When tasked with the goal to try the different escape games in Richmond I truly didn’t know what I was getting into or that I would start a new obsession for myself and my husband. I went in with the notion that you just escape a room and that’s that. That you needed to use logic to solve puzzles that would eventually lead you out the door. Boy, was I wrong. Well yes, that is the fundamental object of the game, I didn’t realize the intensity of the experience or the immersion into a storyline that would be possible in a mere 45-minute gameplay experience.
Need a good walk? Or just like wide expanses of beautiful scenery + eating? Time for a picnic at Iona Beach!
In the sea of thousands of asian restaurants in Richmond, sometimes you just want to sit down and grab a sandwich. Smokehouse Sandwich Co is that perfect spot. Rico Versoza, the chef and owner has taken his skills in writing and directing short films and now exerting it into his new passion for cooking and sharing his stories through on a plate.
A confession: there’s a dish in Richmond that deserves a lot more attention than I gave it last time round. When I wrote about it during 365, it was a small part of a much larger post, in which I toured a group of Italians around Richmond. There was just so much I wanted to show them – we ate as though there was no food left in Italy, and if they didn’t get their fill while in Canada, they’d perish.
Dear chili fans of Richmond, Greater Vancouver, and The World:
I don’t share your love of sweat-inducing food, so I didn’t always pay enough attention to it (and therefore, you) during 365 Days of Dining. I’m not a thrill-seeker when it comes to spice; I’m a person with a relatively low tolerance who appreciates the flavour added by chilies, but can only handle so many of them. In fact, only this year did I begin placing small (and I mean, small) dots of sriracha on my food, and recently purchased fresh poblanos, thus increasing my fresh pepper-purchase stats by 50%. (Yes, I had only purchased them once before).
I don’t think my spice tolerance is anything to be proud or ashamed of – it just is what it is.
These guys take pizza making to a whole new level with its fresh, hand-selected ingredients like Russian osetra caviar, Icelandic scampi, smoked steelhead, braised port-marinated tenderloin, lobster and the list goes on. If your mouth isn’t watering yet, I think we’ll need to get you checked. Steveston Pizza has been recently featured on CNN, CTV, The National Post, The Toronto Sun, The Vancouver Sun, The Province and other publications across the globe.
I ate SO MUCH TARO during my year in Richmond, but before those 365 days started, I hadn’t even heard of it. Or maybe I had? I don’t know. It’s impossible to remember back to my pre-taro days.
And still really into carrot cake.
It’s been over a year since we’ve said goodbye, and over two years since I began that digestive thrill-ride we called 365 Days of Dining. For those of you who are new to my story, here’s the quick version: my name is Lindsay, and I spent an entire year dining at different Richmond restaurants and eateries, and posting daily about my experiences at each one. It was an edible crash course in all things Asian, as well as a personal exploration of the best of Richmond (the likes of which includes Buddhist monasteries, a 19th century Finnish fishing village, and some incredible community farms).