Feast of Fields: Today More Relevant Than Ever to Local Food Production

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:33+00:00 August 23rd, 2012|Beer, Belly's Best Bites|

  FarmFolk CityFolk is one of BC's longest established proponents of locally grown food Food and wine celebrations come and go but one of the longest running—unquestionably because its very telling relevance continues to resonate—is Feast of Fields, the notable outdoor graze that now unfolds in three incarnations: Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and [...]

Tasting Diversity – Speed dating wine-style with some of Chile’s best

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:36+00:00 March 7th, 2012|Hired Belly's Best Wines, Top Drops, Wine|

Another Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival done! But what an action packed week, with an amazing array of events, most of which went off without a hitch. Kudos to the tireless Playhouse team, to the legion of unsung volunteers who make this thing work, and especially to Wines of Chile, for truly raising the [...]

On Vancouver’s Robson Street, (and on West Broadway) Everything Old is Nu Again

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:38+00:00 October 5th, 2011|Belly's Best Bites, Belly's Budget Best, Ocean Wise, Sustainable|

It’s a tasty irony indeed that Nu Greek Robson (542 Robson St., Vancouver) is right next door to Japadog (530 Robson St.)  Somehow the notion of having a direct descendant of the city’s original souvlaki mainstay side by side with east-meets-west hotdog heaven adds up to perfect bookends: a capsule of Vancouver’s ethnic [...]

Vancouver Icon Bishop’s Celebrates the Season with Harvest Table Dinners

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:38+00:00 September 8th, 2011|Belly's Best Bites, Ocean Wise, Sustainable, Uncategorized|

Not to pour cold water on Dine Out Vancouver’s impressive record, but we’ve always wondered why so many people wait for January to roll around, when there are other worthy dining deals on offer at all times of the year. Case in point: Bishop’s Harvest Table dinners (September 13th through October 20th), where [...]

Edible Canada at the Market: A Tasty chat with Eric Pateman

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:39+00:00 August 18th, 2011|Belly's Best Bites, Belly's Budget Best, Ocean Wise, Travel|

The other day we checked out Edible Canada at the Market, the new, all-things-very-culinary-Canuckish bistro on Granville Island, that opened—appropriately—on Canada Day. As it turned out, getting there proved to be half the fun. I’d forgotten how enjoyable it is to take the ferry across False Creek–especially on a perfect summer’s [...]

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