Meditations - Enlightened gastronomic insights

BBQ on the Bypass

Hey all you real Southern-style low ‘n slow barbecue fans, if you’re near Langley, BC this Sunday, September 9th check out the BBQ on the Bypass. The good…

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F-Off little grey squirrel

Those of you familiar with Industrial Brand know about our slightly unnatural fondness for small rodents. In fact, we’ve even featured the preparation of, and recipe…

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There is a God.

Dave Seldon is a do-it-yourself kind of guy. The Head Brewer at BS Brewing, a Portland-based collective of home-brewers has made his own beer for years, is handy with…

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Wine Library TV

Don’t get me wrong, I love my wine but what I’m not into is the snooty language that surrounds the wine industry. I’m sure you know what I’m…

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Bone Suckin’

This weekend is the Canadian National BBQ Championships in Whistler BC. I’m heading there this weekend and will report back on this and the competition barbecue…

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Back to Charcoal, and Flavour.

If you love grilling and crave flavour, then you might want to consider going back to charcoal. Here’s what happened to me… At the beginning of the grilling…

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Ontario Street Food Options Expanding.

The government of Ontario has recently announced new Street Food Vendor Regulations which means we may be seeing some great new options added to menus at hot dog carts…

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Picky about Pocky

The problem with Giant Pocky is the chocolate to stick ratio is off (too much stick). Share/Bookmark

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Medicinal Uses For Spices

Did you know that nutmeg and mace helps reduce gas, aids digestion and alleviates nausea? me neither. Here’s an interesting food site with an article called What…

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Salmonberries Are Here!

K. and I have lived in Vancouver for two years now, and have had little to do with the spectacular setting which frames the city. This last weekend, however, we got out of…

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Worship - Feasting at the temples of others

The Flying Tiger

Mark has been going on about how there is no street food in Vancouver, but the other night, we found a restaurant that has taken street food inside. The Flying Tiger has…

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Wine & Whoopemup in Walla Walla

The acrid smell of smoke from a huge local fire hung pungently in the hot summer air in South Eastern Washington State this US Labor Day long weekend, rendering the…

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Japa Dog: Japanese Style Hot Dogs Sold on the Street in Vancouver

I may have spoken harshly a little too soon on CBC recently regarding “lame hot dog stands” being the only street meat in Vancouver. On a late night walk…

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Salt Tasting Room: Worth its namesake

When my ma needed a break on weekends, we’d throw together a simple meal of olives, the peppers, capicollo, prosciutto and ripe, sharp cheeses accompanied by crusty…

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Vancouver Favourites

I’m often asked what my favourite restaurants are in Vancouver and recently found myself typing out the same list of spots for a friend. So this time, I’m…

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I found Babylon

This is going to come across like one of those, “Yeah, but I was going there way back when people didn’t even know about this place” diatribes, but…

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Food Geeks, Addiction & Other Nasty Bits

“There’s nothing more annoying than food geeks taking photos of their plates of food and posting them on their blog.” I nearly choked on my sip…

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Cafe Guide Reviews

The other week I accompanied our friend Richard to two new Deman Street cafes in Vancouver he was reviewing for his site TheCafeGuide.com. This was probably the first time…

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Old School Italian Coffee

“I really need to relax in a café with a cup of Italian coffee,” emailed my Italian Canadian friend Jennifer recently, inquiring “can you recommend…

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I’d Eat Tony’s Nasty Bits

You know how much I love good food. I also love a good read. Nobody combines both like Anthony Bourdain. The infamous chef, author and television host – and personal…

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