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
MADE WITH LOVE is an international event for culinary discoveries and an annual celebration of the restaurant industry. The public, alongside a panel of renowned judges, are invited to witness this interactive competition by savouring various creations presented to them and to vote for their favourites.
Mazda's 17 Mazda6 GT is one of the least powerful cars in its segment but there is no doubt that it is the most fun to drive. It is the most responsive and sportiest. The car is mouth watering, elegant and classy! It puts a smile on my face every time I sit behind the wheel. This isn't just a car that takes me from point a to b, but a car that makes me want to burn rubber! The lack of option for a v6 is definitely hurting it in terms of sales but it is not a deal breaker for me. Mazda differentiates itself by tuning their vehicles for a heighten sense of fun for the driver.
Honda's 17 Pilot reminds me a lot of the Acura's 17 MDX but a cheaper version. Come winter, windshield wipers can get icy, making it difficult to keep the windshield clear. The Pilot's front wiper de-ice heats up the bottom of the windshield to help keep its wipers clear of slush and ice. The heated side mirrors and available power folding mirrors are designed to conquer some of the harshest of elements, while fitting into some of the tightest of parking spots.
This month all the coffee is brought by Eddyson. He was in Tokyo and brought back a ton of coffee roasted there back for us to taste. Ayaka who did a road trip along the west coast in the US also brought some coffee for us to try! Today everything was brewed using a Hario v60. Thank you Timbertrain for providing the space for the monthly coffee potluck!
Acura's 17 MDX Sport Hybrid is the most efficient, and fastest version of the MDX. It has a smooth and polished ride with excellent handling. Acura was very aggressive with the Hybrid pricing making it a great option for those needing a larger vehicle that is good on gas and drives well
The 2017 Aeropress Western Regional Competition was held in Vancouver at the Americian Cafe near Main Station. The event was organised by Coffee Potluck and sponsored by Timbertrain. Competitors go head to head brewing one cup of coffee to be tasted by three judges. Everyone must brew with an Aeropress in 8 minutes using the same beans. Each round 3 competitors face each other with one making it to the next round.
Ford's 2017 Focus Electric is an interesting vehicle that surprised me. This is a car for those who want a greener option. It was satisfying to drive, the brake coach reports back to the driver on how much energy is recovered from the regenerative braking system. It was always a game to see if I could recover 100% of the energy spent.
Mazda's 17 CX-3 is the most attractive compact crossover in my opinion. Although there are more practical and comfortable vehicles in this category there is no car that is more fun to drive than this. This is definitely a vehicle that is for a driving enthusiast. The size of the vehicle make it easy to drive and park in the city.
The 2017 Ford Flex Limited is a heavy duty hauler for those who have a large family and want a vehicle with plenty of power to tow extra storage. The trade off of the high power engine is it's intense use of gas. If fuel economy isn't important to you and you always transport 6 or more passengers this may be a vehicle you'd want to test drive.
Brunch Affair a newly launched festival at The Pipe Shop venue along the North Vancouver waterfront which is a celebration for every music loving, breakfast savvy, and mimosa enthusiast. Weekend early-birds and late-risers alike will enjoy a variety of food vendors serving up delicious brunch dishes from Arc, A Good Egg, El Coroto, Finch X Barley, "J,N & Z", Thomas Haas and Rosemary Rocksalt
In 2016 the CR-V sold more units in the US than all of BMW put together. Because the CR-V represents such a large portion of Honda's sales its important for them to keep this model fresh by giving the 2017 model another refresh so soon.