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PIVA Modern Italian: Brunch in New Westminster

PIVA Modern Italian is a stylish contemporary Italian restaurant in New Westminster in the Anvil Centre. It is in a great location right in the heart of Downtown New Westminster. I was browsing where to go for brunch with my family [...]

February 1, 2019 Brunch, New Westminster

KitKat Chinese New Year Assorted Gift Box: Review

I love holidays as that means limited edition chocolates come out. As Chinese New Year is nearing soon, I saw these at my local grocery store so I bought a box to share. It’s not very large as it only [...]

January 31, 2019 product

McDonalds is turning up the Heat with Jalapeno, Habenero, and Ghost Pepper McChicken Sandwiches

McDonalds Canada is turning up the heat with their Spicy McChicken Sandwiches. We love spicy food, so this immediately got our attention. Every two weeks, increasing levels of heat will be introduced to the Spicy McChicken sandwich, each highlighting a [...]

January 29, 2019 British Columbia, Fast Food, Promotion

Aussie Bao: Premium Canned Abalone in Hong Kong

With Chinese New Year coming up soon, there will be lots of delicious meals cooked at home. One seafood that is bound to make an appearance is abalone. Abalone (Bau Yu) is a prized sea snail, which is a delicacy [...]

January 29, 2019 product

Showshaa: Taproom & Indian Fusion Restaurant in Surrey

Showshaa is a Tap room which serves up modern Indian fusion cuisine. They are located in South Surrey, so it is quite a drive depending on where you live. My friend’s friend told us about this place and when I [...]

January 28, 2019 Fusion, Indian, Pub/Bar, Surrey

Lunar New Year Gifts: Sugarfina

Lunar New Year is almost upon us on February 5th, 2019 and my family is sure to celebrate The Year of the Pig in a big way. If you’re visiting friends, family, or relatives, make sure to have a gift [...]

January 27, 2019 product

Ramen Koika: Prime Rib Ramen in Vancouver

Ramen Koika has launched their limited time-only Prime Rib Ramen as their special for the next few months. They are anticipating this will stay on the menu for another 2-3 months as it’s been quite popular. We were invited to [...]

January 26, 2019 Japanese, Noodles, Ramen, Robson Street/West End

[Sneak Peek] Dine Out Vancouver 2019 at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. has 2 locations in the Lower Mainland; one on Main Street and another in Kitsilano. The other 2 locations are in Banff and Canmore. They serve up handcrafted organic flatbreads and bakes them in their wood [...]

January 25, 2019 Dineout, Kid Friendly, Mount Pleasant/Main Street

Nespresso Limited Edition Café Istanbul and Caffè Venezia Capsules Review

Nespresso just launched new Limited Edition coffees – Café Istanbul and Caffè Venezia, which are now available on both Original and Vertuo Nespresso machines. These coffees are inspired by the world’s very first coffee houses in Venice and Istanbul. Café [...]

January 24, 2019 product

Gott’s Roadside: Burgers and Milkshakes in Palo Alto

Gott’s Roadside is a popular spot for burgers, fries, and drinks. Their Californian-inspired dishes utilize locally sourced ingredients and elevates the traditional American Roadside experience. When we were visiting the area, we decided to make a stop here since a [...]

January 23, 2019 burger, Palo Alto

Bake49: Japanese Desserts in Yaletown

I have been waiting in anticipation for Bake49 to open since they announced their location in Yaletown. I’m a sucker for Japanese desserts, so I had to make my friend go with me despite being on a diabetic diet until [...]

January 22, 2019 Dessert, Japanese, Yaletown

[Sneak Peek] Science of Cocktails 2019

Science of Cocktails is presented by New Avenue Capital and it is Science World’s biggest annual fundraising event. The goal is to raise $275,000 to help send 8,000 kids from underserved schools on field trips to Science World. On February [...]

January 21, 2019 British Columbia, Event

Water Street Cafe: Dinner in Gastown with a View

Water Street Cafe is located in Gastown right across the Steam clock. We highly recommend making reservations and requesting a window seat. They have been around since 1988 serving up Canadian and Italian inspired dishes on the menu. We came [...]

January 20, 2019 Gastown, Italian, Uncategorized, WestCoast

[Sneak Peek] Dine Out Vancouver 2019 at Donsanko Restaurant

Dosanko Restaurant serves up Yōshoku-style Japanese cuisine using seasonally inspired, local ingredients following Japanese traditions of using what’s around you. They are one of the participating restaurants on the Dine Out Vancouver 2019 list. We got a special sneak peek to see [...]

January 18, 2019 Dineout, Japanese, Strathcona

[Sneak Peek] Dine Out 2019 at PiDGiN Restaurant

PiDGiN Restaurant is located between Chinatown and Gastown. They specialize in Asian and French fusion cuisine paired with craft cocktails. They are one of the participating restaurants on the Dine Out Vancouver 2019 list. We got a special sneak peek to see [...]

January 17, 2019 Dineout, Fusion, Gastown

Green Leaf Sushi: Korean Japanese Fusion in Burnaby

Green Leaf Cafe opened their second location in Burnaby and it’s good they finally opened right by Lougheed Mall so there are more food options in the area. They are a Japanese and Korean fusion restaurant that takes the best [...]

January 15, 2019 Fusion, Japanese, Korean, Noodles, North Burnaby, Sushi

Bombay Kitchen + Bar: Indian Cuisine on Commercial Drive

Bombay Kitchen + Bar is located on Commercial Drive near Parker Street and they serve up a modern twist to traditional Indian dishes like tandoori, curries, naan, roti, etc. They also do delivery and pick up, so it’s convenient if [...]

January 14, 2019 Commercial Drive / Grandview, Indian

Riz Sushi Bar: Build-Your-Own Chirashi Don in Vancouver

Riz Sushi Bar on Broadway and Renfrew has created the first customizable Chirashi Don in Vancouver where you can build your own bowl. They have fresh fish delivered from Japan and boasts a good selection of seafood. Whats great about [...]

January 13, 2019 Renfrew-Collingwood, Seafood