Homer Street Cafe – New Chef, New Happy Hour [OVERVIEW]

Homer Street Cafe and Bar has been one of Vancouver's most aptly-named restaurants for a half-decade. In its tenure, it's survived a number of renovations to refine its various dining spaces and rebuilt from a flood that leaked through its lower dining lounge (residents live above filling the rest of »

Copper Chimney - New Indian in Downtown Vancouver [OVERVIEW]

If there's any cuisine that's lacking in the midrange restaurant scene in downtown Vancouver, it's Indian. At least in the neighbourly intersection of Granville Street and the Financial District, Indian spices and samosas are a little scarce for full-service restaurants. With this in mind, Copper Chimney at Hotel Le Soleil »

Vancouver Gourmet Club - West End Cocktail Crawl [RECAP]

One good drink deserves another, so when I was invited to the West End Cocktail Crawl last week, I was up and ready. I was pleased to see that both new (Centro) and old (Bayside Lounge) were represented on this walkable West End itinerary. This crawl was organized by Vancouver »

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2018 [RECAP]

Another year means another weeklong celebration of all things craft in BC's beer and cider scene at Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW). As the finale, vendors and fans gathered at the PNE Fairgrounds for the Festival to try new (and old) brews, jam out to live music, and enjoy the »

Pokéworks - Secret Kale Noodle Poke in Vancouver [OVERVIEW]

I've been to 5 poke (pronounced "poe-kay") shops in Vancouver and not one of them offers kale noodles as a base. At any of Pokerrito, Poke Time, Pokeman, Poke Guy, or Poke Shop, rice is normally the main base with burrito an option at some venues. If you're »

The Italian – Osteria and Cheese Bar in Langley [OVERVIEW]

With places like Olive Garden packed on a daily basis, one wonders why Langley residents love Italian food so much and what a diner has to do when the cravings are for something a little more modern. Aptly, that might be where The Italian by Joseph Richard Group fits in. »