Mia Stainsby, The Vancouver Sun

Mia Stainsby

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Recent articles by mia:

A taste of Goan cuisine at Whistler's Four Seasons Resort

Chef Sajish Kumar at Four Seasons Resort in Whistler offers a Goan pop up until Jan. 8. → Read More

Folke offers vegan cuisine to get excited about

Yes, Folke restaurant in Kitsilano serves hoof, fin, and feather-free food. Elevatedly and passionately so — vegan cuisine of the kind my carnivore husband can get excited about. → Read More

Kin Kao Song has evolved from disastrous beginnings to Michelin recognition

A sister restaurant to Kin Kao on Commercial Drive, Kin Kao Song decided to take it up a notch. → Read More

Hanai brings flavours of Hawaii to Vancouver

Tess Bevernage and partner Thomas Robillard bring a real hit of aloha spirit to East Van's Hanai restaurant. → Read More

Vancouver’s Michelin moment: Intimate rooms, lack of preciousness impress fine-dining inspectors

An anonymous Michelin Guide inspector and Michelin international director on what makes the Vancouver restaurant ‘world’ special. → Read More

Michelin Guide announces 8 Vancouver restaurants to receive coveted star

Here's the list of the Vancouver eateries named to the Michelin Guide. → Read More

Review: A. Bento offers a wide variety of well executed Taiwanese food

Taiwanese fried chicken is the most popular dish at this restaurant but there's plenty more. → Read More

Conch, served with a wink, in The Bahamas

Food writer Mia Stainsby experiences the spectrum of Bahamian food at the Atlantis Resort, the biggest tourist draw in The Bahamas. → Read More

Review: Omakase on a budget

Itosugi offers a kind of a no-frills omakase experience. → Read More

Review: Abbotsford’s bounty celebrated at long-table dinner event

A Meet The Farmer long table dinner put a deserved spotlight on Abbotsford’s diverse farmers and their products. → Read More

Chef Andrey Durbach returns to Vancouver to launch Impostori Italian restaurant

Andrey Durbach has about 30 years of cooking, mostly in Vancouver. He returns from Vancouver Island, opening Impostori, an Italian restaurant. → Read More

A new wave of chefs

Chefs are rewiring the Chinese food narrative in North America — often dismissed and portrayed as cheap and fast, when the centuries-old cuisine is one of the most varied, storied, and sophisticated. → Read More

Review: Yes, Araxi is a top table

Forty years on, Whistler restaurant Araxi impresses critic → Read More

Restaurant review: Peruvian soul on Main Street

Ricardo Valverde, former chef at Ancora Peruvian restaurant, opens Suyo, a heartfelt tribute to Peru. → Read More

Florentine temptations in Vancouver

Giovanni Mascagni missed the street foods of Florence which he grew up with, so he opened a restaurant. → Read More

Review: Elephant's not edgy or weird. Just honest, delicious food.

Elephant chef Justin Ell creates unique and delicious dishes with a mind to helping out farmers. → Read More

The Comeback: Legendary Vancouver chef Rob Feenie prepares to open new restaurant

Fifteen years after losing his celebrated restaurant, Lumiere, Rob Feenie is planning to open another. → Read More

A burst of restaurant openings in West Vancouver

West Vancouver has had a good year for restaurants openings, Mia Stainsby provides a roundup. → Read More

Review: Bar Susu proves its worth

Bar Susu in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant neighbourhood, was meant to be a pop up, but it's proved so successful, it will live on. → Read More

Eliza wine bar top of mind on Okanagan trip

Eliza Wine Bar is the latest addition at Naramata Inn. → Read More