Category Archives: Foodie Ephemera

Hate Mail: “The Donald Trump of Vancouver Food Bloggers”

Surprisingly, I don’t get a lot of hate mail or trolls commenting in the 2+ years I’ve had this blog and Instagram account. When I started, I knew that that would be a possibility — when you put out “strong opinions” on food, beer, and restaurants, not everyone is going to agree with you. And they might let you know about it, in interesting ways:

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What its like being a small part of a food TV show: You Gotta Eat Here (Longtail Kitchen Episode)

You know I go on and on and on and on and on about how good Longtail Kitchen in New West is. They just won a VanMag silver award for Best Thai! Anyways, they’re going to be featured on the Food Network Canada show “You Gotta Eat Here!” (Season 4 Episode 15 — airs May 8) and we were invited to the taping last November.

When I wasn’t being all nervous with sweaty pits, I snuck a few pics…

Disclaimer: We were invited to this taping as longtime (heh) customers of Longtail. We didn’t have to pay for any of our food, but then we didn’t get to choose what food we got. And I didn’t get to drink any beer cuz the kegerator wasn’t operating that day 🙁 We have no connection to Longtail other than being regulars and on friendly terms with the chef and staff. We were not paid for participating nor were we coached or told what to say. If this is the extent of me “selling out” as a food blogger, I’m happy with it.

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Vancouver’s Newest Food Magazine

I recently saw Eater’s fake magazine cover of “Gout”, so I was inspired to do my own version based on…another magazine. I wanted to make it a bit funnier, geekier, and more local:

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Think anyone will buy it?

The closest font I could find to the Bon Appetit font was New Baskerville. Type nerds will notice that it’s not quite the same cuz Bon Appetit actually used a custom font inspired by New Baskerville. I used Gibson for the rest, and OCR-B for the UPC area. It was fun. And the photo is from my dinner at Bambudda.

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Hope it made you chuckle at least!

Living on the Edge: Knifewear Pop-up at Chinatown Experiment – July 22-27, 2014

Knifewear has rolled into town for a 6-day pop-up at the Chinatown Experiment pop-up retail space. Knifewear specializes in high-end Japanese knives. Too rich for my blood at the moment, but it was really fun and tempting to just look.

Read this great interview with Knifewear owner Kevin Kent, courtesy of Vancouver is Awesome.

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