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Venison Heart Tartare

by Leung Man 03.16.2014

The venison heart from my fall hunt was sitting patiently in my freezer, waiting for me to come up with a preparation that was both delicious and unfussy. Christmas eve was creeping up though I wanted to share the heart with friends and family, nothing was inspiring me. Thinking back to a carpaccio I had [...]

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Gung Hei Fat Cho!! Without the Chinese Food

by Canucklehead 01.26.2014

Chinese New Year will be on January 31st this year, and Chinese families will gather en masse to feast on groaning tables of food and loudly wish each other good wishes for the coming year. This is the busiest time of the year for Chinese Restaurants and places like Kirin, will have special menus with [...]

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The Weekend Cook – The Multicultural Roast Pig

by Canucklehead 01.02.2014

I think it’s a pretty obvious statement to make that Vancouver is Multicultural – but I can tell you from first-hand experience our local multiculturalism runs deeply in way that only perhaps Los Angeles can match. It’s not just the “usual” mixing of people in neighbourhoods, but how people connect and build lives with loved [...]

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Bistro Wagon Rouge – So True

by Canucklehead 11.26.2013

Among certain diners, there is this back and forth around idea of authenticity. On the one hand, there are those who adhere very closely to the original, and see beauty and continuity in respecting tradition. On the other side, there are those who question the value in holding onto the past. After all, we live [...]

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The Urban Diner 30

by Editor 11.03.2013

The Urban Diner 30 The premise of the list is simple – where do we like to go eat?  Where would we recommend to people who have come in from out of town?  Vancouver has a varied dining landscape, and there are so many great choices.  The listing is our go to list containing everything [...]

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Farmers Apprentice – I’ve Got a Peaceful Easy Feeling

by Canucklehead 08.02.2013

Vancouver always gets put down for being too pretty, for resting on our laurels, and not having any ambition. I think the rest of Canada sees this city as the Millenial of the family, young and full of promise – but more concerned about bike lanes and trees than getting a desk job. But this [...]

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Cooling Down in the Capital

by Shelora Sheldan 07.30.2013

This perfect Victoria summer has us taking to the streets to seek out our favourite vendors for delicious cool down treats. From ice cream to ice pops here’s a list of the top four to melt over. Ice cream maven Autumn Maxwell of Cold Comfort creates some fine, and astonishing, flavours served up in pints [...]

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Maenam – James Beard Dinner Redux

by Canucklehead 07.11.2013

I needed a breather. Even though I exist on the outer periphery of the whole food media thing – it amazes me how short the news cycles have become. Instant Yelp reviews, gossip at the speed of light, everyone aiming for insider information. And with Eater now hiring for Vancouver correspondents, things are only going [...]

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The Weekend Cook – The Way of Sui Yuk

by Canucklehead 06.10.2013

Chinese people love pork. I mean, REALLY love it. Pork shows up in so many dishes, I genuinely cannot imagine what Kosher Chinese food would be like. Perhaps only the Italians come close to exalting the pig as much. In fact, my grandmother would substitute Italian proscuitto for more difficult to find Yunan ham in [...]

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News from a Broad – Lunching in the Capital

by Shelora Sheldan 03.21.2013

Spring has sprung and with it, a spate of new and unique dining options in BC’s capital. Focusing on the lunch hour, Victoria’s culinary landscape is rife with great daytime options. The downtown core is a prime example. Weekdays the streets buzz with small independents competing for your hard-earned lunch money. Places like Devour, Clay [...]

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King Crab – They’re Here!!

by Canucklehead 03.03.2013

People have been emailing me for a few weeks now. “When are Chinese restaurants starting their King Crab specials?” “Isn’t it time for King Crabs?” “I want my King Crab – where are they?” It used to be like clockwork, one go around with King Crabs in the late fall, then another just after Chinese [...]

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Kingsway in Transition

by Fernando Medrano 02.27.2013

Kingsway has long been one of my favourite eating destinations. It certainly has the best Vietnamese food in Vancouver, and some of the best regional Chinese food outside the suburbs. But I worry—the area is changing and I am concerned about the future of these food destinations. Gentrification has reached this diagonal slash of a road. [...]

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