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Timber knows how to throw a party

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One of my favourite restaurants, Timber, opened last November with a soft launch and has been steadily establishing themselves as the West End’s newest “go to” gastropub ever since. They celebrated this tonight with an official opening party. Timber is located in the Listel Hotel (right next to Forage) and is also run by Forage’s chef Chris Whittaker and team. It’s a […]

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Dining Out For Life at Forage

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Each year on one day restaurants in Vancouver, Whistler, Vancouver Island, along with restaurants across the United States participate in Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraising event which raises money for AIDS service organizations. Participating restaurants donate 25% of proceeds from lunch and/or dinner food sales to support people affected by HIV/AIDS. In Vancouver that money goes to registered […]

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Happy Hour at Timber

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I love happy hour! Timber Vancouver has a great one, everything on their snacks menu is on special from 3-5 p.m., plus their old style pilsner is on for $4. Timber Happy Hour Features: soup of the day $2 smoked pickled egg $1.50 deep fried cheese curds $3.50 maple baked beans, pork crackling $2.50 pepperoni stick $3 ketchup […]


YEW Team Cooks Up In Chartwell

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YEW seafood + bar at Four Seasons Vancouver is undergoing a refresh from March 7 to 17 – but don’t worry, Chef Ned Bell and team have moved into the Chartwell private dining room at the hotel for the next couple weeks. Photo Credit: Four Seasons Vancouver Chartwell was once known as Vancouver’s finest restaurant and was […]


Hog Shack

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Have you been to Hog Shack in Steveston? If not, you’re missing out on some of the best Southern BBQ in Metro Vancouver! Hog Shack specializes in Kansas City-style BBQ, pork, beef, chicken. Yum. A must on their menu (subject to availability) is the beef brisket burnt ends. Sounds strange, tastes great! A photo posted by Meighan […]


Giardino Restaurant

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Umberto Menghi opened Giardino Restaurant last summer, the Tuscan-inspired restaurant is located on Hornby Street, really close to his last Vancouver restaurant, Il Giardino. This was my first visit to his new location, and I have to say I was more than impressed. A photo posted by Meighan (@megzzz) on Mar 2, 2016 at 9:42pm PST I had the best […]


Dinner at Wild Rice

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I took my friend Alana to one of our favourite New West restaurants for her birthday – Wild Rice! We started off the dinner with a couple dim sum style appies. The vegetable spring rolls, hand wrapped seasonal vegetables with a ginger mirin dipping sauce, were delicious! A photo posted by Meighan (@megzzz) on Feb 29, 2016 […]

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Tea Ceremony

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Today I had the pleasure of attending a traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the invitation of the Vancouver Japanese Consulate. The ceremony took place in the Tea Gallery at the UBC Asian Centre, and was performed by Ms. Maiko Behr (tea ceremony instructor) in the Omotesenke traditional way of tea. Mr. Okada (Consul General of […]