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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My 2017 DOVF Picks image

My Dine Out Vancouver Fest 2017 Picks

Folks it’s that time of year again!  Dine Out Vancouver 2017 will take place from January 20 to February 5 this year and the complete list of restaurants can be found on the Dine Out Vancouver site.  As usual there’s three tiers of pricing and this year they’re $20, $30 and $40. After scouring the […]

Xpocity Vancouver

Xpocity Vancouver 2014 – A Girls Night Out!!

I was extended an invitation by the Socialettes (a local all-women’s PR company) to attend the first ever Xpocity Vancouver event, held at the swanky Four Seasons Ballroom Vancouver. Xpocity Vancouver was described as a “social shopping” experience that combines a ladies evening out with product sampling and shopping.  Sounds like a superb girls night […]

Food Cart Fest Vancouver

One of my running days with Fannypack is on Sundays.  It just so happens that every Sunday, there’s a Food Cart Fest Vancouver held at the Olympic Village.  So naturally we made plans to go after our weekly Sunday morning run. It costs $2 to enter unless you’re a certain demographic (Vancity member or food […]

Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival Luncheon

To promote the upcoming 7th annual Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival happening this Saturday August 16 at Whistler Blackcomb, the Dairy Farmers of Canada has invited some media to a special cheesy luncheon held at Forage. The Cheese Rolling Festival is an annual family event that features costume contests, cheese tastings, and of the main spectacle […]

Poncho’s Mexican Restaurant

To wrap up our coverage of this year’s Tastes of Latin America festival, we bring you a long overdue review of Poncho’s Mexican Restaurant.  Poncho’s is Vancouver’s second-longest running Mexican restaurant, and they are the longest-running if you base it on never having moved locations.  They’ve been at the West End hub of Denman and […]

Salteñas Cafe and Pastries

The “Tastes of Latin America” festival in Vancouver has started!  This event will take place from June 28th to July 6th, and is part of the Carnaval del Sol that’s going to take place in downtown Granville Street on July 5-6th this year. A few Vancouver restaurants are offering specially priced menus during this event, […]