All posts by DesignGirl

Starbucks: Crystal Ball Frappuccino

Starbucks is at it again creating interesting Frappuccinos. Of course I had to go to my closest Starbucks to grab one to try. The Crystal Ball Frappuccino starts with a crème-based Frappuccino infused with peach flavour and turquoise sparkles that create [...]

March 23, 2018 British Columbia, Cafe

Yaletown Cocktail Crawl by Vancouver Gourmet Tour: Recap

Vancouver Gourmet Tour held their Yaletown Cocktail Crawl a few weeks ago and they brought guests on a cocktail adventure in the trendy neighbourhood of Yaletown. We indulged on cocktail and food pairings at 3 of the best restaurants in Yaletown – House Special, Per [...]

March 23, 2018 Cocktails, Event, Yaletown

Assembli: Custom Pizza and Salad, One Flat Rate in Downtown Vancouver

Assembli has opened their newest location in Downtown Vancouver in the Oceanic Plaza Towers close to Burrard and Pender. They specialize in two things – custom-made salads and pizza. All for one flat price of $14 with any topping you [...]

March 22, 2018 Downtown, lunch, pizza

Anastasia the Broadway Music: Journey to the Past

This Broadway version of Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman – Anastasia sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by [...]

March 21, 2018 New York, travel

PC Pho Broth: Pho at Home

President’s Choice has created their own version of pho broth inspired by one of the most popular dishes in Vietnam. If you are inclined to make pho at home, you can now at the comfort of your own kitchen. I [...]

March 20, 2018 product

The Italian Osteria & Cheesebar: Now Open in Langley

The Italian Osteria & Cheesebar is now open in Walnut Grove, Langley. This is the first Italian concept restaurant for Joseph Richard Group (JRG), whose other establishments include 14 public houses and three S+L Kitchen & Bar restaurants. It’s a good addition [...]

March 19, 2018 Italian, Langley, pizza

Big Flat Pancake Co.: Breakfast in Port Coquitlam

The Big Flat Pancake Co. has just opened up in Coquitlam serving up breakfast daily from 8am till 2:30pm. A friend told me about this place and we decided to come to this mom and pop breakfast joint to start [...]

March 18, 2018 Brunch, Coquitlam, Three Beakers

Fresh Ideas Start Here: Sustainable Poké Bar

Fresh Ideas Start Here is a great local store to get fresh sustainable seafood in Burnaby and Kitsilano. They recently launched their sustainable poké bar with 6 different poke bowls or your can build your own. There isn’t space to [...]

March 16, 2018 Four Beakers, Hawaiian, Seafood, South Burnaby, Specialty Shop

PC 100% Cricket Powder: Sustainable Protein Alternative

President’s Choice launch their 100% Cricket Powder as a protein alternative in their PC’s Insiders Collection this Spring. I was really curious when I saw this as it’s still faux pas in North America to eat insects. Why Cricket Powder? [...]

March 14, 2018 product

KitKat Canada: Caramel Crisp Review

The third new flavour of KitKat to hit Canadian grocery stores is the Caramel Crisp.The other two are Cookie Crumble and Hazelnut Crunch. It comes in a pouch with 7 mini bars and retails for  $5.39. So that works out to be [...]

March 13, 2018 product

Via Tevere: Neopolitan Pizza and Italian Cuisine in Vancouver

Via Tevere is a Neopolitan Pizzeria in Vancouver close to Commercial Drive. I’ve heard they have some good pizza and it’s taken us a long time to come here for dinner. If you ask Vancouverites where is the place to [...]

March 13, 2018 Commercial Drive / Grandview, Four Beakers, Italian, pizza

KitKat Canada: Cookie Crumble Review

Another new flavour of KitKat to hit Canadian grocery stores is the Cookie Crumble. It comes in a pouch with 7 mini bars and retails for  $5.39. So that works out to be $0.77 per mini bar. A little steep, but [...]

March 12, 2018 product

KitKat Canada: Hazelnut Crunch Review

KitKat is at it again! They have released a lot of new flavours in the last few months and now there are 3 more in Canada. Luckily I go to the grocery store a few times a week, so I’m [...]

March 11, 2018 product

No 1 Beef Noodle House in Burnaby

It’s been a long time since coming to No 1 Beef Noodle House in Burnaby. The last time was about 10 years ago when I was in University. It’s a good, quick and affordable meal. The only thing that bugs [...]

March 11, 2018 Burnaby Central, Late Night, Noodles, Taiwanese, Three Beakers

Morimoto New York: Lunch and Sushi Sets

During my 2nd trip to New York City, I had to come back again to eat from their lunch menu. I had an awesome time a few years ago, so I had to bring my friends. I’ve been to Morimoto [...]

March 10, 2018 Chelsea, Four Beakers, Japanese, lunch, New York, Seafood

Junior’s Cheesecake in New York City

Junior’s Cheesecake was founded in Brooklyn back in 1950 and is best known for their delicious New York Style Cheesecakes. If you’re visiting New York, you don’t have to travel to Brooklyn to their original location. Right by Times Square [...]

March 9, 2018 Dessert, Four Beakers, New York

Mr Osmad: Japanese Souffle Cheesecake in Vancouver

Mr. Osmad Souffle Cheesecake is located in Damso restaurant on Bute Street near Robson Street. Osmad is Damso backwards. They bake the Japanese Souffle Cheesecakes in-house everyday in 30 minute batches, so grab them before they’re gone or else you [...]

March 8, 2018 Bakery, Dessert, Japanese, Robson Street/West End, Three Beakers

Go! Go! Curry! in New York City

In New York we all chose somewhere we really wanted to go to. My husband decided he wanted to go to Go! Go! Curry! near Times Square. Go Go Curry started in Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa prefecture in Japan, so this style [...]

March 7, 2018 New York, Three Beakers