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Thierry’s Rendez-Vous Film Fest Returns

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:08+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Dining|

In full sabreur regalia, Thierry recreates a moment that many may recall from the restaurant Chatting with a friend over lunch the other day, we were reminiscing about some of the more colourful characters who have brightened Vancouver’s restaurant scene over the years. Many are no longer with us. But one who is [...]

6 Truly Good and Delicious Reasons to Drink (More) Tea

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:08+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Dining|

Tea is on my mind this week, following a chat and tasting with ambassador Louise Roberge. As president of the Tea Council of Canada, Roberge knows a thing of two about tea. Not only that but she was recently proclaimed Tea ‘Man’ of the Year at a prestigious global convention in China. Tea authority [...]

Timber: a Cheeky Salute to Canadian Cuisine

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:08+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Dining|

Timber is the latest undertaking by the crew behind Forage restaurant, in the spacious Listel Hotel quarters that used to be O’Doul’s. The saga behind long running O’Doul’s demise, Forage’s ascent, and now the arrival of  Timber has a few twists but here’s the short version. When O'Doul's was shuttered, the (accountants’) idea was that [...]

Bodega on Main: A Worthy Salute

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:09+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Dining, Restaurant Reviews|

Patatas Bravas and Gambas—tapas mainstays for over 40 years Some restaurants just strike a chord. That’s very much the case with Bodega on Main, which has recently arrived almost right beside Campagnolo. I’ll admit that I went to check it out with a mix of trepidation and curiosity. After all, the original La Bodega was the [...]

Four Good Reasons to Dive into Supermarine

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:09+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Dining|

Supermarine: A new and original seafood spot for Kits A Chat with James Iranzad... James Iranzad co-owns Supermarine with Josh Pape After I wrote my piece on Supermarine (1685 Yew St., Vancouver, 604-739-4677) for the Courier, I thought it would be interesting to find out what’s behind James Iranzad and Josh Pape’s [...]

Cheese Maven Alice Spurrell Retires

By | 2017-04-16T16:39:32+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Dining|

Cheese is happening here. But it wasn't always so. I’ve always figured it’s my role to bring attention where it’s due. That can be challenging from an in-box cluttered with way too much inconsequential stuff. But this week an announcement popped up from Les Amis du Fromage. And the news is significant: Les Amis’ co-founder [...]

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