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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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You like me! You really like me!!

by Canucklehead 04.23.2013

Okay – full disclosure here, I am a Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award Judge. There I’ve said it – and I feel unburdened and relieved. I hope that you will still like me and we can continue to be friends. For many years, the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards were managed by the genuinely legendary Jamie Maw […]

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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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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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The BiBo: An Italian Passion for Authenticity & Quality

by Rick Green 07.05.2012

When you experience food abroad, it typically tastes different eating the same dishes here. The ingredients may not be quite the same, the methodology employed to produce them altered, or the terroir is distinct. In their effort to achieve authenticity, The BiBo’s Italian owners, Andrea Bini (Bi) and Lorenzo Bottazzi (Bo) source top quality ingredients […]

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Green Table 2.0 Launches

by Rick Green 03.29.2012

In 2007, the Vancouver-based Green Table Network began Canada’s first program to assist businesses in every segment of the restaurant and foodservice industry with reducing their environmental footprint. Since then, more than 100 operations have joined the Green Table Network to develop and implement tailored sustainability plans. As a result of that experience, GTN has […]

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BC Craft Beer Getaways: Squamish

by Rick Green 08.07.2011

In the mad dash up the Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler, Squamish is typically bypassed. However, it offers much in the way of outdoor activities and has equal draw to Whistler in terms of craft beer offerings. What you don’t get is the expense associated with a world class resort town. So if you are looking […]

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The Refined Refinery is Open

by Rick Green 08.18.2009

After quietly refining their food, drink, and service during the course of the chaotic Granville Street revitalization outside, The Refinery threw a party to announce they are open for business. Media, industry, and the public were invited to celebrate. On hand to showcase the products used by The Refinery were Mia Hunt of Victoria Spirits, […]

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Miku: A New Twist on Sushi

by Rick Green 06.15.2009

Sushi has been widely synonymous with Japanese food in Vancouver. Fortunately, an influx of Japanese ESL students brought with them izakaya, ramen noodle shops, yakitori joints, Japa Dog, and Beard Papa’s to correct our skewed perspective of cuisine from the land of the rising sun. Now, one of the latest culinary trends in Japan — […]

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Ciao! Winter, Chow Spring

by Rick Green 04.14.2009

Chow Restaurant & Lounge recently introduced Chef JC Poirier’s new spring menu at a six-course dinner with beverage pairings by Bar Manager & award-winning mixologist, Lauren Mote. New GM, Tyler Finnie, also used the occasion to introduce himself. Finnie moved over to Chow in February from a Director of Marketing position at Onext Media Corp. […]

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Jean-Georges To Open MARKET in Van

by admin 09.09.2008

We first reported whisperings of this back in April, but couldn’t confirm. I just got off the phone with Shangri-La and we can now break the news. It’s a done deal. When the new hotel opens on Alberni in January, it will house “Market”, the first Canadian restaurant by superstar chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. And here’s […]

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Gordon Ramsay In Holt Renfrew Deal?

by admin 04.28.2008

Our frigate bird says kitchen nightmare Gordon Ramsay may be opening a signature restaurant in Vancouver’s new Holt Renfrew store (the last journalist to print a confirmation is a rotten egg). Can Batali please be next? UPDATES: Here they come! CTV News – “Sizzling-hot chef Ramsay may open Canadian eatery” Canadian Press – “British chef […]

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