Monthly Archives: September 2013

Earls Lobster Event

Earls Kitchen + Bar: Lets Get Cracking

The Lobster Event is back at Earls on October 3, 4, and 5th, 2013. It’s a celebration of all things East Coast and apparently the birthday of Alexander Keith (Yes, that beer brand). They fly in 15,000 Nova Scotia lobsters for [...]

September 30, 2013 Canadian, Seafood, Yaletown
Crave on Main

Crave on Main: Goodbye My Favourite Burger

Crave on Main is coming to a close today – September 29th, 2013 after 7.5 years in operation. When M and I found out, we were quite sad because we were convinced they had the best burger in town. We [...]

September 29, 2013 Canadian, Four Beakers, Riley Park/Little Mountain, Sandwich, WestCoast
Church's Chicken

Church’s Chicken: Korean Style Chicken

I have been feeling quite junky lately by having a lot of fast food. Perhaps it’s because of the really crappy weather lately. It makes me just want to stay home and watch Breaking Bad. Last episode tonight! I’m just [...]

September 29, 2013 Coquitlam, Fast Food, Three Beakers
GT Fish & Oyster

GT Fish & Oyster: Amazing Seafood in Chicago

GT Fish & Oyster is an awesome restaurant in Chicago. I was looking hard for a good seafood restaurant and I was recommended to this restaurant. It has received a Michelin Star and several other awards. They are an American [...]

September 28, 2013 American, Four Beakers, Michelin Rated, River North, Seafood
The Signature Room

John Hancock Center: Signature Lounge at the 95th

The best advice I got during my trip to Chicago was from my aunt who told me to grab a drink at the restaurant on top of the John Hancock Center and enjoy the summer fireworks. It’s great because you [...]

September 26, 2013 Bar and Grill, Dessert, Late Night, Near North Side, Three Beakers
Pretzel Croissant

Swiss Bakery: Pretzel Croissant

Swiss Bakery is at it again with combining different pastries together. First it was the frissant (fritter + croissant), but now it’s the Pretzel Croissant. The bakery is a few blocks away from Main Street/Science World Skytrain station. As October [...]

September 25, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, European, Mount Pleasant/Main Street

iCream: Liquid Nitrogram infused Ice Cream

iCream is a unique dessert experience in Wicker Park / Bucktown. While my aunt took me around this area, she insisted we come here for a cold snack. It looked pretty unique and you can create your own frozen dessert [...]

September 24, 2013 Bucktown/Wicker Park, Dessert, Three Beakers
Hot Dougs

Hot Doug’s: Chicago’s Most Popular Hot Dog Store

Hot Doug’s Sausage Superstore and is only open during the day. If you plan on coming here at 4pm, you’ll be out of luck. What makes Hot Doug’s highly desirable is their specialty hot dogs. Fois Gras Hot Dog, Crocodile [...]

September 23, 2013 American, Logan Square, Three Beakers
Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot: Hot Pot in Burnaby

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot has several locations around the world in the United States, China, Japan, and Canada. In the Vancouver area, there is one in Richmond and most recently their Burnaby location just opened. They have all you [...]

September 22, 2013 All You Can Eat, Chinese, South Burnaby, Taiwanese, Three Beakers
Urban Belly

Urban Belly: Pork Belly, Ramen, and Communal Tables

When I was vacationing in Chicago, I went to visit Urbanbelly near Logan Square. They are also recipients of a Michelin Bib Gourmands Chicago award in 2010. It basically means they are a quality restaurant with affordable price. They don’t take reservations, [...]

September 21, 2013 BBQ, Korean, Logan Square, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Thai, Three Beakers, Vietnamese
Lays Creamy Garlic Caesar

Lays Canada: Do Us A Flavour

Lay’s Canada has joined in on the fun to introduce a new chip flavour into the Canadian market. This came right after when Lays America intoduced the Do Us a Flavor contest where they had to choose the next flavour of [...]

September 20, 2013 British Columbia, product
Leafy Box

Leafy Box: Fresh Salad, Juice and Smoothies

Leafy Box serves up healthy salads and juices in Yaletown. If you’re into the cleansing thing, it’s a good option to go to if you don’t have lunch and you’re in the area. I came here with KoreanGirl during lunch [...]

September 19, 2013 lunch, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers, Vegetarian, Yaletown
Kumare Restaurant & Bakery

Kumare: Filipino Food in Richmond

Kumare is located in Richmond and serves up delicious Filipino food. I came out here with a bunch of my friends for dinner. Since it was a large group, we made a reservation just so we would get a spot. [...]

September 17, 2013 Filipino, Four Beakers, Richmond
The Purple Pig

The Purple Pig: Ears, Bone Marrow and Shoulders in Chicago

The Purple Pig is one of Chicago’s most talked about restaurants. It’s located right on the Magnificent Mile and has won 3 consecutive Michelin Bib Gourmands Chicago awards. It basically means they are quality restaurants at an affordable price. Even at 5:30pm, [...]

September 16, 2013 American, Four Beakers, Magnificent Mile, Tapas
Pizzeria Ludica

Pizzeria Ludica: Pizza and Board Games

On the outside, it still looks like the late Verace Pizzeria. It recently changed ownership and is now Pizzeria Ludica. They opened last week but did not publicly announce it to test the waters. M and I work close by [...]

September 15, 2013 Gastown, Italian, Kid Friendly, pizza, Three Beakers
Earnest Ice Cream

Earnest Ice Cream: Seriously Good

Earnest Ice Cream recently opened a shop on Fraser Street in Vancouver.I’ve always adored their ice cream since they used to deliver the jars to my workplace. Once you have their salted caramel, you can’t go back to other ice [...]

September 14, 2013 Dessert, Four Beakers, Kensington, Specialty Shop
Argo Tea

Argo Tea: Specialty Tea Shop in Chicago

Walking in the hot summer Chicago weather, BaguetteGirl and I were getting a bit thirsty and decided to head into Argo Tea for a drink. Argo Tea originated from Chicago and they serve a variety of teas and focuses on [...]

September 13, 2013 American, Cafe, Chicago, Three Beakers
Buffalo Blue Cheese Teen Burger

A&W: Buffalo Blue Cheese Teen Burger

While I was looking for some food near Waterfront station, this little sign caught my eye – Buffalo Blue Cheese Teen Burger. It looked pretty neat and a strange combination of flavours. I actually quite liked the interior too. It’s [...]

September 12, 2013 Downtown, Fast Food