Monthly Archives: August 2014

Vancouver Food Cart Fest 2014: Last Day Today

Vancouver Food Cart Fest gathers about 20 of the top food carts in Vancouver. It happens every Sunday near the Olympic Village till August 31st. If you haven’t made it down there yet, it’s their last weekend! It runs from [...]

August 31, 2014 British Columbia, Event, Food Carts

Japadog Food Truck: Roaming Around Vancouver

I was in the Olympic Village hunting for lunch near work and I spotted the Japadog Truck. I thought it was pretty awesome since they usually have their carts around town, but not a food truck. I was pretty excited [...]

August 30, 2014 British Columbia, Food Carts, Japanese, Streetcart, Three Beakers

McDonalds Canada: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is right around the corner and all the Fall favourites are beginning to come back. In particular, the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Starbucks is offering it up on their menu earlier this year. Time flies doesn’t it? I was taking [...]

August 29, 2014 British Columbia, Cafe

Balzacs Coffee Roasters: Featured on Dragons Den

While in Toronto, Balzacs Coffee Roasters caught my eye when walking around Yorkville. They were on Dragons Den looking for funding to expand their shop into 2 Downtown Toronto. They got their deal with Bruce Croxon and Arlene Dickinson. This location [...]

August 28, 2014 Cafe, European, Three Beakers, Yorkville

Guu Garden: Frozen Beer in Vancouver

Kanpai! Vancouverites are celebrating the Summer by cooling off with FROZEN BEER. Earlier in July, Guu Garden and Guu Richmond are the only 2 locations in Vancouver that serve Kirin Ichiban Frozen beer. Perfect for summer especially at Guu Garden’s roof [...]

August 27, 2014 Downtown, Izakaya, Japanese, Tapas, Three Beakers

#DiningAsian2014: Benkei Ramen

From August 1 to 31, when you order featured Dining Asian dishes at participating restaurants, proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. This is their second year hosting this campaign and the participating restaurants are: Benkei Noodle Shop [...]

August 26, 2014 Fairview, Japanese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Three Beakers

Chipotle Mexican Grill: Toronto

No matter where I go in the world, there’s always time to stop at a Chipotle for a quick meal. There are currently only 4 locations in Toronto and the one I went to was just right near Eaton’s Centre. [...]

August 25, 2014 Downtown/Ryerson University, Fast Food, Kid Friendly, lunch, Mexican, Three Beakers

Cows: Ice Cream at Niagara on the Lake

Cow’s originated from Prince Edward Island on the East Coast of Canada. They have 10 locations across Canada, but mostly in Tourist areas. When I was at Niagara on the Lake, a small town close to Niagara Falls our tour [...]

August 24, 2014 Canadian, Dessert, Niagara on the Lake, Three Beakers

Canyon Creek Chophouse: Lunch at Niagara Falls

The main reason for our trip to Toronto was to see the Niagara Falls with my in-laws. So funny how they thought it was close to Vancouver. After the 4.5 hour flight, they realized it’s quite a distance away. Plus, [...]

August 23, 2014 American, Bar and Grill, Kid Friendly, Niagara Falls, Steakhouse, Three Beakers

SKK Canada: Mediterranean Fast Food

SKK is a Mediterranean Restaurant on Robson Street across from the Vancouver Public Library. They are a chain restaurant that originated from Italy, where they provide customers with healthy fast food dishes inspired by the Mediterranean regions. I received a SocialShopper [...]

August 22, 2014 Downtown, Fast Food, Three Beakers

Banh Mi Boys: Asian Fusion Sandwiches in Toronto

Banh Mi Boys is located on Younge Street close to Ryerson University and a few blocks away from Eaton Centre. They also have another location on Queen Street West. As this was right across from my hotel, I had to come [...]

August 21, 2014 Chinese, Downtown/Ryerson University, Korean, Sandwich, Three Beakers, Vietnamese

Cora: Early Morning Breakfast in Toronto

When travelling, sometimes its hard to get your daily fill of veggies or fruit because all the places I want to go have lots of meat and carbs. We were heading off to a Niagara Falls tour and we needed [...]

August 20, 2014 Brunch, Canadian, Downtown/Ryerson University, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Rocky Ridge Ice Cream Bars

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory recently launched their new line of Rocky Ridge Ice Cream Bars in their Robson location. It’s a perfect summer treat when you know we’ve had a crazy heatwave in Vancouver for the past few weeks. Ice [...]

August 19, 2014 Canadian, Dessert, Downtown, Kid Friendly

Holy Chuck: Best Burger in Toronto

During my visit to Toronto, there was one place I was dying to try out – Holy Chuck Burgers. I tried going on my trip to Toronto earlier in the year but it was closed due to the long weekend. [...]

August 17, 2014 American, Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, Midtown

Tap and Barrel: Burgers in Olympic Village

Tap and Barrel has their first location in the Olympic Village. The second one is near Coal Harbour. I met M and the relatives for lunch at Tap and Barrel. It was a nice day, so we sat outside on [...]

August 16, 2014 American, lunch, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Three Beakers

White Spot Canada: Pirate Pak Hack

The Pirate Pak is a legendary favourite that has been enjoyed by millions. It was first created by Nat Bailey in 1968 to provide an exclusive dining experience for kids under 10 years old. It includes a meal served in [...]

August 15, 2014 British Columbia, Canadian, Kid Friendly

Graze: Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant in Vancouver

Graze is a vegan restaurant in Vancouver that has an all plant-based menu, which includes their beverages as well. They make sure all their ingredients are organic and locally-sourced when possible. Chef Karen McAthy is the culinary genius behind the [...]

August 14, 2014 Gluten Free Options, Kensington, Three Beakers, Vegetarian

Timbertrain Coffee Roaster: Awesome Coffee in Gastown

Timbertrain Coffee Roasters is located in the heart of historical Gastown in Vancouver, BC. They are committed to the science of brewing a perfect coffee every time. CoffeeGuy introduced us to Timbertrain and he swears their coffee is amazing and [...]

August 13, 2014 Cafe, Gastown, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers