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have any BC'ers been to Trader Joe's lately - what do you have to bring back over the border from TJ's?

I'm sure hoping Nexus wait isn't too bad tomorrow. Have a pickup at REI so must get down this weekend. Hopefully TJ's hasn't been cleaned out of all the goodies I'm looking for.

1 day ago
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

have any BC'ers been to Trader Joe's lately - what do you have to bring back over the border from TJ's?

Yep, that be them. Yum, yum!

2 days ago
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

When did Wild Rice (Pender) close ?

And a mighty interesting development that will be:
http://scoutmagazine.ca/tag/andrey-du...

Apr 15, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

RIP, Steven Shaw (eGullet founder)

Oh what sad news! RIP Steven ("The Fat Guy") Shaw. Thank you for all your wonderful writing and posting. Here's a favourite discussion he inspired (if I may post a link here) that really got me thinking of my habits.

http://forums.egullet.org/topic/12207...

kinnikinnick (was run2eat on egullet).

Apr 14, 2014
kinnickinnik in Food Media & News

have any BC'ers been to Trader Joe's lately - what do you have to bring back over the border from TJ's?

Agreed, good stuff. For a basic all purpose salsa (for me, usually on my scrambled eggs) I like the 'Salsa Autentica".

Latest addiction - the marinated mushrooms! Thinking of using them in a potato salad but quickly nibbling my way through the jar.

Apr 14, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

"New" Places for Dim Sum

Well, my go-to of late has been the Golden Harvest on Main. Yummy dim sum and good service (we've given up on SSW after too many visits with meh food and so-so service) but despite the 'Golden'in the name, no carts but they do have a pretty varied menu of both dim sum and entree dishes avail at dim sum. Busy - even with reservations, a wait is likely.

Apr 06, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

German Whiskey/y to buy in BC

The Oly village store is Legacy. Well worth a try for out of the ordinary spirits. They carry a Scottish gin (Caorunn) I rather like that I've not seen elsewhere. Best to call them, their search function leaves a bit to be desired
https://legacyliquorstore.com/

Apr 05, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Liquid smoke in Vancouver?

I'm pretty sure I bought my Woodland at No Frills - if they have it, everyone sure does.

Apr 02, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best cupcakes in vancouver

"We are three Vancouver guys that are trying to right the wrong that has been done to cupcakes."

Oh I like the sound of that (and of their breakfast mancake)

Apr 02, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Best cupcakes in vancouver

I'm not a fan of cupcakes in general (too dry, to sugary-sweet or tasting of fake food colouring) but I really like the ones from Edible Flours on Broadway - between Vine and Yew (next to London Drugs).

They have a limited selection on hand and they vary by day. My faves are the mocha, chocolate PB and chocolate hazelnut ones.

http://www.edibleflours.ca/Cupcakes.html

Apr 02, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Mancianti AffioratoOlive Oil

Have you tried Meinhart's? They used to have a good selection. Don't know if that's still the case, haven't been there in ages.

If you're in Seattle, DeLaurenti in Pike place is worth a try.

Mar 31, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

LF: Set-menu, 5+ courses, $50-100+

KDK have changed their menu so as to now feature a seasonally changing menu of highlights rather than a daily menu for the a la carte. They do still offer their 6 course tasting menu but now on Thurs-Sat only and a bit higher priced (though no doubt good value knowing chef Fowke) and should be requested at time of reservation. Other changes include a happy hour with complementary nibbles (4-6 pm) and a stand up bar service (6 pm onward). I'm looking forward to dropping in on those!

From their email:
Six Course Culinary Adventure at Kitsilano Daily Kitchen
(offered Thursday - Saturday, by reservation only)
Simply - the Six Course Culinary Adventure is our signature at the restaurant.… $85 per person.
Please respect, whole table to participate. no exceptions. Please visit www.wikipedia.com for the definition of adventure.

Mar 27, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Travel Gifts

And on that note, the GG cookie finder map:
https://www.girlguides.ca/GGC/Cookies...

Mar 27, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Awesome katsu and/or Japanese Curry?

Not katsu exactly. It's Korean and pretty tasty.
http://www.daejifood.com/

Mar 26, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Black Forest Cake?

Lovely blog you got there Dennis!

And <<drooll>> to the cake pics (crumb carnage and all) and review. I think I feel a BFC craving coming on!

