Vanfoodster Celebrates 5 years of #TastingPlatesYVR

Time flies when you’re having fun! I can’t believe that it’s been five years since Richard Wolak first began delighting taste buds with Tasting Plates. These food-crawl style events celebrate neighbourhoods around the Lower Mainland by showcasing local restaurants and cuisines. We started the celebrations with a couple of wine tastings from Marquis Wine Cellars…

Les Belles-Soeurs, uniquely Canadian and undeniably hilarious

Often, it’s hard to describe what makes up the Canadian identity. In a country full of so many different cultures, normally people shrug and point towards the closest place to get poutine. But there’s something about this play, either the distinct Quebecois dialogue or the little bit of O Canada thrown in at the end,…

Healthy and Delicious in San Diego

Food is important. Good food is even more important – that’s how I see it! Thankfully, there are more and more places popping up that help ease the search for good, nourishing food. A place I came across on a recent trip to sunny San Diego was Cafe Gratitude. I only wish I was there…

San Francisco Eats – SF International Chocolate Salon

San Francisco is home to many great food, wine and beer festivals. This year I had the chance to enjoy the one day San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on my visit to Japantown at Hotel Kabuki. This year’s Chocolate Salon featured over 25+ chocolate, wine, tea, and other chocolate related vendors, and chocolate themed seminars. It is a chocolate lover’s…

San Francisco Eats – Hitachino Beer & Wagyu

Nest is best! Hitachino Nest Beer is a craft brewery created in 1823 in Hitachi, Japan, located in the Ibaraki prefecture outside of Tokyo. I’ve been a huge fan ever since being introduced to Hitachino Nest’s White Ale beer in California during a work trip. It’s hard to find Hitachino beers in Vancouver, so I take…

Paleo Fast Food – Taco Time’s Chicken and Beef Salads

One of the hardest parts of trying to follow a Paleo diet is finding local fast food restaurants that offer meals that are both delicious and Paleo-friendly. This article is a continuation of my previous Paleo Fast Food post that identified Paleo menu items at McDonald’s and Wendy’s restaurants. Today we are going to discuss…

#NoFilter at Vancouver Theatre Sports League

One of the best things to do on Granville Island is laugh till your sides ache. If you haven’t got comedians for friends, then don’t worry! The Vancouver Theatre Sports League is here for you. Their latest Improv show, #NoFilter, is an interactive experience that livestreams actual audience social media. There were adorable cats, internet…

New French Patisserie in Burnaby – Mon Paris

Mon dieu! To my delight, a new French patisserie has opened up just a quick walk from work, right next to the Metrotown Skytrain station! This new cafe and pastry shop makes it a convenient way to pick up gourmet macarons or almond double baked croissants! Mon Paris Patisserie, recently opened by world renowned chocolate and pastry…

The Wellness Show in Vancouver Celebrates it’s 25th Anniversary

For me, wellness is not just about fitness and nutrition, it’s also about mental and physical well-being, balanced lifestyle, and enjoying family time. The Wellness show definitely takes in to account all aspects of wellness and health and showcasing products and services to assist you in enjoying a holistic and healthy life. This year marked…