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Local restaurant owner speaks out on service, tipping, and server wages
Thin margins, intense competition, and a Food-Network-educated dining public all present serious challenges to Vancouver restaurateurs.
Apr 29th, 2013
Getting a sugar high at Tasting Plates Ultimate Desserts
What does it take to satisfy your sweet tooth? A piece of cheesecake? A mocha? Pie? How about all three, and then some?
Apr 25th, 2013
Fumbling with my fork in the dark
With our dinner decisions made we were introduced to our server, asked if we were “ready”, and escorted in a hand-on-shoulder chain to our table in the dark.
Apr 18th, 2013
Eggs Benedict Day brings out creativity in Vancouver chefs
Long gone are the days of an eggs benedict simply being composed of two English muffins, two poached eggs, two pieces of back bacon and hollandaise sauce.
Apr 14th, 2013
Rosemary Rock Salt brings authentic bagels to North Vancouver
The daughter of Siegel's bagels' founder starts up her own shop in North Van.
Apr 4th, 2013
There's no such thing as too much cheesecake
With 13 restaurants and bakeries participating, the options are limitless and include decadent chocolate and fruity creations, as well as savory and sweet combos.
Mar 25th, 2013
Tacofino on Hastings offers amazingly tasty dining
In addition to the delicious tacos, the dessert selection alone is worth driving miles in the rain to experience.
Mar 20th, 2013
Eating art at Mosaic Grille
Skip Cactus Club and Joey's and mosey in to the Hyatt to have a beautiful view of the city with exceptional service and great food.
Mar 15th, 2013
Speakeasy restaurants: Inside Vancouver's underground dining scene
Underground restaurants in Vancouver: a growing scene that's still under the radar.
Mar 14th, 2013
All the beans and none of the meat at Bandidas Taqueria
Bandidas Taqueria is a restaurant worth checking out. Not only will you enjoy the food and get your daily dose of veggies, you’ll be supporting a sustainably run, local business.
Mar 6th, 2013