Monthly Archives: November 2015

Moon Curser Vineyards: Wine in Osoyoos BC

Moon Curser Vineyard was founded in 2003 but under the name Twisted Tree. They rebranded in 2011 to Moon Curser – a name that captures many colourful stories of the Osoyoos area, as well as the renegade spirit of their [...]

November 30, 2015 Osoyoos, winery

Prado Cafe: New Location on Fraser Street

Prado Cafe opens up their 3rd location on Fraser Street in Vancouver. They also have 2 other locations on Commercial Drive and in Gastown. They have always been keen on crafting the perfect brew and creating a great atmosphere for [...]

November 29, 2015 Cafe, Kensington, Three Beakers

Frank Slide: Largest and Deadliest Rock Slide in Canada

Driving from Alberta back to British Columbia, Crowsnest Pass on Hwy 3 is home to Frank Slide. This unique historic mining town was partially buried  in 1903 due to a limestone rock slide down Turtle Mountain within 100 seconds. The rock slide obliterated [...]

November 28, 2015 Blairmore, Frank, travel

Spotted Lake: Attraction in Osoyoos, BC

Spotted Lake in Osoyoos, BC is a naturally formed inland lake that has a unique look. We stopped on the side of the Highway and you will spot this small gate at the entrance of the lake. It’s not recommended that [...]

November 27, 2015 Osoyoos, travel

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery: Wine Tasting in Oliver, BC

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery is located in Oliver, B.C. and they are a producer of award winning, B.C. wines. The winery and vineyard lie within one of Canada’s most unique ecosystems. There are over 140 acres of vineyards and they can produce [...]

November 26, 2015 Oliver, winery

Adega on 45th Estate Winery in Osoyoos

Adega on 45th Estate Winery is right off Anarchist Mountain in Osoyoos, BC. This was our second winery stop in the area. If you’re going to Nk’Mip Cellars, this winery is on the way. We noticed a few bike tours [...]

November 25, 2015 Osoyoos, winery

Burger 55: Custom Burgers in Penticton

Burger 55 in Downtown Penticton is best known for their customizable gourmet burgers. It’s also appeared on You Gotta Eat Here on Food Network. On the way back home to Vancouver, we made sure to stop here for lunch. Who [...]

November 24, 2015 Canadian, lunch, Penticton, Sandwich, Three Beakers

Teavana: Joy 2015 Tea Blend

I was a pretty big fan of Starbucks’s Tazo Joy Tea, but it was discontinued a few years ago. It was a pretty good tea blend, but all good things have to come to an end right? This holiday, Starbucks [...]

November 23, 2015 product

Best Western Plus Nelson: Baker Street Inn

Making our way back to Vancouver, we made a stop at Best Western Plus at Baker Street Inn. We saw this on Trip Advisor and it was one of the top hotels in the town. It’s conveniently located right off [...]

November 22, 2015 Hotel Review, Nelson, travel

Fresh Prep: Dinner Ingredients Prepped and Delivered

Fresh Prep Vancouver delivers farm fresh recipe ingredients prepped and delivered right to your door. Being a novice cook, finding time to think about cooking dinner so mind boggling. So…thats why we resort to eating out to often. I’m definitely trying [...]

November 21, 2015 British Columbia

Gaea Foods: Personal Chef in Vancouver

Personal Chef – Dimitri Georges of Gaea Foods offered up his services for one night to show a few foodies what he offers his clients. We had a dinner party at Sherman’s house to see how the experience would be. I [...]

November 20, 2015 British Columbia

Hotel Elan: Boutique Hotel in Calgary

M and I were in Calgary for 2 days during our week long road trip driving across BC into Calgary. We stayed at Hotel Elan, a boutique hotel located just off stylish 17th Ave Retail and Entertainment District. We chose this [...]

November 19, 2015 Calgary, Hotel Review, travel

All Seasons Cafe: Dining in Nelson, BC

All Seasons Cafe in Nelson BC is a restaurant for local and tourists to dine. Hidden in an alley off the main roads is where you will find the restaurant. They have a seasonal menu derived from the best of the area’s [...]

November 18, 2015 Cafe, Nelson, Three Beakers

Chia Pudding: 3 Ingredient Breakfast

I’m not a fan of overly complicated recipes and I like to make breakfast without thinking too much. I really can’t function much in the morning. Less ingredients, the better. Putting together chia pudding with pomegranate seems easy enough. Chia [...]

November 17, 2015 Breakfast, Recipes

Sura: Korean Lunch Set Menu in Vancouver

Sura Korean Royal Cuisine on Robson Street draws a large crowd during lunch and dinner time. Their lunch specials are undeniably affordable for those who want to try an array of Korean cuisine. I came here with a few of my [...]

November 16, 2015 Four Beakers, Korean, lunch, Robson Street/West End

Harvest Community Foods: Ramen and Grocery Store

Established in 2012, Harvest Community Foods is a community-driven retail space. As voted on by Chinatown-Strathcona residents, the grocery provides local, seasonal food products. The business also offers Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, further fostering accessibility to B.C. produce. Chef and owner, Andrea [...]

November 15, 2015 Kid Friendly, lunch, Noodles, Ramen, Strathcona, Three Beakers

9th Annual Fall into the Market: Recap

Fall Into The Market was hosted by Liberty Wine Merchants and supported by Bridges, V&J Florists and Granville Island Toy Company. The event was $29.99 and all proceeds from both ticket sales and silent auction prizes directly support the BC SPCA. [...]

November 14, 2015 British Columbia, Event

[Giveaway] Unibroue’s Exclusive 6-litre Bottle of La Fin du Monde + Event Tickets ($220 value)

Did you want to try the biggest and most expensive beer in Canada? For the first time, British Columbians will be able to have exclusive access to only 50 bottles of Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde and 17 Grande Réserve 6 litre bottles [...]

November 13, 2015 Contest