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Rediscovering Good Pub Food at Vancouver’s St. Regis Hotel

By |October 14th, 2010|

Recently we broke bread (and sipped some excellent '05 Burrowing Owl Cab) with Jeremy Roncoroni.  He’s the dynamo behind Vancouver’s St. Regis Hotel (602 Dunsmuir St., 604-681-1135), who’s been busy turning that property into one of the city’s most successful boutique business properties. How successful? You should check out what guests are saying [...]

Can Sake Match Grape Wine (or Beer) When it Comes to Food Pairing?

By |September 30th, 2010|

We know of no more fervent advocate for the advancement of sake than Masa Shiroki. The dynamo behind Granville Island’s Artisan Sake never rests in his efforts to convert more people to the idea of matching sake with food. His latest undertaking involved a six course dinner at ShuRaku Sake Bar and Bistro [...]

Vancouver’s L’Abattoir: Gastown’s newest destination

By |August 27th, 2010|

Tuned up heritage bar and dining lounge adds up to historic district's latest lively lure L'Abattoir's bar has a real buzz—and great tastes too, Tim Pawsey photo Walk into Gastown’s newest star, L’Abattoir (217 Carrall St., 604-568-1701) and the first person you’ll likely meet is Shaun Layton, who runs everything bar-wise here.  Shaun is [...]

Why Red Card in Vancouver is All Fired Up for the World Cup of Soccer

By |June 13th, 2010|

We’ll be honest. When it comes to watching sports, we’re one of the first to jump on the proverbial bandwagon. We don’t have time to watch much in the way of TV, so whether it’s ice-hockey, football or championship tiddlywinks there’s just one rule: don’t bother—except for a playoff game or other serious [...]

Spot Prawns: the Still Tasty Sequel—with a Nod to Cornwall

By |May 24th, 2010|

Spot Prawns are here! Last night’s dinner found us foraging on Chinatown’s Gore Street (Vancouver, BC). There we were lucky enough to pick out a couple of pounds of spot prawns with change from a $20 bill. These guys were so fresh some were jumping right out of the shallow tank! Once home, we enjoyed [...]

BC Spot Prawns Have Foodies Hopping

By |May 20th, 2010|

BC Spot Prawns—in season for just about eight weeks - Tim Pawsey photo This is the time of year (May through June) when the whole of Vancouver (and just about everywhere else on the BC coast) goes crazy for Spot Prawns. That should come as no surprise. Get ‘em fresh off the boat [...]

Bao Bei, Vancouver: Small Plates as ‘Petits Plats Chinois’

By |April 15th, 2010|

Steak tartar like never before Vancouver’s Chinatown has fallen on rough times these last few years, its once unique shopping eclipsed by Richmond’s glitzy malls. Even our foraging finds us more often at T&T’s live seafood bar than the eminently more interesting fishmongers on Gore and Pender. Until now, with the exception perhaps [...]

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