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…

Get Your Fill of Mini-Donuts this Weekend at the PNE

Considering the new COVID-19 restrictions, going to the PNE the traditional way won’t be possible this year – yet the team behind the Pacific National Exhibition is working hard to still be able to support its vendors and bring some of the joy back. A Taste of the PNE is one of the first events…

Shiok: Singapore Cuisine

Are you all “Shiok” up over the latest Singaporean restaurant in Vancouver? The latest in a series of Asian restaurants that have recently sprouted up along Kingsway, Shiok offers Singaporean cuisine in a casual dining experience similar to a hawkers centre in the land of Crazy Rich Asians. I’ve been to Singapore before and loved…

Eating through Italy

Although it’s been months since my family trip through Italy, friends and family still ask me about my trip and what my favourite places were to eat at. Since I have gone to Italy twice now and explored quite a few regions of the country on my most recent trip, I’d like to share with…

Insadong Korean Restaurant

After a long day of shopping at Coquitlam Centre with my family, we were hungry so we wanted to eat something good and satisfying. Then two of my friends, who are Coquitlam experts, recommended Insadong Korean Restaurant, located on North Road and Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam. Insadong Korean Restaurant is a Korean barbeque restaurant where…

Kodiak Cakes Protein Pancakes #Recipe

I have yet to find someone who does not like pancakes. For me, it’s reminiscent of lazy Sunday mornings with my family or at my best friend’s lake cottage, sitting around the breakfast table and just enjoying the start of a day of no pressing obligations. As a kid your obligations are not really pressing…

Tricolore Stuffed Pork #Recipe

Easter Sunday is a time to reflect on your blessings and enjoy the closeness of family and friends. But being in charge of Sunday dinner can be very stressful. Of course, you can play it safe and serve traditional favourites such as turkey and ham, but if you’re looking to elevate your dinner this year…

Recap: BC Seafood Festival 2019 Launch Party

Comox Valley once again is the host to the annual BC Seafood Festival June 7-16, 2019. In its 13th year, the BC Seafood Festival is Western Canada’s largest seafood festival. This delicious seafood event welcomes some of the best chefs in BC, showcasing and educating participants on buying and consuming BC’s sustainable seafood. I had…

Fried Chicken Adventure: Cocoru

YES! I have found another great restaurant that makes a variety of delicious fried chicken, COCORU! Cocoru is a Korean fried chicken and beer restaurant located in Richmond, BC. It is only approximately 10 minutes away from Lansdown Canada Line Station so it’s easy to access by public transit. I went to Cocoru for a…