Archive for the category "food"

Howe Sound Brewmaster’s Dinner at Central Bistro

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 — 10:44am PDT
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Central Bistro is quickly becoming a favourite neighbourhood watering hole in the West End so when one of our most-loved breweries, Howe Sound, invited us to the brewmaster’s dinner there last night, we were happy to accept. Chef Robert Erickson, who regularly orchestrates beer pairing dinners, took a selection of five Howe Sound Brewing beers […]

Hapa Umi

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 — 11:57am PDT
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Hapa Umi is now open at 909 West Cordova in Vancouver, looking out over Coal Harbour and Canada Place. It’s the “big sister” restaurant to the beloved Hapa Izakayas around town (on Robson, in Yaletown, and in Kitsilano) that serves up full dinner items that are big enough for one and plenty enough sharing family-style. […]

ART Restaurant at Four Seasons Seattle

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 — 12:13pm PDT
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John and I recently treated ourselves to a quick trip South of the border to enjoy a little retail therapy, the tulip festival, and a Mariners game. Thanks to recommendations from my Twitter followers, we ended up staying at the Four Seasons Seattle. The hotel invited us down to ART Restaurant for dinner and three […]

Vancouver Street Food 2011

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 — 2:42pm PDT
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Last summer the City of Vancouver expanded its street food program to include over a dozen new mobile dining options. After a public survey and an application process, 19 new street food options (with a heavy lean on tacos) have been announced. View Larger Map Cartel Location: West side of 500 Dunsmuir Type: Korean fusion; […]

Georgia Straight Golden Plate Awards 2011

Friday, March 25th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT
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The Georgia Straight’s annual Golden Plate Awards have been announced as Vancouverites voted, in 138 categories, for their favourite places to eat and drink around town. Here are a few highlights for me: Best Richmond Restaurant Tapenade Bistro (Steveston) Best Korean Jang Mo Jib Best Middle Eastern Afghan Horsemen Best Neighbourhood for Restaurants Gastown Best […]

Hester Creek Winery in Oliver

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 — 9:40am PDT
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Yesterday I was invited up to Hester Creek Winery in Oliver (at the Southern tip of the Okanagan) to tour their facilities, meet their winemaker, and learn more about their vineyards. While I am very familiar with the brand (and they have also been generous sponsors of the last two Twestival events I have organized) […]