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Espresso Done Right by the Flight at Vancouver’s Milano Lounge

by Tim Pawsey 05.16.2013

I’ve learned to treat espresso with respect. It doesn’t take much to get me buzzed! My cup of choice, when I drink coffee (which isn’t every day), tends to be an Americano. But I love espresso ‘neat’—especially when it’s done right, every step of the way. Recently I had a fascinating (and tasty) hour or […]

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5 Reasons Why, Even in the Rain, this Cactus will Soon be Flourishing

by Tim Pawsey 03.21.2013

The other day I found myself outside the new Cactus Club Coal Harbour—across from Vancouver’s Convention Centre West. The newest cactus landmark opened yesterday, March 20th, at 5 pm. To celebrate the opening and Cactus Club’s 25th Anniversary, the Olympic Cauldron was lit. Circumstances prevented me from being able to tour the inside of the […]

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Soft Opening for Tap & Barrel

by Rick Green 08.07.2012

The finishing touches are being added, more staff hired and trained, but Tap & Barrel in the Olympic Village is now open for business. Village residents and Dragon Zone paddlers will rejoice that mere steps away is the Daniel Hospitality Group’s newest waterfront property, serving craft beverages and local comfort food, along with some of […]

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A Sneak Peek at 49th Parallel’s Doughnut Shop

by Colter Jones 05.08.2012

What do you get when you combine great coffee with high quality doughnuts? Answer: the worst kept secret in town. I’ve been busily working away at preparing to open the second café for 49th Parallel, which will feature doughnuts under the brand of “Lucky’s Doughnuts”. Why doughnuts you say? Why not?! The idea of doing […]

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Matchstick Men… And Women

by Colter Jones 02.13.2012

Rarely do I find myself near Fraser and Kingsway, but I think that I might have to start visiting more often. Recently Matchstick Coffee opened up at 639 East 15th (near Les Faux Bourgeois) bringing quality coffee to a neighbourhood that sorely needed it. The name Matchstick denotes a sense of simplicity and old-timey charm […]

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Left of Centre

by Joie Alvaro Kent 01.23.2012

pH5: the slightly acidic state at which an animal’s muscle tissues come to rest after slaughter. With pH7 as neutral, it’s slightly left of centre but not radically so—figuratively speaking, it denotes an environment ripe for change. An apt moniker for chef David Gunawan’s latest adventure. The former executive chef of West Restaurant recently returned […]

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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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Verace Joins the Rush to Offer “Authentic” Neapolitan Pizza in Vancouver

by Jacob Galbraith 08.11.2011

For a long time, eating pizza in Vancouver has meant either dial a pie or buck a slice, neither bearing much resemblance to the storied original pizzas from Naples, Italy. The bacon double cheeseburger pizza, paired with a zesty ranch dipping sauce, unofficially signified the beginning of the end of the “2 for 1 build-your-own” […]

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The Rebirth of Uncool

by Canucklehead 07.25.2011

(Photo by Flckr SqueakyMarmot under create commons license) It’s a great story, a satisfying tale that adds to the mythology one of our great city icons. Young Dynamic Entrepreneur (in the form of Mark Brand) Saves Downtown Eastside Institution Save On Meats! Wrecking ball averted! Greedy developers thwarted! Hurrah!! And without any irony, this is […]

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Edible Canada Opens on Granville Island

by paulkamon 07.21.2011

Edible Canada recently opened its doors right in the heart of Granville Island. The long-standing and expansive vision of chef and entrepreneur, Eric Pateman, the business (originally known as Edible Vancouver, then Edible British Columbia) has grown from humble beginnings as a 400 square foot stall in the market selling locally-sourced artisan products to a […]

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“Electric Owl” Lands in the American Hotel

by Jacob Galbraith 07.18.2011

The City of Vancouver isn’t short on venues, to be sure, but what it has lacked for ages is a place that pays as much attention to its events as it does the other aspects of its operation. Translation: it’s hard to get a good bite at the same spot you’ll witness a great show, […]

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A Visit to Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek

by paulkamon 04.11.2011

With the exception of Burrowing Owl’s Sonora Room, there wasn’t a lot of quality wine-forward dining options in the South Okanagan. With the opening of Miradoro, a joint venture between Tinhorn Creek and restaurateur Manuel Ferreira (of Vancouver’s famed Le Gavroche), BC’s famed wine region continues to mature, as planned, into a prime culinary tourism […]

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