Food and Drink

Thoughts and observations on the places we go to eat, and the foods we eat, crave and see during our daily adventures.

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Christmas Turducken for our Family Meat-Feast

I have decided, rather arbitrarily that our family Christmas feast will be centered around a Turducken. For those unfamiliar with such a beast, it is a chicken deboned wrapped inside of a deboned duck with the final outer layer of flesh of a deboned turkey. However, such a feast can be ridiculously expensive so I […]

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Peckinpah; Vancouver’s Carolina-style Barbecue House

Vancouver has a new barbecue house. Peckinpah is a Carolina-style barbecue house that is opening tonight. And how cool is this, it is located in Gastown on the site where the original Gassy Jack’s Saloon was located. Although Peckinpah officially opens tonight, Saturday night, the good folks at Peckinpah welcomed me and my Banker into […]

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Lunch at the Flame Stone Grill

We were visiting a friend yesterday and saw a take-out menu for the Flame Stone Grill on our friend’s coffee table. Our friend raved about the place saying that the lunch specials are massive in size and flavour and yet very reasonably priced. Like $4.95 for a lunch special. So we decided to take our […]

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KFC’s Double Down Goes on Hiatus

Even in the name of science I could not bring myself to do; I could not eat the KFC Double Down. After work today I sat in the parking lot in front of a KFC franchise trying to will myself out of my car and into the KFC.  I couldn’t do it; I couldn’t get […]

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Lunch at 3G Restaurant on Cambie Street

After it was announced that the Lotto Max $50 million winning ticket had been purchased at a convenience store in Vancouver, my father-in-law made the assumption that he had won the Lotto Max jackpot. Assuming that he was now a very wealthy man, he called to invite us to a special lunch. Keep in mind […]

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Men’s Night Out…Where to from here?

Every year about this time,or sometime before Christmas, I organize my Annual Men’s Night Dinner. It is a night of fine single malt scotch, cigars and brotherhood. Even more importantly, my Men’s Night Dinner is the dinner where I put aside my vegetarian ways and go for the carnivore special. Last year we went to the […]

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Sneaking Away for a Date

For the first time in about a year my Sweetheart and I got out of our house and went on a date. Yes, just the two of, out on the town with clean clothes, without babies or any baby diaper bags or ANYTHING in our hands except each others’ hand. It was awesome. Quite awhile […]

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KFC Double Down Comes to Canada

One of my guilty pleasures is having Breakfast TV on while I am getting ready to head to the office. And speaking of guilty pleasures, yesterday on BTV they were talking about and eating one of the new KFC “burgers.” The new “burger” is called the “Double Down.” The Double Down is a burger without […]

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Wine Master Groupon – Success!!

Today we traveled back down to the Wine Master store at 4107 Macdonald Street in Vancouver to bottle our batch of “craft-it-yourself wine.” We started “crafting” this batch of wine after buying a Groupon back in the hottest days of the summer.  This is the second Groupon that we have used and it is by […]

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Celebrating Sunday Night Dinner

One of my favourite memories from my childhood (other than the fact that our entire family moved, to live for a number of years, to our summer cabin…how cool is that!) was our weekly Sunday night dinners. Our family always feasted so well. Perhaps that was where and when I developed my appreciation for food…food […]