Grocery & Specialty Food West Show 2018 [EVENT]

Perusing grocery store shelves for cool new products is one of my favourite jams when I'm travelling or exploring a neighbourhood. It's a fascinating game looking for game changing products. For those who keep up with the grocery game, last year's Grocery & Specialty Food West Show in Vancouver produced »

The Blenheim - New Neighbourhood Pub in Kitsilano [REVIEW]

The difference between an urban and a neighbourhood pub is the audience these appeal to. A neighbourhood pub can have any combination of chill service, personable staff, or other family-friendly activities. The Blenheim is one of 2017's last openings on this neighbourhood pub mission and I was invited to have »

13 Wines From 13 Countries - Vancouver International Wine Festival [RECAP]

The Vancouver International Wine Festival has wrapped up another successful year with sold-out events and a huge feature on Spanish and Portuguese wines. As part of the itinerary, the main festival tasting room featured a ton of wineries for guests to peruse, sip, and learn from winemakers and principals. I »

Gusto Latinoamericano – Vancouver International Wine Festival [RECAP]

When it comes to wine pairings, I leave the pairings to the sommeliers and other accredited masters. Otherwise, I'm a chicken-riesling and shortrib-malbec kind of guy. At last week's Gusto Latinoamericano lunch, a Vancouver International Wine Festival event, we were taken through a short tour of South American featuring bites »

5 Best Bits from California Crush – Vancouver International Wine Festival

Another fine year of the Vancouver International Wine Festival has ended with a bang. Celebrating its 40th year, this extravaganza saw 16 wines, 173 wineries, and 1450+ wines poured at over 50 events. If you missed my Instagram stories at these events, I've got the highlights below, starting with California »

Pizza Palooza – 5-Stop Pizza Crawl in Downtown Vancouver [RECAP]

A slice of pizza might be the flattest piece of happiness you can get your hands on. Last week I was a lucky guest of Vancouver Foodster's Pizza Palooza event. For those unfamiliar with how food crawls work, you generally pick up a passport at a meeting location and then »

Smoke and Bones - Award-Winning BBQ in North Vancouver [REVIEW]

Everyone likes a good barbecue story. Hailing from some town, these folks have been crowned winners of various trophies and appeared at various barbeque-focused events, including at the PNE. Smoke and Bones, which previously operated a catering service on the North Shore, has recently opened a full restaurant in North »

5 Best Foods from Peaceful Restaurant in Vancouver

With Chinese New Year celebrations in full swing in Vancouver, one might be wondering where the best eats of Chinese food are in Vancouver. Peaceful Restaurant may have been first "discovered" by Guy Fieri on the Vancouver edition of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, but since then has spread »