Tag: Commercial Drive

First Taste of The Lunch Lady

With it’s focus on Vietnamese street food, this restaurant plays homage to The Lunch Lady in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The Vancouver restaurant is a collaboration between Nguyen Thi Thanh (aka The Lunch Lady) and Victoria Tran and…

Cooking with Caffe La Tana Products

Known for their fresh house-made Italian pastas, sauces and more, Caffe La Tana has changed their offerings slightly by pivoting during the covid19 pandemic. Over the past weekend we cooked up some of their pasta dishes along with some snacks;…

Takeout at Pepino’s Spaghetti House

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…

Takeout at JamJar Canteen

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…

Takeout at Bombay Kitchen and Bar

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…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on September 4

Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday September 4 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be…

Interview with Marco Cornale

I had a chat with Marco Cornale who owns the Fratelli Bakery on Commercial Drive in Vancouver as well as in New Westminster. Tell me how long you have been in the bakery business on the drive 22 years Any…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

On Wednesday August 22, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned and explored the Commercial Drive neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed tasty dishes included pizza, poke tacos, bagel sandwiches, pulled pork tacos, and more after kicking…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 22

Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday August 22 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be…

First Taste of Sopra Sotto Pizzeria

The new Italian eatery, a collaborative effort between a small group of close friends and locals, was largely inspired by Nonna’s cooking and brings fresh, local and approachable fare to the neighbourhood. The modern and sun drenched 90 seat-space was…

Nitro Liqueur Infused Treats at 77K Freeze

Celebrate the holidays and warm up with a Nitro treat using a variety of different liqueurs and ice cream or sorbetto. 77K Freeze opened earlier this past summer offering all sorts of flavours in a variety of different formats from…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

On Wednesday August 23, we presented another exciting tour in our Tasting Plates series as we returned and explored the Commercial Drive neighborhood. Attendees enjoyed delicious pasta and risotto along with wonderful music to kickoff the event at Federico’s Supper…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 23

Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday August 23 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be…

Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl on February 5

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

Italian Day on the Drive June 12

Feeling hungry? There’s no better place to satisfy your cravings for all foods – savoury, sweet and everything in between – at the 7th annual Italian Day on The Drive, which is set to take place on June 12th. This…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive

On August 12, 2015 we presented our Tasting Plates Commercial Drive and area event that showcased 6 restaurants and establishments on Commercial and Clark drive. Federico’s Supper Club MENU Our Tasting Plate: Fico con Ricotta Fresca house made ricotta with…

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on August 12

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and establishments in the Commercial Drive neighborhood. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests…

First Taste of Moja Coffee on Commercial Drive

I previewed the new Moja Coffee café and roastery last week to learn more about one of my favourite coffee roasters. This impressive new café and roastery opened today in a building on Commercial Drive that was built in 1908….

Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl on February 1

Dine Out Van Fest does brunch! Presented by Vancouver Foodster, this expanded event from 2014 is sure to please anyone who loves brunch. Visit several restaurants throughout the Commercial Drive district as you taste all sorts of dishes in this…

Fall Menu Tasting at Famoso Pizzeria

I was invited back to taste some of their new dishes and pizzas which were recently added to the menu for the fall season. 1st dish: Korean Bbq Pork Pizza – slow roasted bbq pork, Korean bbq sauce, fior di…

Summer Menu Tasting at Famoso Pizzeria

I was invited to taste some of their new dishes and pizzas which were recently added to the menu. 1st dish: Ricotta Gnudi with eggplant caponata 2nd dish: The Catalan Pizza topped with roasted gala apples, spiced raisins, toasted pine nuts, sautéed…

Italian Day on the Drive June 8

In one of the biggest displays of all things Italian outside Italy, Commercial Drive will be transformed for the 5th Annual Italian Day. As one of Vancouver’s most celebrated cultural festivals, Italian Day is a showcase of classic style, masterful design and…

New Dishes at La Mezcaleria

I always look forward to tasting the new dishes these chefs create at this Mexican eatery on the Eastside, I recently tasted some of their newest creations. 1st Dish: Tamarind Squid Barbequed squid, with sweet soy and tamarind marinade, garlic peanuts,…

East Side Brunch Crawl 2014

On January 26, 2014 we presented our 1st Brunch Crawl in East Van with The Drive BIA and Tourism Vancouver for their Dine Out Festival.  This event was a super success for all who attended which included locals as well as…

Tasting Plates EastVan *Commercial Drive*

On June 19th we presented our 9th edition of Tasting Plates Vancouver event that showcased 7 restaurants, cafes and butcher shop in the Commercial Drive neighborhood. Check out our feature on Novus TV Food Finds with Richard Wolak as we sampled our…

Italian Day on the Drive June 9

The 4th Annual Italian Day returns to Commercial Drive, Sunday June 9th, celebrating Italian culture, traditions and heritage. Some 100,000 participants are expected to take over The Drive as it transforms into the world- renowned spectacle that is the Venice…

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