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Swiss Bakery’s Famed “Frissant”

The Cronut craze is in full swing and Dominique Ansel’s delicious creation has cemented itself in the history books.  Thanks to Vancouver’s Swiss Bakery and the invention of the Frissant, hungry residents and visitors don’t have to make the 3000+ mile trek out east for this treat.  Inspired by Dominique’s Cronut, Swiss Bakery took the […]

Eight 1/2 Restaurant & Lounge – ‘#SalivEIGHT’ Dining Pass [PREVIEW]

For the first dining pass of 2013, I swung by Mount Pleasant last week to preview the new #SalivEIGHT package at Eight 1/2 Restaurant and Lounge. Alongside featured food writer and photographer extraordinaire Sean Neild we ordered two packages to provide a more comprehensive look at this new deal. THE MENU 3-Item Dining Pass […]

Lucky’s Holiday Doughnuts

Local Mt. Pleasant doughnut maker, Lucky’s Doughnuts, is making the holidays a little more merrier with a line of Christmas inspired doughnuts that take things up a notch from the usual candy cane sprinkled variety that has been the norm. The holiday selection includes the following delicious flavor combinations: – Marzipan-filled Spiced Yeast Bismarck (Lucky’s […]

Bonchaz Bakery Café – ‘#SUPERBonchaz’ Dining Pass [PREVIEW]

THE MENU 3-Course Dining Pass for only $6.50 between November 8th, 2012 – March 4th, 2013 A. Bonchaz of your choice: “Original“, butter & icing sugar “Banana Walnut“, fresh bananas & California walnuts “Matcha“, matcha coconut green tea B. Sandwich of your choice: “Avocado & Brie“, avocado, double cream brie & balsamic on our homemade […]

CocoaNymph Chocolates, Confections & More!

Vancouver’s CocoaNymph is one of the city’s foremost hand­made arti­san choco­latiers. Their handcrafted confections, chocolates, and other tasty offerings are skillfully created with local ingredients whenever pos­si­ble. CocoaNymph’s sig­na­ture product is the SeaNymph bar — a sweet ‘n’ salty concoction containing 64% dark choco­late with sea salt and Eng­lish tof­fee. Fresh baked goods range from […]

Pizzeria Barbarella Review

Pizza pie man extraordinaire, Terry Deane, sold his popular ah-Beetz pizza parlour in Abbotsford and opened a shop in Vancouver called Pizzeria Barbarella. Paying homage to his family, he named his latest restaurant after his mother, Barabara Deane, who passed away at the end of last year. We were eagerly anticipating the opening of his […]

Congee Noodle House Review

We visit Congee Noodle House quite often in Vancouver, so I’m surprised that we’ve never previously reviewed the restaurant. One of the reasons we like CNH is it’s a lot closer than driving to Richmond for some quick Chinese food. On this particular visist we ordered take-out of some of our usual favourite dishes. Located […]

Fatburger (West Broadway) Review

Fatburger is an American chain of fast food restaurants that was founded in Los Angeles, California in 1952. Hamburger fanatics have since developed a cult-like devotion to Fatburger. Today it’s become a really popular place in the US, with celebrities like Queen Latifah and Pharrell Williams buying Fatburger franchises while Kanye West later investing in […]

Ba Le Deli & Bakery (Kingsway) Review

Unfamiliar with banh mi? Well, they’re traditional Vietnamese sandwiches served on French baguettes. We’ve had authentic banh mi from street food carts in Vietnam (you can read about it here). If you’re a banh mi fan and live in Vancouver, then you’ve most likely been to a Ba Le location. There are three of these […]

Burgoo Main Street – Snow Day Comfort Food

The recent opening of the fourth Burgoo restaurant in Metro Vancouver, Burgoo Kitsilano, combined with the fact that it’s cold and snowy outside, reminded me that we hadn’t posted about our dinner experience from a while ago at Burgoo Main Street. “Burgoo” is a term used for many types of comforting and hearty meat & […]

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