First stop: St. Louis! I pretty much had 24 hours to eat and see as much as I could, so needless to say, I need to revisit; however I didn’t do too bad with the limited time given. From barbeque to fine dining, there’s so much more to St. Louis than the Gateway Arch, The Cardinals… and Nelly.Read More
Iced tea and lemonade are classic summer drinks, but how about the two together? So an Arnold Palmer? Yes, sort of, but with an alcoholic twist. So a John Daly? Somewhat, but instead we’re using gin instead of vodka.Read More
In Vancouver happy hours don’t seem to be promoted, and the extent of advertising is usually a sidewalk sandwich board or the random tweet or post on social media. So here are a few happy hours that offer either good value or good food, or are simply off the radar.Read More
There are actually a handful of hidden gems and some of my favourite dishes in downtown Vancouver are found in the West End.
Here are a few “must try” spots mixed with a few local secrets (in no particular order).
As the weather gets warmer, lighter meals, summer ingredients and grilling come to mind, so I decided to go with a Southeast Asian theme for my Cascade Platinum dinner party. See recipes for: Burmese Tea Leaf Salad, Pok Pok grilled pork shoulder, and Grilled Corn with Salty Coconut Cream.Read More
The first time I came across this salad was actually at Burma Superstar in San Francisco in 2010. It was an instant love. A crunchy salad with lots of nuts and seeds is right up my ally. It’s healthy, full of good fats, and thus substantial.Read More
It’s not Susur Lee or Tojo, this is Susur Lee and Tojo! A collaboration dinner between the celebrated Toronto chef and Vancouver’s renowned sushi master, Hidekazu Tojo, is surprisingly part of EAT! Vancouver’s new “Dinner Series”.Read More
I’m honest and transparent about what I do, and as someone who’s skeptical and somewhat critical about everything, I had to do more research. Luckily, the more I learned, the more enthusiastic I got about Pure Leaf. It isn’t just another “iced tea” on the market, but it’s the only ready to drink iced tea in Canada made from fresh tea leaves.Read More