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, »

"The Shop" at Two Rivers Meats - North Vancouver [REVIEW]

A couple months ago I was treated to a media opening party for The Shop at Two Rivers Meats in North Vancouver, a new butcher/restaurant combo. Sourcing from local farms and prepping all under roof, The Shop is a Greater Vancouver-friendly supplier, and it's finally open! Is eating your »

Quantum Coffee - Single Origin Roasting in Vancouver [REVIEW]

Finding good coffee can be surprisingly hard if you only have Starbucks Pumpkin Spice vision. In downtown Vancouver, there are numerous options that for the most part, are local chains with the occasional independent shop. Enter Quantum Coffee from Toronto. Does this now-national chain shake up the Granville Street scene »

Ichikame Shokudo – Japanese in East Vancouver [REVIEW]

It's uncommon for East Vancouver to receive Japanese cuisine in the form of ramen, curry, and stone bowls. More often than not, the most the east side gets are generic sushi stops with the occasional matcha pastry sold at a Chinese bakery. Kokoro Ramen aside, with Ichikame Shokudo opening's this »

Johnny Rockets - Classic Americana in Vancouver [REVIEW]

Following the heels of the last Vancouver expansion of a popular American burger chain (CaliBurger), Johnny Rockets has stepped up and opened a new location in a brand new building on the corner of Nelson Street at Howe in Vancouver. With bold reds and claims of "the original hamburger& »

Chicken Fight V at The Bimini in Vancouver [RECAP]

Sunday October 15th was a special day in Kitsilano. As part of a number of initiatives to keep the community close, The Bimini on West 4th hosted its 5th iteration of Chicken Fight. Featuring Jim Beam Bourbon Apple Bourbon and many, many pounds of wings, Chicken Fight V showered diners »

Taste of Yaletown - Yaletown L'Antipasto [REVIEW]

Stepping into a little hovel and experiencing what the locals eat is every tourist's dream when it comes to dining. Yaletown L'Antipasto seeks to provide the same atmosphere for Italian cuisine, and is one of the mainstays of Taste of Yaletown, now in its 13th year. Until October 27th, 26 »

Taste of Yaletown - The New Oxford [REVIEW]

Yaletown's favourite foodie event is back for the 13th time. Until October 27th, 26 new and mainstay Taste of Yaletown participating restaurants will be offering 3-course prix fixe menus at $25, $35, or $45 price points. In addition to supporting local dining, partial proceeds benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. »

Kin Khao - Michelin Star Dining in San Francisco [REVIEW]

On my last trip to the Bay Area, I was excited to try some upscale west coast eateries. A couple days after Foreign Cinema, I was at Kin Khao, a 1 Michelin Star restaurant in downtown San Francisco. With this designation in mind, and my first Michelin experience at stake, »