I saw Santa Claus, and his name is Thomas Haas

It’s winter break and I’m back in Vancouver!! After being away for a few months, I always like to check out new places, visit old haunts and see how the city has changed. Naturally, no trip back to Vancity is complete without a visit to Thomas Haas. This time, I went just a couple of…

One Spicy Farmer’s Daughter at &pizza

I know, the picture kind of looks like a hot mess. But seriously, aren’t the best pizzas the messy ones? &pizza is a DC-based pizza chain. Their signature is the long, rectangular shape of their craft pizza that are made on order. I got the Farmer’s Daughter, which has spicy tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella, Italian sausage, egg,…

Dreaming of being a vegetarian at Chaia

I love me some tacos…especially when they have bombastic flavors!! I found Chaia when I was wondering around Georgetown one day. Chaia is a tiny store tucked into a side street away from the busy shopping central on M Street. They only make vegetarian tacos, and they offer them at 1 for $3.75 or 3…

Pandan and Duck Confit at Kyirisan

Michelin recently released DC’s first Michelin Guide and 19 restaurants made the Bib Gourmand list. Bib Gourmand means Michelin thinks the restaurant is good value, where you can get 2 courses and a dessert or a glass of wine for $40 or less. Basically, it means gourmet cheap eats, Michelin approved. Naturally,…naturally, I had to…

Let me show you the world…with food at Compass Rose

Having had the beautiful pide at Sofra Mediterranean Kitchen in Kerrisdale, I was very happy to know that DC has a restaurant, Compass Rose, that does the traditional Georgian Khachapuri, with egg, cheese and buttaahhh!!! Compass Rose is a small, narrow restaurant located just off 14th street, a very trendy and beautiful neighbor with lots…

Tacofino: Tots & Tacos

When I left Vancouver this summer, Tacofino’s Yaletown location was just opening up. I haven’t had a chance to visit until now and I was glad that I did. Jumbo Tacofino Tacos!! Having been to a few taco places in Vancouver, I still return to Tacofino. Their tacos are huge, and the flavors are on…