Category Archive: Eat

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Rainier Provisions

Posted on March 12th, 2013

It seems most of our dining recommendations recently have been focused around the Downtown Eastside. Our latest enjoyable food find is Rainier Provisions, brought to you by the Heather Hospitality Group, the people who have played a large part in gentrifying Gastown with good food and drink through perennial favourites like The Irish Heather and … (More →)

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Ursa

Posted on March 5th, 2013

It has been nearly a year now since Ursa came out of nowhere and first opened its doors to much acclaim on a trendy Queen West block which was already full of excellent eateries. Its food is a contemporary take on Canadian cuisine, with a kitchen being driven by young up-start chef Jacob Sharkey-Pearce who … (More →)

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Pidgin

Posted on February 26th, 2013

It seems like every time we stroll through the downtown eastside yet another previously boarded up storefront has been transformed into a new culinary destination. Pidgin, which opened its doors earlier this month, is the latest local restaurant to pick up on the small plates trend, offering an unusual menu of Asian-inspired dishes served family-style … (More →)

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The Rumpus Room, Vancouver

Posted on February 24th, 2013

Although many people know the Rumpus Room as an evening hangout for beer buckets and old school board games, I think this establishment is at its best on Sunday morning — even if you aren’t. Located in Mount Pleasant at Main Street and 11th Avenue, the venue is hard to miss with its dealership-esque … (More →)

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Finch’s Market

Posted on February 5th, 2013

Finch’s Tea & Coffeehouse on Pender is a charming, cozy lunch spot that’s just the antidote when you’re looking for an alternative to all the corporate joints and fast food chains that dominate the downtown core. Our only complaint is that its rabid popularity results in long queues and hovering patrons anxiously eyeing tables to … (More →)

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Nadège Patisserie

Posted on January 29th, 2013

Nadège Nourian is the French-born pastry chef whose progressive, yet traditional dessert style is revolutionizing the Toronto pastry scene. She launched her namesake shop, Nadège, with her partner Morgan McHugh on the Queen Street West strip back in 2009. Charmed with Nourian’s passion for good food, quality products and attention to the finest of details, … (More →)

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The Pie Shoppe

Posted on January 22nd, 2013

Vancouver has seen a recent revitalization of its dessert scene with macarons popping up rampantly in 2011, doughnuts coming to the fore in 2012, and French-inspired bakeries such as Theirry, Cadeaux and Beaucoup offering up their delicate treats made from top-shelf ingredients. We couldn’t be happier. The latest addition to the desert scene is The … (More →)

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Cheeky’s and Birba, Palm Springs

Posted on January 15th, 2013

It’s that time of year again when we’re past the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the hoopla of New Year’s Eve…and the cold rain and/or snow seem interminable. There’s only one thing to do: head to Palm Springs. For a city renowned as chic both for its hallowed past as a playground for the … (More →)