The Tri-Cities Nacho Tour: Original Joe’s in Coquitlam


Nacho Tour Original Joe's Austin Station Coquitlam

It was time to get the band back together and hit the road. The quest to eat every nacho in the Tri-Cities must continue, and continue we did. This time it’s Original Joe’s at Austin Station in Coquitlam. It’s a nice sized room when you walk in the place. Plenty of TVs to watch the […]



Save the Date: Eat Your Heart Out 2015


Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation’s Eat Your Heart Out is back. This is your opportunity to taste the Tri-Cities by Trolley at the annual dine around event. One night, six restaurants, one great cause! It’s all happening on Monday, March 2, 2015. You’ll start your evening at the Galleria at Port Moody City Hall at 5:00pm. […]



Saint St. Grill: Your Post-Christmas Treat


Saint St Grill Port Moody

Christmas – just a memory. New Year’s Eve – oh my! Family catered, turkey stuffed, wrapping and unwrapping wrangled, wine mulled, mince pies eaten, entertaining day trips and refereeing the inevitable fights over who got what – all in the past. Time for a well-deserved break for you weary adults! May I suggest Port Moody’s […]



Best Places for Ice Cream in the V3H


Ice Cream Port Moody Coquitlam Port Coquitlam

Summer isn’t summer without an armful of melted dairy product. Here are some of our favourites for celebrating the season. Around Town Matteo’s Gelato 2615 Mary Hill Rd, Port Coquitlam Enjoy a mouth-watering selection of tasty gelatos in this little gem in the centre of Port Coquitlam. There is a cosy indoor seating area and […]



Get Back to Your WildRoots in Port Moody


Food trucks are all the rage in big cities across North America. If you spend any time in Vancouver, especially during the summer months, you can’t miss them. But what of the Tri-Cities? IF you’re on the hunt for healthy, fresh and tasty food on the go in Port Moody, you’ll want to check out […]



Links: School Budgets and Pretty Pictures


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So after a lot of meetings and a lot of hand wringing, School District 43 passed their final budget. There’s a $16.3 million funding shortfall, so a lot of hard choices had to be made. Notable in the story is 91% of the district budget goes towards teaching salaries. With the BCTF and the province […]



Links: Construction Nightmares I Have Known


Ecowest Port Coquitlam bankrupt

Port Coquitlam home renovation company Ecowest recently filed for bankruptcy. Hundreds of homeowners are now out thousands of dollars for work that was never done. Unfortunately, I’m one of those homeowners. For a fascinating trip through my master bedroom, check out this story from Global News. The RCMP have also launched an investigation into the […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: ArtsFest, ArtsFest and … ArtsFest (and some first aid for your cat)


Pomo Arts Fest Week 2014

This week Port Moody shows off its cultural savvy with a four-day extravaganza of an arts festival. As the posters say, “10 events over four days” – there’s something for everyone, even those big city Vancouver folks (jazz legend and free parking, anyone?). If arts isn’t your thang, then the quaintly named Eagle Ridge fundraiser, […]



What’s Happening in the Tri Cities: Feed your Heart and Other Stories


Ken Lavigne Evergreen Cultural Centre Coquitlam

Love, hearts and lovehearts. Romance is in the air this week in the Tri Cities so don’t forget the necessary tokens. Stay out of the doghouse with pancakes, song or a trip to the movies. An emergency trip to the hypnotist might get you out of trouble a day later too. More events in The […]



Out to Dinner at Onyx Steakhouse


Onyx Steakhouse and Lounge Port Moody

On a rare kid-free evening recently, my husband and I finally managed to do what we’d been meaning to do for years: we went out to dinner at Onyx Steakhouse in Port Moody’s Suter Brook development. We arrived a little before 6:00pm on a Friday evening and the place was quiet. We were seated right […]

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