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Free Bagel Day at Rosemary Rocksalt

May 26th, 2015

It may have once been the case that you needed to have a diverse menu in order to survive the Vancouver restaurant scene. These days, it seems like you have a better chance at success if you focus on just one thing and doing that one thing very well. You’ve got ramen shops that do […]

Sweet Cherubim Vegan Restaurant, Commercial Drive

May 22nd, 2015

I’d probably be the first person to tell you that I’m a “meatatarian” by nature. I like steak. I like bacon. I like great southern BBQ. At the same time, I’m also the kind of person who is open to new culinary adventures. Under most normal circumstances, it would be unlikely to find me at […]

Bao Chau Vietnamese Restaurant, Vancouver

May 15th, 2015

I’m not exactly sure what it is, but there is something incredibly comforting and satisfying about good Vietnamese food. Maybe it’s a good thing I live in the Metro Vancouver area where there is no shortage of places to enjoy some lemon grass chicken on rice or a piping hot bowl of pho. And while […]

Crave 2015: Sushi UOmo, Burnaby Heights

May 8th, 2015

Burnaby Heights, if nothing else, has become an increasingly diverse neighborhood over the years. It has traditionally been Italian and a lot of that influence is still clearly visible today. But take a stroll down Hastings Street and you’ll find quite the multicultural assortment of culinary delights. As you may recall, we were treated to […]

The 2015 EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

May 4th, 2015

I’ve been going to EAT! Vancouver since its very early days, first attending the third annual food and cooking festival back in 2005. And while a lot has changed in ten years (there’s definitely more of a focus on organic, locally sourced, fair trade ingredients), a lot has remained the same.

Crave 2015: Chad Thai Restaurant

May 1st, 2015

After having lunch at Cristos Greek Taverna and taking advantage of the deal at Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie, our next stop for Crave 2015 in Burnaby Heights was at Chad Thai Restaurant. While the name gives the initial impression of inauthentic cuisine, Chad Thai aims to provide the comforts of affordable Thai street food to […]

Prunes Are Not What You Think They Are

April 27th, 2015

Take a grape, dehydrate it, and you’ve got yourself a raisin. What we might call a golden raisin, folks in some other parts of the world might call a sultana. Dry a particular variety of grape and you get a currant. In every instance, you are referring to a dried grape when you talk about […]

Crave 2015: Cristos Greek Taverna

April 24th, 2015

I like to support local businesses whenever possible. I also like to go out to enjoy a nice meal and I like to take advantage of a good deal. So, when all three of these factors coalesce into a single event, there’s a good chance I’ll want to participate. That’s precisely the case with Crave, […]