Portland 2018 - Foodie Slam Dunks and Air Balls [RECAP]

I visited Portland, Oregon this past March 2018 to watch my first NBA game (Trailblazers versus the Blake Griffin-less LA Clippers), but I'm pretty sure the other guys on my trip knew my ulterior motive was to eat and drink that #PDX lifestyle. This was my 4th planned trip to »

Cactus Club Cafe - New Spring Feature Cocktails [OVERVIEW]

Spring is in high fashion at Cactus Club Cafe. The North Vancouver-born chain recently released a few new cocktails (2 spirit-free, 1 margarita) and invited me to come by and have a taste. I took this opportunity to dine at the coveted English Bay location in Vancouver. Disclosure: This was »

St. Lawrence - Homey Quebecois in Vancouver [REVIEW]

If you keep up with any sort of lifestyle column in Vancouver, you'll know that St. Lawrence has stormed onto the scene as one of Vancouver's best new openings of 2017 (see Alexandra Gill, Vancouver Magazine results pending, and Georgia Straight). It took me awhile to find time for this »

Milkcow - Organic Soft Serve Ice Cream in Richmond [OVERVIEW]

Korean-style soft serve ice cream has, until recently, resided only in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood. Disregarding the expansion of Soft Peaks to Burnaby, Milkcow is the newest company to introduce its flavours to answer ice cream cravings. This Richmond location follows the existing Milkcow chain from South Korea and I was »

Mr. Mustache – Cute Desserts and Tea in Burnaby [OVERVIEW]

Even though I'm not in college anymore, I appreciate a good study cafe especially if the music isn't too loud and the venue is accessible for my study group. Mr. Mustache appears to fit the bill, taking up residence in yesteryear's Cafe Joie. While the interior might be largely the »

Ichigo Ichie Ramen - Ramen in Richmond Ironwood [OVERVIEW]

Ramen's existed in Richmond almost as long as Vancouver (hello, G-Men), but most places congregate around central Richmond, specifically in the Brighouse or around Landsdowne. Opening in the southern neighbourhood of Ironwood is Ichigo Ichie Ramen. Featuring a classic menu with the usual suspects of broths, this eatery hopes to »