St. Lawrence Vancouver - Braised Lamb Shoulder

St. Lawrence Restaurant Vancouver

This year for AngryRussian’s birthday I took him to St. Lawrence Restaurant for dinner.  I had always wanted to try this place but have heard that the waiting list is quite long, so never looked into it.  Now with COVID reopening status, it seemed so much easier to get a reservation in due time so […]

Thierry Chocolates - Pistachio Opera Cake

Thierry Chocolates Vancouver

This year, instead of getting one big birthday cake, I asked to go to Thierry Chocolates instead to get a couple treats.  Thierry had always been on my list and since we’re gonna be in the area anyways after dinner at Verre, why not?! Thierry is quite roomy with seats instead and a sort of […]

Verre Restaurant - Bone in shortrib

Verre Restaurant Birthday Dinner

So this year for some reason, AngryRussian forgot that we usually keep our birthday restaurants a secret and told me that he’s taking me to Verre at Coal Harbour.  When I said “Oh so I guess we’re not doing the secret restaurant thing anymore?” he said “Oh shoot!”. Anyways, I had been interested with Verre […]

Cafe Salade de Fruits

Cafe Salade de Fruits

This year Fannypack and I did birthday dinner a little different.  We didn’t tell each other where we’re taking them so it was fun to see what we came up with.  It was also hard though since…we’ve both been to so many restaurants that it might be a repeat! We did well though.   I took her to Como […]

5 Awesome Food Experience Gift Ideas

5 Awesome Food Experience Gift Ideas

Can you believe the holidays are almost here?!  If you’re still looking for some last minute gift ideas, you’ve come to the right place! This year AngryRussian and I wanted to do more experience gifts rather than material gifts, so what’s better than to look at some food-related experiences?! Now these are in no particular […]

Como Taperia

For Fannypack’s birthday this year I took her to Como Taperia on Main Street.  I had passed by this place many times and had always wanted to try it, so this was a great opportunity to do so! Como Taperia doesn’t take reservations unless you’re a big party, so I emailed the restaurant prior to see how busy […]

Stanley Park Restaurant & Brewpub

Stanley Park Restaurant & Brewpub is a new restaurant that opened just a couple weeks ago by the JRG group in Stanley Park. It takes over the space that used to house one of my favourite restaurants- The Fish House, so it’s huge.  They have a large selection of Stanley Park Brewing craft beer and quite […]

Sing Sing Beer Bar

We had drove by Sing Sing Beer Bar many times before and had always been intrigued by the neon “WE HAVE BEER” sign, so when PrettySis was in town it was an opportunity to go for a quick lunch before heading for wedding dress shopping. Sing Sing Beer Bar was right on Main Street, and […]

Cafe Xu Hue - Bun Bo Hue Dac Biet

Cafe Xu Hue

I’ve been on a Bun Bo Hue run lately.  It’s all I will order whenever we go to pho, and that’s at least once a week.  And it all started with a visit to Cafe Xu Hue. Cafe Xu Hue is a small restaurant on Kingsway.  Not exactly hole-in-the-wall, as it’s quite bright and clean […]

Parallel 49 Brewing Street Kitchen

Parallel 49 Brewing Street Kitchen

PrettySis was in town to visit with the kiddos and she had been cycling around my parent’s part of town for cool places to eat.  One of these places was the Parallel 49 Brewing Street Kitchen, and she quickly made a date with me and the rest of the family to have lunch there. The Parallel […]