Preston’s

I really love my neighbourhood. It’s all about walkability in the West End; many people who live here don’t have cars, and don’t feel need to own one. Everything you need is within a relatively short walking distance–the seawall, Stanley Park, the Farmer’s Market, awesome shopping and restaurants. Preston’s in the Coast Hotel on Pender […]

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 […]

Cora Robson St

I’ve been a resident of the West End/Coal Harbour now off and on for about 15 years. This last stretch, I’ve been living just off of Georgia St for the last 5 years, with zero plans of ever going anywhere else. I love my ‘hood. I love how walkable it is. I love the coffeeshops […]

Red Umbrella Cafe

There are restaurants in your neighbourhood and then there are neighbourhood restaurants. To the residents of the West End, The Red Umbrella is a neighbourhood restaurant in all the best possible ways. I had a breakfast meeting planned for Monday and chose to kill two birds with one stone and try somewhere new for a […]

Exile Bistro

It’s a good time to be a vegetarian in Vancouver. I remember walking into a burger joint a few years back, and seeing literally nothing on the menu for me to eat. The only attempt was a “vegetarian sandwich,” which was basically a burger, without the patty. Um, no. Lame! There are very few places […]

Forage

Originally published on The Fat Pigs. I love the idea of having Sunday brunch somewhere on Robson Street. Not only is there a piggy-promise of dessert before noon, but there is the potential of a shopping spree post feast! So with a spring in my step, and a little play money in my purse, I […]