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Vancouver Bites’ first contest going on NOW!

“Mixed Messages” Twitter Contest — deadline to enter: Feb 26, 2011 PRIZE: In celebration of gaining 300 Twitter followers and 18,000 views of my blog (ok, those are silly reasons; I just wanted a reason to celebrate), I will be offering a “mixed message” prize package. The prize package includes a Social Shopper coupon for […]

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Highlight on Hornby: Breakfast at the Bellaggio Cafe

This is a cautionary tale of high expectations. Perhaps you will remember my recent “Highlight on Hornby” experience at PANZ Veggie?  How I was not very excited to go to a vegan restaurant, and yet it blew my mind?  Today’s post is kind of like that, but in reverse. I joined in on another dining […]

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Vancouver Bites into the Caribbean Summer Festival

Yesterday, I went to the Caribbean Summer Festival at North Vancouver’s Waterfront Park.  This was my second year attending this annual event hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC.  Last year, there was a food debacle (in that I ordered something truly horrid) and I was pretty unsatisfied.  So this year, I […]

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Curry 2 U: Vancouver’s Best Fast Indian Food

I’m sick today.  I hate being sick.  When I am sick, all I want is hot, spicy food to warm my sore throat and clear out my stuffed sinuses. Yesterday: also sick.  I dreamed of chili.  So I wrote about my trip to the Vancouver Winter Farmers Market and thought about the Chili Tank. And […]

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Highlight on Hornby: Panz Veggie

One of my former classmates from the Department of Sociology at UBC recently invited me to join a new activist organization, Pedestrians Promoting Hornby Business (PPHB).  I checked them out and was impressed with their mandate: We promote large-scale pedestrian commercial activity on Hornby Street. As Hornby becomes a vital hub for commerce and pedestrianism […]

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Bonchaz Bakery: Your New Soup + Sandwich Shop

Okay, the first thing you need to do is get the name Bonchaz Bakery right outta your head. ‘Cause it’s no longer a bakery; it is a sandwich shop. I have proclaimed it. And not only is it a sandwich shop, it’s a damn fine sandwich shop. So, you want a little back story, right? […]

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Cray-zy for Cray Kitchen + Bar

Kev and Bill are back at it. This time with a dining pass to Cray Kitchen + Bar that includes a 1-pound Southern Boil with 1/2 pound of shrimp and a 1/2 pound of crawfish; 2 fried oysters; 3 cod nuggets; and a basket of fries. I was able to preview the deal on Monday […]

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I Got VD in Oregon. Voodoo Doughnuts, That Is.

Doughnuts are the best. The goddamn best. Don’t think so? Then you have a hole in your head. Kinda like how a doughnut has a hole in it. But you probably don’t taste as good. (If you do, leave your name and number below, so my lonely cat-people readers can call you. Hook-ups TONIGHT, Yo!) […]

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Vancouver Bites’ Best of Vancouver, featuring Mac and Cheese

I had the sad realization today that I haven’t written a Mac post in a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t stopped eating mac’n’cheese; I just haven’t blogged about it. So without further ado, here are my current favourite Vancouver Macs. #1. Acme Cafe, Mac and Cheese, $9. Still my favourite, Acme’s Mac proves that […]

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India Base: Two Saucy Sisters and a Dream

Do you love Indian cuisine? If you don’t, you are no friend of mine. Two ladies who do qualify to be friends of mine are the sisters behind India Base, a base sauce for a host of Indian dishes. Harjoyt Kang and Kash Chahal aren’t technically sisters (one is the sister of the other’s sister-in-law, if […]

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Max’s Burger: Just What Broadway & Cambie Needed

I finally got to try Max’s Burgers this week. As I mentioned before, I’m not one of those high-class foodies that usually gets an invite to pre-opening parties or media events, so just like you, I had to wait until after Max’s Burgers opened to the public on January 23rd. I have to admit, this […]

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The Mac Shack Love Attack

This week, my husband got in a horrible car accident that totalled our car. Our car is DONE. My husband’s face is…well, perfect, as always. Thank God. When stuff like this happens, it really makes you take a second and think, “As long as his face is still pretty, everything will be alright.” This isn't […]

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