Maybe you've been in this next situation. You love Chinese food but get a little nervous trying to order it because a) you're Chinese but don't speak Chinese well enough to order with confidence in Chinese, or...
Almond croissants have long been my go-to at cafes and bakeries. This hyper-local list is no casual walkthrough of the prettiest photos on Instagram. I actually paid for, ate, and ranked every almond croissant that appears, taking notes for each one.
Here we are in June 2020, and restaurants are slowly opening again for dine-in service in Vancouver. Takeout was a thing for a lot of them the past two months but takeout is not really my thing. I prefer the experience of sitting in somebody else's dining room so...
When there are so many places to enjoy a dessert in Tokyo, hard choices have to be made and reflected on after the fact. After spending two and a half weeks in Japan's megacity, you can believe that I went to a lot of dessert shops.
It's a new age in most of the world – Vancouver included. With all the time I'm spending socially distancing and even abstaining from hanging with my girlfriend (she is a health care provider), a little more time has allowed me to edit photos and get down some documentation on some recent travels.
I love Italian food, don't get me wrong. I love pasta and pretty much all carbs. I also love La Quercia and their tasting menu which constantly changes. It was painful to come to this conclusion that I'm just not the right type of audience for Oca Pastificio.
Let's get real for a second here. If you're like me and looking to ball out on a dinner, you want to perform some due diligence. I don't live in a tax bracket where I can whiff on a multi-hundred dollar meal too often.
Gusto Latinoamericano is a wine-paired lunch with a focus on South American wines. This event connected wine-lovers with the principals and exhibitors behind each wine, allowing the faces of each wine brand share their story of how they came to be and why they exist in today's busy wine world.
After years of development, Strathcona in Vancouver is starting to increase its density. What this means is a better attractor for restaurants and eateries to set up shop knowing that the locals will sometimes want to go out to eat somewhere close to their lobby.
Dine Out Vancouver comes and goes in a flash because 2 weeks passes by really quickly. The hardest part is choosing a restaurant. Thankfully for me, I had that choice narrowed down to any of the Donnelly Group restaurants, which, to my delight, were not all offering the exact same menu.
When you've been to one dim sum restaurant, it can feel like you've been to them all. It takes a lot of distinction for a dim sum experience to stand out to me because I'm as basic as it gets. I'm a fan of shrimp dumplings, egg tarts, rice rolls, and don't need much more to yum cha successfully.