Joe Fortes Tweet Up Patio Party #JFTweetUp

The weather cleared up just in time for last night’s Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House Tweet Up Patio Party (@JoeFortesVan #JFTweetUp)! I was praying all day for the sun to come out, and thankfully we had some warm weather to enjoy Joe Fortes amazing patio. We were welcomed upstairs, greeted by a room full of servers dishing up…

Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery

On a rainy Vancouver Saturday, my husband I were in need of a coffee and a pick me up. And what better than a sugar boost? Being near Cambie, we decided to try out Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery. We don’t have celiac’s disease, nor do we live a gluten-free lifestyle, but I am always curious to try…

Aji Japanese Bistro – El Dorado Hills, California

Last week I made a trip to El Dorado Hills, California for work. Located 30-40 minutes northeast of Sacramento, I didn’t expect much from the restaurants in this town. With only a hand full of restaurants in El Dorado Hills, my colleagues and I had a group dinner reservation at Aji Japanese Bistro, a local Japanese…

Rocky Point Ice Cream

After an evening 10 km run, Ryan and I decided to walk to Rock Point Park to get some ice cream from our favourite local ice cream shop, Rocky Point Ice Cream. With the mess of construction of the Ever Green line (right next to the shop) and a cool winter, this has been my…

Waffle Window – Portland

On our visit in Portland, we wanted to grab a quick breakfast and came upon The Waffle Window on our adventures on SE Hawthorne Blvd. It’s a shop that sells Liege-style waffles through a window of the Bread and Ink Cafe. They have setup a large tent to eat out of, however as it was pouring rain outside, they…

VANEATSca presents #MANCAKESMADNESS

The Mancakes Bakery in Yaletown has one goal: to provide the best, most interesting cupcakes in Vancouver! And with flavours like whiskey lime, red wine chocolate and bacon chili chocolate I’d say they’re well on their way. The guys at VANEAT.ca have “man’ed up” with Mancakes to bring you #MANCAKESMADNESS – a dinning package so sweet,…

Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie

Love is in the air and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a visit to Chez Christophe. Located in the Burnaby Heights, this patisserie is run by the husband-and-wife team of Christophe and Jess Bonzon. Chef Christophe studied under some of Europe’s grand masters at Zurich’s Chocolate Academy, and at l’Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona…

Cravings Restaurant

Although not participating in this year’s Dine Out Vancouver event, Cravings Restaurant offers its own $16 and $26 set dinner menus. My hubby and I discovered Cravings Restaurant through a friend’s birthday dinner, a neighborhood restaurant tucked away behind SW Marine Drive between the Oak Street bridge and Arthur Liang bridge in Marpole. We were…

Ganache Patisserie

As with most women, chocolate is my weakness. I workout hard and eat clean about 90% of the time, but put a piece of chocolate in front of me and it’s gone in no time flat. For my birthday every year, I always try and get my husband to get me cake from Ganache Pâtisserie. As…

Crème de la Crumb Bakeshop & Catering – Good to the last crumb!

In proximity to my office there are about 3 or 4 independent coffee shops, plus all the usual chains. When I can, I prefer visiting the independent stores to support local business and one of my favourites is Crème de la Crumb Bakeshop & Catering. It’s a itty bitty coffee shop but they serve up some…