Did you want fried chicken with your coffee? Now you can!
Summer is coming to a close in Vancouver, but one food that will never get old with Vancouverites is Avocado Toast. Where superfruit meets carbs, magic happens. However, such nutritional heroism of an avocado deserves only the best vessel of bread to transport avocado from a table into your mouth.
Founded by a group of people closer to the Vancouver food scene than you think, this eatery hits on all fronts in creativity and design with the result being a fun atmosphere that brings out impactful flavour and an existential energy I haven't yet felt in Metro Vancouver.
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.
One of the greatest inventions in food history has to be the burger. Hotly contested is the origin of burgers, with claims of its creation going as far back as the 1800s. The burger is a timeless piece of dining history that resonates with childhood, with beer, and...
On some menus, the burger exists so unadventurous fools can order something they are familiar with. Some of those menus might have enough clout to tout a burger but most of those burgers exist simply as a requirement for the menu.
Vancouver is beautiful when it's sunny, and outside is where I found myself with a seat at Nicli's backyard parking lot, now converted into a 40-seater patio adorned with all the reminders of Aperol Spritz a guy hungry for pizza needs in his life.
As we continue our journey through the global pandemic, news of brand new eateries gets me excited for when it'll be acceptable to dine in restaurants with whoever I want. In the meantime, as exciting as takeout can be, I feel it doesn't do justice for the whole restaurant experience...
Sometimes, simple is just enough. I might be in the minority when I say this, but I love burgers. I love that a concept of bun, patty, and the usual condiments can either be enjoyed in the classic formula or with some extra zig.
Dining in the new normal has been interesting, to say the least. Anecdotal reports of restaurants allegedly failing to enforce social distancing fill up Reddit, contact tracing is the latest to hit Earls in Port Coquitlam, and these are the cases the public currently knows about.
As a born and bred citizen of Vancouver, I don't really know a life of extreme climate and wince when I look at a thermostat reading higher than 25°C. It might be for that reason that I consider ramen to be a year-round food rather than seasonal.