Canadian Stereotypes, eh?

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Canadian stereotypes. We’ve all heard them; most Canadians have laughed at them. But is there some truth to them? 1. We all say “Eh?” No. Ok, I have caught myself saying it, but it doesn’t pepper every conversation. I think we can thank Bob and Doug McKenzie for this one. 2. It’s always cold. In the winter. Canadian summers can …

Tourists’ FAQ About Vancouver, BC

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Every time someone visits from out of town they want to know what things to do in Vancouver and how to do them. I thought I’d put together some answers to a couple of the most frequently asked questions. How do I get to my hotel from the airport (YVR)? Taxi rates are now by zone from the airport. There’s …

Kissa Tanto, a review

Italian-Japanese cuisine. Yes, you read that correctly. These two seemingly widely separate cuisines actually share a lot of common ground in their use of simple, seasonal ingredients. The 80 seat Kissa Tanto was conceived by Tannis Ling and chef Joel Watanabe in 2016. It’s tucked up on the second floor at 263 East Pender Street, an ungentrified end of Chinatown in Vancouver. …

AnnaLena, a review

AnnaLena, at 1809 West 1st Avenue in Vancouver, is Chef Michael Robbins baby. Named after his two grandmothers, it’s an intimate 60+ seat space with a cooking style he describes on his website as, “Modern Canadian cooking, heavily influenced by the Pacific Northwest”. Recently listed as one of Canada’s Top 100 Restaurants in 2016 and one of Vancouver’s best new restaurants in …

Spring in Vancouver

Spring is (very) slowly making us forget the great Vancouver snowfall(s) of this past winter, so I decided to show some of the spring sights in Vancouver. It’s my favourite season: time to break out the bocce balls, start planting, pruning, and dreaming of sunny days spent in the backyard. We use the BBQ and smoker all year round, it’s just …