Foodology

All posts by Abbytizer

A peek inside Hawksworth Catering

As some of you already may know, Chef David Hawksworth and the entire Catering team is proud about the move of the culinary team into their new commissary kitchen, which has given them much more flexibility to create a variety [...]

May 31, 2018 British Columbia, catering

OneCoffee: 100% fully compostable coffee pods

Being environmentally conscious isn’t just trendy, it’s necessary. I try to be environmentally friendly by reducing the waste I put into the garbage, being resourceful by re-purposing or reusing items, and by recycling. Keurig revolutionized the way people make their [...]

April 3, 2018 product

Cocktails and Canapés at The Victor

“To the victor belong the spoils.” After arriving on the sixth-floor rooftop, I already felt like a winner about to enjoy my prize. The evening was elevated with spectacular views of BC Place, a water feature, and ambient lights. The [...]

March 12, 2018 American, Cocktails, Downtown

Jugo Juice: Cali Crush, Avocado Toast, Green Glow and Cranberry Chia Pudding

Jugo Juice has been my quick go-to to grab something satisfying, and healthy. My past favourites have been the PB and Chocolate, and Big Blue Protein. The Mighty Kale is another favourite I adopted from one of my previous co-workers [...]

February 6, 2018 Gluten Free Options, Yaletown

Dublin Calling: New Party Pub and Kitchen on Granville Strip

There’s a new Irish Pub in Downtown Vancouver and it has taken over the former Ceili’s location. It is Dublin Calling and it has opened its second location in Canada right on the Granville Strip. The first location opened in [...]

January 5, 2018 Bar and Grill, Downtown, Late Night

Vegan Inspired Dinner & Improv Comedy at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Although I may not be vegan, I can appreciate delicious vegan food. It’s been easier for me to accept vegan desserts since they don’t have dairy, but I’m open to expanding my palate with other vegan dishes. Rocky Mountain Flatbread [...]

December 9, 2017 Event, Kitsilano, Vegetarian

“Coma Pa’ani” (Come Play with Us) in Kāʻanapali with Vancouver Magazine at PICA Recap

Last week, my friend Ross and I attended the “Come Pa’ani!” event held by Vancouver Magazine at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts. The event showcased Hawaiian dishes created by two of Kāʻanapali’s top chefs and highlighted traveling to the beautiful island [...]

November 21, 2017 Event, Hawaii

Canadian Club 40: Extraordinary Whisky Tasting

Since I was going to attend a whisky tasting event, I decided to bring along my friend Alvin who I knew would appreciate a good spirit. We both enjoyed an evening at L’Abattoir, where Canadian Club shared its newest addition, [...]

November 12, 2017 British Columbia, Event

Crate & Barrel x Western Living: Cocktail Parties for Your Home

Earlier last month, I attended the Crate & Barrel x Western Living Cocktail event with my sister. We enjoyed walking through the store while having the opportunity to enjoy some cocktails and canapés. The cocktails were provided by bartenders from [...]

November 4, 2017 Event

Made With Love: Mixology Competition in Vancouver

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining Diana for the Made With Love Regional Finals in Vancouver. We were tasked with tasting 16 different cocktails which were lovingly mixed by apprentices and barchefs. It was definitely an [...]

October 22, 2017 British Columbia, Event

Nestle Toll House Cafe’s Sweet Grand Opening in Downtown Vancouver

Nestle Toll House Cafe by Chip held its grand opening event earlier this month. Roman and I attended and met the owners, Sherry Najafi and her husband. They were proud to share their cafe with the attendees, and even had [...]

October 20, 2017 Cafe, Dessert, Downtown

Chihuo Vancouver: Dessert Tasting Market Recap

I recently learned that “Chihuo” means “foodie” in Chinese. I also learned that it’s a Wechat media company based in LA and is also here in Vancouver. Chihuo connects foodies with food reviews of various eateries around the city. They [...]

October 8, 2017 British Columbia, Dessert, Event

Social Crust Cafe & Catering: Food with Heart in Downtown Vancouver

I attended a media tasting that offered more than delicious food. The event highlighted the work done at Social Crust, which is one of Coast Mental Health’s Social Enterprises. Coast Mental Health is an NPO that helps people with social barriers or [...]

September 17, 2017 Cafe, Downtown, lunch, Uncategorized

La Glace: French-style Ice Cream Parlour in Vancouver

I may be lactose intolerant, but that didn’t stop me from attending La Glace‘s tasting preview event a couple of weeks ago. Ice cream at the end of a hard work day was much needed, and Roman and I were [...]

August 25, 2017 Cafe, Dessert, French, Kerrisdale

The Brunch Affair at the Shipyards in North Vancouver

I’ve mentioned before that I LOVE brunch, so checking out the Brunch Affair was only natural! The inaugural event was held at the Pipe Shop at the Shipyards in North Vancouver. My good friend, Alvin, attended the event with me. [...]

August 13, 2017 Brunch, Event, North Vancouver

3 Quarters Full Cafe: Sweet Treats and Taiwanese Cuisine

I have a soft spot for Taiwanese comfort food, and 3 Quarters Full provides just that. Roman and I attended the Media Tasting for the cafe’s updated menu. The spread of cakes, sandwiches and teas definitely ramped up our appetites [...]

August 2, 2017 Cafe, Robson Street/West End, Taiwanese

Taste of Craft: Starbucks Cold Nitro Brew Launch

Starbucks hosted Taste of Craft, a launch event for its Nitro Cold Brew at The Permanent in Downtown Vancouver. The Permanent is a beautiful venue that was transformed into a well-branded Starbucks space, with different levels and features that encouraged [...]

July 22, 2017 British Columbia, Cafe, Event

The Praguery: Chimney Cake Truck in Vancouver

I have a HUGE sweet tooth so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try out the chimney cakes at The Praguery. It was the perfect treat after a day of writing exams (as I was wrapping up my program [...]

July 16, 2017 Dessert, Downtown, European, Food Carts
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