Vancouver Fan Expo

There is nothing quite as wonderful as seeing grown adults let loose and act like children, and this week there was no better place to do so than the Vancouver FanExpo. An annual event for fans of horror, anime, video games and more. Boasting guest like Tony Moore, Bruce Campbell and Peter S. Beagle there…

Vancouver Foodster Creme Brulee Challenge Award Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Creme Brulee Challenge was a huge success featuring 9 creme brulee creations from restaurants around Vancouver and Richmond. Each restaurant featured their creme brulee from April 11-30, 2014. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous…

Tasting Plates – Main Street Edition May 14

Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Main Street neighborhood from Broadway to 28th Avenue 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 enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different…

Tasting Plates – Gastown Edition a review

Thanks to the Vancouver Foodster Gastown event I have a few new favourite spots. Sign in was at Catch 122 located at 122 W. Hastings, and what a great place to start. This restaurant was beautiful and so was it’s food. The pressed confit pork shoulder they served may have been the tastiest thing I’ve…

Intrigue Wines

Tucked in off Goldie Road in Winfield, just north of Kelowna, is one of the more recent Scenic Sip wineries.  In 2008, Roger Wong, his wife Jillian and another couple, Ross and Geri Davis, opened the winery. Roger is a noted winemaker, having worked previously at Gray Monk and at the former Pinot Reach (now…

The Taste of Travel May 17th

The BC Association of Travel Writers is proud to announce the lineup of speakers for their 2014 Symposium, The Taste of Travel, on May 17th at the River Rock Casino Resort. Details are at: http://bcatw.org/bcatw2014/ Our keynote speaker is Lauren Mowery, a wine, coffee, and tea writer from New York City who contributes to the Village Voice in a wine…

German Dim Sum Event at Cambie Kitchen May 10

Asian Foods Featured with German Wines in BC Liquor Stores this May   German wines will share the spotlight with Asian foods in BC Liquor Stores from May 6 to June 2, 2014. 60 stores will feature lively displays of a select 12 German wines, all pairing perfectly with the myriad flavours of Asian cuisines…

A project of the Steveston Community Society and Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society

The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market is gearing up for a sixth year starting on Sunday, May 4th, 2014, and will operate from 10:00am to 4:00pm the first and third Sundays each month through September. “We’ve got a great mix of vendors lined up for this year’s summer season including several new vendors along with returning customer favourites,”…

Mother’s Day Brunch at Miradoro Restaurant

Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th with a special brunch at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards destination restaurant, Miradoro, recently honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining in the 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Located amongst the stunning views of the South Okanagan Valley wine country, Mother’s Day at Miradoro is sure to be memorable with Chef Jeff Van…

Calabash Bistro to launch weekend brunch

Get your island food fix from sunup to sundown starting Saturday, May 10 Taste the Caribbean! Calabash Bistro, a vessel for quality Caribbean food, drink, music and art, will begin serving up Caribbean-style brunch to match its much-loved reggae vibe every weekend starting Saturday, May 10. Foodies will no longer have to curb their cravings and wait…

HAWKSWORTH YOUNG CHEF SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 2014

Who is eligible to apply for the HAWKSWORTH Young Chef Scholarship 2014 Competition? 1. Young Canadian Chefs under the age of 28 2. Young Chefs who have Red Seal certification 3. Young Chefs who are working full-time with a professional kitchen It’s time to get going, only 10 days left to apply. Deadline May 5,…

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Brings Home Gold at 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Gold, Best Winery/Vineyard Dining Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, British Columbia’s premier winery restaurant, was honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining, for the third consecutive year at yesterday’s 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.   Miradoro at Tinhorn…

Bond Spreads Tightening

It’s Time to Get Pre-approved! Are you thinking of buying or refinancing? Well, if you are it is time to get pre-approved and get a rate hold in place. The link below shows the current movement in the 5 year Canada Government Bond. As you can see the yield continues to rise which is causing…

Vancouver’s Best Upscale Restaurant 2014: Hawksworth Restaurant

25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards   Gold, Best Upscale  Bronze, Best Downtown  Premier Crew, Denisa Johnova  Vancouver, BC (April 23rd, 2014) – The Hawksworth Restaurantteam was thrilled to take home the top award last night for Best Upscale Restaurant at the 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Holding on to the Best Upscale top spot for…