Category Archives: Northwest

Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar (Unsung Heroes 2016)

Every February of each year, Blue Water Cafe will run a special menu using ingredients that normally wouldn’t be use for a main dish, appropriately named the “Unsung Heroes” menu. This is something only chefs or food nerds like me … Continue reading

Big Trouble Chinatown

Historic Chinatown gradually went through subtle changes over the years as old school stores and eateries that our parents took us to are being replaced by hipster restaurants, organic groceries, and even a store that sells skateboards. This was one … Continue reading

Edible Canada

Always looking for that gem of a Dine Out menu that stood out from the rest of the other Pacific Northwest clones, Edible Canada’s use of beef tongues and bone marrow in their menu naturally caught this foodie’s eye. Note: … Continue reading

The Fish House in Stanley Park

Here we go again, another year, another Dine Out Vancouver Festival. I always wanted to try a “nice”, $38 menu restaurant that had always been around but never got around to try. The picturesque Fish House in Stanley Park was … Continue reading

Blacktail Florist

Gastown is fast becoming a mecca for casual and interesting restaurants. Add another one to the list, one that was helmed by a Top Chef alumnus: Blacktail Florist. Note: This post contains mostly pictures.

The Pear Tree

The Pear Tree had always been on my radar for a while, but it was always the one that got away. It reappeared recently in my trusted restaurant lists, namely the Vancouver Restaurant Awards and Eater 38, but what really … Continue reading


One of the best restaurants in Vancouver, if not, the best, is undoubtedly Hawksworth. Only a few months ago, I’ve tried their impressive seasonal dinner tasting menu paired with top notch service. I’m back, over several visits, to try their … Continue reading

The Acorn

The Acorn caught my attention when its owner-chef, Brian Skinner, has done a stage at Noma and its sous chef, Joel Panlilio, worked at Eleven Madison Park. And they’re a vegetarian restaurant. On Main street. Such an unlikely combo just … Continue reading