The winners of the 24th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards have been announced! This is inevitably my favourite issue of the year, and generally becomes my summer dining bible. In the near future I will be feature a post on the Restaurant (and Chef) of the year, Hawksworth. Congratulations to all of the winners, and get eating!
Caffe Artigiano has been able to maintain what very few successful coffee chains have: the quality of the very coffee they brew. While they offer many locations in the lower mainland, they have even spread eastward to Alberta. They flank … Continue reading
Cafe Bica is an unassuming spot set at the foot of Granville Island, serving bistro fare and Intelligentsia coffee. While the coffee is good, the reason to visit Bica is for the food. Cafe Bica goes above and beyond the … Continue reading
Another well-kept secret in Vancouver, Innocent Coffee serves delectable coffee and baked goodies. The brother and sister team make everything in house, and brew both Origins and Bows X Arrows. Never has innocence tasted so sinful.
Ethical Bean takes its commitment to eco-friendly, organic and fair trade seriously. Its offices and roastery are located at the border of Vancouver and Burnaby in a LEED Gold Standard building. They also have a small cafe serving delicious treats … Continue reading
Renowned as one of the best coffee houses in town, Matchstick did not disappoint. I wholeheartedly enjoyed their espresso, and will happily return. I highly recommend! Just don’t forget your plaid shirt and androgynous haircut.
With neither of us being very enthusiastic about Valentine’s Day, Matt and I decided to do something a little different this year. Instead of the typical dozen roses and cheesy three course meal, we thought we would do something out … Continue reading
Not only do they have some of the best (and consistently best, no matter who the barista) coffee in town (and arguably anywhere), but they have the best latte art too!
Earlier this month, Matt and I attended an “Ocean Potion” cooking class at the Dirty Apron (the school is affiliated with my two of my favourite local eateries, Chambar and Cafe Medina). This is the class I mentioned in Bucket … Continue reading
Europe. I have struggled to write this post because my attempts to convey my exhilaration for the gastronomic aspect of this trip have been paltry at best. How does one describe the depth and breadth of culinary history, culture, tradition, … Continue reading