L’Éclair de Génie Vancouver Opening

Vancouver now has its very own L’Éclair de Génie boutique and I couldn’t be happier!!  I first tried eclairs from L’Éclair de Génie on a family trip to Paris and fell in love.  They are presented artistically and each and everyone of them were so beautiful that it was actually hard for us to choose just […]

Daiso Salt Tomato Candy

Way back during my high school years, there was a huge store in Richmond that sold Japanese snack and candy.  It was heaven as I was a huge Japanese fanatic back then.  I remember this store had loads of funky Japanese goodies you wouldn’t find anywhere else. One of the finds from that place was […]

Waffle Gone Wild - Strawberry Heaven Deluxe

Waffle Gone Wild

Waffle Gone Wild is a new-ish waffle cafe that has opened a location in Burnaby.  I only found out about it when I saw the deal they had on Groupon.  I saw “Japanese Mochi Waffle” on their menu and I was done.  I had to go.  I brought C-Dizzle with me on this endeavor. Waffle […]

Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate Bar Review

Pop rocks are nothing new.  However, pop rocks in a chocolate bar is something completely new to me.  So when I saw Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate Bar ($1.99 USD), I had to have and review it. “Like any good romance, Trader Joe’s Fireworks Chocolate bar is sweet and hot, with just enough explosive moments to […]

Chihuahua’s Mexican Grill by Cambie Malone’s Group

Earlier this month I was invited to the launch party of Cambie Malone’s Group’s newest venture- Chihuahua’s Mexican Grill!  Situated just behind Malone’s Bar and Grill on W. Pender (they’re directly connected), it’s a cozy space for not-quite-fast-food and a wide selection of premium tequilas. Head chef Peter Chun is at the helm and personally crafted the […]

Beta5 Cream Puffs

I’ve heard so much about Beta5 cream puffs that one day I finally decided to head down there with TDog to try them out.  The kitchen is located in an industrial area (fittingly called Industrial Ave.).  If not for Google maps and Beta5’s sandwich board, the store would be easy to miss.  They have dedicated […]

Karl Strauss Brewery – Sorrento Valley, San Diego

After a week of Latin festivities…back to our regular programming!  Specifically…my coverage of San Diego! San Diego is full of local craft breweries, and on the third night, I was taken to one of these – the Karl Strauss Brewery in Sorrento Valley. Karl Strauss Brewery actually has a few different locations.  This particular one […]

Top 10 Grocery Items 2014

Ever dreamt of browsing the racks of a grocery store and being able to just pull whatever you like off the shelf to try?  I have, and therefore I was supremely stoked to get an invite to Grocery Showcase West 2014.  Livin’ the dream! Grocery Showcase West is an annual trade show held by the […]

Bestie with my Bestie

Sorry Fannypack, but the real reason why I asked you to go with me to Bestie (a German restaurant in Vancouver’s Chinatown) was so that I could name my post as such.  I used you I know, I’m sorry.  Hey at least we got a date and some Bestie/Bestie badges out of it right? As […]