Monthly Archives: August 2013


Yusho: Sunday Noodles in Chicago

We were near Logan Square and headed to Yusho for their Sunday Noodle set meal. My aunt saw them featured on TV, so we went. Owner and Executive Chef Metthias Merges created Yusho using influences from his trip to Japan and [...]

August 31, 2013 Four Beakers, Japanese, Logan Square, Ramen

Prasino: Farm to Table Concept in Illinois

My first meal was at Prasino in La Grange, Illinois. My aunt and uncle brought me here right after my flight landed in O’Hare. They are best known for their sustainable practices for using organic and hormone-free produce when possible. [...]

August 30, 2013 Farm to Table, La Grange, Three Beakers, Vegetarian
West Jet

WestJet: Food Options (Vancouver to Chicago)

WestJet is my go-to airline when I just travel around North America. It’s cheap, it’s reliable, and no hassles. At least that’s what I’ve encountered over the past few years. During my trip to Chicago, I decided to go on [...]

August 28, 2013 Airplane Meals, British Columbia, Illinois
Ten Ten Tapas

Ten Ten Tapas: West Coast Tapas

Ten Ten Tapas is a new restaurant in Downtown on Beach Avenue right below the Burrard street bridge. They specialize in West Coast Tapas made by Executive Chef Nourdine Majdoubi. If you are sitting on the patio, you can view [...]

August 27, 2013 Downtown, Happy Hour, Seafood, Tapas, Three Beakers, WestCoast
Eat Chicken Wraps

Eat Chicken Wraps: Chinese Inspired Chicken Wraps

EAT Chicken Wraps is a new food truck in town right outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. I’ve walked by several times and had to make a double take because I didn’t really know why their food was so unique. It turns [...]

August 26, 2013 Downtown, Food Carts, Streetcart, Three Beakers
Lays Sriracha

Lays America: “Do Us a Flavor”

A while ago, Lays in America put out a call to their fans to submit their next signature bag of chips. 3.8 million submissions were collected but in the end, 3 were chosen and put out to America to decide [...]

August 25, 2013 Illinois, product

Rajio: Rockin’ Rajio Dining Package

Rajio is owned by the same people who have brought us Suika Izakaya and Kingyo Izakaya. It is located close to the UBC campus. Rajio is Japanese for Radio, so you will notice their logo is a radio. and Rajio teamed up [...]

August 24, 2013 Izakaya, Japanese, Kitsilano, Seafood, Sushi, Three Beakers
Shameful Tiki Room

Shameful Tiki Room: Get Fired Up

During a group outing with my coworkers, we came to the Shameful Tiki Room . It’s on Main and 28th. What we found strange about this place is that you go through the door, then you have to go through [...]

August 23, 2013 American, Bar and Grill, Late Night, Riley Park/Little Mountain, Three Beakers
The Keefer Bar

The Keefer Bar: 2 for 1 Tapas in Chinatown

My coworkers were looking for a place to hang out after work over some drinks and small bites. A few block away from the office was The Keefer  Bar and people told us there were some amazing cocktails here. They [...]

August 22, 2013 Chinatown, Chinese, Tapas, Three Beakers

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Now in South Burnaby

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt opened a new location at Highgate Village in South Burnaby. It has a good location as there are gyms and grocery stores in the village.  The space is pretty big and it is a great place to [...]

August 21, 2013 Dessert, South Burnaby, Three Beakers
The Pie Shoppe

The Pie Shoppe: Pies, Pies, Pies

I was walking around Chinatown with my coworkers and we came upon a cute little shop on Gore Street called The Pie Shoppe. It’s really a great neighbourhood since you have other awesome places close by such as Harvest, The [...]

August 20, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, Canadian, Chinatown, Four Beakers
Cache Bistro

Cache Bistro Lounge: Yaletown French bistro

Cache Bistro and Lounge is located in Yaletown and serves French inspired dishes with an asian touch. Chef Alex Mok uses local ingredients and creates beautiful dishes with them. They have 3 course dinners for $35, also they serve brunch [...]

August 19, 2013 French, Three Beakers, Yaletown
Caffe Brixton

Caffe Brixton: Cafe in Chinatown

Caffe Brixton is located in Chinatown and it’s a nice addition to the area. It’s hip and has a nice seating area to work if you have a laptop. My coworkers decided to come here since Phnom Penh had a [...]

August 18, 2013 Cafe, Canadian, Chinatown, Three Beakers
Beefy Beef Noodle House

Beefy Beef Noodle House: Beef Beef Beef

M and I tried going to Zakkushi without a reservation, but we would have to wait over an hour for a table. So, we opted to eating at Beefy Beef Noodle House as we’ve heard they had good Taiwanese food. Seeing [...]

August 17, 2013 Cafe, Noodles, Riley Park/Little Mountain, Taiwanese, Three Beakers
Art Gallery Cafe

Gallery Cafe at the Vancouver Art Gallery

One of my favorite areas to eat Downtown is in the Art Gallery area during the summer. There is so much going on in the area with food carts, art installations, and shopping nearby. My coworkers – HH, Button, and [...]

August 16, 2013 Downtown, Two Beakers, WestCoast
Mosaic Chinese

Mosaic: Chinese Tasting Menu

Mosaic always has a special Chef Tasting Menu by Chef Thomas Heinrich with a specific theme. This time it was a Chinese inspired menu. I thought it was pretty interesting for him to pull off a Chinese menu. I had [...]

August 15, 2013 Chinese, Downtown, Four Beakers, WestCoast
Chou Chou Crepes

Chou Chou Crepes: French Crepes on Wheels

The Queen Elizabeth Plaza Food Cart Pod is now open and there are some mighty delicious food trucks in the area. You need to keep an eye on the Vancouver Food Truck App to see what trucks will be open [...]

August 13, 2013 Downtown, Food Carts, French, Streetcart, Three Beakers
Longtail Kitchen

Longtail Kitchen: Thai Restaurant in New Westminster

After seeing some photos on instagram and a few people in the Twitterverse, I just had to make a visit to Longtail Kitchen in New Westminster for some Thai food. The interior was very cute with a variety of items [...]

August 12, 2013 Four Beakers, New Westminster, Thai