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Eat, Drink and be Gluten Free

by Rick Green 01.16.2013

Menu design has become more challenging due to an increasing number of restricted diets. And while a relatively small proportion of the population may regulate their food choices for ethical, medical, or religious reasons, it is worth bearing in mind that other people they socialize with will often respect and accommodate these dietary limitations. A […]

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Dine Out Vancouver 2013 Sets Record

by Rick Green 01.10.2013

This year, Canada’s largest restaurant festival has a record-setting number of participating venues. Starting on January 18, diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe meals at $18, $28 or $38 per person from 241 Vancouver restaurants.

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My Blue Dragon ‘Iron Chef’ Moment

by Rick Green 12.15.2012

AB World Foods International recently introduced their Blue Dragon line of Asian cooking sauces and pastes to Western Canada. To help launch their products, they came up with a novel idea: invite a group of food writers to The Dirty Apron Cooking School for a charity cooking competition that utilized their products. Having never cooked […]

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Holland America Missing the Boat on Craft Beer

by Rick Green 11.12.2012

While beer geeks, like me, look enviously to Washington and Oregon as beer Nirvana, the Hawaii cruise I just returned from made me realize that craft beer is still embraced by a minority of people even in those states. And while one would think that travel is about appreciating and celebrating the uniqueness of place, […]

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A New TASTE for 560 Seymour

by Rick Green 10.19.2012

While Vancouver’s tapas fad has faded, socializing over drinks and shared plates will always be in style. If “Eat. Share. Enjoy.” sums up the sort of evening you’re looking for, Downtown’s new TASTE Resto-Lounge will fit the bill.

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Red Truck Retires F-150 for Brewery Ground Breaking

by Rick Green 10.01.2012

It was a lovely day for a ground breaking ceremony. The sun was shining; Soho Road Naan Kebab and Tacofino were there to feed the peckish crowd (Street Meet would have been bittersweet); Evolution 107.9 was cranking beats from the box of the iconic 1946 Dodge Power Wagon; and Red Truck Ale and Lager were […]

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Second IK2GO Open on Hornby

by Rick Green 09.27.2012

The GLOWBAL COLLECTION has opened a second IK2GO location in the transition zone between Yaletown and the West End, providing residents, office workers, and Hornby bike lane cyclists a convenient takeout option for a light breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Unlike the original Alberni Street store, this restaurant also offers a licensed, 40-seat dining area to […]

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MARKET Celebrates Fall Arrival with Two Weeks of Oktoberfest

by Rick Green 09.22.2012

The end of summer and onset of fall marks a seasonal shift in beer drinking towards more fuller-bodied styles, like the Märzen that had traditionally been conditioned in ice-filled Bavarian caves since March. To empty the casks to make way for new beer brewed with the harvest’s fresh crop of barley and hops, the Bavarians […]

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Steamworks Expands Beyond Its Brewpub

by Rick Green 09.14.2012

After 17 years of Vancouverites enjoying pints while overlooking the captivating view of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore, other British Columbians will now be able to savour the beer from Steamworks without a trip to the big smoke. On August 27, Steamworks Brewing Company launched its Pale Ale and Pilsner in bottles for the […]

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Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Hosts 2012 Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

by Rick Green 09.04.2012

This year’s Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields will be celebrated at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters in Maple Ridge. FarmFolk CityFolk’s gourmet wandering harvest festival showcases the very best from local chefs, brewers, vintners, distillers, farmers, fishers, ranchers, and food artisans. It aims to increased the awareness of, and appreciation for, local food and agriculture, working with […]

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Farmers Go Upmarket at the Shangri-La Hotel

by Rick Green 08.29.2012

Shih Lee and Tsun-Yuan Lee of Hui’s Farm in Aldergrove were one of eight purveyors featured at the Shangri-La Hotel’s third monthly Market at MARKET by Jean-Georges on August 19. Not only could the public buy their organic mushrooms on the hotel’s third-floor terrace, they were also showcased, along with the other vendors, on the […]

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Canada’s First Sous-Vide Cafe Elevates the Humble Sandwich

by Rick Green 08.21.2012

When John Montagu wanted something convenient to eat that would allow him to continue playing cards without getting them greasy, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich only thought about putting some meat between two slices of bread. How ironic, then, that something as elaborate as Railtown Cafe’s Reuben or chicken clubhouse should carry his name. For […]

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