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FRESH SHEET: Food & drink happenings (June 2)

Electric Owl, the 200-seat, Japanese izakaya-themed restaurant and live music venue in the renovated American Hotel in Strathcona, has just opened up. Check it out at 928 Main. (604-558-0928, ElectricOwl.ca ).
ON THE PLATE: A toast to the opening of patio season (finally!)

ON THE PLATE: A toast to the opening of patio season (finally!)

Vancouvers top 10 spots to sip cocktails al fresco Im a sucker for good, marginally esoteric top 10 lists, and Ive certainly dished a few of my own in these pages (the more hyper-specific they are, the more of a challenge they present).

FRESH SHEET: Food & Drink Happenings (May 26)

Refuel is once again hosting its annual Spot Prawn Boil this Thursday, June 2.
THE LOOK: Style à la mode

THE LOOK: Style à la mode

With a nine-hour time difference, Paris is about as far as you can get from Vancouver geographically. Its also completely different culturally, ethnically and lifestyle wise.
FITNESS GOOP: Get fit for life, not just swimsuit season

FITNESS GOOP: Get fit for life, not just swimsuit season

Opting for a real, live cashier instead of self-check out at the grocery store on a quiet, Canucks-are-in-the-playoffs shopping night gave me time to glance at the self-defeating headlines in the magazine rack that I normally tend to avoid.
ON THE PLATE: No high-fives for food at puck-friendly bar

ON THE PLATE: No high-fives for food at puck-friendly bar

Playoff hockey makes me do weird things. I havent shaved for nearly two months and currently look like a bespectacled Sasquatch.
FOODIE Q&A: Kristian Eligh

FOODIE Q&A: Kristian Eligh

You are: Kristian Eligh, chef de Cuisine, Hawksworth Restaurant at The Rosewood Hotel Georgia (801 West Georgia, 604-673-7000, HawksworthRestaurant.
SHOP TALK (May 26)

SHOP TALK (May 26)

HAVE A BALL: Do you have champagne tastes but beer-bottle pockets? This Sundays Fashionistas Ball will cater to both your hopes and your crushing reality with racks upon racks of gently worn designer originals at a fraction of their original prices.

ON THE PLATE: Cheese, glorious cheese

No one really knows when the making of cheese came about, but the art of coagulating milk protein is certainly many thousands of years older than Vancouver older even than the pyramids of Giza and the expanse of Rome.
FITNESS GOOP: Three easy steps to boost male fertility

FITNESS GOOP: Three easy steps to boost male fertility

As my wifes prenatal business continues to grow, so too does my exposure to fertility issues. When couples begin preparing for conception, there is often an unequal amount of pressure placed on the woman and her fertility.