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It’s Time to Tailgate!

Forget the presidential election noise, or the start of the school year. A crisp September Saturday in Iowa means only one thing to the entire state: It’s time to tailgate. The thing about growing up in a state with…

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Posted by: on Thursday, October 25th, 2012
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Summertime is still tea time at the Urban Tea Merchant

Summer isn’t typically the time of year when one can’t wait to get their hands on a nice, steaming, hot cup of tea, but at The Urban Tea Merchant over heated tea lovers can opt for something substantially…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 13th, 2012
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Does A Negroni Improve With Age? Yes. Especially If You Age It In An Oak Barrel!

Aging cocktails isn’t a new technique—in fact it used to be the norm a century ago—but only in recent years has aging cocktails in oak barrels made a come back in Europe and the US—even the New Times is…

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Posted by: on Sunday, November 27th, 2011
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Grey Goose’s Dimi Lezinska And His Magic Oak-Aged Cocktail

As the entire city of Vancouver was donning Canucks jerseys and settling in to watch game four of the NHL finals the other night, I was headed to 100 Nights at the Opus Hotel in Yaletown to meet with and enjoy a cocktail…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 9th, 2011
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The Resolutions and The French 75

I’ve never been all that good at New Year’s Resolutions. Like most people, any half-hearted attempt of mine to carry out a well meaning intent rarely makes it past the first few weeks. I’ll start running…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
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I’ll “Wine Down” with Jay Jones Any Day

Degan did a great job sharing her recent experiences and picks from the 2011 edition of Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, but she forgot to mention the “Wine Down” event at MARKET by…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Cocktail Kitchen Wraps Up at the Refinery

The Cocktail Kitchen series at the Refinery has wrapped up after 7 months (7 months, 720 unique guests, 90 unique cocktails and 30 bartenders!) of competing. The last four weeks had the finalists – David Baines…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 30th, 2011
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Refinery’s Cocktail Kitchen

It’s like finding a 100 dollar bill in your pocket. Oooo, maybe it’s more like the sudden realization that you are in the middle of such a good book you can’t put it down. No, actually it’s exactly…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
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Corner Suite Bistro de Luxe

One of the most talked up restaurants of the summer finally opened with a page of press before they even got started, and it seems like it’s now about to get some more. Corner Suite Bistro de Luxe opened in time for…

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Posted by: on Sunday, March 14th, 2010
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Bao Bei’s a Chinatown Gem

Chinatown got a little bit cooler last night. With the exception of the Alibi Room on one end and Campagnolo on the other, the dining and drinking establishments are not exactly what you’d call sexy. But former…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 16th, 2010
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Tasting Tequila with Don Julio

Far too many people still think of tequila as something to be shot back, followed by the requisite lime, salt and shudder, as evidenced by the raised eyebrows I got when I told people I was going to a tequila tasting. But…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
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The Truth is that Sharks Are Awesome

After a decade of die-hard vegetarianism, I`m now at the stage of gourmandism where I will eat almost anything without flinching, but some of the things that I won’t eat surprise people. Offal? Bring it. Horse?…

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Posted by: on Friday, November 13th, 2009
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Pour for Four at Pourhouse

It’s Saturday night and I find myself consuming a healthy plate of pork and beans. But this isn’t your typical Libby’s beans out of the can.  The comfort food I’m talking about is part of the menu at…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 27th, 2009
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All cocktails point to West.

I live in the neighborhood of South Granville and during my typical traipses up and down the street I always happen to walk by West, described as the “jewel in Vancouver’s culinary crown.” It is at this gem…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
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