Category Archive: Eat

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Joan’s on Third

Posted on October 30th, 2012

Although we love to travel, going away for an extended trip can be tiresome on the food front since dining out for three meals a day, day after day, can leave you feeling heavy and longing for a simple, home-cooked meal. That’s why on our recent trip to Los Angeles we were thrilled to discover … (More →)

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Taylor Shellfish Farms

Posted on October 9th, 2012

I think I just passed through one of the busiest summers of my life. Getting married and opening a restaurant in the same month was considered by many of my friends and family to be completely absurd. They were right. The thought of not having a honeymoon didn’t really bother either of us since in … (More →)

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La Pentola della Quercia

Posted on October 2nd, 2012

We literally cannot recall the last time we went out in Yaletown, a yuppie haven full of logo-flaunting revellers who pay dearly for overpriced drinks. But when we heard Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme, proprietors of the acclaimed La Quercia in Kitsilano, were opening a restaurant there we headed straight to the Opus Hotel where … (More →)

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The Acorn

Posted on August 21st, 2012

Courtesy of The Acorn, photo: Tyson Fast

While there is no shortage of restaurants in Vancouver serving vegetarian fare, somehow they all feel like relics from the city’s hippie past. There is something about vegetarian and vegan food that people immediately associate with yoga and didgeridoos, and a cuisine that is homestyle at best. The … (More →)

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Franklin Barbecue

Posted on August 21st, 2012

There comes a time in every cook’s career when one must go on a journey to discover new foods and unique culinary experiences. So that is how I came to find myself on the road looking to discover the “best of the best” old fashion Southern American classics like hush puppies, po’ boys, butter beans, … (More →)

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Tacofino Commissary

Posted on August 14th, 2012

First a foodtruck in Tofino, then on wheels in downtown Vancouver, and now a restaurant, Tacofino has helped fill a gaping hole in local cuisine: where to find a tasty taco. We’ve often marvelled at the dearth of Mexican options locally while just south of the border they abound. While Tacofino’s menu definitely takes inspiration … (More →)

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Coffee and Doughnuts on the West Coast

Posted on August 14th, 2012

With the dry heat on the West Coast, it’s the perfect time to head south of the border on a road trip and we’ve tested and tasted some spots offering sustenance and caffeine to refuel en route. Coffee and doughnuts are a natural pairing and here are some places that thoughtfully prepare both and won’t … (More →)

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Backdoor Kitchen and Catering

Posted on July 31st, 2012

On a recent jaunt to charming Friday Harbor on San Juan Island in Washington State we were unsure of what to expect in terms of culinary offerings. We hoped to find a restaurant scene that offered a little more than the usual overpriced, mediocre fare rampant in holiday destinations. What we discovered surprised us; from … (More →)