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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 […]

The Keg & Bullfrog Power Partners Up!

‘Perfect Pairings’ was the theme one rainy afternoon at The Keg Yaletown.  To celebrate the environmental partnership between The Keg and Bullfrog Power, I was invited to a wine and food pairing event at The Keg Yaletown. As of March 25, 2015, ten of The Keg’s downtown restaurant in Toronto and Vancouver will be powered […]

Highlights from CHFA West 2015

Hot off the heels of the Healthy Family Expo comes the trades-only Canadian Health Food Association‘s Conference and Tradeshow CHFA West and it was with pleasure and excitement that I was able to attend.  It’s always interesting to see what the upcoming trends are in the food world, and this year, it seems like anything […]

Hot Chocolate Festival 2015: 49th Parallel Coffee

I participated in the Hot Chocolate Festival last year with TDog and enjoyed our experience, so this year I am back!  This time I went with DoctorT to 49th Parallel Coffee + Lucky’s Doughnuts for their entry into this year’s festival! DoctorT let me have first dibs, so I picked The Lumberjack ($6) because spicy […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Abigail’s Party

Update:  This restaurant has closed. Abigail’s Party is a restaurant that’s offering a $28 Dine Out menu this year.  They’ve always been a restaurant I’ve wanted to try, but in previous years, their dine out menu didn’t entice me at all.  This year though, for some reason, their simple offerings of steak frites and fried […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Wildebeest

I’ll be honest with you.  Wildebeest was not on my list of restaurants to try after looking at the menu.  The only thing that looked remotely interesting to me was the Bison Carpaccio.  But I DID tell Fannypack to pick the restaurants and for once she did!  So I bit my tongue and went with […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Shaughnessy Restaurant

Another year, another Dine Out Vancouver!  This year I’ve decided to stay with the $28-$38 range of restaurants as I think those give you the best value for your money.  The first one for me this year is Shaughnessy Restaurant located at the Van Dusen Gardens.  I’m all for exotic game meats, so when I […]

Night Race 2014

Fannypack and I have been running for around 10 weeks now and somewhere along the lines, we decided that we needed a goal.  So to have something to show for our 10 weeks of training, her and I registered for the 5K portion of the Night Race 2014! The race happened last Friday at Stanley […]

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 […]