Monthly Archives: November 2016

Poké Time on Robson: More Poké, No Problem

Continuing my poké adventures in Vancouver, another poké shop is Poké Time on Robson Street. I came here during my lunch break to grab a bowl to go with my coworkers. You can have you poke on a bed of [...]

November 30, 2016 Fusion, Hawaiian, Robson Street/West End, Three Beakers

Los Cuervos: Happy Hour of Tacos and Drinks

Los Cuervos is a Taqueria and Cantina near Kingsway and Fraser St in Vancouver. A few of us went after work to enjoy their Happy Hour special. 2 Tacos and a beer for $10. A pretty good deal. We came [...]

November 29, 2016 Happy Hour, Mexican, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Three Beakers

Cow Girl Creamery’s Sidekick Cafe: Weekend Raclette in San Francisco

I came to the San Francisco Ferry Terminal on a weekend and Cowgirl Creamery’s Sidekick Cafe sells Raclettes on the weekends on Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 3pm. I’ve been dying to have a good raclette, so when I [...]

November 28, 2016 European, lunch, San Francisco, Three Beakers

Bao Down Snack Bar: Filipino Style Tapas in Gastown

Bao Down Snack Bar is the 3rd location to open up from the minds behind Bao Down. This particular location features Filipino Style Tapas. I’ve been to the other 2 locations and I’m always surprised how each location has a [...]

November 27, 2016 Filipino, Fusion, Gastown, Three Beakers

Cornucopia 2016: The Culinary Stage – Pembytopia

Look no further than just a 2-hour drive to Whistler, BC for an immersive 11-day (November 10 – 20, 2016) celebration of food and drink, and a much-needed fall getaway. 2016 marks Cornucopia’s 20th anniversary dinners, grand tastings, culinary workshops [...]

November 26, 2016 Event, Whistler

Kenmore Pro Blender: Review

The Kenmore Pro Blender by Sears Canada just released last week and this blender delivers all the functionality you’d expect from competitors, at a fraction of the price. It retails for $149.97, which is pretty good compared to some other models [...]

November 25, 2016 Home, product

Notch8: Old Fashioned Dice Game

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar is at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The interior has a luxurious and contemporary design inspired by the romance of travel in the 1930’s. Named after a train’s top speed, achieved only by the most skilled conductors, the restaurant [...]

November 24, 2016 British Columbia

Exploring Anaheim: Food, Drinks, Shows and Disney

Photo Credit: Visit Anaheim From revitalized neighbourhoods and cultural hubs to a burgeoning brewery and culinary scene, there is more to discover in Anaheim than what meets the eye. A lot of people visit Anaheim to experience the best place on earth [...]

November 24, 2016 Anaheim, travel

Salchicha: North African and Middle Eastern cuisine in Vancouver

Salchicha on Granville Street serves up Northern African and Middle Eastern cuisine in Vancouver. Pretty unique since there isn’t many places that serve that type of food. I was invited to try a few of their signature items on the [...]

November 23, 2016 Downtown, Kid Friendly, Middle Eastern, Three Beakers

Pepper Lunch on Cambie: Gyozas, Yaki Udon and Grilled Meats

Pepper Lunch launched a few items on their menu a few month ago. We went to their Cambie location to try a few of these items. I’ve been a big fan of their restaurant ever since I had it in [...]

November 22, 2016 Japanese, Kid Friendly, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Three Beakers

McDonald’s: Waffle Fries and Potato Roti & Bacon Burger

McDonalds Canada just introduced a few holiday items for a limited time only. I work across the street from McDonalds and their new Waffle Cut Fries lured me in. They also have: Potato Rosti & Bacon Burger Waffle Cut Fries [...]

November 21, 2016 British Columbia, Fast Food

Lagostina Artiste 3-Ply Hand Hammered Knife Set Review

As a foodie, an important aspect of the kitchen are having amazing knives that can cut through anything and of course have an amazing aesthetic look. I’ve been browsing around for a knife set for the past year waiting for [...]

November 21, 2016 British Columbia, Home, product

Kibo Restaurant and Lounge: Drink in Yaletown

It’s been a while since my last visit to Kibo. They are a modern Japanese restaurant which is popular among larger groups celebrating birthdays or other milestones. We came here to grab a few bites and get some drinks in the [...]

November 20, 2016 Izakaya, Japanese, Late Night, Three Beakers, Yaletown

Nero: Waffles in Yaletown

Nero has opened their second location in Yaletown. Unlike their Robson Street location, they have more seats, a patio, a different menu, and alcohol. Everyone loves a good Brussels or Liege waffle. Interior A lot of the seating is great for [...]

November 19, 2016 Cafe, Dessert, Three Beakers, Yaletown

Air Canada: YVR to SFO Review (AC 562)

The flight I booked through United Airlines going from Vancouver to San Francisco was operated by Air Canada on flight AC 562. Perhaps they have code sharing or some sort of agreement. I was using Google Flights to get the lowest flight [...]

November 18, 2016 Airplane Meals, British Columbia, San Francisco, travel

Showcase: An Evening with Poplar Grove Winery

Showcase Restaurant inside the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel had a special event featuring a 8 course meal highlighting the wines at Poplar Grove Winery in Penticton. As usual, Executive Chef Jesse Hochhausen and Executive Sous Chef Westley Feist crafted an amazing dinner. [...]

November 18, 2016 Downtown, Event

Red Door: Hidden Cafe in San Francisco

Every day was an early morning for us when we were in San Francisco and I needed coffee and toast to start off my day. After doing a quick search, I found a nice cafe a few blocks away from [...]

November 17, 2016 Cafe, San Francisco, Three Beakers

Cornucopia 2016: Cellar Door Grand Tasting

Look no further than just a 2-hour drive to Whistler, BC for an immersive 11-day (November 10 – 20, 2016) celebration of food and drink, and a much-needed fall getaway. 2016 marks Cornucopia’s 20th anniversary and features winery dinners, grand [...]

November 17, 2016 Event, Whistler, winery