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Fable Diner: Brunchfast in Vancouver

Fable Diner opened last year and they took over the space of Reno’s, which was previously a diner. It is located at the Lee Building at the corner of Main and Broadway. I enjoyed their first restaurant – Fable, so I [...]

January 30, 2017 Brunch, Farm to Table, Four Beakers, Mount Pleasant/Main Street

La Catrina: Mexican Tacos in Vancouver

La Catrina is a restaurant on Denman Street that serves Mexican Tacos. When they say Voted by 100 Mexicans Vancouver’s Best Mexican Tacos, you know its legit. I came here with a few friends to share some tacos. I’ve heard about them [...]

January 19, 2017 Four Beakers, Mexican, Robson Street/West End

Peaked Pies: Aussie Comfort Food in Vancouver

Peaked Pies has finally opened in Downtown Vancouver on the West End. They specialize in Aussie Meat Pies, coffee and dessert. What makes their pies extra special is having them ‘peaked’ with mashed potato, mushy green peas and gravy. We wanted [...]

January 17, 2017 Bakery, Cafe, Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, Robson Street/West End

Burma Superstar: Burmese Cuisine in San Francisco

Burma Superstar is the go to place when visiting San Francisco. I live in Vancouver and I found that in the past year a majority of them have closed down. When doing a quick search on Burmese cuisine, a lot [...]

January 15, 2017 Four Beakers, Noodles, San Francisco

Estrella’s: Delicatessen in Langley

Estrella’s has been one of our favourite places in Langley for their gigantic Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwiches. Everything is made from scratch, so the definitely don’t compromise on taste or quality. They are known for their O Canada-sized sandwiches with [...]

January 14, 2017 Canadian, Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, Langley, lunch, Sandwich

Edible Canada: Dine Out Vancouver

Edible Canada is participating again in Dine Out Vancouver from January 20 to February 5, 2017. They are offering guests with their 3 course meal on Granville Island for Canadian Cuisine for $30. Reservations should be made in advance. I came here for a [...]

January 9, 2017 Canadian, Dineout, Four Beakers, Granville Island

Sun Bo Kong: Vegetarian Chinese Food in Vancouver

Sun Bo Kong is an award-winning vegetarian restaurant for Chinese cuisine. They are open 7 days a week from 11 am to 9 pm. Reservations are also available. I came here for lunch to try Chinese vegetarian food. A nice change [...]

January 2, 2017 Chinese, Four Beakers, Kensington, Vegetarian

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

Philz Coffee: Amazing coffee in Palo Alto

Philz Coffee in San Francisco is very popular and has several locations. I was visiting a friend in Palo Alto and she recommended we come here for a cup of coffee. They aren’t your typical coffee shop. The coffee shop [...]

October 4, 2016 Cafe, Four Beakers, Palo Alto

Kilala: Japanese Restaurant in Burnaby

Kilala has been in the North Burnaby neighbourhood for about 10 years now. After all that time, I finally came here for a visit with M. It is a small sushi bar, so it can get pretty busy around dinner [...]

September 25, 2016 Four Beakers, Japanese, Kid Friendly, North Burnaby, Seafood, Sushi

Peaked Pies: Aussie Meat Pies in Whistler

Peaked Pies in Whistler Village is a popular place to have a good ol’ Aussie Meat Pie. What makes them so popular is their beautiful looking ‘peaked pies’ topped with mashed potato, peas and gravy. I came with a few [...]

September 18, 2016 Four Beakers, Kid Friendly, lunch, Whistler

Christine’s: Lunch at Whister Blackcomb

Christine’s is located inside the Rendezvous Lodge on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler. They are a full service restaurant with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. At 1,860m/6,102ft above ground, it’s pretty interesting to see their challenges with getting the produce up [...]

September 10, 2016 Four Beakers, Seafood, WestCoast, Whistler

Chuan Chu Ren Jia: Szechuan Cuisine in Burnaby

Chuan Chu Ren Jia is a Szechuan restaurant in South Burnaby on Kingsway. I’ve passed by this place so many times, but have never made a visit until now. I was invited by the Chopstick Fest, a Chinese Cuisine Festival [...]

August 26, 2016 Chinese, Four Beakers, Seafood, South Burnaby

Medina: Brunch in Downtown Vancouver

Medina has their new location for quite some time now, but I finally came for a visit. I arrived 15 minutes before opening and there were already tons of people lining up. I missed the first seating, but I was [...]

August 20, 2016 Brunch, Cafe, Downtown, Four Beakers

Hachibei: Authentic Japanese Food near South Cambie

Hachibei is a little hidden Japanese restaurant in South Cambie. I’ve been craving to try new places in town and I stumbled upon Hachibei. It was highly recommended by a few friends and I am a sucker for small authentic [...]

August 12, 2016 Four Beakers, Japanese, Seafood, South Cambie Street, Sushi

Maruyama: Handmade Udon in Vancouver

My coworkers and I are obsessed with Maruyama and their delicious Japanese food. A week after coming to have the omakase, we decided to come back to try some cheaper items off them menu since we can’t have another omakase. [...]

July 28, 2016 Four Beakers, Japanese, Kid Friendly, Renfrew-Collingwood, Seafood, Sushi

La Brasserie: Brunch is Back

Located in the heart of the West End, La Brasserie is a relaxed 35-seat restaurant that serves authentic Franco-German cuisine. La Brasserie was one of my favourite brunch places and I was super sad that it closed down temporarily years ago. [...]

July 17, 2016 Brunch, Four Beakers, French, German, Robson Street/West End

Maruyama: Omakase Nigiri Tasting

Maruyama has taken over the old Kimura location on Rupert Street. Chef Yoshiya Maruyama was the previous raw bar chef at Blue Water Cafe and has finally opened his own restaurant in East Vancouver. When my friend told me about [...]

July 3, 2016 Four Beakers, Japanese, Kid Friendly, Renfrew-Collingwood, Seafood, Sushi