Nice beer pairing too :-)

Mar 26, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)
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Travel Gifts

YVR shops both before and after security will have maple products including maple suger cookies and maple syrup sets of 3 small bottles of 100 ml each - security friendly. We've bough those for fiends' kids that were well received.

Also I don't know about YVR, but I've bought larger liquids in regional UK airports where I had connecting flights in London (and going through security again due to arriving and departing from different terminals) - they placed it in a secure sealed bag that was not to be opened until I was at my destination.

Mar 21, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Fabulous brunch spots?

I quite like Tableau. Last time I went, they had a poached duck egg, duck breast and confit duck special. It was ducky :-)

Mar 07, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Just moved to YVR; can you help me come up to speed?

This site offers a much cleaner, quicker interface than Translink

http://www.transitdb.ca/

And if you're an Android user:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/de...

clean, quick data, can load favourite routes and timetables keep up to date.

Cheers, and welcome!

Mar 06, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Pine honey in Vancouver

I'd try the Greek grocers (eg Parthenon)

Mar 01, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Edmonds/Burnaby Quick and Awesome?

Say what?

I am a Canadian, but of Serb-Bosinian heritage. I take issue with your statement.

Been to a Serb household lately? You'll be treated with generous hospitality - usually in the form of great cold cuts, breads, ajvar, cheeses, salads. A little rakija and plenty of pivo to wash it down. Sweets and Turkish coffees to end the night.

Sheesh - why is Sam's post still up?

As for the restaurant - can't say I've experienced such slowness. Not super speedy but that sounds unusual, though it's been a while and I've only been for lunch.

As for V-day being quite. I think the place is more a destination for expat families and such. Maybe not a V-day destination. Also, Feb 15 is the Serbian national day - the place was probably much busier then (or they were busy with catering orders)

kinnikinnick-ic

Feb 17, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Edmonds/Burnaby Quick and Awesome?

Balkan house will set you up with some fine Serbian eats
http://balkanhouse.info/

Feb 14, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

cheapest butcher for natural meats?

If you don't mind a bit of a trek - Hopcott Meats (Pitt Meadows) has good pricing on natural meats (their freezer packs are an especially good value). The also make up a dog food mix that they sell frozen.
http://www.hopcottmeats.ca/

http://www.hopcottmeats.ca/aspx/blob2...

Feb 11, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Where can I buy raw Korean short ribs (kalbi

2nd photo: <<drool>>

Feb 04, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Where can I buy raw Korean short ribs (kalbi

Hankook meats on Kingway (just W of Boundary)
(no personal experience but it was recommended to me)

ETA their minimal website http://hankookmeat.ca/

Feb 03, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Dinner before concert tmrw?

How's Stackhouse these days. Haven't been for ages but thought their burger was fine when I last went.

Jan 31, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

BC focused beer forums

Granville Street Liquor (Granville and 10th) has it in stock.

The better IPAs all seem to hit ~$12 and change /6 pack in BCLS - up to 14-16 in the private stores. In the private stores, Phillips Hop Circle is typically priced a buck or two less than RR.

I'm not saving any money but sure feel I get most bang for my buck with a growler full of fresh beer.

Enjoying a lovely pale from 33 Acres as I type :-)

Jan 31, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

UBC, Dunbar & Kerrisdale restaurants

When we lived in that area, we used to get delivery from Simon's Kitchen on Dunbar. It's westernized, old school stuff but tasty - or it was when I last had it about 15-16 years ago.

Jan 28, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Question about King Crab Season 2014

Some discussions from prior years:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/891648#7913687
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/690880#5433768
http://tinyurl.com/n6ap7y4

mid-march is getting late but you should still be able to find some (in particular small may be all you find that late) but much depends on the catch.

Jan 23, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

small group dinner?!

For a comfortable, delicious and reasonably priced French bistro - I sure miss Mistral. That was a go-to for us both for SO and I and for group dinners. I hope the Benoits surface again.

ETA - I see Mina's now at Yew and he has the more important task of healing at hand
http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2012/09...

Jan 14, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

small group dinner?!

I've got acute hearing and still had trouble. It was quite a while ago that we went - soon after Herve opened there (we band of Hermitage fans descended on his new digs :-) ) and it was busy.
Sadly, Hermitage it ain't.

Jan 14, 2014
kinnickinnik in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)