Chambar Terrace

Chambar Terrace Opened on June 1

  Chambar Terrace Officially Opens June 1, 2109 and launches new Happy Hour Menu Longer days and higher temperatures have brought with them the telltale signs of summer in this city: the stringing of the volleyball nets at English Bay, pre-work dips at Kits Pool and free yoga classes in Dude …

The Wine Bar

New Rose Wine Program at Provence Marinaside and TWB

Photo Credit:  Dianne Chow Provence Marinaside and The Wine Bar Launch a New Rosé Wine Program It is said that things look more positive when viewed through rose-coloured glasses. Joshua Carlson, Wine Director at Yaletown’s Provence Marinaside and TWB-The Wine Bar could not agree more, with one …

Emerald Supper Club

The Emerald Supper Club New Spring Menu

Photo Credit:  Emerald Supper Club   The Emerald Supper Club breaks out its shiny new spring menu The Emerald Supper Club, Chinatown’s retro restaurant and lounge, welcomes springtime socializing and Instagram-worthy shenanigans with a host of new food and beverage options. These tempting …


Provence Unveils Breakfast Happy Hour

Photo Credit: Emrys Horton, EPH Photography   Provence Unveils Breakfast Happy Hour It’s a fact – Vancouver loves Happy Hours. Since the laws changed a couple of years ago, Happy Hour specials have proliferated amongst the city’s restaurants and lounges. Most happen in the late afternoon, …

Slickity Jims

Slickity Jims Main Street New Happy Hour and Hours of Operation

Photo Credit: Slickity Jims . Slickity Jims on Main Street: New Hours and Happy Hour Slickity Jims, a rambunctious, casual eatery with two Vancouver locations (on Main Street and West 7th), is known for its wicked breakfast and brunch offerings. Now, the Main Street location is serving up …

Frugal Tips

Index to Frugal Tips to Living Frugally in Vancouver

When I was younger I spent money faster than I could make it thanks to the four plus credit cards I had. I partied at least 3-4 times a week, drinking expensive cocktails and taking cabs to and from clubs. I was always the first to check out new restaurants with friends and as a young single girl, …

Wine Bar

The Wine Bar and Provence Pop the Cork on Bubbly Program

Photo Credit: Emrys Horton TWB-The Wine Bar & Provence Marinaside Pop the Cork on New Bubbly Program What do Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label (France), La Marca Prosecco (Italy), Mas Fi Cava (Spain), LINI 910 ‘Lambrusca’ Lambrusco Rosso (Italy), Benjamin Bridge Method Traditional Brut (Nova Scotia) …


Late evening social hour at Gotham Steakhouse

  Call it a day, and bring on the night at Gotham¹s late evening social hour Some occasions demand one more stop before the night is complete. For those times when a nightcap is in order, or the evening’s company is extra special, Gotham Steakhouse is pleased  to launch a brand-new late …


Bambudda Restaurant Closure on February 19

Gastown’s Bambudda Restaurant Closing Nouveau Chinese eatery shutting its doors February 19, 2017 Owner Ray Loy has announced Bambudda, the restaurant that brought innovative cocktails and Nouveau Chinese cuisine to Gastown, will be shutting its doors on Sunday, February 19, after …


The Emerald Supper Club Shines On

Photo Credit:  The Emerald Club The Emerald Supper Club Shines On A gem for parties, weekly specials and fun entertainment The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge, located in Chinatown, features an old school Vegas vibe, complete with vintage décor. Now in its third year of operations, the …

Keefer Bar

Potent happy hour at The Keefer Bar

As a typical Asian girl who gets mighty happy after one glass of wine, I sometimes drink cocktails which sometimes tastes like glorified fruit juice with just a pinch of alcohol like a shrunken violet at a school dance in the background not wanting to call attention to itself. Although the Keefer …


Federico’s Happy Hour – Italian Style

  Federico’s Happy Hour Italian style bites, pasta and wine Aperitifs, small bites, pasta, wine and beer Wednesday, Thursday & Sundays – 5:30pm to 7:00pm featured menu items & drinks priced between $4 – $10 Offering a selection of assagini (small bites) and pastas, …


