LOT185 – Café and Wine Bar

LOT185 is Downtown Vancouver’s newest third-wave coffee bar by day and wine bar by night. Located inside the Vancouver Convention Centre, it is the perfect place for early morning meetings and after work wine downs. LOT185 features local coffee (Moja Coffee) and pastries that are freshly made in house under the direction of Executive Pastry…

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…

L’Abattoir

L’Abattoir is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. I have been here multiple times for dinner, but I’ve never been able to get a good photo of their amazing food because it’s usually quite dark! I was really excited to finally have the opportunity to try their amazing food during the day at brunch. I…

Coquille Fine Seafood

Coquille Fine Seafood is the latest project from the team that brought me my favourite restaurant – L’Abattoir. I have always loved the seafood offerings at L’Abattoir, so I knew I definitely had to check out Coquille! One of the ways I test the waters at a restaurant before committing to a full dinner is…

The DownLow Chicken Shack

As a food blogger, I have a pretty open mind when it comes to food and what I am willing to eat. My philosophy is to always try something if it is being offered to me. That being said, I grew up not really liking fried foods and as an adult I rarely eat deep…

Tuc Craft Kitchen

The month of March is always a crazy busy time for me, so I try my best to meet my friends as often as time permits, but usually it’s a quick catch up over coffee or a hurried dinner during Happy Hour times. Luckily I have some of the most understanding friends in the world…

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

One of the best lunch deals in my opinion is Joe Fortes Blue Plate specials. They have a feature every day and until March 23, all the specials are available every day of the week. What we ate: Lobster Oil and Vinegar If it wasn’t so uncouth, I would drink this out of the plate….

The Boulevard Coffee Roasting Co.

The Boulevard used to be my go to hang out during my university days. It’s been ages since I’ve been back, but since I was on campus for work, I decided to drop by during my walk down memory lane. W What I drank: Mocha ($4.25) This is not usually my drink of choice, but…

Merchant’s Workshop

The best part of my job is the amazing friends I have made. Although we don’t all work together anymore, we try to get together as often as possible to catch up. This get together was months in the making and it was a perfectly relaxed night of wine and good food. What we ate:…