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Osteria Savio Volpe: One Smart Fox Indeed

By |February 15th, 2016|

Any menu that leaves you wishing you could just order the whole thing is a sign that something good’s afoot.

People to Know: Grandview Woodland Food Connection

By |February 10th, 2016|

Grandview Woodland Food Connection’s impact encompasses almost every facet of nutritional awareness, from seed programs to nutritional mentorship through community kitchens, gardening workshops, and more.

Thierry’s Rendez-Vous Film Fest Returns

By |December 10th, 2015|

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 |November 20th, 2015|

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 |November 16th, 2015|

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 [...]

Joe Fortes Marks a Milestone

By |November 11th, 2015|

Joe Fortes: pulling out all the stops They threw a heck of a party last night at Joe Fortes—and rightly so. Hitting the 30 year mark in a dining city as fickle as Vancouver certainly merits an occasion. There are all kinds of reasons to celebrate, so I thought it worthy of a [...]

Bodega on Main: A Worthy Salute

By |October 13th, 2015|

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 |August 20th, 2015|

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 |August 11th, 2015|

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 [...]

Red Racer + Dix Redux = Good Brews News

By |July 30th, 2015|

  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 [...]

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