Monthly Archives: May 2014

EAT! Vancouver 2014: Food + Cooking Festival

EAT! Vancouver is a food and cooking festival held in BC Place on May 30th till June 1st, 2014. Adult admission is $15 and a lot of people wonder if it’s worth it. There are tons of exhibitors around, celebrity chefs [...]

May 31, 2014 Downtown, Event

The Drake Hotel: Amazing Scones in Toronto

I was meeting up with BaguetteGirl and her other half in Toronto and they took me to The Drake Hotel to eat some brunch. The brunch menu is available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am till 4pm. Whether you are [...]

May 31, 2014 Brunch, International, Three Beakers, West Queen Street West

Lee: Restaurant of Internationally Acclaimed Super-Chef Susur Lee

Lee was created by Susur Lee. He has appeared on a few Food Network shows such as – Chopped Canada, Top Chef Canada, Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef America, and Restaurant Makeover to name a few. The dishes served here [...]

May 30, 2014 Chinese, King West, Three Beakers

Thyme to Indulge: Not This Time

Thyme to Indulge Catering has a little cute restaurant on Main Street. They are closed on Monday and Tuesdays, but they are open the rest of the week from 9am til 4pm serving breakfast and lunch. They serve brunch on [...]

May 29, 2014 Brunch, Canadian, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, One Beaker

Kumare: Yummy Filipino Food

My go-to Filipino Restaurant is Kumare in Richmond. The prices are fair and the food is really good if you know what to order. I’ve probably been here at least 5 times already and I haven’t been disappointed. Here was [...]

May 28, 2014 Filipino, Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, Richmond

Panago: Nacho Pizza

Earlier in May, Panago was promoting the Nacho Pizza. This was an interesting pizza they were promoting since a few years ago, they launched the Beef Taco Pizza and it’s still on the menu. It’s a nice pizza to spice up [...]

May 27, 2014 British Columbia, Fast Food, pizza

The Narrow Lounge: Hidden Gem on Main Street

Where do you want to go for a great time with friends with cheap drinks? Find the Narrow Lounge by looking for the red light and the SUPER SKETCHY entrance. When my coworkers took me here, I thought it was [...]

May 26, 2014 Late Night, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Pub/Bar, Three Beakers

Western Lake: King Crab + Duck Dinner for 10

Last month, it was a crazy time for Chinese Restaurants in Vancouver with the arrival of the Alaskan King Crab. It was a short season, so if you missed it, you will either have to pay a lot of wait [...]

May 25, 2014 Chinese, Four Beakers, Kensington, Kid Friendly, Seafood

Lola’s Kitchen: Brunch in Toronto

I came to Lola’s Kitchen about two years ago during my last visit to Toronto. I remember it being good and super busy during the weekends. Fabo, M and I came here on the Easter Long Weekend and they were [...]

May 24, 2014 Brunch, Canadian, Four Beakers, Yorkville

Aroma Espresso Bar: Coffee Time

M, Fabo and I were taking a very long stroll to the movie theatres near Eglinton. It took us a while to figure out its a long walk from Bloor and Younge. We took a break half way and went to [...]

May 23, 2014 Cafe, Midtown, Three Beakers

Mosaic: New Summer Menu

Mosaic Bar & Grille is located in the Hyatt Vancouver on Burrard and Georgia Street. They specialize in locally sourced produce, sustainable seafood and choice ingredients with careful and creative preparation. As Summer is coming near, Mosaic has launched their new Summer [...]

May 22, 2014 Downtown, Kid Friendly, Seafood, Three Beakers, WestCoast

Blossom Teas: Hidden in North Burnaby

There’s a new cafe in town! North Burnaby finally has another cafe that offers bubble tea and desserts. It’s right beside Mountain Shadow Pub. Years ago, this used to be a parking lots, but they have since built town homes [...]

May 21, 2014 Bubble Tea, Dessert, North Burnaby, Three Beakers

Scaddabush: Italian Kitchen and Bar in Toronto

An Easter Long Weekend in Toronto means a lot of people leave town, but M and I came to visit some friends, but realized a lot of restaurants were closed or fully booked with reservations. Looking at Open Table to [...]

May 20, 2014 Downtown/Ryerson University, Italian, Kid Friendly, pizza, Three Beakers

Sansotei: Japanese Ramen in Toronto

The Globe and Mail rated Sansotei Ramen one of the top 5 spots for ramen in Toronto. As a Vancouverite, we have some top notch ramen places and it’s pretty hard to beat. Of the top 5 list, I skipped Hokkaido [...]

May 19, 2014 Downtown/University of Toronto, Japanese, Ramen, Three Beakers

Roundel Cafe: Egg Benny Brunch

Roundel Cafe is located on Hastings in the East Village. The interior reminds me of a diner but with a splash of hipster. My friends and I came here for brunch as we heard they serve eggs benny. The water [...]

May 18, 2014 Brunch, Canadian, East Village, Two Beakers

Tim Horton’s 50th: Birthday Cake Donut

On May 17, 2014, it is Tim Horton’s 50th birthday and they are celebrating by giving away a Birthday Cake Donut at all their locations. If you still haven’t gotten on yet, you still have a few hours to go! [...]

May 17, 2014 British Columbia

Hemingway’s Restaurant and Bar: Brunch in a Bar

Finding good brunch places on the Friday on the long weekend was tough. The places we wanted to go to were closed, so we had to wander near Yorkville for some food. It was really tough, so we settled for Hemingway’s [...]

May 17, 2014 Brunch, Pub/Bar, Sandwich, Three Beakers, Yorkville

Dark Horse Espresso Bar: Coffee in Toronto

When exploring Toronto, always ask the locals where to go. Dark Horse Espresso Bar popped up in that list and we were on our way! We like a good cup of coffee and Starbucks or Tim Hortons wasn’t going to [...]

May 16, 2014 Cafe, Queen West, Three Beakers