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Beignets come home to Lucky’s Doughnuts

In Cuisine, Restaurant, Vancouver and Region by Lenore NewmanLeave a Comment

I’ve been hanging out at Lucky’s Doughnuts on Main lately, as they are emerging as the best of the gourmet donut craze with their well-crafted and delectable products. Their location inside of 49th Parallel coffee offers  a great atmosphere, a nice patio, and, of course coffee and donuts. I’ve been intrigued by the beignets on the menu, and finally decided …

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A new small plates trend at The Stormcrow Tavern

In Restaurant, Vancouver and Region by Lenore Newman1 Comment

Vancouver can be a frustrating town from a culinary standpoint, as its extremely over-inflated real estate values lead to high rents for restaurants, which can stifle the kind of variety and experimentation that makes a great culinary city. The constant flow of new restaurants tends to pretty much mirror the glass and exposed brick, West Coast fusion model that has …

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Blueberry Lassi

In Cuisine, Restaurant, Vancouver and Region by Lenore NewmanLeave a Comment

Response to the debate with Pierre Desrochers has been wonderful, and it has raised a few really interesting questions, including a number of inquiries as to whether I believe we should only eat local food, and whether I agree we should stick to local food traditions and preparations. I may get around to posting a long answer at some point, …

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The donut goes local

In Cuisine, Restaurant, Vancouver and Region by Lenore NewmanLeave a Comment

It’s no great secret that I am a fan of donuts. The local bakery in my home town made orange twists; sugary, greasy, yeast-raised figure eights. I can still taste them even though the baker is long dead. We would sneak out of school in those pre-Tim Horton days for a quick illicit sugar fix. Since then I have built …