Monthly Archives: December 2015

Nk’Mip Cellars: Winery in Osoyoos

Np’Mip Cellars is located on 1,200 acres of band land located in Osoyoos, BC. This southern Okanagan area is home to Canada’s only pocket desert. With some of the most spectacular views in the Okanagan, this region is well known for [...]

December 31, 2015 Osoyoos, winery

Sumac Ridge Estate Winery: Wine Shop and Tastings

Founded in 1979, Sumac Ridge is the oldest operating estate winery in British Columbia and has been dedicated to producing 100% British Columbia grown wines. Grapes grown in their vineyards include Gewürztraminer, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The winery is nestled [...]

December 30, 2015 Summerland, winery

Tim Hortons: Steak and Cheese Panini

There’s a Tim Hortons near my work and I haven’t been here in a long time. I used to go to here all the time in my University days, but I soon learned fast that the food was pretty mediocre [...]

December 29, 2015 British Columbia, Canadian, Fast Food

Crackle Creme: Creme Brulee, Waffles, and Macarons

Crackle Crème is a small, craft-style dessert cafe serving up artisan crème brûlée and authentic Belgian liège waffles in small batches. They are located right in Chinatown close to the Gerogia Viaduct. I came here with a few friends after [...]

December 28, 2015 Chinatown, Dessert, Three Beakers

Desert Hill Winery: Award Winning, Boutique Estate Winery

Desert Hill Winery is a family owned, boutique winery located in the Okanagan outside of Oliver, BC. The estate sits on 24 acres of vineyards and they are an award winning winery. The vineyard is in full production with planting of cabernet [...]

December 27, 2015 Oliver, winery

Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot: Amazing in the Winter

It’s winter time and when the temperature drops, my friends and I get a craving for Hot Pot. Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot was the closest to our neighbourhood, so we decided to come after work during a weekday. They [...]

December 26, 2015 Chinese, Hot Pot, Kid Friendly, Late Night, South Burnaby, Three Beakers

Country Meadows Golf Course: Holiday Buffet

Country Meadows Golf Course in Richmond on No. 6 Road offers a Christmas Lunch Buffet during the holidays for $19.99, which also includes tea or coffee. My mom heard about it on the radio and thought the whole family should [...]

December 25, 2015 Buffet, Richmond, Two Beakers

Willards: Cheese Curls and Flings

I love trying snacks from around the world. My manager at work bought me 2 bags of Willards snacks from South Africa – Cheese Curls and Flings. I’ve only had Cheetos Puffs when I was a kid or other variations [...]

December 25, 2015 product

SodaStream Power: Review

The SodaStream Power is an automatic sparkling water maker featuring a one-touch activation providing a choice of three carbonation levels. Unlike their other models, you only have to tap the one button and it will determine how many pumps of carbon to add [...]

December 24, 2015 product

Prana: Dry Roasted Coconut Chips

Prana recently launched their line of organic dry roasted coconut chips. They offer a unique and exotic taste, and are also 100% organic, gluten-free, with no cholesterol, and offer an excellent source of fibre. They sell in 100g bags for $5.99. The [...]

December 23, 2015 product

McDonalds Canada: Jolly Burger and Chicken Celebration Burger

McDonalds Canada has come up with some strange sounding burgers for the holiday season – Jolly Burger and Chicken Celebration. In addition to the Holiday Warmers lineup, they have peppermint mocha, peppermint hot chocolate and ginger cookies. I received a [...]

December 22, 2015 British Columbia, Fast Food

Starbucks: Holiday Spice Flat White

Starbucks Canada just introduced the Holiday Spice Flat White for the holiday season. A few friends and I were so curious, so we decided to give it a try. The Holiday Spice Flat White combines 2 shots of their Christmas Blend [...]

December 21, 2015 British Columbia, Cafe

Presidents Choice Insiders Collection: Favourite Items

Presidents Choice recently launched the PC Insiders Collection, which comprises of over 70 of their delicious and innovative products created specially for the holiday season. I have alway been a fan of Presidents Choice and they really are coming up with some [...]

December 20, 2015 British Columbia, product

Man Ri Sung is Back at Aberdeen Mall

Man Ri Sung Korean Restaurant is now located on the 3rd floor of Aberdeen Mall in Richmond. Back in January 2011, I went to their original location in Coquitlam, where I went with my family to devour their delicious BBQ [...]

December 19, 2015 Kid Friendly, Korean, Richmond, Three Beakers

Pearl House Restaurant: Taiwanese Food in South Burnaby

Pearl House Restaurant in South Burnaby in the Edmonds area specializing in casual Taiwanese food. I came here with a few friends for a quick lunch before going to the mall. I haven’t heard too much about this place, but [...]

December 18, 2015 Cafe, South Burnaby, Taiwanese, Two Beakers

La Mezcaleria: Weekend Brunch

La Mezcaleria has been on Commercial Drive now for quite a few years as a Mexican Cantina. For brunch they infuse traditional Mexican flavours with West Coast influence. When I think of La Mezcaleria, I never thought they had brunch. It [...]

December 17, 2015 Brunch, Commercial Drive / Grandview, Mexican, Three Beakers

Char 631: Steakhouse in Coquitlam

Char631 is located in the Ramada on Lougheed Hwy in Coquitlam. I came here with a Socialshopper deal for a dinner which included an appetizer, 2 entrees and 1 dessert for $39. M and I came right after work, so [...]

December 16, 2015 Canadian, Coquitlam, Steakhouse, Two Beakers

Catfe: Cat Cafe in Vancouver

Catfe is a Vancouver Cat Cafe, which just opened this week. It’s on the 2nd floor of Tinseltown just above Starbucks. The best way to get here is to take the skytrain to Stadium Station and walk a little bit. [...]

December 15, 2015 Cafe, Downtown, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers