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Hit & Run – Rare and Endangered Products Edition

by paulkamon 12.14.2012

This week’s Hit & Run involves a herd of elephants raising the stakes in the coffee game, overheating black truffles migrating north, and an unfolding wine tragedy in Tuscany. So pop the cork, sit back and enjoy!

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Beer Review: Granville Island Saison

by paulkamon 09.26.2012

GIB brewmaster Vern Lambourne is at it again. His latest limited edition release from the Granville Island microbrewery, a saison (French for “season”),  is a textbook and skilled example of one of the more subtle and sophisticated beer styles. Originating in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium, the saison was historically a low-alcohol pale ale brewed in [...]

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Beer Review: 8 Wired Brewing “Tall Poppy” India Red Ale

by paulkamon 09.11.2012

The Marlborough region of New Zealand is well known for making world-class Sauvignon Blanc wine. However, with the steady growth of the country’s craft beer industry, along with Marlborough’s 8 Wired Brewing leading the way with their consistently award-winning ales, the region’s notoriety is set to expand beyond the grape. 

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Book Recommendation: “Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations”

by paulkamon 03.25.2012

Every once in a while a book comes along and changes the way you think, evolving your perspective and understanding of the world to another level. My recent reading of “Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations” did just that. Acting as a potent historical analysis of the human species [...]

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Jamie Says Fail, I Say Win!

by paulkamon 01.17.2012

Last night, while scouring the Internets for an idea on what to do with a butchered chicken carcass after removing all the good meaty bits other than making stock, I stumbled upon this little bit of McDonald’s inspired awesomeness.

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Townsite Brewing Set to Open In Powell River

by paulkamon 01.03.2012

Get ready BC, more quality regionally brewed ale is on the way! The newest craft brewery on the immediate horizon is Townsite Brewing in Powell River on the upper Sunshine Coast. Just before the holidays, we caught up with the team as they were preparing their historic heritage space in the heart of Townsite for [...]

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“Parallel 49 Brewing” Opening Up in East Van

by paulkamon 12.20.2011

Beer Santa has some more fine gifts to offer us, but they won’t be delivered until the new year. The beer elves are still busy putting the final touches on two new BC craft breweries that are set to join the growing artisan ranks in 2012.

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Exclusive! Beer Santa Arrives Early for Alibi’s 300 Tap List

by paulkamon 12.10.2011

If you truly love to drink real beer, then the next few days are going to be pretty freakin’ epic. Beer Santa has arrived early to town and has generously dropped off some exclusive and rare gifts (aka. kegs) at The Alibi Room in Gastown to help them celebrate the 300th turn of their legendary [...]

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A Look at the New Wild Rice in New Westminster [video]

by paulkamon 11.19.2011

Check out this ‘behind the scenes’ video with restaurateur Andrew Wong, as he gives a guided tour of his brand new Wild Rice restaurant–soft opening this week in the renovated River Market in New Westminster. With Re-Up BBQ also staking a claim in the market building, expanding from the wet, cold and cramped quarters of [...]

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Food Freedom Alert: Rally for Dairy Farmer Michael Schmidt

by paulkamon 11.01.2011

On Wednesday, November 2nd at 9 am there will be a rally for Food Freedom outside the New Westminster Supreme Court (651 Carnarvon Street) in support of dairy farmer Michael Schmidt who has been on a hunger strike for the past 33 days fighting contempt of court charges imposed upon him for distributing raw milk [...]

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Blind Tasting Review: 2008 Rodney Strong Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

by paulkamon 10.27.2011

I have been playing a wine game with restaurant sommeliers and wine nerds across town where I show up with a mystery bottle and ask them to review it blind. By not knowing what the wine is or who represents it, hopefully, an honest-no-bs-review is achieved. Come inside and read the review of our next [...]

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A Visit to Novo Pizzeria and Wine Bar

by paulkamon 10.20.2011

My first visit to Novo Pizzeria and Wine Bar in the former Incendio space beside Fifth Avenue Cinemas in Kits, was back in early August while it was still coming together after a complete tear-down to the studs, followed by an extensive renovation to accommodate the separate venting stack for the new wood burning oven. [...]

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