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The Protester’s Guide to Good Eats

I would like to personally thank the protestors of Gastown and Downtown East Side restaurants. If it were not for the haute couture balaclava clad fashions and poetic typographic masterpieces on placards, it may be…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 15th, 2013
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Bob Blumer eats curry out of toy toilets. Is that weird?

“In the ever expanding universe of food television,” quips food TV host Bob Blumer. “Do you ever get the feeling you’ve seen it all?” Yes Bob. Yes, we do. We really do. So what could our…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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A Night on the Floating Dining Room

Saturday evening. My cab cuts through Yaletown, dipping down under the Granville Street Bridge towards the marina. The heat of the day has begun to wane but the sun is still blazing low in the sky transforming the vehicle…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
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Something Fishy at Provence Marinaside

An experienced food writer friend once warned me to be suspicious of invitations from restaurants whenever a *free* meal was involved, explaining how difficult he found it to write objective and credible accounts of the…

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Posted by: on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010
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Designer Eating in Vancouver

Travel is often defined by memories of food. Perhaps it’s the multi-sensory aspect of the experience, but it’s often the meals and snacks we try when on an adventure to some far away place that stick with us…

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Posted by: on Sunday, February 7th, 2010
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Where to eat in Chicago?

I used to live in Chicago. I also used to cook professionally there and did more than my fair share of eating around town. Once a month someone I know is going to Chicago and asks for suggestions. Here they are, in no…

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Posted by: on Friday, October 9th, 2009
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