Rice Burger

Burgers are hardly a new concept, but rice burgers have yet to reach the same level of mainstream popularity as their carb-y bread counterparts in Vancouver. Rice burgers (bread buns are replaced with compressed ‘buns’ of rice) were first introduced in Japan and have since become popular all across Asia. Not too many places offer…

Popina Canteen

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of Popina Canteen located on Granville Island. Popina Canteen operates out of brightly coloured repurposed shipping containers and is the result of a collaboration between four of Vancouver’s best chefs: Angus An (Maenam), Rob Belcham (Campagnolo), Hamid Salimian and Joel Watanabe (Kissa Tanto). Because…

The Trump Champagne Lounge + Crudo Bar

The Trump Champagne Lounge + Crudo Bar is a premier boutique cocktail lounge located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. The Crudo Bar was inspired by Executive Chef Antonio Tardi‘s passion and dedication to sourcing the best natural ingredients for his dishes. The Crudo Bar features creations that feature products from BC farmlands, fisheries and…