BBQ on the Bypass Happens Sept 19

The countdown to Metro Vancouver’s hottest BBQ competition is officially on. With just one week to go until the fifth annual BBQ On The Bypass on Sunday, September 19th, get ready for the biggest and best event yet. New this…

A Plugged-In Tour of Granville Island’s Artistry & History

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts (PICA) launches a plugged-in Chef Instructor led walking tour of Vancouver’s historic and diverse Granville Island.   For $40.00 per person join us as we savour the wares of the market’s many globally influenced and locally…

Opening Night at The Charles Bar

I was fairly lucky to be invited in on opening night last Friday September 3rd to experience The Charles Bar, perhaps the bar was named after a guy named Charles, I’m not sure, but this bar hits it on the…

CAZBA

132 West 16th Street, North Vancouver Tel: 604-980-7373 Web: n/a Twitter: n/a Advice: Off the beaten track and well worth checking out. A group of my friends and their friends had dinner last week at Cazba, where our Persian friend…

THE SANDBAR

1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-9030 Web: http://www.vancouverdine.com/theSandbar0experience.aspx Twitter: @The_Sandbar Advice: Sushi bar is on the main level, dining rooms are located on the 2nd and 3rd levels. On Granville Island, with an entrance that is a bit hidden, you’ll…

Mis Trucos Celebrates 1 Year

On Sunday night August 29th I attended the 1st Anniversary party at Mis Trucos with my friend and photographer Noam. The patio was filled with people mingling and drinking and inside the dining room guests were eating tasty menu favourites…

Natural Living Fair Sept 11 & 12

Capers Whole Foods Market is hosting its 15th Annual Living Naturally Fair on September 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Robson store location. The fair will feature more than 100 local and artisan food vendors,…

Canvas Lounge Celebrates 3 Years

On Friday night September 3rd I attended the 3yr Anniversary Bash at Canvas Lounge in Gastown. Proprietors, Vance Campbell and Simon Pearson-Roach were on hand to greet guests as was David K Wong, Ivan Chew and others. This was quite…

RESTAURANT 62

2001 McCallum Road, Abbotsford Tel: 604-855-3545 Web: http://www.restaurant62.ca Twitter: @Restaurant62 Advice: Reservations are a good idea. 3 course prix-fixe menu only $24. I went on an excursion to Abbotsford to visit a couple of eco farms and to have dinner…

1st Annual Great BC Bake-off Sept 19

Now here is an event that I am excited about, a pie baking competition as part of the upcoming BBQ on the Bypass event happening on Sept 19th. This is the first time the Pie Baking Competition is taking place,…

NU Restaurant Celebrates 5 Years

I enjoyed celebrating this wonderful occasion on September 1st with proprietor, Harry Kambolis along with his family and media friends. The drinks were flowing and delicious bites were being passed around and eaten almost as fast as the kitchen was…

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLATBREAD CO

UPDATED – BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1876 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-730-0321 Web: http://www.rockymountainflatbread.ca Twitter: @flatbreadco Advice: Sundays & Mondays go with your kids. This has been a favourite of mine for organic pizza in the city since they opened….

100 Days Opening

On Friday night August 27th,  I attended the opening party for 100 Days at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown. Guests were treated to tasty cocktails, wine and tantalizing appetizers and dessert bites throughout the night. This is Vancouver’s newest pop-up…

Barista: Noam Dehan

Noam Dehan is a Barista at Blenz Coffee at 609 Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. He has worked as a Barista both here in Vancouver as well as when he lived in Israel. He loves to create new and unique…

CALABASH BISTRO

428 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5882 Web: http://calabashbistro.com/ Twitter: @calabashbistro Advice: Nominal charge of $1 for the dipping sauces. The best place to sit would be downstairs if space permits. Loved the vibe and the Caribbean flavours in the food and…

Home Grown: Local Sustainable Food at MOV

I wandered through the exhibit this morning to have a look through this exciting exhibit that runs from August 26th, 2010 through January 2, 2011 at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) where they have partnered with FarmFolkCityFolk to explore Vancouver’s…

Mystery Kitchen Tour Encore

I attended the Mystery Kitchen Tour Encore last night, held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts on Granville Island. Featured were some of the top chefs from around Vancouver and BC who created some amazing dishes for everyone to…

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