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This past weekend, we were invited to go to the Brunch Crawls as part of the Dine Out Vancouver festivities. Put on by Richard the Vancouver Foodster. The first of the brunch crawl series was in Gastown.

Gastown Brunch Crawl

In 4 hours, Mr. and I checked out 7 different spots in Gastown:

  • Prado Cafe
  • Zero Zero Pizzeria
  • The Capilano
  • The Birds & The Beets / Grain
  • Rodney’s Oyster House
  • Bao Down
  • Smallflower Cafe & Bakeshop

The crawl started with a cup of hand-crafted coffee at Prado Cafe. There were a few choices and we ordered an Americano and Flat White.

Prado Cafe

Almost right next door was Zero Zero Pizzeria. The portion was quite generous here. We had two options, including the pizzetta flatbread, but also a new topping combination that wasn’t even available on the regular menu yet!

Zero Zero Pizzeria

A couple of streets over we got to the new Capilano Tea House. They will officially open their door on February 1, so we basically got a sneak preview.

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A few weeks ago we were invited to the Wine & Food Pairing Night at Graze, a vegan restaurant on Fraser Street. As you all know, I’m a huge meat-eater, so while I was hesitant to say yes to the invite, I was intrigued by the concept and decided to give it a try. And Mr. was willing (read: dragged) to come along.

The premise was pretty straightforward. A five-course tasting menu with 3 wines paired to each course. You heard it. There was a total of 15 wines to try that evening. All these wines are available on their wine list and they are vegan wines (yes, some wineries would put animal protein during the production process which makes the wine non-vegan). For the purpose of this post, I will focus on the food, and only highlight wines that we enjoyed. Funny enough Mr. and I almost couldn’t agree on the wine we preferred for each course, so you will see two wine pairings listed per dish.

Dinner at Graze Restaurant

Dinner at Graze Restaurant

Food

The first course was Apple & Fennel Salad. That’s pretty standard for a salad course, right? (more…)

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Another trip to the States brought me back to Portland. Watching how much Vancouver’s food truck scene has grown in the last year, I wanted to check out the food trucks in Portland again to see how we differ from them. We went to the food truck pod at SW 9th Avenue and SW Alder Street as it has the largest collection of food trucks. As we were walking towards the area, we saw many people holding a bowl of something; our search led us to discover the Whole Bowl.

The Whole Bowl food truck in Portland

The Whole Bowl food truck in Portland

Food

The concept of the Whole Bowl is simple. They only sell one item – a bowl of healthy concoction of brown rice, red and black beans, fresh avocado, salsa, black olives, sour cream, Tillamook cheddar, cilantro and Tali Sauce. Tali sauce is the Whole Bowl’s secret sauce. According to them, it’s a vegan, lemony-garlicky sauce. This is just brilliant! They can do all the prep work ahead of time, and on-site all they have to do is to assemble everything into a bowl. (more…)

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