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Nook Kitsilano

Posted on August 13th, 2013

As we’ve been enjoying exceptionally beautiful weather this summer in Vancouver, we’ve found ourselves heading to the beach in the evenings to relish the stunning vistas. Yet after a stroll on the seawall, we’ve often lamented the scarcity of enticing options for dinner. Of course there’s no shortage of places serving up beer, burgers and … (More →)

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Le Quartier Général

Posted on August 13th, 2013

Immediately when we arrived in Montreal at Central Station, we knew it was a very different place than most of Canada—and I don’t just mean the French signs that we couldn’t understand. In the caverns of the grand station there actually lies an amazing food court with an excellent patisserie, incredible deli sandwiches, and a … (More →)

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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

Posted on August 13th, 2013

Michael Pollan is not a newcomer to the food writing arena. With critically acclaimed books like In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto and An Omnivore’s Dilemma, he has helped North Americans re-evaluate their relationship with food and nutrition offering profoundly simple advice such as “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” to demystify … (More →)

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Graze

Posted on August 6th, 2013

While vegetarian cuisine has become decidedly mainstream—a host of innovative restaurants have opened in Vancouver over the past few years that make even the staunchest carnivore forget that they’re not eating meat—vegan food remains a much harder sell. Without the aid of dairy products like cheese and eggs that can transform vegetables into rich, delectable … (More →)

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Fall Arts Preview

Posted on August 6th, 2013

Several of the shows we’ve recommended this past year are on tour and definitely worth catching as they travel the globe: we caught Roy Lichtenstein’s massive solo survey at the Tate and it’s currently on view at the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria & Albert Museum’s blockbuster look at David Bowie’s cultural significance will be presented … (More →)

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The Cy Twombly Gallery: The Menil Collection, Houston

Posted on August 6th, 2013

We have yet to visit the Menil Collection in Houston but it is very high on our “must do list”. The Menil has an extraordinary reputation as an unparalleled art viewing experience, near religious in it pure veneration of the art object. Believing in the primacy of the artwork itself, visitors will note a distinct … (More →)

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Homer Street Café and Bar

Posted on July 30th, 2013

We have been feeling a bit uninspired by the dining choices in the downtown core as of late, which is why Homer Street Café and Bar is such a welcome newcomer to the area. We visited this recent addition to Yaletown and were very pleasantly surprised by their refined home-style menu which focuses on preparing … (More →)

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

Posted on July 30th, 2013

Located in the lush environs of Hyde Park, the Serpentine Gallery is one of the world’s more interesting venues for showcasing contemporary art. Since the year 2000, the Serpentine has commissioned a pavilion that is up for 3 months during the summer season. Attracting over 300,000 visitors a year it has become an annual highlight … (More →)


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