Eating well in Vancouver, Family Edition – September 2013

This was my first week in September in food and activities. I moved into the new apartment on August 25 and Lil’ Sis arrived for a week-long visit on the 29th so I had barely unpacked (everything) and hadn’t the presence of mind to call a Telus technician to set up the Internet and Optik…

Booked up

At one point back in June I looked at my calender and was pleased to see that I didn’t have a free Saturday or weekend from mid-July until mid-September. And my weekday after-work schedule was hitting a pleasant routine. During the week, I faithfully knocked off: Yoga Barre on Monday lunch hour Power Barre Tuesday…

Date night: Art + Burgers

After submitting my first assignment for the current course, I thought today was a good evening to take off from the grind of endless errands for house hunting/party planning/studying/cooking/exercising. I forgot to check if there was a Canucks game but it turns out no game was standing in my way. I had an uncharacteristically social…

Home for 6.5 years

Now that it’s been three months that I have firmly moved out of my apartment and will not return to it nor would I ever consider buying it, it is now an acceptable time to talk specifically about my little abode that I called home for over six years (February 2005 until September 2011)! On…

Best Things to Eat and Drink in Vancouver 2011–what have you tried?

<< Go to 2008 list < Go to 2009 list Go to 2012 list > Did you know that last year around September, I kept checking the Vancouver Magazine website because that was the month during which they had released the 2008 and 2009 Best Things to Eat and Drink in Vancouver lists. It would happen that when I was…

Expo 86: 25 years to the day (almost)

I went through a cleaning fit on July 5 and dug up my Expo 86 passport (which I still don’t know where to stash) and had a tingly feeling that I might be finding this little souvenir exactly 25 years after I wielded it dashing from one exhibit to the next. Not exactly. It seems…

One Big Bad Week

Summer is drawing to a close way too quickly. I was saddened last week when I was working for my parents and it was frightfully dark already at 8:30. I do not appreciate all of Vancouver’s seasons equally even if the rains bring so-called lush greenery, and am only grateful that imminent cool weather will…

Tapas bar hopping in Vancouver’s Chinatown

Cari and I were at the VPD north of Chinatown to pick up/have sent our criminal records to the place we will volunteer. It was a bust because while the station is open until 7, the records office closed at 5:30. I thought I might suggest we go to The Naam or Don Guacamoles, two…

Dineout Vancouver 2010: My three dinners

So, I only managed to go to three Dineout Vancouver 2010 dinners and I can’t really imagine a fourth one topping the dinners so far, if only because I’m so Dined Out now. hidden tasting bar + lounge I was so excited to try hidden, a new restaurant in the centrally located Westin Grand hotel,…

For me, Dineout Vancouver starts today

Dineout Vancouver 2010 actually began on Monday, April 26 and goes full-steam for 12 days until Friday, May 6, ending just a couple days short of the restaurant industry’s Biggest Day of All-Time (Mother’s Day). This year, over 200 (most ever) restaurants participate in the dining bonanza offering three-course prix fixe menus for $18, $28,…