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 […]

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 […]

Elbow Room Cafe

Attending Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical made me realize that it has been too long since I’ve enjoyed brunch at the actual Elbow Room Cafe. It was a film festival weekend and that meant spending most of my time at the Vancity Theatre. It made perfect sense to take the time to walk down the […]

Acme Cafe

Acme Cafe was the perfect location for my last Celebrunch interview with the fabulous Johannah Newmarch. Acme is a Gastown cafe that focuses on local ingredients crafted with a creative eye to the limitations of the restaurant. You see, they don’t have a grill. The cafe can be found in the historic Paris Block on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tangent Cafe

We tend to categorize the places we eat; diners, upscale, exotic, creative, classic. The list goes on. If I were to describe the Tangent Cafe, it would be neighbourhood hangout, and I’m not sure there’s a better class of brunch spot on a grey Saturday morning. I don’t know what I was thinking but I […]

Ask for Luigi

Ask for it all at Luigi! It’s that good! My love for the egg is legendary, but the hallowed egg takes a back seat to creativity at Ask for Luigi, the only place in town where pasta and polenta are staples on both the brunch and dinner menus. After all, if you can eat eggs for dinner, […]