Cocktails

The best cocktails to touch these lips at bars in Vancouver BC, Austin TX, and beyond.

Belated Austin Restaurant and Bar Openings Plus an Olive Dessert Just Cuz

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 | 1 comment

Belated Austin Restaurant and Bar Openings Plus an Olive Dessert Just Cuz

Please pardon my tardiness in updating.   I’ve been swamped.  With what?  *breathe in*

In 1 breath, I just came back from vacation and am busily catching up with Vancouver Food Tour operations while freelance writing for Serious Eats et al. with a project for Google on my hands and had to write 2 certification exams before starting my school year of teaching again while preparing for grad school to begin.

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My Picks for The Very Best Happy Hour Spots in Austin

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 | 0 comments

My Picks for The Very Best Happy Hour Spots in Austin

Happy hour was a novel thing for me when I moved to Austin. See, due to stupid BC liquor laws, it’s illegal to mark drinks down by time of day in Vancouver. Naturally, I’ve been taking full advantage of discounted drinks here ever since.

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Gastro Pub Night at Pink Avocado’s Bread & Circus Dinner Club

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 | 0 comments

Gastro Pub Night at Pink Avocado’s Bread & Circus Dinner Club

Our neighbour Tim is a chef at Pink Avocado, a catering company in Austin.  We first tried his food when he invited us over for one of the most beautifully cooked rack of lambs that’ve ever touched these well-fed lips. 

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Where to Eat in Chicago: Best Chicago Restaurant Meals On Our Quick Trip

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 | 2 comments

Where to Eat in Chicago: Best Chicago Restaurant Meals On Our Quick Trip

For my birthday, my husband surprised me with tickets to Chicago. To that, he added two additional surprises: 1) the trip would be during freezing cold February and 2) he also made reservations for us to Alinea.

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My Must Visit Restaurants and Bars in Austin for SXSW 2013

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 | 10 comments

My Must Visit Restaurants and Bars in Austin for SXSW 2013

So, you’re visiting Austin for SXSW and you’re looking to hit up the best restaurants and bars that this vibrant city has to offer.  Welcome!  Since I’ve received so many requests, (for good reason, because Austin’s food scene is the bomb diggity) I believe it’s worthwhile to compile my favourite spots into a post.

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5 Best Mexican Cocktail Recipes from La Condesa Austin’s Happy Hour

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 | 2 comments

5 Best Mexican Cocktail Recipes from La Condesa Austin’s Happy Hour

I perk up like a puppy that hears the mailman approaching when my husband texts me 2 simple words:
“Happy Hour?”

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