Greenhorn Espresso Bar

Every neighbourhood has a haunt that they wish the rest of the city never found out about. My apologies to the West End but I’m about to blow the roof off your closely guarded secret; the Greenhorn Espresso Bar is destination-worthy for those outside the city core. I discovered Greenhorn through a friend a couple […]

Fable Diner

I wanted to make my first brunch back to be something special, a breakfast that would inspire a year’s worth of blogs, and I found that inspiration at Fable Diner. If you enjoy Fable Kitchen on 4th Avenue then I know you’ll enjoy their sister restaurant located at Broadway and Main in the Lee Building, […]

The Templeton Restaurant

The Templeton is that diner you wish you had in your neighbourhood; a place with a love for nostalgia and a commitment to fresh, organic and local. It’s diner food made healthy, and it’s a delicious slice of a bygone era on the Granville Entertainment Strip. I was meeting a Brunch Buddy who was visiting […]

Corduroy Restaurant

Kitsilano is blessed with a number of neighbourhood public houses but few are as embedded in the culture of the area as Corduroy Restaurant.  It’s a neighbourhood watering hole, local talent promoter, and all around easy-going hangout. Oh, yeah, and it has a great deal on for weekend brunch. This weekend brunch is unique. It’s […]

La Brasserie

La Brasserie is one of those places you walk past on Davie St and always see a crowd inside. There’s a reason for that, and it starts with the food. The menu is Franco-German inspired, with an emphasis on the Franco. The ingredients are locally sourced with a focus on organic and quality.  This is […]

Old Town Cafe, Bellingham, WA

The last trip on my summer Film Festival circuit took me to the Covellite Film Festival in Butte, Montana, with a stop at Bellingham’s own, Old Town Cafe. This time I was driving to the Festival with a fellow filmmaker and a frequent Brunch Buddy. On her insistence, we stopped at the Old Town Cafe […]

Aroma Coffee and Tea Co., Studio City, CA

or, The Great Chiliaquiles Hunt of 2016: Part 2 I finished my trip to Los Angeles and the Action on Film International Film Festival with a hop over to Studio City to continue with the Great Chilaquiles Hunt of 2016. I was with my roomie for the week, a filmmaker from Florida, who was more […]

Foxy’s Restaurant, Glendale, CA

or, The Great Chilaquiles Hunt of 2016: Part One Vacation month came later for me than most, as September was made for Film Festivals and the Great Chilaquiles Hunt of 2016. I love chilaquiles so much that I’m going to do two separate blog posts. Today I want to talk about a classic Glendale California […]

Roundel Cafe

I made the trek across town one Sunday morning this summer to hang out with some friends and try a place I’d heard a lot about, Roundel Cafe on Hastings St.  The little neighbourhood diner had a reputation for fresh food in a funky and family friendly environment. If there was a place that I […]

The Tipper Restaurant and Review Room

The Tipper is another one of those restaurants that prides itself on being a part of their local community. They walk the talk by not only exhibiting local artists, but they also feature local acoustic music nights. I was out enjoying a sunny Sunday morning with some friends and what do you know, the topic […]