El Santo Debuts New Summer Menu

I love Mexican food with a passion. And like any good foodie, I’m always on the hunt for a restaurant that showcases not just the best ingredients, but it’s also innovative enough to keep me coming back. Such a restaurant is El Santo in New Westminster. Named after the famous Mexican wrestler, this contemporary eatery…

Calendar of Events – July 2018

Golden Spike Days Festival – Port Moody – June 29 – July 2, 2018 The annual Golden Spike Days Festival in Port Moody takes place this year June 29-July 2, 2018 at Rocky Point Park. A family friendly event that is held annually to celebrate the last spike driven into the CPR rail that stops…

Theatre Review: Cabaret – Royal City Musical Theatre

For its 29th annual musical production, Royal City Musical Theatre opened this weekend with Cabaret, a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical made notorious by Liza Minnelli’s movie version in 1972. On from April 12 – 29, 2018, the Massey Theatre stage has been transformed into the Kit Kat Klub, the main setting of the story. Set…

Sodloko Ukrainian Bakery in New Westminster

Sodloko Ukrainian Bakery is located on one of New Westminster’s better-known streets. The signage is what caught my eye, best borsch in Canada according to your grandmother? Well, I definitely needed to try it! I started a job a mere block away from the bakery so my curiosity got the better of me during one…

Massey Madness Family Arts Fest #Contest

The Massey Theatre is bringing an all-inclusive day of arts activities and live theatre performances for the whole family to enjoy.  There is something for everyone.  The day includes theatre performances for young children with Axis Theatre’s Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish, a First Nations story by Joseph Dandurand Confessions of a Grocery Store Clerk,…

November 2017 – Calendar of Events

Vancouver Tea Festival, Vancouver – November 4 & 5 The annual Vancouver Tea Festival returns for its fourth year to the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver and the adjacent Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Chinatown. Visit between 10am-6pm on Nov 4 and 11am-5pm on Nov 5 for a retail marketplace, presentations, and…

Calendar of Events – October 2017

Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver – September 28 to October 13 Experience some of the best films from around the world as well as from home in the 36th year of VIFF, with festival hits from Cannes, TIFF, Sundance and Venice. Tickets available online here. Fright Nights at Playland, Vancouver – October 6 to October…

Brews, Bites & BBQ at The Boathouse Restaurant

The sun is shining and you just got off work. What better way to spend an evening than enjoying a beer and some BBQ on a patio. This week I was invited to enjoy Brews, Bites & BBQ at The Boathouse Restaurant in New Westminster. This special event was hosted in partnership with Granville Island…

The Chopped Leaf Offers Healthy and Tasty Alternatives #Contest

To quote Homer Simpson: “You can’t make friends with salad”. That’s been a motto of mine for sometime now. I love food, all kinds of food – so for me, I’ve mostly considered salad on my plate as a garnish and not as the main event. I mean, c’mon, greens? For lunch, maybe… but for…

Maille Flavour Studio Recap

This past Saturday was the Columbia StEAT Food Truck Festival in New Westminster. I was invited down to a special VIP opening of the Maille Flavour Studio where headmaster mustard sommelier, Harry Lalousis, taught us about how we can incorporate mustard into various dishes, including desserts and cocktails! Did you know Maille has been around for over 300 years,…