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Brunch at Trattoria Italian Kitchen, Kitsilano

February 16th, 2015

There has always been something special about weekend brunch. Some spots around town, like Jethro’s Fine Grub or Red Wagon Cafe, are best known for serving greasy-spoon breakfast and lunch items. Other places are better known for their dinner, but they can serve up a mean brunch too. A good example of this is Cafe […]

Dine Out Vancouver: Cork & Fin (Gastown)

January 26th, 2015

Yes, it’s that time of year again when all the amateur foodies flood some of the city’s finest restaurants and casual eateries. Dine Out Vancouver 2015 is now in full swing and unlike previous years, I only have one restaurant on my list for 2015. Late last week, a few friends and I (along with […]

Sushimoto at Holdom Skytrain Station, Burnaby

January 20th, 2015

I remember when sushi was still a “new” thing to the Vancouver dining scene in the early 1990s. There weren’t too many places that offered it and, where they did, they’d also have a broad range of other dishes like tempura, udon noodles and teriyaki. Since then, sushi has really exploded and this city, thanks […]

Dine Out Vancouver Returns for 13th Year

January 9th, 2015

In the early days of Dine Out Vancouver, the annual event seemed like such a brilliant idea all around. Restaurants could fill their tables during a time of year that was typically slower and diners would have the opportunity to explore the higher-end culinary offerings of the city at a discounted price. Dine Out Vancouver […]

What I Ate in Las Vegas During CES (Pictures)

January 8th, 2015

Going to Las Vegas earlier this week for CES 2015 was different for several reasons, one of the most notable of which was that I actually flew home on the day that the massive trade show officially started. Given this, it was a much more low-key affair and we didn’t even attend any industry parties. […]

Sunday Snippet: Timothy Taylor on Foodie Culture

December 14th, 2014

“Food. Food. You have to step back and ask: How and why did we all get so hepped up about food? When I flash back to my childhood cuisine–and I mean flash, just grabbing the first image of food my memory will serve–I get a Safeway bag of frozen mixed vegetables. Diced carrots with peas […]

Recent Entries in #KwansCreativeCatering

November 18th, 2014

Here on Beyond the Rhetoric, I’ve developed the habit of reviewing a lot of restaurants. In addition to all the eateries in and around the Vancouver area, I’ve also highlighted several from more exotic locations around the world. However, we haven’t been eating out nearly as much as we usually do these last couple of […]

What’s Up Wednesdays: Good Eats Edition

November 5th, 2014

The best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, as long as you don’t have to make your way through his wallet to get there. All joking aside, this week’s speedlink focuses on the gastronomical exploits of my fellow bloggers, starting with the one and only Ed Lau. He recently attended a media […]