Acura's 2018 TLX gets an aggressive styling update to the grill and more standard features in all trims. A-spec is a looks better and handles better package. The suspension and steering is different from the other trims! The "Super Handling" system is pretty interesting as it can send more power to the rear wheels without any wheel slip.
The Healthy Chef Competition is a Vancouver chef competition that has been going on for its 19th year. 10 restaurants and/or culinary schools are invited by BCCA to create an appealing and delicious dish and dessert with the focus of using as many fruits and vegetable as they can. For guest they get a secret envelop of their entree and dessert.
The Accord is familiar car to most people. It is the iconic car that many families owned when I was growing up. 40 years after it's been introduced the Accord still goes strong. It was named Canada's 2018 Car of the Year, 2018 Best Large Car and 2018 North American Car of the Year.
Honda's Civic was the cool car to have growing up. Specifically the Si and Type R models. In 2017 Honda has 5 versions of the Civic. The Sedan, Coupe, Hatchback, Si and Type R. The Si comes in a sedan or coupe. For this week we have the Sedan version of the SI. The SI stands for sport injected!
The small and mighty Honda Fit was a huge success when it was first launched. In 2018 the Fit has been refreshed with more technology, and safety features. The Sport is an all new trim level for the model as well!
Every year the Science World is transformed into Vancouver’s largest cocktail laboratory. At Science of Cocktails, the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs will showcase the chemistry, biology and physics behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine.
The 2017 Genesis G90 is a big, and comfortable car equipped with a beast of an engine. Hyundai being the parent company, you wouldn't expect it to make a nice luxury car but I was surprised by the design language of the cabin. I think overall the car has a classic look that will stand the test of time. It's top of the line trim is cheaper than the base model of it's competition making it a great deal.
Chewing for Charity is a series about combining food and community good. Select restaurants craft unique and appealing dishes that attract the modern tech-savy diner and have portions of each dish sold be donated to a charitable cause.
Vancouver's very own Sake Festival is hosted by “The Sake Association of British Columbia”. I was invited by Maggi Mei as her media plus one invite. The festival was held at The Imperial in Chinatown. There was more than 21 sake brewers present at the event offering a variety of different styles of sake from Japan, US and Canada.
If you like fantastic food, this is the tour for you! Explore the Market’s sprawling array of food and beverage options and meet the experts who prepare them. Taste Vancouver Tours will be partnering with us for a special complimentary Savour Market Tour this year, on Sunday October 22nd
Nissan's 2017 Qashqai is for those who love the Rogue or Rav4 but want something slightly smaller, or for those who find the HRV CX-3 and CHR too small. As this one of the larger vehicles in the sub compact category we can see it being advantageous for passenger comfort when taking long road trips
The 8th Annual BC Beer Awards & Festival returned to Vancouver on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 4 - 10pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The signature consumer tasting event of BC Craft Beer Month, this festival celebrates the very best in craft brewing from across the province and hosts over 65 BC breweries.
Taste of Yaletown has kicked off which bring a tasting style menu for restaurants in the Yaletown area offering a multi course meal priced at $25, $35 or $45. In celebration of all things food, a donation will be given to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Since the event began, Taste of Yaletown has proudly donated over $115,000 in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Taste of Yaletown has kicked off which bring a tasting style menu for restaurants in the Yaletown area offering a multi course meal priced at $25, $35 or $45. We got to check out the 3 course menu at Hapa Izakaya which is offering it for $25.
Mazda's 17 CX-5 is in my opinion the most attractive, and tunes to be the fun to drive crossover in North America. The attention to detail in the interior is well designed for the driver especially. Nearly every part of the 2017 model has been tweaked in some way to address buyer complaints from last years model. I feel like Mazda has taken an approach to make the car have a luxury feel yet affordable price tag for the mainstream market.
This is Harvest Haus' 4th and largest year Volkfest. We were there for opening night. This year it was moved near the Stadium at Sole Food Farms as it has outgrown it's home the past 3 years at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.
Jaguar Land Rover of Richmond officially open at the Richmond Auto Mall. They celebrated that with evening of classic and new cars, food, drinks, and live DJs. If you don't enjoy drinking alcohol they even had a bubble tea station! By the end of the night they unveiled the all new Ranger Rover Velar.
Taves Family Farms Applebarn is open for its 27th year, and celebrating with two new festivals, the Apple Celebration and Pumpkin Celebration. The Applebarn has become a fall tradition for families. As more people recognize the importance of shopping locally and understanding where their food comes from, along with desiring meaningful and engaging experiences, the Applebarn has seen its popularity soar
ChiHuo organised a "Food Tasting Event 2017" that featured signature dishes from various local restaurants such as Baker & Table, Snowbear Bakery, Butter Mere, 45 Degree Bubble Tea, Choco Coco, Moment Dessert, Ran’s Deli Food, Cha Le Cafe, Lotus Cake and Teature. For the price of an admission ticket guest are able to try everything from each vendor like a buffet.
Mazda's 17 MX-5 RF GT is not the most practical car, but it is no doubt a car lovers dream to drive. The steering feel is so accurate with communicating to the driver what the car is feeling. This is a car made for people who love driving and the price is affordable! I would recommend trying the soft top if you love driving. You'll save 100 lbs making the car even more agile! Personally I think the hard top looks cooler but Mazda spent all the R&D to make the vehicle as light as possible, I feel the soft top is the better option for those who just want to have the full experience of having fun on the road