From the category archives:


Restaurant Meals – Pay at your Discretion?

by gigi on February 5, 2009

Rory brought to my attention an interesting article at the other day. Due to the poor economy and the fact that it’s hitting Londoners extra hard, a London restaurant has implemented a “pay what you want” policy for the month of February. At The Little Bay restaurant in Central London, business has been hit […]


Dine Out Starts Today!

by gigi on January 15, 2009

Unless you’ve been living under a culinary rock, you’re probably aware that today is the first day of Dine Out Vancouver 2009. New for this year is a slight increase in the 3-course set menu prices to $18, $28, and $38. I always try to go to at least 1 or 2 dine outs each […]


With lots of great sunshine this week, local strawberries are now ready! I have many wonderful memories of heading to Richmond farms as a kid to pick local strawberries and wanted to share this experience with my little niece, who’s turning 3 years old this summer. In this world of multi-million dollar condo developments in […]


Over a nice meal at Sakura Bistro the other night, gigi and I mulled over the idea of interviewing Mia Stainsby of the Vancouver Sun to get her thoughts on being a Restaurant Critic and Food Writer over the years.  We figured that she must have had many interesting experiences and of course, share our […]


Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

by gigi on June 11, 2008

I’m a bit late to hop on this “breaking news” so I’m sure most people have heard about the salmonella outbreak in tomatoes in the US. I first saw this in the paper yesterday but it didn’t occur to me to blog about it until now. Well, that and Keith suggested I should. source: […]


Just a quick post for the weekend. I was told today that the 2008 restaurant closure list for the Lower Mainland is available. For more info about food safety in general, check out the Vancouver Coastal Health website. I’m happy to say that most of the restaurants I frequent were not found on the closure […]