Monthly Archives: December 2015

Village Bistro: Canadian Comfort Food

Village Bistro, formerly known as Lips Resto, has been reimagined by the original owners to serve as a casual West End staple in the community. They serve up bistro-style comfort food with Canadian flavours, and a menu entirely made-from-scratch. I was invited [...]

December 14, 2015 Canadian, Four Beakers, Robson Street/West End

Okanagan Crush Pad: Haywire Wine, Narrative Wines, and More

Located in Summerland, Okanagan Crush Pad‘s winery facility is the home of Haywire and Narrative wines, and others. M and I were driving by Summerland on the way back to Vancouver and made a stop here. I enjoy Haywire Wines, [...]

December 13, 2015 Summerland, winery

A&W Canada: Mushroom Mozza Burger

Sometimes a good burger is all I need after a night of drinking. M grabbed me A&W‘s new Mushroom Mozza Burger with onion rings and a root beer. I’ve always been a fan of A&W and I love it when [...]

December 12, 2015 British Columbia, Fast Food

Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort: Accommodations in Osoyoos

Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort is located in an area known as the Napa of the North in the fertile South Okanagan wine country of British Columbia, overlooking Osoyoos Lake. The resort is conveniently located just five minutes from the Canada/US border. You [...]

December 11, 2015 Hotel Review, Osoyoos

Tasty Indian Bistro: Lunch in Delta

It was Thanksgiving and we didn’t know where to head out for lunch, but my sister suggested Tasty Indian Bistro in Delta. Everyone describes it as the Cactus Club of Indian food. The interior is very sleek, dark and has some [...]

December 10, 2015 Delta, Indian, Kid Friendly, lunch, Three Beakers

Oso Negro: Cafe in Nelson, BC

Oso Negro Cafe is the cafe to go in Nelson, BC. I went on a Saturday morning and I swear, the whole town was here looking to get their morning coffee. There was a line up out the door. Their [...]

December 9, 2015 Bakery, Cafe, Nelson, Three Beakers

Fondway Cafe: Milk Tea and Cake

Fondway Cafe is the latest cafe to open up in South Burnaby right by Metrotown. It is literally a few steps away from the skytrain. They specialize in coffee, tea and asian-inspired pastries. The space is quite nice with a lot [...]

December 8, 2015 Bakery, Bubble Tea, Cafe, Chinese, Kid Friendly, lunch, Sandwich, South Burnaby, Three Beakers

Jackson-Triggs Vineyard: Wine Shop and Tasting

Jackson-Triggs Okanagan Estate Winery is open year round. Jackson-Triggs is a blend of our founders’ names, Allan Jackson and Don Triggs, who established the winery in 1993. They also have another vineyard in Niagara. They are Canada’s most awarded winery. Pretty awesome [...]

December 7, 2015 Oliver, winery

Chatime Burnaby: Long Lines, Incorrect Drinks

Chatime Burnaby finally opens up in the suburbs right on Kingsway and Royal Oak just steps away from Boiling Point. I’m a big fan of Chatime when they first opened a few locations around Metro Vancouver since their Roasted Milk [...]

December 6, 2015 Bubble Tea, Chinese, One Beaker, South Burnaby

Tableau Bar and Bistro: Weekend Brunch

Tableau Bar and Bistro is located close to Coal Harbour under the Loden Hotel and is known for their traditional French bistro fare. The meals are prepared by Executive Chef Marc-André Choquette. We came here for Dee‘s Birthday Brunch to [...]

December 5, 2015 Brunch, Downtown, French, Three Beakers

Painted Rock Estate Winery: Tastings in Penticton

Painted Rock sits on a spectacular bench overlooking the eastern shore of Skaha Lake in Penticton, B.C. This 60-acre property has a unique microclimate that is particularly suited to the production of premium wines. This winery embraces the traditions of [...]

December 4, 2015 Penticton, winery

Mui Garden: Curry Beef Brisket and Fried Rice

Mui Garden is a Hong Kong style Cafe and they have been around for so long that it just makes me feel nostalgic every time I dine here. The hand written posters on the walls in all Chinese characters, the big [...]

December 3, 2015 Cafe, Chinese, Riley Park/Little Mountain, Three Beakers

Silver Sage Winery: Sweet Wines in Oliver, BC

Driving in Oliver, BC, you really get to explore wine country. There’s so many wineries in this town. M and I spent the day driving around and found some pretty unique wineries. Silver Sage winery is a small organic winery. [...]

December 2, 2015 Oliver, winery

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co: Flatbread Pizza on Main Street

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co has 3 locations in Vancouver. One on Main St, Park Royal and another in Kitsilano. They are best known for their pizza making parties as its fun for families or a large group of friends. They currently [...]

December 1, 2015 Farm to Table, Italian, Kid Friendly, pizza, Riley Park/Little Mountain, Three Beakers