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Archive for the category "food"

Surrey Fusion Festival 2009 – The Food

July 19th, 2009 @ 1:35am by Rebecca Bollwitt

We spent the better part of Saturday over at the Fusion Festival in Holland Park and aside from the sights, sounds, and activities at this free event, the highlight for us was definitely the food pavilions. Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr We started off with our staple Jamaican smoothie, followed up with tacos from […]

The Landing at Pacific Shores – Girls Island Getaway

July 10th, 2009 @ 11:20am by Rebecca Bollwitt

For our final meal of our Girls Getaway last week, Keira and I were treated to dinner at The Landing West Coast Grill over at the Pacific Shores Resort & Spa. One of the best things about Parksville, aside from the endless beaches and glorious sunsets, is the resorts. I remembered spotting Pacific Shores from […]

Araxi: Hell's Kitchen Winner to Cook in Whistler

July 9th, 2009 @ 9:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

It was recently announced that the winner of season six of the hit reality cooking series, Hell’s Kitchen (featuring Chef Gordon Ramsay), will receive the coveted Head Chef position at Whistler’s Araxi restaurant. I was fortunate enough to be able to interview Araxi’s Executive Chef James Walt, who also started up Yaletown’s Blue Water Cafe […]

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Morningstar Creek Winery – Girls Island Getaway

July 7th, 2009 @ 9:02am by Rebecca Bollwitt

On the second morning of our Girls Island Getaway from Vancouver, we made up our own schedule before heading to our next appointment. It’s fortunate that we did since it gave us time to explore Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and sample some tasty Morningstar Creek Wines. Located in Parksville, BC the farm has been around for […]

Canada Cup of Beer 2009

June 26th, 2009 @ 8:17am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The good folks at Just Here for the Beer are bringing back the Nando’s Canada Cup of Beer next week on July 4th. This will be the fourth annual event which is Vancouver’s largest beer festival. Last year I played a tiny role as a sponsor (just by promotion) and it’s been neat to follow […]

Spinnakers Victoria Gastro Brewpub and Guesthouses

June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub is located just a quick harbour ferry ride across Victoria’s inner harbour and is the home of Canada’s first purpose-built brewpub. Spinnakers produces at least ten different types of ales (not lagers) and they turn around new beers each month, often designing custom brews for community events and fundraisers. During our visit […]

Farmers Markets: A great way to explore the city, get healthy, and support a good cause

June 21st, 2009 @ 2:28pm by Guest Author

The following is a guest post, contributed by Paulo Vallejo of the IStyleU blog. Summer is definitely here. Well, outside of the rain we had this weekend. Nevertheless, shopping at your neighborhood farmers market is a worthwhile activity. What exactly is a farmers market? Essentially, it is a place where local farmers commune to sell […]

The Morton's Experience

June 9th, 2009 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday evening John and I were invited to dine at Morton’s, the premiere steakhouse experience in Vancouver (and around the world). The staff was great and very knowledgeable as they explained pretty much everything on the main menu. We both ordered appetizers, our cut of meat, and a la carte sides. Our host, Brad, explained […]