Red Racer + Dix Redux = Good Brews News

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:09+00:00 July 30th, 2015|Beer, Dining|

  Red Racer Restaurant has landed—with a few taps to go along... The Big Brews News of the month is that Central City Brewing’s much anticipated Red Racer Restaurant has landed in downtown Vancouver, in the old Dix BBQ & Brewery spot. (871 Beatty St.) And, no surprise, there’s a whole raft of Red [...]

SoCIAL Lite: A Sin-free (and Tasteful) Cooler

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:10+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Beer|

SoCIAL Lite: taking a solid shot at the lucrative cooler business I’ve never been a cooler fan. I can’t really say why, except that I don’t like sweet drinks. It wasn’t always like that. When I was a kid, my parents used to take us kids to the pub after church. (Nice balance [...]

Nose to Tail: When Only the Beast Will Do

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:11+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Beer, Dining|

Nose to Tail at Campagnolo Roma Dramatic pig skull presentation at Campagnolo Roma makes the point I’m both intrigued and reassured by the resurgence and resilience of nose to tail dining. I’m a big fan of the whole beast movement, for any number of reasons. I’m intrigued because it really is a nod [...]

First Bites at Vancouver’s Fat Badger

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:16+00:00 June 15th, 2014|Beer, Belly's Best Bites|

The Fat Badger: making good use of a familiar space I knew when I walked into The Fat Badger (1616 Alberni St., Vancouver) for the first time that it would stir my emotions. After all, there are few buildings in Vancouver with which I have a stronger connection than this West End house on Alberni [...]

5 Stout Walks on the Dark Side: Any Porter in a Storm

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:19+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Beer|

Central City's Imperial ... you might want to share Often as not, the best tastings are spontaneous and even unstructured. The other night I got together with my great friends and neighbours R & B. They’re very much part of our Real Person (Wine) Tasting Panel. But this was more of a last [...]

BYO = Brew Your Own: Moonshine Beer in Bag Home Brewing Unveiled in U.K.

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:22+00:00 November 27th, 2013|Beer|

Hops in a bag at home? No worries! Never at a loss to navigate their way around high liquor taxes, the Brits are at it again. This time with the seemingly ingenious and cleverly named Moonshine home brewing bag. Just add water and wait! I wonder if and when (or if ever) this [...]

12 Newbies in 2012 That Made Vancouver’s Dining Scene Even Better

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:30+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Beer, Belly's Best Bites, Belly's Budget Best, Restaurant Reviews, Wine|

Siena: braised lamb filled ravioli, Tim Pawsey photo One of the hazards of writing “Best of” / “Year End” lists is that you’re guaranteed to miss one (or more)—even more likely if you’ve been waging a kleenex demolition derby against the lurgy sweeping through Vancouver these days. That said, here’s a greatly expanded [...]

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