Vancouver Canucks – Rogers Arena’s New Menu

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by Ed Lau on September 10, 2014

This is a media event so all the food and drink were complimentary.

As someone that prefers well made, simple burgers to the American game of bacon and cheese oneupmanship, I actually think the White Spot/Triple O’s burger is quite a good one. Don’t get me wrong, I like bacon and cheese but I think that when the amount of bacon and cheese in your burger is described as a “pile”, then that’s probably too much. Triple O’s, on the other hand, has lettuce and tomato on a decent bun, which is probably the most unfortunately overlooked part of a burger. Looking at you, Wendy’s.

But while White Spot makes an above average burger, I never really look forward to eating them at Vancouver Canucks games, where they suddenly double in price and don’t come with a drink (which is even more absurd when you consider how much fountain drinks cost). I’m never one to count the pennies when it comes to food but eating out as much as I do, it’s hard not to compare in terms of value. Yes, they’re gouging us at the movie theater too but there are plenty of places within shouting distance of Roger’s Arena where I can grab a bite before and/or after the game. When I go with my dad, we like to grab a couple of hot dogs at Costco across the street and split an order of fries. Hugely underrated fries at Costco, by the way.

There’s certainly some tradition and Canadiana to eating at Triple O’s during a Canucks game but as someone that likes good food that knows there’s plenty of better options around, I usually can’t convince myself to order.

This season, along with a number of changes to the team on the ice, the Canucks have made even more changes to the team behind the concourse.

They recognized that in a city that’s rapidly becoming a very exciting place to eat, the discerning palates of their fans were choosing to eat outside the arena before arriving for the game. What does a team looking for change go out and do? [Click here to continue reading...]

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The Roof @ Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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by Ed Lau on August 21, 2014

I only partially paid for this meal. Since not paying usually doesn’t affect what I write here anyways, I don’t see this would either but just thought I should let you know that the bill was partially paid by a $100 gift card the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver gave me to try The Roof.

Back at the beginning of the year, I went to a media preview event hosted at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver where we were introduced to The Roof, a restaurant and bar up on the 15th floor.

Well, when I say introduced, I mean we had drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the space where the restaurant would be. It wasn’t what you would call…finished. Actually, it looked like they had barely started since there weren’t any floors, wall decor, lights or even tables apart for a couple near the windows to vaguely give you an idea of what the place would look like.

Despite this…or actually, maybe because of this, I thought the space was undoubtedly cool. The stark, minimalistic look of bare floors with the large panoramic windows looking out into Vancouver makes me think it’s a cool bar in Gotham City. The 15th floor isn’t the highest restaurant in Vancouver but sitting in the middle of skyscrapers is a very cool view as well, especially as the sky darkens. [Click here to continue reading...]

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Hump Day Quickie: Hida Takayama

July 23, 2014
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So Vancouver’s ramen scene has exploded in the last few years. What used to be a lineup outside Kintaro has turned into a entire neighborhood full of ramen shops. Take a walk near Robson and Denman (the “Ramen District”, next to the Hammock District) and you’ll see ramen spots in every direction. Places like Santouka […]

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Suika Snackbar

July 21, 2014
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Well, this is quite overdue, since this was for my birthday and as a food blogger, my friends always expect that I’ll find somewhere good and interesting to hold it. Usually, it’s difficult to secure a reservation for a part of 10 or more (in this case, 14). This year, on the other hand, was […]

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Kiss Me Organics Matcha

July 18, 2014
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This bag of green tea powder was sent to me for review. I didn’t put in any of my own money. Heck, Amazon Prime even took care of the shipping. I’m not sure if it’s a result of my writing about the experiences I had with the Keurig Rivo but I’ve been approached more lately […]

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JUST-EAT.ca (Chao Phraya and Double Double)

July 8, 2014
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All food ordered was courtesy of Just-Eat.ca so that I could try their service and give them feedback. Except for that extra $5 at the end, I didn’t pay for any of this myself. I honestly can’t remember the last time that I got food delivered. Not because I’m against it or something but because […]

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