Hey Vancouver! I Miss You.

Hey Vancouver! I Miss You.

  A few weeks ago, I got to spend a blissful two weeks in my hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, smack-dab in the middle of Vancouver’s best time of year: July. It’s sunny and warm and beach-worthy, and the city’s glowing and the Yaletown patios are packed with bellini-chugging waste cases all dressed up with(…)

Straight Up Porn

Straight Up Porn

  (….I’m gonna get spammed because of that title, aren’t I?) So, yes. I’ve told you about this restaurant before. But I don’t care. Know why I don’t care? Because it’s my blog and I can cop out if I want to. And because I went back there last Saturday night and gave the chef(…)

Did Somebody Say Pig Roast?!

Did Somebody Say Pig Roast?!

Contrary to popular opinion, my favorite phrase is not “Happy Hour”. Nor is it “Shoe Sale at Barney’s!”. Or even, “Anybody want these Beyonce tickets?”  No, my friends. My very favorite phrase, the sentence that makes me start salivating instantly and jumping for carnivorous joy is: “Pig Roast”. Maybe it’s all those years spent on(…)

To Beer or Not To Beer (Part 2)

To Beer or Not To Beer (Part 2)

  You didn’t think Part 2 was coming, did you? You probably thought I’d abandoned ship on my backbreaking task to edumacate myself on all things beer, where I vowed to learn about its intricacies and complexities and frothy, hoppy goodness, only having instead fallen down a wine rabbit hole, never to resurface to pay(…)

The Yard in Santa Monica

The Yard in Santa Monica

This is going to be a real whammie, guys– but I’m a big fan of Top Chef. I’ve seen every episode of every season, and every episode of every spin-off season.  I know every Restaurant War intimately, can name every winner in order, and have cried tears of envy over Padma Lakshmi’s wardrobe.  I am(…)

Let’s Break Bread!

First of all, no panicking!  I know, making bread from scratch can be scary and intimidating, or just too much work.  But here’s a secret: it’s really not.  In fact, it’s so easy, you’ll be wondering why you never did it before.  Plus, how cool are you gonna look next time you have a brunch(…)

The Spice Table

I don’t know about you guys, but I love me some food from the far East. Maybe it’s from spending so many of my younger years in Hawaii with my local “Aunties” cooking up spicy shrimp stirfries and steamed Chinese buns stuffed with char su pork as mid-afternoon snacks that’s made me suss out Asian-style(…)