Brix is one of those restaurants that creates lasting memories, and not only because of its dreamy cobblestone courtyard, with draping ivy, chandeliers and candles that ooze romance. The first time I was at the restaurant was for a work Christmas dinner 14 years ago, the type of event that Brix is well-known for hosting […]
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“It’s like a diner from paintings of diners,” John told me as we stepped into Royal Dinette on Dunsmuir. Greeted by Manager Chen Wei-Lee, we took our seats at the window, watching the tail end of the after-work crowd rush to their buses or to the pub upstairs. With its tiled floors, hard woods and […]
A road trip to the country isn’t just for weekends. Recently John and I took a mid-week drive out to Langley for a dinner and movie, leaving behind our walkable West End neighbourhood and taking advantage of having wheels to get us out to corners of the 604 we rarely have the opportunity to visit. […]
Arriving in Boston after a red-eye flight and a train from New York we were so hungry and tired by the time we checked-in at the Nine Zero Hotel that I gobbled up a Boston Bruins cupcake that was laid out as a part of our welcome amenity. Luckily, the hockey-themed pastry didn’t spoil my […]
“These are the best chicken wings I’ve ever had!” is not something I expected to exclaim during a romantic, candlelit anniversary dinner in the city’s best new fine dining restaurant, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar. Photo courtesy of Boulevard John and I recently enjoyed an epic dining experience at Boulevard, and I use the word […]
I usually plan a weekend getaway leading up to our wedding anniversary and for #9 this year, I looked east to the Fraser Valley. We’ve always enjoyed our time in Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, Harrison, Agassiz, and beyond, where rushing streams meet pristine lakes, old growth forests cling on mountainsides, and farmers grow a bounty of […]