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Food

Shrine Kyoto

Kyoto Coffee Worth Seeking

Kyoto, Japan’s Imperial (and government) capital until 1868, moves at a far slower pace than Tokyo. The city’s many shrines, a deeper connection to nature, and less overt reliance on technology, allow for more...
Vancouver Island

Tofino Food Worth Seeking

Tofino is a bohemian surf town with a surprisingly good culinary scene on Vancouver Island’s south shore. According to A Brief Tofino History, Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations people have lived along beautiful Clayoquot Sound for...
Hainan Chicken Los Angeles

Cluck2Go Hainan Chicken (Food of the Week)

Hainan chicken, the poached birds that originated in China’s Hainan province and became synonymous with Singapore, have become increasingly popular in Los Angeles. Find my favorite version at Cluck2Go near Pasadena City College. Qui...
Sculpture Victoria

Victoria Food Worth Seeking

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and the largest city on majestic Vancouver Island, was renamed in 1843 in honor of Britain’s Queen Victoria. Restaurants in this quaint, walkable city across the Strait of...
Nanaimo Bar Nanaimo

Nanaimo Bars from Mon Petit Choux + Bocca Cafe

Nanaimo, a town on the northeast coast of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, is the birthplace of the Nanaimo bar, a chilled square crafted with layers of chocolate, buttercream, and a base made with ingredients...
Coffee Napa Valley

The Cup & Star Irish-ish Coffee (Drink of the Week)

Ritual Coffee Roasters founder Eileen Rinaldi, a Bay Area coffee leader, built upon the success of her bustling Oxbow Public Market stall by opening The Cup & Star last summer, featuring a beautiful hardwood...