Monthly Archives: September 2014

Crepe Montagne: Brunch in Whistler

Crepe Montagne is an authentic French Creperie located in Whistler Village. They have lots of breakfast and brunch items that are sweet and savoury. M and I came for a day trip to Whistler and he demanded we find some [...]

September 30, 2014 Brunch, Four Beakers, Whistler

Gyoza Bar + Ramen: Lunch Time Combos

Gyoza Bar + Ramen is the third restaurant created by the Aburi Restaurant, which also own upscale restaurants Miku and Minami. Seeing they have 2 killer restaurants, I really wanted to see how Gyoza Bar + Ramen could compare with [...]

September 29, 2014 Downtown, Japanese, Ramen, Two Beakers

Stake: Flagship Restaurant at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam

Hard Rock Casino Vancouver has revamped their flagship restaurant – Stake with a new menu created by Executive Chef Matthew Richmond. They are committed to putting local produce in all their dishes where possible. Even though I live in the [...]

September 28, 2014 Coquitlam, Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, WestCoast

The Green Moustache: Juice and Smoothies in Whistler

The Green Moustache is located in the Whistler Village and serves up juices, smoothies, and healthy food. M and I were spending a day in Whistler and needed a place to have some juice. We passed by Green Moustache and [...]

September 27, 2014 Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers, Whistler

Holy Crap: Breakfast Cereal

If you’re not familiar with Holy Crap, they are a breakfast cereal made of organic chia, organic buckwheat, organic hulled hemp seeds, organic raisins, organic dried cranberries, organic apple bits, and organic cinnamon. It was pitched on Dragons Den years ago [...]

September 25, 2014 product

Rajio: Turn On The Rajio Dining Package

Rajio is located near UBC and are owned by the same people who have brought us Suika Izakaya and Kingyo Izakaya. Rajio is Japanese for Radio, so you will notice their logo is a radio at the front of the restaurant. [...]

September 24, 2014 Izakaya, Japanese, Kitsilano, Late Night, Three Beakers

Healthfare: Counting those Calories

Healthfare is a restaurant located in Market Crossing on Marine Drive. They have salads, smoothies, sandwiches, and other healthier items. M and I were passing by and thought we should try it out instead of going to McDonalds. All the [...]

September 23, 2014 Gluten Free Options, Kid Friendly, South Burnaby, Two Beakers

Hamburger Mary’s: Stay for the Milkshakes

Hamburger Mary’s is located on Davie Street right by the intersection of the rainbow crosswalks. Since our favourite brunch place was closed, we needed to find a restaurant that was open for brunch on Davie street. We stumbled upon Hamburger [...]

September 22, 2014 American, Brunch, Robson Street/West End, Two Beakers

The Rolling Dough: New Pizza Place in Burnaby

The Rolling Dough is a new pizza place in North Burnaby, which opened on August 2014. I often go to Gaya Sushi next door, so I was quite curious to try this place out when it opened. M and I [...]

September 21, 2014 Italian, North Burnaby, pizza, Three Beakers

Chewy Junior: New Cream Puff Store in Vancouver

Chewy Junior opened their first location in Downtown Vancouver inside the Harbour Centre Building. This is their expansion into the North American market. Chewy Junior is a chain of cream puff stores from Singapore. Founder, Kevin Ong experimented with recipes [...]

September 19, 2014 Bakery, Dessert, Downtown, Two Beakers

Rouge Bistro: New Restaurant near Olympic Village

There’s a new cozy bistro called Rouge Bistro located on 2nd Ave and Manitoba. Just right outside the Olympic Village. It has only been open for the last month and a half. I’ve actually come here a few time during [...]

September 18, 2014 American, Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, lunch, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Sandwich

Whistler Village Beer Festival 2014: Recap

Whistler Village Beer Festival is a 4 day event of tastings, workshops, awards, and cask showdowns. The main tasting festival event was on Saturday and was open to the public with over 200 types of beer and 62 breweries. The [...]

September 17, 2014 Brewery, Event, Whistler

Ouisi Bistro: Southern Food in Vancouver

Ouisi Bistro is located on Granville Street in Fairview. They are an New Orleans Restaurant in Vancouver serving up Cajun and Creole cuisine. M was missing this food since he hasn’t had it in over 10 years. There really aren’t [...]

September 16, 2014 Cajun/Creole, Fairview, Two Beakers

SodaSteam Source: Review

Sodasteam Source is a home carbonation system. You can carbonate water and turn it into soda at home as an alternative to purchasing pre-packed soda in bottles or cans. No more hauling empty cans and bottles to the recycling depot [...]

September 15, 2014 product

Pizzeria Farina: Amazing Pizza in Vancouver

Pizzeria Farina is located right by the entrance to Chinatown near the Viaducts. They open daily at 5pm and stays open until the dough runs out. This place is really close to my work and never open for lunch. Apparently [...]

September 14, 2014 Four Beakers, Italian, pizza, Strathcona

Meinhardt Fine Foods: In Search of Dessert

Meinhardt Fine Foods is located on Granville Street and 14th ave. M and I were in this area having dinner and we thought it would be cool to check out this grocery store and grab some desserts to eat at [...]

September 13, 2014 Fairview, product

Ask For Luigi: Addictive Pasta in Vancouver

There is one place I love to take guests to in Vancouver, that place is Ask For Luigi. They just have very good freshly made pasta every night. When M’s relatives were in town, I took them here since I [...]

September 12, 2014 Four Beakers, Gastown, Gluten Free Options, Italian, Kid Friendly

Prima Taste Laksa La Mian: Review

It’s not like everyday, I get 3 people telling me to review ‘Prima Taste Laksa La Mian‘ instant noodles. Laksa is a popular spicy noodle dish that originates in Singapore. When my friends told me to try this brand of instant [...]

September 11, 2014 product