10 Foodie Happenings of 2017 in Vancouver

As 2017 comes to an end, I thought it'd be nice to share some noteworthy things that happened in the food world. This is a hyper-local list of things that either took place in or included Greater Vancouver. Listed in no particular order, here are all the eats and drinks »

Spade - New Italian Cafe Bistro in Vancouver [RECAP]

Commercial Drive is a largely Italian-driven neighbourhood in Vancouver and the newest opening further strengthens that representation. Spade, from the operators of Prado Cafe, has just opened up a block away from Prado Cafe on The Drive. Focusing on a mix of cafe treats transitioning to Italian tapas and family-style »

Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast 2017 – Vancouver [RECAP]

There's something good to be said about spreading some Christmas cheer. Whether or not you observe this holiday, the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver excluded zero Lower Mainland citizens as it held its 30th annual Christmas Wish Breakfast. As an invited influencer, I was privy to the scene from start »

Urban Thai Bistro – Winter Festive Set Menu [REVIEW]

If the financial thought of dining in Vancouver's Yaletown sounds daunting to you, then you might be happy to hear 3-course meals are still possible on the average 9-5er's budget. Urban Thai Bistro has been serving up their Winter Festive Set Menu and I got a great taste of it »

Zenstone Coffee – Richmond's Best Latte Art [REVIEW]

Anyone who reads this blog knows about the shift in preference I've had going from black coffee to soy/almond lattes to real lattes. The natural sweetness of milk and better latte art are too hard for me to pass up these days so I carry a stash of lactase »

Caffe Artigiano - New Holiday Drinks and Treats [REVIEW]

With the holiday season in full swing, some coffee shops will be unveiling seasonal drinks with warming flavours such as eggnog and gingerbread. For Canadian company Caffe Artigiano, this means the (re)introduction of 4 holiday-themed drinks. Last Saturday I was given a chance to try them all and provide »

Fresh by DCE – Meal-To-Go [REVIEW]

Between a typical 9-5, a commitment to fitness, and all the side hustles, it can be a tough struggle to keep a balanced diet for some workers in Vancouver. From the creators of Burger Noir, Fresh by DCE is a new endeavour to provide memorable meals-to-go with an emphasis on »

La Cantina - Fresh Mexican in Vancouver [REVIEW]

The Mexican scene in Vancouver continues to expand. Hailing from Whistler, BC, La Cantina has just opened its new location on Nelson Street in downtown Vancouver. With a focus on fresh tacos and imported Mexican flavours, these folks are on a mission similar to other pinche taco shops in the »

Dublin Calling - Irish and European Sports Bar in Vancouver [REVIEW]

From the ashes of Granville Street's Ceili's comes a new Irish experience. Dublin Calling is the latest expansion from the Toronto-born restaurant company. With a huge inherited space and more TVs than you can watch, how does the new menu fare? I had a taste and found out. Disclosure: This »

Vancouver Christmas Market 2017 – Food [RECAP]

This December the Vancouver Christmas Market is back in full throttle. With an emphasis on German celebration, there's a ton to eat and see in what is quite possibly the most Christmas-y spot in Downtown Vancouver. This year, I was a lucky media participant to sample the market prior to »