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.
It's time for another omakase review on this food blog! My sister was in town for her annual visit and because she visits from the prairie province of Alberta, Vancouver sushi is always at the top of her dining list. For this encounter, we settled on Sushi Bar Maumi, a restaurant that's known for...
This is not just a cafe but a shop that mills its own flour and sells grains from trusted farmers they can identify by name (more on this later). A long spiel made short: flour products from Flourist are perishable because that's the way naturally-made flour goes.
Locus on Main Street is one of those blink-and-you-miss-it restaurants. It's viewable in plain sight but easily lost amongst the mesh of businesses lining the street. In other words, it's a restaurant you know when you're "in the know", or when...
It goes without saying that roadtripping around the Lower Mainland is one of my favourite activities. As a born-and-bred Vancouverite, I personally feel there is so much to explore around Vancouver yet not enough enthusiasm among...