Noodle Mania: One of a Kind Culinary Crawl to 7 Select Vancouver Restaurants

Noodle Mania Vancouver 2014

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If you’re a fan of noodles and eating in general, you’ve got to check out the second annual Noodle Mania, presented by Vancouver Foodster, which will be taking place this Sunday, January 12, 2014.

A unique foodie tour that takes you on a self-guided journey around the local Vancouver restaurant scene, Noodle Mania offers you the chance to taste a wide variety of noodle dishes from chow mein to spaghetti to mac & cheese, ramen, and more.

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Noodle Mania: One of a Kind Culinary Crawl to 7 Select Vancouver Restaurants

Dating in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant

Main Street Patio action at Burgoo Photo credit: Burgoo

Main Street Patio action at Burgoo Photo credit: Burgoo

Dating in Vancouver can be tough. I get it.

Our city is brimming with awesome activities and taste bud tickling food. Besides finding a date – which I’ll leave to other websites like this one – the difficult part of dating, for some, is choosing where to go and what to do.

Last month I passed along some date night ideas from Vancouver’s west-side. This month I’ll focus on our city’s oh-so-hip middle earth: Mount Pleasant.  So, grab a friend, lover or partner-in-life-to-be, get off your tuchas, and explore.

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Dating in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant

Learn to Cure Bacon and Make Sausage at Save On Meats’ Class for Beginners

Photo credit: Flickr user cookbookman17

Photo credit: Flickr user cookbookman17

The North American obsession with bacon rages on. Vancouver has Pig on the Street, a bacon-focused food truck; you can grab a bacon maple chocolate bar from Meat & Bread anytime you please. Warning: These are addictive and may increase your circumference. There is even such a thing as a “baconery.” Some have web cams so you can watch people eat bacon, even when you can’t have some yourself.

Personally, I like sausage. I was the minority at Beginner Bacon and Sausage 101 Class at Save On Meats this week. Six of us hung out in the butcher shop for three hours and learned how to cure bacon, roll and tie pancetta, and best of all, grind meat and stuff sausages.

Save On Meats Beginner Bacon and Sausage Class is 3 hours long and costs $85. This time and money will get you hands-on experience with every step of the process plus a lot of meat that you get to take home. I lugged two pounds of classic pork sausage, a pound of bacon, and a pound of pancetta to my humble abode. My husband seems to love me more than ever. Continue reading:
Learn to Cure Bacon and Make Sausage at Save On Meats’ Class for Beginners