Pacific Northwest Cuisine

Royal Dinette – Dine Out Vancouver 2017

January 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

I was out for a fun Friday night.  It began with meeting J and JT for drinks in Downtown. I picked Royal Dinette for happy hour and cocktails, as I was looking for [...]

Chinatown Cocktail Crawl Part 3 – Juniper

December 22, 2016 // 6 Comments

We came to Juniper for a glamorous cocktail. But the place impressed me the least during our Chinatown Cocktail Crawl. Maggi had her eye on the Huli Huli ($42) for a while, [...]

Gastown Cocktail Crawl – Wildebeest

September 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

I was excited to see Wildebeest on our GCC (Gastown Cocktail Crawl) list. I have heard mostly good things about this place, food wise anyway. Our girl Food Wench was excited [...]

The Hawksworth Experience

March 28, 2016 // 5 Comments

A dinner at Hawksworth was on my wish list for a very long time. I think I would always feel incomplete as a foodie without dining at the most prominent restaurant in the [...]

Lark – A Memorable Dinner in Seattle

March 24, 2016 // 2 Comments

It was not a super busy night inside Lark, the popular Capital Hills eatery. William and I were seated at end of the long and narrow dining room by the window. The high [...]

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

January 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Albert lives in Shanghai, but he almost always visits home for Chinese New Year. I thought it would be a nice treat to take him to Boulevard Kitchen and Bar since he loves [...]

Lunch at Joe Fortes

January 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

While constantly following the trends and looking for interesting hip places, as a foodie and a passionate home cook, I find being able to enjoy true classics is just as [...]

Oyster Happy Hour at Lift Bar & Grill

January 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

It was dark and pouring rain outside, but the the ambiance inside Lift Bar & Grill was warm and relaxing, and I was sitting by a translucent marble bar top gleamed over [...]

Canucks Bar & Grill

December 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Our flight was delayed and we have almost 2 hours to sit around at YVR, and Canucks Bar & Grill seemed to be the only full bar near the USA terminal. Looking at the big [...]

Shaughnessy at VanDusen

November 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Foodie meet-up is always fun! This time I found myself at Shaughnessy Restaurant in Van Dusen Garden, hanging out with 8 other local food bloggers, and a few lovely ladies [...]

AnnaLena – Lovely Birthday Dinner

September 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

On my birthday, I took my mom to AnnaLena for a wonderful dinner. AnnaLena is one of the most anticipated farm-to-table restaurants in Vancouver, and I truly appreciate what [...]

Tennis Night at The Academic Public House

September 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

My dinner plan in Downtown got cancelled, and I didn’t want to head back to Richmond yet. I realized that U.S. Open was on, and the Center Court action was Roger Federer [...]

Happy Hour at The Blackbird

September 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The first I noticed today when I walked into The Blackbird, was their bistro area was taken over a whole restaurant called Royal Dinette, another “Farm to Table” [...]

Original Joe’s, Ironwood

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Morgan and I came to Original Joe’s, Ironwood, and we tried to work on some project planning over a casual dinner. I wish someone had told me about their Monday [...]

RauDZ Regional Table, Kelowna

August 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

While my dinner experience at RauDZ was memorable, highlighted by locally sourced ingredients, classic preparation techniques and very solid service, it was not as mind [...]

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

August 1, 2015 // 1 Comment

I was satisfied with the dishes I carefully selected at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro. The dishes were thoughtfully designed and well executed, showing great interpretation of [...]

Sunday Oyster Special at UVA Wine Bar

May 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

4 of us came to UVA Wine Bar for their Sunday all day A-Buck-A-Shuck oysters special. The special featured the Light House oysters for the day and they were big, juicy, and [...]

Happy Hour at Catch 122

March 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Located on the eddge of Gastown, aka the hip foodie central, Catch 122 seems to have picked up a lot of good feedback on their breakfast and brunch service. Looking at a [...]

Exile Bistro

February 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

The farm-to-table movement is the new flourishing Bohemianism of food scene in Vancouver, with talented chefs coming up with new ideas showcasing local sustainable [...]