Monthly Archives: December 2016

Juniper: Happy Hour in Chinatown

I love the abundance of Happy Hour options near my office. My coworkers and I wanted to grab a quick drink after work to celebrate the holidays. We headed to Juniper as they had a earlier happy hour than some [...]

December 31, 2016 Chinatown, Happy Hour, Three Beakers

Turducken: From Your Butcher

For this Christmas, we wanted to try something different. We usually make a roast turkey, but we thought we would try to get a turducken. A turducken is a turkey stuffed with a deboned duck and then a deboned chicken. [...]

December 30, 2016 British Columbia, product, Specialty Shop

San Francisco Food Tours: Mission District

When I was in San Francisco, I did a Mission District Food Tour from Avital Tours. Since I was in town for a short time, I wanted to try as many tried and true places as possible, so I thought a [...]

December 29, 2016 San Francisco, travel

PC Insiders Collection: Winter 2016

Presidents Choice recently launched more winter items for their PC Insiders Collection, which is composed of their delicious and innovative products created specially for the holiday season. They provided me a few items to try, but since they had a few more [...]

December 28, 2016 British Columbia, product

Kissa Tanto: Japanese and Italian Fusion in Chinatown

Tucked into the upper story of a delightfully faded building in Chinatown, Kissa Tanto serves up a posh fusion of Italian and Japanese food. They take their inspiration from the delicate flavours of Japanese cuisine and the warmth of ltalian cooking. Kissa [...]

December 28, 2016 Chinatown, Four Beakers, Fusion, Italian, Japanese

Enchant: Light Maze in Vancouver

Enchant is new to Vancouver this year and it is the world’s largest Christmas Light Maze, made up of over 55,000 sq. ft. of illuminated sculptures arranged to create an evening adventure. This maze has been busy ever night this [...]

December 27, 2016 British Columbia, Christmas, Event

Homer St. Cafe: Brunch in Vancouver

Homer St. Cafe serves brunch on the weekends and I always have lunch with my brunch buddy to try new places around town and catch up. I’ve been here for events before but never brunch. I started off with a [...]

December 27, 2016 Brunch, Three Beakers, Yaletown

Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden: Review

VanDusen Botanical Garden is back this winter season with their annual Festival of Lights. They have over one million lights decorating VanDusen Botanical Garden open until January 2. My mother in law and M came here on Christmas Eve and it was packed. Lot [...]

December 26, 2016 British Columbia, Christmas, Event

Vancouver Art Gallery: Juxtapoz x Superflat

Juxtapoz x Superflat, a dynamic exhibition conceived by the renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and co-curated with Evan Pricco, Editor-in-Chief of Juxtapoz Art & Culture, a legendary San Francisco-based magazine committed to contemporary art, design, fashion and graffiti. Featuring the [...]

December 26, 2016 Downtown, Event

Chocolate Chair: Dragons Breath in San Francisco

Chocolate Chair at the Japan Centre draws huge line ups for their Dragon’s Breath, a cereal-like fruity pebbles soaked in liquid nitrogen. Once you comp down on the cereal, a bunch of smoke comes out of your nose and mouth. [...]

December 25, 2016 Cafe, San Francisco, Two Beakers

Arisu: Korean BBQ in Coquitlam

Arisu is a Korean BBQ place in Coquitlam. I came here with a few friends on the weekend to hang out and find a new place to try out. As a Korean restaurant, they have a variety of items besides BBQ. [...]

December 24, 2016 BBQ, Coquitlam, Korean, Two Beakers

Chez Christophe: Pastries, Sandwiches and Holiday Treats

Chez Christophe is located in North Burnaby and they recently moved locations to a larger venue. There’s more seating and a lot more treats to be had. Since I live pretty close by, I was invited with a few other bloggers [...]

December 23, 2016 Bakery, Dessert, North Burnaby, Three Beakers

720 Sweets: Ice Cream at Metropolis at Metrotown

720 Sweets is a popular shop serving up soft serve ice cream, drinks, and other treats. They have opened up their newest location inside T&T Supermarket at Metropolis at Metrotown. They have plans to open at every T&T Supermarket in the country, and the [...]

December 23, 2016 Dessert, South Burnaby

FlyOver Canada: Christmas Edition Review

FlyOver Canada has a magical twist for the holiday season. Riders will embark on a mission to help Santa Claus search for his missing elves during the exhilarating flight across Canada, and on to his magical workshop in the North [...]

December 22, 2016 British Columbia, Christmas, Event

100,000 Lights at Lafarge Lake: Free Winter Light Display in Coquitlam

Coquitlam’s Lights at Lafarge Winter Lights Display is one of the largest free outdoor light events in the Lower Mainland, and this season’s spectacle will be even bigger and brighter than ever before. More than 100,000 twinkling lights illuminate Lafarge [...]

December 22, 2016 Christmas, Coquitlam, Event

Santa Photos: Metropolis at Metrotown

My annual Christmas tradition is getting Santa Photos at Metropolis at Metrotown. It draws thousands of families each year until December 24th. All photos with Santa are by donation for a minimum of $2 per photo. All proceeds go towards [...]

December 22, 2016 British Columbia, Christmas, Event

Starbucks Canada: Nitro Cold Brew Coffee

Starbucks Canada introduced their new Nitro Cold Brew coffee to be served at six Vancouver locations. Nitro Cold Brew is Starbucks’ newest take on its signature Cold Brew, infused with nitrogen for a smooth, creamy texture. The Nitro Cold Brew is [...]

December 22, 2016 British Columbia, Cafe

Osum! Kitchen + Lab: Baogers and MoNoodles in Steveston

Osum! Kitchen + Lab is a new fusion restaurant that specializes in making unique baos and noodles. Besides being a restaurant, they are also a food lab that experiments with new creations. They have hopes of having special tastings and collaborations [...]

December 21, 2016 Fusion, Noodles, Richmond, Three Beakers