Main Street Honey Shoppe

January 16, 2014
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This was a press event so none of this honey tasting cost me any money. Since 2006 or so, I’ve been having lunch on Saturday with Dot Com Pho, a local meetup for Vancouver social media, bloggers and creatives to get together, talk tech and network. For the last few years, our regular haunt has […]

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Giovane Cafe & Winebar @ Fairmont Pacific Rim

January 10, 2014
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This is a media tour and tasting event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim so our meals were complimentary. And we’re back! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years…and hopefully your hangovers weren’t too awful before you had to get back to work. Just before the holiday season, I was invited to join […]

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Longtail Kitchen – “Midst of Autumn” Pop-Up Dinner

December 16, 2013
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I was invited to try the menu as a guest of Longtail Kitchen so my dinner was complimentary. I first visited Longtail Kitchen this past summer when I dropped by for their spot prawn special and wrote it up for Vancity Buzz. I loved the Thai street food-inspired menu and have been back several times […]

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Francesco’s Ristorante Italia

December 5, 2013
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As this was an invited media event, the food was compliments of the house. All opinions below, however, are grown right here in my noggin without any added chemicals or fertilizers. There are times when I’m still amazed at the things I get invited to. I say this because sometimes I find myself amongst the, […]

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Hump Day Quickie: Five Guys Burgers and Fries

November 27, 2013
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The Internet is this weird place where the ridiculous just seems to be the norm. Otherwise, I can’t logically explain this phenomenon of creating hit songs from just auto-tuning things people say. It’s helped people that can’t actually sing (Britney Spears, T-Pain, Lil’ Wayne, etc) make careers out of wacky, robot squeak voices for years […]

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Nyhavns Hereford House – Copenhagen, Denmark

November 18, 2013
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I knew only a few things about Denmark and all of them except two were wrong. Those two, for the record, were that Denmark is home to Bang and Olufsen and Muppet-voiced Canuck forward Jannik Hansen. I thought that danishes were definitely of Danish origin but the eponymous pastry is actually a collaboration of sorts […]

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