Hanson Do

Vancouver, Canada 174 posts

Hanson started Nosh and Nibble in 2014 and has been writing restaurant reviews, event overviews, and seasonal lists since then. He has a personal bias against pineapple.

Assembli - Now Open in Downtown Vancouver [OVERVIEW]

Watching your food be prepped before your eyes is a treat. Subway's done it for sandwiches but for something heartier, pizza is also an option at Assembli. Priding themselves on quick, fresh lunch options, these folks specialize in pizza and salads and fit the schedule of a busy lunch hour »

11 Things to Try from Storm City Coffee in Vancouver [OVERVIEW]

It's not often I get to go to a coffee shop tasting. Located in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood, Storm City Coffee is an independent coffee shop that fits the university student vibe with its long tables, power outlets, and corner cafe vibes. I was taken on a food-tasting experience last week »

Grocery & Specialty Food West Show 2018 [EVENT]

Perusing grocery store shelves for cool new products is one of my favourite jams when I'm travelling or exploring a neighbourhood. It's a fascinating game looking for game changing products. For those who keep up with the grocery game, last year's Grocery & Specialty Food West Show in Vancouver produced »

The Blenheim - New Neighbourhood Pub in Kitsilano [REVIEW]

The difference between an urban and a neighbourhood pub is the audience these appeal to. A neighbourhood pub can have any combination of chill service, personable staff, or other family-friendly activities. The Blenheim is one of 2017's last openings on this neighbourhood pub mission and I was invited to have »

13 Wines From 13 Countries - Vancouver International Wine Festival [RECAP]

The Vancouver International Wine Festival has wrapped up another successful year with sold-out events and a huge feature on Spanish and Portuguese wines. As part of the itinerary, the main festival tasting room featured a ton of wineries for guests to peruse, sip, and learn from winemakers and principals. I »

Gusto Latinoamericano – Vancouver International Wine Festival [RECAP]

When it comes to wine pairings, I leave the pairings to the sommeliers and other accredited masters. Otherwise, I'm a chicken-riesling and shortrib-malbec kind of guy. At last week's Gusto Latinoamericano lunch, a Vancouver International Wine Festival event, we were taken through a short tour of South American featuring bites »

5 Best Bits from California Crush – Vancouver International Wine Festival

Another fine year of the Vancouver International Wine Festival has ended with a bang. Celebrating its 40th year, this extravaganza saw 16 wines, 173 wineries, and 1450+ wines poured at over 50 events. If you missed my Instagram stories at these events, I've got the highlights below, starting with California »

Pizza Palooza – 5-Stop Pizza Crawl in Downtown Vancouver [RECAP]

A slice of pizza might be the flattest piece of happiness you can get your hands on. Last week I was a lucky guest of Vancouver Foodster's Pizza Palooza event. For those unfamiliar with how food crawls work, you generally pick up a passport at a meeting location and then »

Smoke and Bones - Award-Winning BBQ in North Vancouver [REVIEW]

Everyone likes a good barbecue story. Hailing from some town, these folks have been crowned winners of various trophies and appeared at various barbeque-focused events, including at the PNE. Smoke and Bones, which previously operated a catering service on the North Shore, has recently opened a full restaurant in North »