Monthly Archives: December 2014

Nomad: New Restaurant on Main Street

Nomad Restaurant is located on Main Street and King Edward. Their menu features fresh ingredients from around the Pacific Northwest, all prepared in-house by their team. Their chef – Ryan Reed won an episode of Chopped Canada on the Food Network [...]

December 30, 2014 Four Beakers, Happy Hour, Kid Friendly, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, WestCoast

Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese for Grown-Ups

My earliest introduction to Mac and Cheese was the ones from Kraft Dinner. You mix the mysterious yellow packet of ingredients with the macaroni, water, margarine and milk,  then instantly you have dinner. I loved it as a kid because I [...]

December 27, 2014 Casserole, Recipes

Invitro: Food Labs and Eatery in Vancouver

Tucked away in a house close to Mount Pleasant is Invitro Food Lab and Eatery. The restaurant is owned and operated by Sarah Kashani, who has renovated the house to open her dream restaurant. She must have the best commute [...]

December 25, 2014 Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, Mount Pleasant/Main Street

Asian Marinated Chicken Thighs with Roasted Vegetables

I really love chicken especially when you find the perfect combination of ingredients to make your marinade. For this particular day, I wanted chicken and vegetables, so I thought roasting some vegetables and marinating chicken thighs would make for a [...]

December 24, 2014 chicken, Recipes
2% Jazz Coffee: Coffee Roaster in Victoria

2% Jazz Coffee: Coffee Roaster in Victoria

2% Jazz Coffee has been serving coffee in Victoria since 1996. They offer a unique coffee experience with an open space concept where coffee roaster and cafe culture collide. The Roastery and Cafe is outside the historic Hudson building. Right by the Victoria [...]

December 23, 2014 Bakery, Cafe, Three Beakers, Victoria

John’s Place: Breakfast Place in Victoria

John’s Place has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for the past 30 years in Victoria, BC. They make all their dishes from scratch. They were also featured on Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here. They are best known for the [...]

December 22, 2014 Brunch, Cafe, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers, Victoria

Patisserie Daniel: Bakery in Victoria

Patisserie Daniel is a little shop in Victoria that makes a crazy amount of baked goods, plus they are best known for their wedding cakes. In 2014, they were named as having Canada’s Prettiest Wedding Cakes by Wedding Bells. The store [...]

December 21, 2014 Bakery, Gluten Free Options, Three Beakers, Victoria

Jam Cafe: Long Lines for Brunch in Victoria

Jam Cafe is one of Victoria’s busiest brunch spots. Long lines can be seen at 9am, but the trick is to come when the turnover begins. Usually that is about 8:45am. You will be most successful if you come in [...]

December 20, 2014 Brunch, Cafe, Kid Friendly, Three Beakers, Victoria
Ulla: Top Restaurant in Victoria

Ulla: Top Restaurant in Victoria

After a long day at work, the coworkers and I wanted to go out and celebrate Js Birthday at Ulla in Victoria. Whenever I come to Victoria, all the popular restaurants don’t take reservations, so you have to wait in [...]

December 19, 2014 Farm to Table, Four Beakers, Seafood, Victoria, WestCoast

Roast: Meat and Sandwich Shop

Roast Meat and Sandwich Shop at the Victoria Public Market at The Hudson serves up delicious sandwiches that rivals Meat and Bread. They are commitment to providing delicious, natural, and humane meat you can feel good about buying and eating. [...]

December 17, 2014 Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, lunch, Victoria

Inn at Laurel Point: Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase

The Inn at Laurel Point is hosting Canada’s National Gingerbread Showcase from November 22nd till January 4th. It is open daily from 9am till 9pm. A lot of local companies and residents of Victoria participated in this challenge to create [...]

December 15, 2014 Kid Friendly, Victoria

10 Acres Bistro, Bar & Farm: Dining in Victoria

10 Acres Bistro, Bar and Farm is located in Victoria, BC and they offers a unique West Coast experience showcasing the freshest foods from the island including meat, cheese, seafood and the finest seasonal produce direct from their farm. I came [...]

December 14, 2014 Farm to Table, Three Beakers, Victoria, WestCoast

Easy Crab Cakes

On the West Coast, we are fortunate to be so close to an array of seafood. Going out to get crab cakes can be expensive, so making it at home is cheap and easy. You don’t need to be spending [...]

December 13, 2014 Recipes

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

M had a lot of ingredients leftover from a previous dinner, so I had to find a dish that uses a fair amount of cheese. So, I thought about making Chicken Broccoli Casserole. I didn’t want to use a roux-based [...]

December 11, 2014 Casserole, Recipes

Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad

My two favourite vegetables are corn and tomatoes. The great debate – are tomatoes really a vegetable? It has seeds so its a fruit. I don’t really care. They taste good and I could eat them all day long. As [...]

December 10, 2014 Recipes, Salad
Mosaic: 2014 Fall Menu Preview

Mosaic: 2014 Fall Menu Preview

Mosaic is hidden away in the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on Burrard Street. It’s a nice spot to spy on people when you are seated by the window. Clearly, I am a people watcher. Their menu focuses on locally sourced produce, sustainable [...]

December 9, 2014 Downtown, Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, WestCoast

Good Wolf Kitchen and Bar: Weekend Brunch

Good Wolfe? Good Wolf? I’m not quite sure which name they are going for. Weird how they have dropped the ‘e’ in their name. It turns out Chef Josh Wolfe, the original owner has left the restaurant earlier this year. [...]

December 8, 2014 Brunch, European, Two Beakers, Yaletown

Gingerbread Lane at Hyatt Regency Vancouver

If you are in Downtown during the winter holidays, stop by the Hyatt Regency Vancouver to check out their Gingerbread Lane. It’s located right in the heart of Downtown and easily accessible from the Burrard Skytrain. The gigantic centerpiece of [...]

December 7, 2014 Downtown, Kid Friendly