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Baru Latino: A Spicy Slice of South America on Vancouver’s West Side

By |July 9th, 2012|

Baru Quinoa salad, Tim Pawsey photo Our review of Baru Latino in last week’s Courier has a pretty upbeat tone to it. That’s maybe not surprising, considering the occasion was a birthday party with family and friends. But there’s more to this piece than meets the eye. First impressions are everything. Isn’t that how the [...]

Vancouver’s Sardine Can: Packing ‘em in Already, Just Like in Madrid. Almost!

By |June 1st, 2012|

Glancing around the room at Sardine Can (26 Powell St., 604-568-1350), I realise that I recognise just about everyone here. One sure sign a newbie has it made is when industry ‘insiders’ pack in from the word go. Then again, I’m not surprised. Andrey Durbach and Chris Stewart (Pied à Terre, La Buca, [...]

Cactus Club at English Bay. Quintessential Vancouver?

By |May 17th, 2012|

The first time I came to Vancouver was for my sister’s wedding. Like so many, I was immediately smitten by the city and its spectacular setting. Friends had lent us their 40's era apartment, which overlooked Kits Beach, and I slept in the living room. When I woke up and looked out the [...]

Wines of Argentina presents Dish ‘n Dazzle – May 16th

By |May 9th, 2012|

Taste superb food and wines, have some fun & support a worthy cause! As regular visitors may know, we're involved with the BC Hospitality Foundation. This charity provides last chance financial assistance for people in the hospitality and associated industries who are coping with hardship arising from a serious health-related condition. If this sounds a bit [...]

Perfect Pairings: German Riesling (and more) Rules at Vancouver’s Bao Bei

By |May 2nd, 2012|

We’re still stoked about last week’s German wine pairing dim sum, presented by the German Wine Institute with Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee, at Vancouver’s Bao Bei, Tanis Ling’s groundbreaking Chinese room. As we’re tight for time, here’s our North Shore News story (below) to bring you up to speed. In summary, [...]

Time to Get a-Head: Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2012 Looms large

By |April 12th, 2012|

Calling all hopheads: Tickets go on sale at midnight tonight for Vancouver Craft Beer Week (May 18-26) Can it really be a year already since the last VCBW? Already, VCBW has quickly become one of the town’s hottest tickets. Last year many events sold out faster than you can say ‘cheers!’ What’s driving [...]

Gastown’s Bitter: Sweet Destination for a Perfect Pint

By |March 23rd, 2012|

Encounter with a perfect pint, Tim Pawsey photo If there’s one thing the Hired Belly finds hard to resist it’s a decent pint, particularly when it's properly poured, and at the right temperature.  I’m sure it’s one of the many very sound traits inherited from my dad—who I still sorely miss. Growing up, beer [...]

Wine Festival Vintners Brunch Food & Wine Smackdown: Lift Ascends

By |March 8th, 2012|

Most people know the Wine Festival’s Vintner’s Brunch as the festival’s flagship food and wine event. It usually sells out within minutes of tix being available—even more so now that it’s held in the dazzling surrounds of the new Convention Centre West, with its sweeping ocean-mountain vista. Few realize that beyond [...]

Why the food at Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre is, well, unconventional

By |March 6th, 2012|

We reckon we’ve eaten our fair share of meals on the rubber chicken circuit. But I don’t know why I’m even saying that here, because the food at Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre is just about as far removed from standard convention fare as you can possibly imagine. Last week's Vancouver Playhouse International [...]

Periwinkles, Seaweed, Sardines and Sea Cucumber: Unsung Heroes Return to Blue Water Café

By |February 22nd, 2012|

Regular visitors will know we’ve recently developed a bit of a thing for sardines. We’ve found some pretty good canned filets, that do just fine for our pissaladierre recipe. But nothing comes close to the fresh caught fish. A heads up: this is the last week for chef Frank Pabst’s Unsung Heroes Festival, [...]

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