Author Results

Taco Quest: Vallarta’s

I had read that Vallarta’s (2891 East Broadway @ Renfrew, Vancouver) was quite authentic, so I was surprised to be handed a menu that looked rather on the gringo side of Mexican. Ground beef tacos, combination…

Read More

Posted by: on Thursday, June 14th, 2007
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Taco Quest: Dona Cata’s

Postings about the taco quest have dwindled as of late, but the quest continues. In fact, the quest has grown in size as Mexican restaurants seem to multiplying like rabbits around this city. I guess I’m not the…

Read More

Posted by: on Sunday, May 6th, 2007
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Soft and luxurious

That’s how I would describe the chocolate that just melted in my mouth. And given that it’s from a new shop called Mink, the words seem rather fitting. Mink opened last week at 863 West Hastings (Vancouver),…

Read More

Posted by: on Friday, March 30th, 2007
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

A litte taste of France

I discovered Coco et Olive last spring. It’s a small French-style cafe, with minimalist but country-esque decor. I remember sharing a panini and a plate of goodies which included baguette, hummous, tapenade, cheese…

Read More

Posted by: on Tuesday, March 27th, 2007
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

El Taco

Yet another stop on the continuing taco quest. El Taco (738 Davie St., Vancouver) opened its doors a few months back, as an off-shoot of a successful restaurant of the same name in Nelson, B.C. While the menu claims…

Read More

Posted by: on Friday, February 16th, 2007
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Bienvenido a Miami

On a recent business trip to Miami, I made sure to sample some Cuban food — something that we don’t find often here in Vancouver. I’ve never eaten so much meat, beans, rice and plantains in my life!

Read More

Posted by: on Sunday, February 4th, 2007
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

BC Wines Found Far Afield

If you enjoy BC wines and also tend to travel to the US, you’ll know that it’s rare to see anything from BC on a wine list south of the border. And if you do find one, it’s bound to be an ice wine.…

Read More

Posted by: on Sunday, February 4th, 2007
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

These Tacos Aren’t Loco

On my continuing quest for the best taco in Vancouver, I scored my first miss. A recent visit to Taco Loco (2651 Commercial Dr., Vancouver) proved to be a rather disappointing experience.

Read More

Posted by: on Monday, January 22nd, 2007
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Vietnamese Groceries Galore

Back in November, I took a one day Thai cooking class from the Vancouver School Board. It was a great experience — one where I learned new things, tried new dishes, tasted new flavours and came home stuffed! To…

Read More

Posted by: on Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Union Pacific

When Brandon and I moved to Victoria we left behind our favorite coffee shop, JJ Bean. So when we came across Union Pacific Coffee Co. in Chinatown it was a pleasant suprise to see that they brewed JJ Bean coffee. Union…

Read More

Posted by: on Wednesday, January 10th, 2007
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Taco Quest: Next Stop “Tacos Mexico Rico”

I’ve finally made it to another taco joint to continue my quest for the best taco in Vancouver. Tacos Mexico Rico has a fairly extensive menu including tacos, tortas, burritos, enchiladas, tostadas and sopes,…

Read More

Posted by: on Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Stuff It!

I’ve never been a big fan of stuffing — soggy old bread with some celery and raisins baked in the turkey cavity? Ick. So I was quite thrilled to discover this recipe in Bon Appétit a few years ago. It now…

Read More

Posted by: on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Cheap & Cheerful

I love wine. And as much as I wish I could always afford a Cakebread or a Rothschild, well, I can’t – hardly ever, really. So finding a decent wine under $15 is always a treat. I recently had an opportunity to…

Read More

Posted by: on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Cheesy Goodness this Weekend

If nasty Vancouver water is “forcing” you to drink wine this weekend, you may need some cheese to go with it. Stop by Granville Island on Saturday or Sunday for Curds and Whey, the Granville Island Cheese…

Read More

Posted by: on Friday, November 17th, 2006
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Taste of Yaletown – Brix

A few weeks ago, I caught the tailend of the Taste of Yaletown, where a variety of Yaletown restaurants offer prix fixe menus at $25, $35 and $45. Brix had a $35 menu that sounded delicious, and I’d never been there…

Read More

Posted by: on Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

12
??