburgers new Take and Make meal kit that Brewhall restaurant recently launched. We also loved their Take and Make Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookie kit…

Cooking with the Provence Restaurant Duck Confit Meal Kit

For over the past month we have been mostly enjoying takeout from various restaurants around the city promoting their takeout offerings. Last night we mixed that up and did an easy cooking adventure at home making Duck Confit with a…

Cooking with Artusi Deli Products

One of my favourite Vancouver area restaurants launched the Artusi Deli recently with freshly made pasta, sauces and flatbreads. Located in the Uptown area of New Westminster this  restaurant now offers their Italian deli featuring these homemade products. A few…

Cooking with Bodega Foods Spanish Sauces

One of my favourite Vancouver area restaurants launched a line of sauces a few years ago. Last night we used the sauces, cooking at home and made up a different recipe with each of them. Bodega foods has a blog…

Urban Tadka serves up Indian food by Delivery

Chefs Tushar Tondvalkar and Evan Elman recently co-founded their Urban Tadka company that specializes in Awadhi cuisine (Indian). You place your order through Uber Eats, Doordash, Skip the Dishes and Foodee, and then your dishes are delivered to you at…

Pizza Making Parties at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

I was part of a media group that made our own pizzas in a pizza making party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread recently. Always a fun time when you can dream up your own pizza and then make it with all…

Red Truck Beer announces Summer Concert Lineup

Truck Stop Concert Series at Red Truck Beer returns for another great year of summer music. Red Truck Beer Co.  is hosting its fourth annual Truck Stop Concert Series with three events at its East Vancouver brewery. These events bring…

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