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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.

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?

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.

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.

Rosemary Rock Salt brings authentic bagels to North Vancouver

The daughter of Siegel's bagels' founder starts up her own shop in North Van.

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.

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.

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.

Speakeasy restaurants: Inside Vancouver's underground dining scene

Underground restaurants in Vancouver: a growing scene that's still under the radar.

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.