Posts from the ‘Restaurant’ Category

Columbia City Chow Down (Video)

Did get get your tickets to the Columbia City Chow Down yet? One lucky winner in this video won a free passport ticket. Was it you? Find out as interviews one of the participating restaurants. Island Soul Caribbean.

Oddfellows’ Second Annual Whoopie Pie Bake Off

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I love sweets. No correction I really really love sweets! I can survive on ice cream and german chocolate cake for weeks on end. So when I heard about Oddfellows Café + Bar Second Annual Whoopie Pie Bake Off I was all in. However before I get into the competition let me explain what a Whoopie Pie is for those who don’t know. A Whoopie Pie is made of two round mound-shaped pieces of baked cookie, pie or cake. In between these cakes is a sweet, creamy filling or frosting. Think of something close to a Oreo cookie or a ice cream sandwich.

Bake off contestants were made up of professional and amateur bakers. Whoopie Pie entries were apprised by the crowd and a unique panel of official judges. Categories during the competition were: Home-Baker, Professional, and Gluten-Free/Vegan, with prizes for best classic and best non-traditional Whoopie Pies in each category. The prize for winning the Crowd Favorite Whoopie Pie will be an invitation to be a judge in the contest next year!

Columbia City Chow Down July 26th

Support a great cause while dining out at some of Columbia City’s fabulous restaurants!

Purchase a Columbia City Chow Down passport and get a chance to sample tasty bites from Columbia City’s best restaurants. Columbia City Chow Down proceeds benefit the Rainier Valley Food Bank.

The Columbia City Chow Down
July 26, 2011
5 to 9 PM.
For ticket info check the eventbrite. See you there!

Participating Restaurants: Banadir Restaurant, Chelsea Deli, El Pilon, Empire Espresso, Full Tilt Ice Cream, Geraldine’s Counter, Island Soul Caribbean Cuisine, Jones Barbeque, La Medusa, St. Dames, Tutta Bella, Verve Bistro, Wabi Sabi

Taste The World – February 22

We weren’t even planning on doing a blog review! Although, after going to this special event we just had to show our viewers some of what we experienced. Taste the world was a culinary experience not to be missed. In this event you had the choice to pick from six different flavors from around the world including ; Thai, Caribbean, Mexican, and Indian just to name a few. My personal favorite was the Caribbean dish from Calabash. Other highlights were mexican cooked grasshoppers in which I tried. The grasshoppers weren’t too bad. It reminded me of a type of nut. I wouldn’t eat it everyday but I was fun to try!

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The event had a live twitter feed going on in the background. I thought this was really cool as guest’s can see their post twitter “#tastetheworld” posts instantly. This defiantly added another form of interaction to the event. In the middle of the room, artist Dustin Timms created a urban graffiti master piece which was auctioned off for charity at the end of the event. Musical performers and dance groups provided a soundtrack and entertainment to this special event. One of my favorites were Gio Escueta and Sangre Morena.More photos to come.

To read more about all the venues at this event please visit the previous entry click here.

Chill Winston Burlesques 2-8-2011

If you’ve been to Vancouver B.C. you’ve either been or heard of Gastown. Not only is it one of the most historical places in Vancouver but it’s a up and coming part of the city. Having said that right in the heart of Gastown is Chill Winston. Chill Winston is one of the most popular restaurants in the area. Every second Tuesday of the month you can catch one of the hottest burlesque shows in the northwest at the Guild located in the Chills basement.

The night started off with nice 5 piece Jazz band which played a little Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious, and Miles with a few classic joints sprinkled in. Next the ladies came out and teleported the entire crowd back to the prohibition days with their custom out fits, hair and makeup. The Burlesques girls displayed true talent. All the girls could sing very well which accompanied the unique dance routines.

Last but not least and I’m not sure if it was the Valentine’s Day show to them or what but the show oozed sexiness and not a bad way, but a very taste full way I may say… unfortunately I could stay till end but I was told I miss a few treats during the finale act. Overall I had a good time and I highly recommend you witness it if you’re in the area. Here’s a slideshow of some of the things i saw.

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Vancouver Foodster and AMVentures Presents: Taste the World – February 22

Prepare to experience some of the newest and tastiest offerings on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 6 to 10 p.m. as Vancouver Foodster, Vancouver’s essential online food and drink guide, and AM Ventures celebrates “Taste the World” in Vancouver. Venue on Granville Street will be transformed into a cultural and festive setting to experience entertainment and culinary delights.

Let your taste buds travel the globe with Vancouver Foodtser and AMVentures. Local restaurants represent 6 cities across the world to bring you interesting flavors, traditional decor and lots of entertainment all here in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown. Your food passport includes 6 mini- courses from each of the 6 unique restaurants.

The Restaurants that span the world include:

If you enjoy wine, get the food and wine passport combination and sample 6 flights of wine paired for your enjoyment by Adelphia Group and Crosstown Liquor.

Some amazing entertainment including DJ Jaala Wanless spinning vinyl, Dustin Timms showcasing art and painting live on-site, Music by Gio Escueta, dance performances and MORE!!!

Get your ticket now this is a very special event!!!

Restaurant Review of Cork & Fin, Vancouver, BC

On June 28th 2010 it was my two year marriage anniversary and my husband took me to the Cork & Fin restaurant in Vancouver, BC located at 221 Carrall Street. As soon as you walk in you noticed the decor had a simple elegance that added to the chill grown and sexy vibe of the restaurant. They had a raw fish bar with single seating as well as tables set-up for a romantic dinner for two enjoy or long tables for a meet-up with friends.

The menu selection had a perfect amount of items to choose from featuring a Prix Fixe Menu including oysters, market salad, squid calamari, albacore sashimi, fresh water trout and veal for $30 per person. Other items on the menu included Seafood towers, Cold selection of seafood and a Hot selection of a variety of food. We had the Albacore Sashimi and Mussels as starters and they were both amazing. The bread that came as a starter was to die for. We enjoyed some red wine and cocktails prior to starting our main course. For dinner I had the Surf and Turf and my husband had the Pan Roasted Game Hen and we both enjoyed or meals equally. We ordered a Dungeness Crab Mashed Potatoes addition to our meal and it was very tasty. The portions were perfect and we walked out of the restaurant fully satisfied with our dinner experience.

Overall we loved the ambiance, the food, the service (Andrew was an amazing waiter) and our overall bill was very reasonable a restaurant in Gas-town. We give this restaurant a 4.5 star rating and highly recommend that you stop in for either a quick bite at the raw fish bar or enjoy a meet-up with your friends and enjoy some great drinks and good eats especially for the seafood lovers.

Cock & Fin Restaurant owner email ELLIOTT@COCKANDFIN.CA