26 Feb

For some of us in food service, work life is a regular, balanced, and mindless routine acted out day after day.  Change is but a novelty and the absence of mental provocation lulls us. It’s quietly comforting to know that every step we take or task we perform has been etched into our brain over […]

19 Feb

It’s pretty hard to beat a meal of wood-fired oven pizza and fresh craft beer but we’re making the combination even better with our best price of the year on our Forno pizza and beer in our lounge on Tuesday nights. Every Tuesday from now until May all pizzas are half price and all pints […]

18 Feb

For thousands of service staff all over the city, Valentine’s Day was not the romantic, rose petal-strewn, relaxed candle lit evening that we read about in press releases, it was a hard day of set up and a long busy night making sure all of you had a wonderful experience with your significant other. For service management, […]

12 Feb

Here’s a preview of one of the appetizers we’ll be passing around during tonight’s Vancouver Foodster Food Talks event. Take a Mini French Fry Cup, filled with Crab and Corn bisque and topped with melted Cheddar, it becomes…. Mini Crab Poutine!!! You saw it here first!

12 Feb

We’re running a four course menu for Valentines Day 2013, if you add in the chocolates I am going to make and the artisan rolls its six courses, not bad for the price and the ambiance! Were running the menu for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. I wanted some photos of the Valentines menu on our […]

12 Feb

My name is Chef Simon James McNeil, and for the last fifteen months I have headed up the culinary team at Dockside Restaurant  and Brewing Company at the Granville Island Hotel. As first years often do, the last year has had more than its fair share of super deluxe achievements and catastrophes alike. Things have […]