Calendar of Events – February 2019

Annie the Musical – Burnaby – February 1-16 Align Entertainment presents the family favourite Annie: The Musical.  Annie is based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, and it has become a worldwide phenomenon.  With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.  She is…

Calendar of Events – January 2019

Whole Lotta Shakin’ from Swing to Rock – Vancouver – January 11-12, 2019 Brought to you by London Drugs Vancouver Sympony Orchestra Pops, multi-instrumentalist Dave Bennett and his quartet trace the musical path from the golden age of swing through the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, including chart-topping hits by Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis…

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…

Tasting Plates YVR – Coquitlam Recap

Vancouver Foodster’s latest Tasting Plates took foodies on a tour of my neighbourhood – Coquitlam! I was excited to be exploring my own neighbourhood, trying 5 new establishments that up to now I haven’t visited. Welcome to the ‘burbs, where we can still find international cuisine ranging from Malaysian coffee buns, Korean deep fried chicken,…

Recap of Vanfoodster’s #TastingPlatesYVR – North Shore Brunch Edition

For this edition of #TastingPlatesYVR, Richard Wolak, aka Vanfoodster, took us on a trek across the Lion’s Gate bridge to Lower Lonsdale. These events are a great way to explore the culinary hidden gems in our YVR neighborhoods. We started at the Welcome Parlour -Located in the heritage building “The Hodson Block” in North Van, this…

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…

Tasting Plates YVR – Chinatown Recap

How to spend a rainy night in Vancouver? Join Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates Vancouver on a food tour, that’s how! Last night my friend and I, both Coquitlam suburbanites, grabbed our umbrellas and raincoats to spend an evening enjoying some eats at Tasting Plates Chinatown. This year’s Chinatown tour included visits to 4 newer dining…

Vanfoodster’s 4th Annual Taco Challenge

You know that summer is here when Richard Wolak announces its Vancouver Taco Challenge. This is when Restaurants from all over the city are invited to enter their one-of-a-kind, tasty creations for a chance at glory and the title of Best of Taco in the Lower Mainland. Each restaurant will be featuring their tacos from May 11…

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…

VanFoodster presents Pizza Palooza 2017

Because who can say no to pizza? Richard/Vancouver Foodster recently hosted his second annual Pizza Palooza – an tasting extravaganza featuring several of Vancouver’s best pizzerias. Registration brought us to Dogwood Brewery, Vancouver’s only organic craft brewery based in South Vancouver right by the Knight St. Bridge. Here, we were treated to a beer tasting glass…