Coffee Monster

Coffee Monster

I remember wanting to visit Coffee Monster for a while now but it had fallen off my radar, but feeling like dessert one night, I googled what’s in the area and Coffee Monster popped up.  So AngryRussian and I took a walk there to see what they had to offer at 10:00pm on a Friday […]

Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival 2017

This year was my first time attending the Coquitlam Craft Beer Festival.  It was held at the Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club in Coquitlam and featured 30+ breweries and 8-10 restaurants from around the city.  Upon entry you receive a taster glass and a plate and then you can start going around the 2 […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: Catch 122 Cafe Bistro

Catch 122 Cafe Bistro was my sixth and final restaurant for this season’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Yes…I went a little nuts this year but all because AngryRussian hasn’t done any before and he wanted to do 4, so that was that. Catch 122 was a $30 menu restaurant and I took my parents there. […]

La Terrazza

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: La Terrazza

La Terrazza had been on my list of restaurant to try for a few years now and I’ve never gotten around to it until now!  This was our second $40 Dine Out pick and last of AngryRussian and my four dine outs…I have one more to go with my parents…yes I went crazy this year. La […]

Royal Dinette Wagyu Beef Tartare

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: Royal Dinette

Royal Dinette was one of our two $40 picks this dine out season.  In 2016 they were voted “Best New Restaurant” in Vancouver Magazine and also “Best New Restaurant in Canada” in enRoute Magazine, so that sounds promising right?! I really liked the ambiance of Royal Dinette…they had a really warm glow and a very […]

Chicha Chalaco Ceviche

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: Chicha

For AngryRussian’s second ever Dine Out experience (my third this year) we settled on Chicha.  They are offering a $30 menu in a tapas-sharing environment, where each diner got to choose 1 appetizer, 2 entree tapas, and 1 dessert.  Our bar-top quickly got crowded as most of the dishes except for the desserts came out […]

L'Abattoir Avocado Gimlet

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: L’Abattoir

I have been to L’Abattoir about 5 or 6 times now and each time I have been extremely impressed.  I rave about them all the time!  So when I told CDizzle that L’Abattoir’s Dine Out menu was out, she promptly made reservations and a dinner date was set. I always start my night at L’Abattoir with […]

Biercraft Marinier Mussels

Dine Out Vancouver 2017: Biercraft Bistro

Kicking off Dine Out Vancouver this year for us was Biercraft Bistro.  I had always wanted to try Biercraft but always forgot about them, so when I saw that they were participating in Dine Out and offering a $30 menu, it was a go! The appetizer version of Biercraft’s Salt Spring Island Marinier Mussel and Kennebec Frites […]

Juniper Restaurant Holiday Cobbler cocktail

Juniper Restaurant

My pick this year for my annual birthday dinner with Fannypack was Juniper Restaurant in Chinatown.  I was intrigued with their huge gin cocktail menu and Fannypack sure sounded excited when I suggested the place so off we went! We were seated in a very private corner of the dining room area.  The privacy was nice but […]

sahm gook jih palace noodles spicy soup

Sahm Gook Jih Palace – Edmonds, WA

Whenever I venture to the states to visit Aunt Aggy and Uncle Walken, I always ask that they take me for Korean food since I believe they actually have a better selection of casual Korean restaurants down there in the Washington area.  This time they took us to Sahm Gook Jih Palace which is new […]