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Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary
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Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary Review

  My Review of Tasting Plates Vancouver 7th Anniversary I remember meeting Richard Wolak aka Vancouver Foodster, more than seven years ago at a tasting event and when I asked him who he was and he said he was a blogger and was on Twitter, I had no idea what a blogger or a twitter was. Bakers …

2019 Holiday Market
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2018 Holiday Market Review

  2018 Holiday Market Review A Fluid Tasting Journey Last year’s holiday market had me munching my way through the aisles of the market as I sampled various foods while this year’s 2018 Holiday Market found me with a belly full of hot liquids which is so appropriate for a city where a there …

Tasting Plates Gastown Review
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Tasting Plates Gastown Review from artisan caramels to hummus heaven

Photo Gallery of Tasting Plates Gastown Review [To view Photo Gallery of Tasting Plates Gastown Review on mobile device, go to bottom of page and click on “View as Full Site”]   Tasting Plates Gastown Review If you close your eyes and count to ten, by the time you reach the last …

Tasting Plates Vegetarian Review
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Tasting Plates Vegetarian Review

    Tasting Plates Vegetarian Review Having just spent a week in Chicago after eating 6 pounds of decadent Venchi Chocolates from Eataly, 100% fully saturated fatty Chicago hot dogs, luxurious stone crab claws, indulging in fabulous tasting menus at one star Michelin restaurants and sexy …

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive Review
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Tasting Plates Commercial Drive Review

… Tasting Plates Commercial Drive Review Once upon a time before iPhones roamed the earth, it used to be that only Italian restaurants thrived on Commercial Drive. Now Commercial Drive contains a hodgepodge of cuisines from every corner of the world from injera bread from Harambe Ethiopian, …

Tasting Plates West End
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My review of 2018 Tasting Plates West End

[To view the photo gallery on a smart phone, scroll to bottom of page and click on “View as Full Site”] Everyone I know, including me, that has been in Vancouver for more than 15 years has lived in the West End at some time. Only a few establishments remain from my time such as …

Kits Tasting Plates
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Kits Tasting Plates Preview

  You know you’re truly a foodie when you’re willing to travel from one end of the city to the other for the opportunity to taste what could possibly be the best thing you’ve had in your mouth all week. Have taste buds will travel even if I live in Richmond, after all isn’t that what transit …

Mount Pleasant Tasting Plates
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My Review of Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant

‬ [If viewing this on mobile, please go to end of blogpost and click on “View as Full Site”]    Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant took us to French pastries, authentic Mexican food, glorious pizza pizza and Northern Chinese food – a mosaic of flavours …

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My Review of the Ocean Wise Pop-Up Cafe at Dine Out Vancouver

If you had asked me a couple of weeks ago to join you for a dinner and a movie I would have been all over it, but now after having been invited by Travelzoo Canada to the Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise Pop-Up Cafe event on February 3, 2018 during the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, well now it just …

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My Review of Spade on Commercial Drive – not just another pretty hipster cafe

My Review of Spade on Commercial Drive – not just another pretty hipster cafe   20 years ago, Commercial Drive was the place to be if you wanted a real Italian experience from an espresso from Coffee Calabria (complete with young virile Italian stallion baristas), piping hot thin crust …

Tasting Plates Vancouver Holiday
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Review of Vancouver Foodster Holiday Market – Part 1

  [To view the images on this page, scroll to bottom of this page and click on “View as Full Site”] If you’re an Asian female, chances are the three favorite things you love to do in your spare time is to eat and shop and have your boyfriend pay for your eating and shopping, …

Tasting Plates Yaletown Brunch
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The Breakfast of Champions at Tasting Plates Yaletown Brunch – My Review

  [If viewing on a phone, scroll to end of page and click on “View as full site”]   The Breakfast of Champion Dishes at the Tasting Plates Yaletown Brunch – My Review   Cha Le Tea Merchant Cafe 1207 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 633-9989 …

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Bistro Louis Gervais Reaffirms my Love for French Chefs – My Review

    Bistro Louis Gervais reaffirms my love for French Chefs – My Review I started my love affair with French chefs at the very tender age of 15 when I took the very first pay cheque I earned from working at my parents’ Chinese Western restaurant to dine at a French restaurant …

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Hold the Chinese – My Review of Chinatown Tasting Plates

    When I was a child, my parents used to drive us to Vancouver from Calgary and then we spent all our time in Chinatown as it used to be the place to be if you wanted authentic Chinese cuisine. Over the years, Richmond has become the new Chinatown due to its ever-growing Chinese …

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Tasting Plates UBC – My Review

{To view this photo gallery on mobile, go to the end of this blog post and click on “View As Full Site”] .. A million years BC which in this case means a million years Before Computers when I went to the University of Calgary,  there was literally only a handful of coffee shops and …

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2017 North Van Tasting Plates Review

I live in Richmond and my only mode of transportation is transit, and I find that it’s so easy to get to the North Shore via a short Seabus ride.  So I’m always too happy to say yes, yes, yes oh yes when the media invite to the North Van Tasting Plates arrives in my in box. And the …

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Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl – My Review

[To view this Slideshow on Mobile, scroll to end of page and select View Full Site] Is there anything better than a belly full of eggs bennies from Cabrito? Yes Italian pastries from Fratelli Bakery, wholesome goodness from Eternal Abundance, a fragrant cup of java goodness from the Drive Coffee …

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Granville Island Dine Out Vancouver Preview

Beef Tenderloin at Dockside I’ve been an active participant in Dine Out Vancouver ever since it started as it’s a great way to sample three course menus at new or favorite restaurants at the unbelievable prices of $20, $30 or $40. This year I was lucky to be one of the guests at the …

Fairview Happy Hours
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Falling In Love with Dockside Restaurant Fall Menu

When summer turns to fall and the temperatures plummets twenty degrees lower, that’s when our appetite shifts from light leafy salads to heartier dishes that sustain us through the cooler fall and winter months. At the media fall menu tasting for Dockside Restaurant, we were introduced to …

Virtuous Pie
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Virtuous Pie proves that faking it can be a good thing

Virtuous Pie proves that faking it can be a good thing I have a love hate relationship with cheese. I love it but it hates my guts. Literally. So when I heard that a new restaurant offering vegan pizzas and ice cream was opening I pushed Virtuous Pie to the top of my Restaurant Bucket List. Before …

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Carefully curated creative cuisine…. my Review of LaTab

  I’m not a food critic as I can’t name the catrillion species of mushrooms nor have I eaten at all the four star restaurants in Vancouver – yet. But it doesn’t take a culinary degree to realize that the food presented before you at LaTab has been carefully curated to …

Tuck Shoppe
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Keeping it Simple and Tasty at the Tuck Shoppe – My Review

More than 20 years ago when I first arrived in Vancouver, Chinatown was the place to be if you wanted a bowl of comforting congee alongside an array of familiar dim sum plates over which I shared my latest antidotes of bad first dates.  Although some of the iconic places such as Floata Seafood …

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Review of Olympic Village Brunch Crawl

  The only thing that gets me out of bed early on a weekend morning is the smell of crispy bacon waffling in the air. So it’s with much enthusiasm and hunger might I add that I jump out of bed to attend the first of three Dine Out Brunch Crawls that I signed up for as media. …