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 …


Patio Season Starts At Joe Fortes

Patio Season at Joe Fortes starts on April 4, 2016 Sunny skies and warmer weather mean patio season has begun and Joe Fortes is celebrating the start of spring with the opening of their iconic upstairs patio. Beginning Monday, April 4, guests are invited to enjoy new cocktails and spring menu …


Getting Hoppy at Central City Beatty Street’s Happy Hour

You have to love a happy hour which starts with $3.00 beer and where every food item is five bucks five bucks five bucks.  Yes, you heard me right, I ain’t mad but hopping mad as Red Racer and Hopping Mad Draught is only $3.00 for 10 oz Monday to Friday, 3-6pm and food specials such as …

Sai Woo

Sai Woo New Menus and Weekly Features

PORK RAGU with White Navy Bean, Tomato Sauce, Leeks, Carrots, Celery, Perilla Leaves Celebrating Spring at Sai Woo Introducing New Menus and Weekly Features Sai Woo is saying goodbye to winter and celebrating the spring season with an updated menu and new weekly food and drink features. Sai Woo is …


Have yourself a very merry Spanish Happy Hour at Bodega on Main

Have yourself a very merry Spanish Happy Hour at Bodega on Main Being a long time fan of Bodega on Main even before they moved from Howe Street to Main Street, so when I heard that they started happy hour specials I was all over that like Renee Zellweger on her plastic surgeon.   I love …


BiBo Restaurant Brings Authentic Italian Fare to YVR’s McArthurGlen Outlet

BiBo Restaurant Brings Authentic Italian Fare to YVR’s McArthurGlen Outlet Award-winning Italian eatery, Bibo, officially celebrated the grand opening of its second location on February 29, 2016, at Richmond’s McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall.. The popular restaurant is promising locals, …


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 …


Thai Tapas at Thai Confusion are so good you won’t want to share

In the old Wild Rice location, 117 West Pender, where many restaurants have come and go such as the Abbey and Wild Rice, the Owner of Bob Likes Thai Food ( has opened a new restaurant which features Thai tapas meant for sharing. I have long been a fan of Thai food …

Salt Tasting Room

Enjoy Free Tapas With Your Drink Order at Salt Tasting Room

Introducing the ‘Italian Gas Station Experiment’ Free Tapas at the Salt Tasting Room with Drink Order Fresh sausages sous vide in a jar and Tramessini sandwiches with cheese, salami and olive tapenade are the types of food Italian motorists typically buy while refueling, and for one …


Notch8 at Fairmont Vancouver offers a budget friendly happy hour

I’ve gone to the Fairmont Vancouver on numerous occasions for drinks at 900 West which I adored as it was a classy space for the over 40 crowd to relax over drinks with friends and have a conversation, a great alternative to your typical bar with music so loud that it makes a De Leppard …

Shark Club Vancouver

Shark Club Vancouver re-opens December 1

Let’s call it a comeback! The all-new Shark Club Vancouver officially re-opens December 1 Vancouver’s flagship Shark Club is back, bigger and better than ever! The original Shark Club opened at 180 West Georgia Street in 1993, and for over two decades was the city’s go-to pre-game, post-game and …


Tacofino Gastown Launches Happy Hour

Photo Credit: Tacofino … MEXOLOGY: TACOFINO INTRODUCES NEW BAR MANAGER, DRINK MENU AND HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS AT TACO BAR IN GASTOWN Bar Manager Julia Diakow Ushers in New Cocktail Program Focused on Seasonal Cocktails, Flights of Tequila and Mezcal, Mocktails and Happy Hour Tacofino’s …


Village Bistro Comforts Diners with its Comforting Canadian flavours – My Review

Sometimes when I attend opening parties, it can be such a whirl wind of endless cocktails and canapes that it can be hard to distinguish one item from another. However, if you pay attention and  take notes, there should be some menu items that are indicative of the Executive Chef’s culinary …