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Paul Voykin

A communications graduate from Simon Fraser University and a longtime member of Vancouver's food industry, Paul combines his loves of media and food as editor of the Vancouver Observer's Food Section. 

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Stuffed brioche french toast with grilled summer peaches from your BBQ

Sharpen your grill skills with this mouth-watering breakfast or brunch, and get the most out of every sunny day.

The BiBo: An uncompromisingly authentic Italian experience

The Bibo serves delicious traditional Italian cuisine.

HST and liquor laws make profit harder to achieve for Palki Restaurant

Palki Restaurant, located on Commercial Drive near Napier, is a newcomer to the Drive, and  manager  Sharath Vittal contacted the Vancouver Observer recently to discuss the impact of the...

A battle long brewing comes to a head tonight at City Hall

A battle that has been brewing for months over Vancouver's future will come to a head tonight at City Hall.  Public hearings twice delayed will finally take place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in City...

Pawsitively Sweet Vegan Bake Sale to benefit BCSPCA

Buy animal-product free treats, and help save an animal's life.

In Burnaby, a condo highrise sells out in a day

Amidst speculation in the Vancouver market, BOSA Properties’ newest, largest and "most luxurious" tower in Burnaby, Sovereign sold out minutes after the properties were released for pre-sale last...

A new black stout beer offers rich organic pleasures

The newest offering from BC-based NatureLand is made with organic malt that has been roasted until it is either black (heavily roasted) or "chocolate" (somewhat less roasted). The combination...

Sales at former Olympic Village strong after 30% price drop, Rennie Marketing Systems communications leader says

"Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!" joked Bob Rennie, Principal of Rennie Marketing Systems, in a press release sent out by his communications director, Lesli Boldt. "I think we can start saying our...

Dining out at The Edge Social Grille and Lounge

The Edge Restaurant on Granville offers a delicious, somewhat locally-sourced menu and a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.