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Mount Pleasant Tasting Plates Review
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Mount Pleasant Tasting Plates Review

Caramel Coffee Bun, Spinach & Feta Pie and Banana Almond Smoothies at PappaRoti … .. Mount Pleasant Tasting Plates Review From decadent coffee buns, exquisite sushi rolls, crunchy poke canapés to street worthy Mexican cuisine, we roamed the streets of Mount Pleasant in the request for …

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2017 Dairy-free Living Event Tasting Notes

  At the Dairy-free Living event, the first food sampling was a platter of vegan cheeses that was placed upon every table   Although our leaflets contained information about various vegan cheeses we would be sampling, there were no labels on any cheeses in the cheese platter.  Therefore if …

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Celebrating Four Decades of Dim Sum at the Pink Pearl

Celebrating Four Decades of Dim Sum at the Pink Pearl As an Chinese person I think it’s be an accurate statement to say that I’ve had dim sum no less than 5,000 times in my lifetime. So saying yes to the Pink Pearl 40 Decades of Dim Sum Event was a no brainer as my parents used to take …

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Tasting Plates Fifth Anniversary – My Review

As a foodie I’m not sure if it’s more of a pleasure to discover hidden gems at Tasting Plates events organized by Vancouver Foodster aka Richard Wolak or to discover new dishes at old restaurants I love. At the Tasting Plates Fifth Anniversary event it seemed to be the best of downtown …

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Hearthstone Brewery where its not all about the beer

.. [To view this on mobile, scroll to the bottom of your screen and select “View Full Site”] I seldom go to pubs because as a wine drinker and foodie I find the food to be edible without any lack lustre and beer too hoppy for my oenophilic tastes. But at the recent Friends and Family …

Fable Diner 3
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Review – Cozy up with modern comfort food at Fable Diner

… Cozy up with modern comfort food at Fable Diner Trevor Bird and Ron MacGillivray open Fable Diner on July 21, 2016 in the historical Lee Building at 151 East Broadway Not content to just run the successful Fable Restaurant where menu items feature ingredients sourced from local farms, …

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From Fairy Buns to Honey Comb Crackers, My Review of Fraser Tasting Plates

  Fraser Tasting Plates Review As a person who tries to maintain a healthy dairy free diet when I’m not attending media events, I was thrilled to learn that three on the places on Fraser Tasting Plates were geared towards healthy diets – Commodity Juice, Fairy Cakes, Main Street Honey …

Habibis Mediterranean Foods
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Who Needs Butter When You Have Habibis Vegan Spreads – My Review

Habibis Mediterranean Foods offers Vegan Spreads and Dips Perfect for People with Dairy Allergies If you have a lactose intolerant issue or even a full-blown dairy allergy like me, then you’ve probably searched for alternatives to replace those butter drenched sandwiches that with one bite …

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The Highlights of 2016 Dish N Dazzle

Click here to see all the photos of this event When it’s comes to drinking wine or eating at one of Vancouver’s top restaurants, it’s a toss-up as to which activity I like more than the other. Luckily, both go hand in hand and when you attend an event like BC Hospitality …

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Tasting My Way Back Home at the Richmond Tasting Plates

Tasting My Way Back Home at the Richmond Tasting Plates – My Review Out of all of the Tasting Plates I’d have to say that Richmond Tasting Plates is my favorite, but then again, I could be biased as it’s an opportunity for me to find new eateries just a stone’s throw from …

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Heading south to Marpole Tasting Plates – My Review

  Heading south to Marpole Tasting Plates My Review The only reason I ever venture to Marpole is because my favorite designer outlet store Armadillo Boutique is on Granville and 64th. But in the last few years it seems Marpole has grown out of its awkward adolescent stage and tired Mom and Pop …

Yaletown Tasting Plates
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The 1000 Calorie Yaletown Brunch Crawl – My Review

  I call the Yaletown Brunch Crawl the 10,000 calorie Yaletown Brunch Crawl as I enjoyed enough pastries and sweets on this tasting adventure to hibernate on my fat for the rest of the winter.  As with any brunch crawl, you never know what food adventures await you and on this particular …

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My Review of Bonterra Vineyards Wine Dinner at Boathouse Kits

