Archive for the 'Restaurant Adventures' Category

My Trip to Toronto

Toronto is a mecca for restaurants, and every time I’m asked to go, I research and book some good picks. The last time I was in Toronto, I went with my good friend, Carol. Her sister (who lives in Toronto) booked a veryamazing restaurant experience, Bar Isabel. She knew we were coming, and had to Read More

The Infamous Diplomat Cake

As a young child, I remember my dad having a sweet tooth. In fact, he still does.  He no longer buys baked goods, but he loves eating mine – breads, cakes, cookies … No matter where we lived, he would find the neighbourhood bakeries.  My dad is very much a free spirit – I cherish Read More

Pizza in Suburbia

Hello again! I am excited to write this entry about a little gem I fell in love with a few months ago. Now, I’m not talking about diamonds, sapphires and such. I’m talking about a fairly new restaurant in … no, not Vancouver, but Burnaby! Yes, that’s right, this self-admitted restaurant snob has found another Read More

I wanna be a part of it …. New York, New York!

Every time someone mentions a trip to New York, a vivid memory of my 1st year English professor comes to me. Yeah, I know, there is probably something wrong with that. I can’t help it. He had thinning, reddish hair, was about 5’6”, possessed a mild manner and had a passion for life. You could Read More

Texas, My Love

I had the opportunity of living in the Dallas Metroplex, and accepted.  It really was a no-brainer.  My idea of Texas was a more modern John Wayne movie set.  I remember watching westerns with my parents, and for some reason, maybe like some of you, I fell in love with the “Wild West”.  After watching Read More

Montreal Virgin

I have dreamt of faraway places and some not so far away …. growing up in Vancouver, Coquitlam was considered far away! Looking back, I realize how little I had travelled in comparison to my counterparts.  My friends would drive off to Kelowna or the Sunshine Coast for a long weekend while I stayed behind. Read More

Fave Sushi Restaurant

Welcome to Miku!!! This picture was taken when I treated my girlfriend out to dinner. We had a fantabulous time. I asked her to take this photo of me introducing Miku. It turned out well (“Thank you, Sigrid.”) and we joked that it should be posted on my blog.  So, here it is. Anyway, my Read More

Sushi on “The Drive”

Commercial Drive has been designated “The Drive” or “The Dive”, depending upon your audience. I will reserve my vote for now; however, I will admit that every once in a while, a gem CAN be found.  I’ve met up with friends for sushi along the Drive, but have never visited Kishimoto, until this past weekend. Read More

Tacofino “Diner”

A diner, as described by Scout Magazine in its feature of the restaurant’s opening, Tacofino offers a different taco experience.  After all, how many places do you know specialize in gourmet tacos?  And I’m not referring to restaurants who simply have it as an option on their menus.  I have loved tacos for as long Read More

Dining in Seattle

There is a charm about downtown Seattle that draws me there. I love the uniqueness of the small shops around Pike Place, and no, I am not referring to Nordstrom et al. The cobblestones around Pike Place, the mom ‘n pop eateries, boutiques, and specialty shops certainly add to to the city’s charm. And the variety of restaurants Read More