Sushi Hachi 鮨八 – Freshest Sushi in Vancouver!

Sushi Hachi 鮨八 – Freshest Sushi in Vancouver!

Rating: 5/6 (Excellent)
This is an ethereal sushi experience by Greater Vancouver standards. Each bite tops the one before, each bite leaves you wanting more and thus the uncontrollable descent into sushi nirvana begins. If I were to rank Vancouver’s sushi restaurants purely by fish quality, Sushi Hachi would take top spot.

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Famous Philadelphia Sandwiches and Cheesesteaks at Paesano’s and John’s Roast Pork!

Famous Philadelphia Sandwiches and Cheesesteaks at Paesano’s and John’s Roast Pork!

Rating: 4.5/6 (Paesano’s), 4/6 (John’s Roast Pork)
Philadelphia is definitely a sandwich-kind of city. Paesano’s offers pretty traditional Italian-influenced sandwiches with an American touch while John’s Roast Pork serves no-frill roast pork and cheesesteaks. Both roast pork sandwiches are true destination sandwiches that will make others look boring with no need to break the lunch budget!

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Chez Christophe – One of the Best New Dessert Shops in Vancouver!

Chez Christophe – One of the Best New Dessert Shops in Vancouver!

Rating: 4.5/6
Chez Christophe might be relatively new but the chocolates and desserts here are some of the best in Vancouver and on par with my long-time favourite, Thomas Haas. The style of pastries and chocolates is very simple and classically French with a delicate balance between two or three flavours defining each dessert.

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Di Fara Pizza – A Must-Try NYC Pizza Experience!

Di Fara Pizza – A Must-Try NYC Pizza Experience!

Rating: 4/6
Di Fara Pizza may not serve the most technically refined pizzas in the world, but the dedication and care that goes into making each pizza is second to none and each bite perfectly encapsulates their philosophy of making pizza with only the best and freshest ingredients!

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Food Blogs are Here to Stay. But Why Don’t More People Care about Food? A Response to Josh Ozersky

On Wednesday, Josh Ozersky, founding editor of the New York food news site Grub Street and author of numerous food books like The Hamburger: A History, published a piece in the Observer that soon became the talk of the town for NYC’s food community. I’ve thought about the interesting points that Josh Ozersky’s article raised and decided to write my own response!

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Octopus Garden – Traditional Japanese Omakase in Vancouver

Octopus Garden – Traditional Japanese Omakase in Vancouver

Rating: 3/6
Octopus Garden is a small neighbourhood restaurant in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver known for their traditional Japanese omakase menu. The highlight of the omakase was the sashimi and nigiri selections that highlighted the best of spring seafood in BC, especially the delicious spot prawns that happened to be in season!

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Atera – A Taste of the Unnatural and Delicious in New York, PART III

Atera – A Taste of the Unnatural and Delicious in New York, PART III

Rating: 5.5/6
If I had to sum up my meal at Atera in one word, my choice would be ‘unnatural’. Each plate is likely to contain at least one component whose appearance and/or texture will make you question your server’s explanation. Novelty factor aside, Chef Matthew Lightner’s commitment to producing beautiful, harmonious and delicious courses of food is always on display!

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Atera – A Taste of the Unnatural and Delicious in New York, PART II

Atera – A Taste of the Unnatural and Delicious in New York, PART II

Rating: 5.5/6
If I had to sum up my meal at Atera in one word, my choice would be ‘unnatural’. Each plate is likely to contain at least one component whose appearance and/or texture will make you question your server’s explanation. Novelty factor aside, Chef Matthew Lightner’s commitment to producing beautiful, harmonious and delicious courses of food is always on display!

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Atera – A Taste of the Unnatural and Delicious in New York, PART I

Atera – A Taste of the Unnatural and Delicious in New York, PART I

Rating: 5.5/6
If I had to sum up my meal at Atera in one word, my choice would be ‘unnatural’. Each plate is likely to contain at least one component whose appearance and/or texture will make you question your server’s explanation. Novelty factor aside, Chef Matthew Lightner’s commitment to producing beautiful, harmonious and delicious courses of food is always on display!

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Patacon Pisao – Delicious and Cheap Venezuelan Street Food in NYC!

Patacon Pisao – Delicious and Cheap Venezuelan Street Food in NYC!

Rating: 4.5/6
Patacon Pisao does a great job introducing NYC to the wonders of Venezuelan cuisine street food-style! Thanks to this experience I think patacons (sandwiches with green plantain buns) now have a permanent spot on top of my list of cheap and delicious street food cravings, right up there with Halal Guys!

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