  An Evening of Wine from Bonterra and Culinary Pairings from The Boathouse Hosted by General Manager, Amber Brownlee and Executive Chef, Vincent Wong of The Boathouse. Special Guest Dave Kobal, Vineyard Director, Bonterra Winery. Ever since I attended the New Zealand Wine event at the The …

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Downtown Brunch Crawl 2016 – My Review

  Although this year’s edition of the Downtown Brunch Crawl contained many familiar establishments, it’s always a pleasure to have the opportunity to partake familiar flavours and an even bigger pleasure to be introduced to new establishments such as Saj & Co. whose owner so …

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Nice Vice Ice Cream is the Nicest Vice of All – Dairy Free, GMO Free and Nut Free

I scream, you scream and then I scream in pain as I am one of those people who can’t even tolerant soy ice cream as some of them still contain 1% dairy which small amount still allows the company to legally label the product as non-dairy even though there’s that pesky 1% that upsets my …

Curry Cup
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Pho la la… On the trail for the best noodles…My Review of Noodlemania 2016

  Pho la la… On the trail for the best noodles at Noodlemania 2016 As an Asian I’ve eaten enough noodles to cover a football 1000 times over so I’m very picky about my noodles. So it was with much delight that I went pho la la down the trail to discover a variety of noodles …

Bodega on Main
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Bodega on Main continues the Legacy of La Bodega

Bodega on Main continues the Legacy of La Bodega Twenty years ago, my five-week vacation in Europe was a discovery of memorable firsts from that first bite of paper-thin crispy flatbread with the perfect combination of cheese, fresh tomato sauce and fragrant Italian herbs while the sight of the …

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From decadent to healthy menus, my review of Tasting Plates Kitsilano West

  Most people choose to eat, dine and play at establishments that are within a hop, skip and a jump of their residence.  And so at the Tasting Plates Kitsilano West, I wasn’t too surprised to learn that my friend who lives in the vicinity of West Fourth and Burrard found the …

Long Table Series
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My Review of Mamie Taylor’s Longtable Dinner

Mamie Taylor’s launches Regional Longtable Dinner Series Monthly “Taste of the States” begins this fall with stops in New Orleans; Charleston, SC; and Kansas City, MO I once spent 10 days in Nawlins during the annual Mardi Gras and although most of it was an endless whirlwind of doing the lambada …

Sai Woo
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Chinatown Tasting Plates Review

  Because I live in Richmond I seldom venture into Chinatown when I have a yearning for the food of my motherland. But there seems to be a trend for Noveau Chinois, and with Sai Woo and Le Tigre’s brick and mortar Torafuku on the list of Chinatown Tasting Plates restaurants, I was …

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My Review of Commercial Drive Tasting Plates 2015

  When I used to live in the West End, I spent a lot of time on the Drive, buying cheap produce, eating pizza at Lombardo’s, ordering St Honore cakes for birthdays at Fratelli’s Bakery and drinking wine at the Latin Quarter while listening to flamenco guitar.  So every time …

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Rainy Days and East Vancouver Tasting Plates Never Get Me Down

  I laugh whenever someone complains about how much it rains in Vancouver – hello haven’t you figured it out yet that there are only two seasons – rain and sunshine?  So on rainy days you can either sit at home curled up in a fetal position sucking your thumb hoping the rain …

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Beam Me Up a Mimosa – My Review of West End Brunch Crawl

  Beam me up a mimosa Scottie, it’s gonna to be a fun day brunch crawling through the West End You know it’s gonna to be a fun brunch crawl when you start off at one of Vancouver’s oldest wine store where every day you can taste 12+ wines. The only problem (or was it) was …

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I came, I ate and I oinked out at Dine Out Vancouver 2015

  From healthy vegan, luscious black pig and brunch crawls I came, I ate and I oinked out at Dine Out 2015. After many hours of perusing the Dine Out menus, I inadvertently chose a menu from the price points of $18, $28 and $38 menu. $18 – Hapa Izakaya With Ahi Tuna as one of the …

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On the Fast Track to Good Eats at Tasting Plates West 4th

    From turkey sausages, chocolate coconut ice cream to grapefruit treated salmon, the Tasting Plates West 4th was the fast track to goods eats spamming only four blocks on one of my favorite hoods which meant more time to enjoy the drink specials at the establishments along the way. …