The Portly Chef

It’s hidden gem time. Vancouver is a city that celebrates its best restaraunts and its best chefs. But there are others, off the beaten track, that are crushing it, and just aren’t as well known. The Portly Chef is one of those. I’m going to admit to you straight up: I’d never even heard of […]

Temper Pastry

Temper-atures Are Rising With temperatures nearing the bazillions and no rain in sight, over-heated Vancouverites can temper their internal and external temperatures with a cool treat from Temper Pastry’s new Summer Menu. Temper Pastry has been a favourite among West Vancouverites since opening in Dundarave in 2013. The traditional patissierie-meets cool West Coast space is […]

PIER 7 restaurant + bar

Brunch for Seven at Pier 7   They say that friends are the family that we choose and although I am fortunate to have a wonderful family, we don’t all live in the same city, so brunching with them can be a challenge. Luckily, I have no shortage of brunch-loving buddies with whom to break […]

The Truffle House and Cafe

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love my neighbourhood. Dundarave may not be the hippest neighbourhood in Vancouver (most lights go dark by 8pm during the week), but it is certainly one of the prettiest. And the friendliest. When I moved to Dundarave from North Vancouver 4 years ago following my divorce, my boys […]


A First Date at Feast One of the newest restaurants on the scene in West Vancouver is the lovely, rustic Feast in Dundarave. Located next to the iconic Red Lion Pub, Feast offers an upscale but approachable room in one of West Vancouver’s friendliest neighbourhoods. I’ve lived in Dundarave for the past four years and […]