Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. – New Vegan Menu in Vancouver [PREVIEW]

Good vegan food is hard to come across in Vancouver when you consider most restaurants that bother having good vegetarian options hardly ever include vegan items. This past week I was invited to a media preview of the new plant-based vegan menu of Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. As an omnivore, »

EAT! Pastry - 18 Desserts from 18 Pastry Chefs and Chocolatiers [RECAP]

This past weekend saw the finale of EAT! Vancouver, an annual food-centric celebration of Canadian chefs and cuisines. New to EAT! Vancouver for 2017 was EAT! Pastry, which is where I found myself last Saturday. With 18 participating patisseries and chocolatiers on-board, how many decadent desserts did it take to »

Crave Ka'anapali - A Taste of Maui [RECAP]

I've been told Hawaii is a pretty sweet food destination and having been to Honolulu myself, I tend to agree. With local foods including poke, poi, musubi, and some of the freshest pineapple, there's almost always something new for first-timers on these islands. Last Thursday I was invited to a »

Ways to Choose a Restaurant

UPDATE 2017-11-12: I received some feedback on this post claiming that I was overselling on Instagrammers when it came to choosing a good restaurant. I claim that "good" can mean something different to different people and that the methods below all help different diners with finding a restaurant. »

Mokutanya - Yakitori in the Bay Area Burbs [REVIEW]

The Bay Area is full of hidden gems. When I visited San Francisco in September I was meeting up with some of my favourite foodies and trusted them to make an informed dining decision. Because they live outside the city, we settled on Mokutanya, a yakitori specialty restaurant with some »

Say Hey – Hoagies in Vancouver [REVIEW]

You may not know it, but you've likely had a hoagie prior to today's review. Hoagies are culturally a Philadelphia take on the popular submarine sandwich. For Vancouver, there wasn't really a hoagie hut until Say Hey Cafe opened its doors last spring. In the same week I went to »

Louis Gervais Fine Foods and Catering [REVIEW]

If there's a black box category of dining where you don't always know what you get, it's catering. Considered by the corporate world as the finer alternative to quinoa salads from Costco, catering services can have all sorts of backgrounds marketing to similar customers. Take Louis Gervais Fine Foods and »

Ancora - Waterfront Brunching in Vancouver [REVIEW]

In the animal kingdom, having water nearby is a key source of choosing a habitat. I guess the dining equivalent would be having your restaurant near beautiful scenery and again, a source of water. Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio takes this to the next level by situating themselves in a »

Parallel 49 Brewing - New Food Menu [REVIEW]

Summer's over but you still gotta go out to eat and drink, right? Actually, autumn might be the best time to go out to eat since students tend to have more exams they should be studying for. In the case of Parallel 49 Brewing Company, these folks just got a »

AnnaLena - Modern Canadian in Vancouver [REVIEW]

As some may know, AnnaLena is the current product by East Vancouver-raised Chef Michael Robbins. Having opened The Oakwood in Kitsilano a few years prior, his current eatery is a dinner-only menu inspired by his creative direction (there are Bearbricks on display and Gameboys etched onto the walls). A few »

Rhinofish – Taiwanese Beef Noodle in Vancouver [REVIEW]

It's autumn now so rainy afternoons and windy nights are the norm for the next few months. With somber weather in mind, I thought it'd be a good time to share my experiences at Rhinofish Noodle Bar. With its classic niu rou mian and other Taiwanese delights on the menu, »