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Les Faux Bourgeois’ “Dude Guru” Does It Again With Che Baba

“Hey! Long time! How are you?” shouted Stephan Gagnon as his face lit up when I walked into Che Baba. I looked around, and was met with a dimly lit room filled with locals cheerfully chatting over delicious…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 9th, 2012
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Le Crocodile Reminds Us What A Fine French Meal Should Be

I know this isn’t a site where we do a lot of restaurant reviews, but I feel compelled to do a little worshipping, even if it may seem a little obvious to most readers. Last night Andrea and I found ourselves…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
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“What’s a smorgasbord mommy?” Memories of Frank Baker’s Attic

I was recently driving with some friends past the location of the old Park Royal Hotel in North Vancouver when a big grin crossed my face as we pulled up to the intersection of Marine Drive & Taylor Way.…

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Posted by: on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
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2011 Van Mag Awards

Mark, Erin and I had the pleasure of attending the 2011 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant awards on behalf of Foodists this year. If you’re looking for a quick list of winners, you’ll find it here, and for more…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 17th, 2011
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The Foodists Preview Hapa Umi

Recently Mark and I had the privilege of getting a first-hand sneak peak of the new Hapa Umi just before they opened. Hapa Umi is latest offering from this city’s preeminent izakaya empire Hapa Izakaya. Make no…

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Posted by: on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
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Miradoro Preview Tasting

The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things, was a bumper sticker I saw on a recent road trip that hit me square in the obvious gland. As I was kneeling out the pain of this platitude, the realization that my road trips…

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Posted by: on Saturday, March 12th, 2011
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Celadon – Passion and Kimchi

We were in Whistler this summer, and happened upon Celadon Fine Korean Cuisine purely by accident. We were impressed by the food, but didn’t know the story behind it. Plus, we only got to try a few dishes – we…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 25th, 2010
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Who’s Got the Most Creative Dessert Menu?

Which restaurants do YOU think have the most creative desserts? 99% of the time when I eat out, I order desserts. In the past few years though, compared to how interesting and mind-boggling savory dishes have become, I…

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Posted by: on Monday, October 4th, 2010
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Batali = così delizioso

Let me just cut to the chase and say that the Batali family really know how to delight a meat-loving diner. I have always wanted to visit Salumi (co-founded by Armandino Batali, Mario’s dad) ever since I saw Anthony…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 19th, 2010
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A Warm Aboriginal Welcome at The Fish House in Stanley Park

“Klahowya” is an aboriginal greeting meaning “welcome” and I certainly did feel at home among friends at the launch of The Fish House’s Klahowya menu a few days ago. To honour the new…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 19th, 2010
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Yew Don’t Want To Eat Here

I’ve been dragging my heels on writing this article for months. I think perhaps because I didn’t everybody and their cousin to know about one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. There, I said it: Yew…

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Posted by: on Sunday, July 18th, 2010
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Good Steak, No Bull

I’ve driven by the Brave Bull’s House of Steaks on the corner of Hastings & Clark in Vancouver hundreds of times for a couple decades, but I’ve never ventured inside. Why would I? It looks like…

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Posted by: on Saturday, June 26th, 2010
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Why Should We Hide Underground Dining?

Underground dining isn’t so underground anymore. And it’s about time!

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 13th, 2010
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Mad Science and the Mix-Mistress

A refinery, by definition, is a place where crude substances are purified and changed into something else. Not surprising, then, that The Refinery is a place where organic materials are transformed into boozier, better…

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Posted by: on Sunday, December 27th, 2009
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Pasta Perfection

As soon as it gets cold out and the umbrellas start cluttering sidewalks, I start thinking about comfort food and while the de facto comfort food in my family is really mashed potatos, I usually end up with pasta. What…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 9th, 2009
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