Locus Restaurant and Lounge

Locus Restaurant is one of those places that Vancouver does well; funky decor with approachable food and committed to local suppliers and seasonal ingredients. I was breaking in a new Brunch Buddy this week day. Yes, a weekday meal does sound more like breakfast but we did meet later in the morning so I tend […]

Virtuous Pie Launches Limited-Time Plant-Based Brunch

One of my fave new places to eat in the city is Virtuous Pie. This place is a 100% plant-based pizza joint, and boy howdy, do they serve up tasty, tasty pizzas. They do salads and vegan ice cream, as well. I was stoked to learn that they are doing brunch for a limited time […]

Slickity Jim’s Chat N’ Chew

There are times you go to a popular restaurant and it disappoints. This is not one of those times. Slickity Jim’s Chat N’ Chew is every bit as good as I was told it would be. I was breaking in a new Brunch Buddy on an early Saturday morning and thankful for it. It’s hard […]

Nice Cafe

Sometimes all you want is a comforting breakfast in a neighbourhood joint that doesn’t stand on pretense, isn’t more concerned about decor, and has staff that gets good service can be as simple as being yourself. Welcome to Nice Cafe. You want to know what’s nice about Nice Cafe? Pretty much everything. I love this […]

The Wallflower

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again; Vancouver is experiencing an explosion of really great vegetarian and vegan restaurant options. This is important for several reasons. First off, there are more and more people adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, and it seems unfair to them that the only thing they might be […]

Chicha

I have been to Chicha on East Broadway for dinner several times over the past year or two and have always been delighted by their colourful, Peruvian-inspired dishes, delicious hand-crafted cocktails, and warm, welcoming atmosphere. But despite my deep seeded love for this little local gem I have to admit I was a bit skeptical […]

Steel Toad Brewpub

Beer with Breakfast at Steel Toad Even though I’m not a huge beer drinker, I, like many of you, rejoiced in the recent development of craft beer culture here in Vancouver. We are, after all, a big enough city, that it is time we–ahem–grew our own, rather than looking south to Seattle or Portland for […]

Rosemary Rocksalt

Originally published on Vancity Buzz. Amongst my circle of friends, we lovingly refer to the Rosemary Rocksalt bagels at Siegel’s as “crack.” They are deliciously addictive, the earthy rosemary embedded in a chewy bagel, studded with rock salt that pings on your tongue like pop rocks. I grab one, usually toasted and smeared with Siegel’s […]