Maxine’s Cafe and Bar is the perfect place to reconnect and renew

Located in the historic West End of Vancouver, Maxine’s Cafe and Bar has been serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch since they opened in April 2021 and now, they have expanded their offerings into the evenings with the addition of both a happy hour and dinner menus from Thursdays to Sundays.  I found myself at Maxine’s…

Cocktail Recipes to Ring in the New Year With

Are you hosting this New Year’s Eve? I sure am! And while I love the idea of creating delicious appetizers for my guests, it all starts with the perfect cocktail to start the evening. The Winter Whiteout Negroni makes for the perfect welcome drink, while the French 75 is the ideal cocktail at the stroke…

Vancouver Foodster Presents: #SangriaChallengeYVR

The Vancouver Foodster Best Sangria Challenge is running from September 13-October 7, 2018 at restaurants all over Vancouver!  You taste & vote! Restaurants and bars from all over the city are invited to enter their Sangria creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this occasion! As a media judge for this challenge, some…

Easy End-of-Summer Party Ideas with Bacardi Rum #Recipes

I can’t believe summer has come and gone and what better way to say farewell than to throw an end of summer bash before the first day of fall!  But what cocktails to make, and what about decor? We have a checklist below that includes tasty Bacardi Rum cocktails for guests to stay refreshed alongside…

Happy Hour – Indian Style at Copper Chimney

Few things say summer like a refreshing gin and tonic and a good Happy Hour menu – and Vancouver has just the place for that. Meet your new favourite watering hole – Copper Chimney, located at the Executive Hotel Le Soleil downtown, this place is the real deal. It’s true, where in Vancouver can you…

This Father’s Day, Celebrate him with Bacardi

Introducing BACARDÍ’s two new premium rums that dad has never tried – BACARDÍ Añejo Cuatro and BACARDÍ Gran Reserva Diez! The two new rums join BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho to offer a range of diverse, expertly crafted rums. Barrel-aged for a minimum of eight years with a rich, velvety body, BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho is enjoyed neat/on the rocks! It has a deep golden colour and has warming notes of butterscotch, nutmeg…

Mark your Calendars: The West End Cocktail Crawl is on June 7

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with friends or looking to make new ones, Vancouver Gourmet Club is offering another cocktail crawl, this time in the West End. The last cocktail crawl took place in Yaletown and it was a lot of fun. Same as last time, goers will have a…

The Great Yaletown Cocktail Crawl

On March 15,  Vancouver Gourmet Tours hosted their inaugural Yaletown Cocktail Crawl –  a unique cocktail and food experience at four of Yaletown’s trendiest spots. I’m a huge fan of Vancouver’s cocktail culture – we have some of the most talented mixologists in the country living amongst us. The Yaletown Cocktail Crawl was a fun way to learn about…

BC Distilled’s fifth annual festival set to take place April 14

With 40 distilleries from across British Columbia showcasing their best products, BC Distilled invites aficionados and newbies alike to explore the country’s biggest artisan and micro-distillery event on April 14. This year the festival features 12 new distilleries which have opened since last year’s show. Each distillery is represented by the distiller or other distillery…

Cactus Club Cafe opens brand new Richmond Centre location!

For as long as I can remember, Cactus Club Cafe was at the corner of No 3 and Lansdowne Rd, right across from Lansdowne Centre. Back then, they were known for their eclectic mix of artwork, including quirky items like cow displays, a giant moose head, and a rabbit in a hat painting. This year,…