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Mia Stainsby

The Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Past articles by mia:

Side Dishes: Annual fundraising dinner goes into the home

Schoolyard Harvest Dinner is a fundraiser for Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society's youth programs. → Read More

Side Dishes: Gyoza Bar hosts Japanese-Mexican pop-up

Marukatsu Cuisine at Gyoza Bar in downtown Vancouver combines the Japanese love of katsu (deep-fried cutlets) with Mexican flavours. → Read More

Side Dishes: Deal of a meal at Hawksworth

Hawksworth restaurant offers a three-course lunch for $20.20 with menu changing weekly. → Read More

Side Dishes: Great deals for foodies

Bargains abound in Vancouver eateries right now. Here are just a few. → Read More

Side Dishes: Bourdain Day by Tojo's

Tojo's restaurant recreates an omakase dinner cooked for Anthony Bourdain during a No Reservations episode. → Read More

Dining out with kids

10 Metro Vancouver restaurants to dine with the whole family this spring break. → Read More

Side Dishes: The Great Chocolate Showdown

They make me feel like a great Canadian loser, but I’m also wowed by the home bakers in The Great Chocolate Showdown (Food Network Canada) competing to be ultimate chocolate master and taking home a hefty chunk of cash. On each episode, they are tasked with learning a chocolate technique and applying it to a […] → Read More

Side Dishes: Steaks by an Iron Chef at Chop Steakhouse

Iron Chef Canada chef Alex Chen partners with Chop Steakhouse & Bar for a special steak menu to tour Canada. → Read More

Restaurant review: 'Fawn over fresh' in a pasta temple

Oca Pastaficio on Commercial Drive focuses on handcrafted pasta made during service → Read More

Changes coming to popular Thai restaurant in Kits

Unchai serves unique and unusual Thai food from throughout the country. → Read More

Side Dishes: Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel celebrates a milestone

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel celebrates its 10th birthday in style → Read More

Side Dishes: The No. 1 Gaoler's Mews dinner series sets its lineup for 2020

No. 1 Gaoler's Mews dinner series raises money for the B.C. Hospitality Foundation → Read More

Cabane au Sucre was a sweet success for J.C. Poirier's St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence restaurant put on five Cabane au Sucre dinners to celebrate Quebec’s fun and food-loving tradition during sugaring off season. → Read More

Restaurant review: Tours provide a local's guide to delicious dining in Puerto Vallarta

Headed down Mexico way? Mia Stainsby finds the best places to eat in the Versalles and Pitillal neighbourhoods of Puerto Vallarta. → Read More

Restaurant review: Keep up with the Victorians

Heading to Victoria? Here are some of the hottest places to eat. → Read More

Side Dishes: Chocolate two ways

Here’s a couple of unique ways to enjoy chocolate. East Van Roasters, the non-profit social enterprise organization, will see the return of the annual Buddha of Compassionate Love chocolate for Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day. This year, the round-bellied 70 per cent chocolate Buddha will be filled with mango pate de fruit and Madagascan ganache flavoured with star anise and orange. The… → Read More

Mia Stainsby: Metro Vancouver's best restaurants opened in the 2010s

Food writer Mia Stainsby has eaten out for a decade to bring you her list of Metro Vancouver's best restaurants opened in the 2010s. → Read More

Restaurant review: Table One is an occasion when food becomes art

The intimate dinner for eight at Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar happens every couple of months and takes guests on a journey of food and stories. → Read More

Guided tours provide a deep dive into Tokyo food

Mia Stainsby looks to guided tours to explore Tokyo’s food scene → Read More

Side Dishes: Goodbye, West

Chef Bobby Milheron of West restaurant. Photo: Mia Stainsby. Mia Stainsby / PNG A 20-year lease ends and so it’s a sad goodbye to Toptable’s West restaurant. It closes on Dec. 31 after many illustrious years, awards and accolades. So chef Bobby Milheron, an understated but standout chef, has invited restaurant alumni to cook with him. Former chef Quang Dang did a dinner on Nov. 27 and next up,… → Read More