A Good Craic To Be Sure

By Ryan Lewis A proper pint and a good craic, coming to a neighborhood near you! Mahony & Sons is set to open a third location at Stamps Landing (once Monk McQueens) this week and I was lucky enough to be on hand when they shared a little about the new location, design inspiration and…

Stress free weeknight dinners from Chef Paul

  Back to school, back to school! It’s a busy time for kids and parents alike, and that’s without worrying about mealtime. While it can be tempting to dip into last year’s repertoire, why not try fuelling the family with some fresh new dishes? Chef Paul Mon-Kau of The District Restaurant Group isn’t just a…

What’s happening in Tofino August 30

Husband-and-wife folk-pop band Us The Duo will be performing at Tofino’s newest restaurant Wolf in the Fog. Fresh off their North American tour to promote their second album No Matter Where You Are, Us The Duo will play an intimate show in the upstairs dining room.Tickets are $50 per person and include a multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Nick Nutting and the Wolf in the Fog team…

CAFÉ MEDINA SET TO OPEN ITS DOORS IN A NEW LOCATION AUGUST 12

Tuesday, August 12 marks a new beginning for Café Medina when the beloved Vancouver brunch and lunch restaurant opens the doors to a bright, spacious and refurbished location at 780 Richards Street (at Robson Street). While the change of scenery brings many refinements to Café Medina — increased seating capacity, high ceilings, a proper bar and an open kitchen layout…

YOU SAY TOMATO AND I SAY TOMAHTO

YOU SAY TOMATO AND I SAY TOMAHTO, BOTH ARE TASTY AT PROVENCE Ahhh tomatoes – the ultimate summer food – ripe, juicy and brimming with sunshine goodness. Tomatoes are a passion for many people – including Provence Chefs/Proprietors Alessandra and Jean-Francis Quaglia. “We are fortunate to have so many heirloom varieties available locally,” says Chef…

 Kuru Kuru Sushi

  If you find yourself in Bellingham and are in the mood for sushi, give Kuru Kuru a try.  This place is different from the typical Sushi restaurant where you sit down and order from a menu.  Here, you can sit in front of a conveyor belt (also known as a ‘sushi go around’ or…

Still Time for Summer Fun at Mt. Boucherie

West Kelowna Winery Adds to Busy 2014 Event Schedule     The Story:   It has been a busy, fun-filled summer at Mt. Boucherie Family Estate Winery (829 Douglas Road, West Kelowna) but there is still time to jump on the excitement and soak some sun at one of the most picturesque and respected family-owned wineries in West…

Festive in the Field- Okanagan Feast of Fields returns

 The 6th annual FarmFolk CityFolk Okanagan Feast of Fields being held on Sunday, August 17th is less than two weeks away.  Described as a wandering harvest festival, it showcases some of the very best of the region including chefs, farmers, fishers, ranchers, food artisans, vintners, brewers, and distillers.  Okanagan Feast of Fields highlights the connections between farmer and chef, field to table and farm folks and city folks…

Destination Steveston

  Sometimes it’s nice to change things up, try something different. I spend a lot of my time at venues in Vancouver for the various yearly wine events, and though they are often exceptionally well organized and attended it’s nice to find something on offer that’s fresh and little unique. I was lucky enough to…

Tasting Plates YVR: Central Richmond Edition

After a long day at the office, there is nothing like a “miniature scavenger” to taste the delights of a few of Central Richmond’s hidden gems. This event was mainly situated between Westminster Highway and River Rock Casino. Not everyone knows this but Richmond is food central. Sure, there isn’t a large variety but some…

Tasting Plates Lonsdale North Van Wednesday, July 23, 6pm – 9:30pm

Bring your friends, family or out of town visitors! Purchase tickets via Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tasting-plates-lonsdale-north-van-tickets-11747857157 Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants from 1st to 15th on Lonsdale and area in North Vancouver. This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 9:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to…

Horizon’s Restaurant

  Perched atop Burnaby Mountain is Horizon’s Restaurant surrounded by scenic gardens and stunning views of Vancouver, the inlet and the North Shore mountains.  I was there recently to celebrate my son and daughter-in-law’s seventh wedding anniversary.  It was a beautiful warm summer evening and as we arrived a half hour early, we spent some…

Vamos a North Vancouver!

  El Matador Spanish Tapas has just launched a tasty new promotion called “Botanas y Bebidas,” or “snacks and drinks.” Every week from Sunday to Thursday, guests will score $2 off all tapas and $1 off all drinks before 5PM and after 10PM. Why tapas? Conversation is king for owner Paul Mon-Kau, and social dining is central to all three of his restaurants: The…