Bar Snacks at Vij’s Restaurant – photo – Karen Anderson
The first thing I do when I arrive in Vancouver is to make my way to Vij’s Restaurant. Vikram Vij is a food hero of mine. He runs one of the most hospitable food establishments ANYWHERE.
Vij’s and lots of bakeries, eateries, food trucks and energetic activities kept me and my son hustling and happy on a recent visit. Our weekend in this pearl of a city on Canada’s Pacific Rim seemed to sneak up and pass us like a rogue wave. Good thing it started hot and spicy.
Tequila Shrimp from chef Mario Ramirez of Club Intrawest Zihuatanejo, Mexico
photo – Karen Anderson
Here’s my Alberta at Noon Podcast for today. I’m on between the 12 and 18 minute mark in the show.
You can find today’s recipes here.
Happy Cinco de Mayo to the 15,000 Mexican Canadians living in Alberta and to all the Seasonal Agricultural Workers that are returning to share their knowledge and skills on the farms around our province as we begin another growing season here in Alberta. Cinco de Mayo is about finding strength in unity and community. I think that’s a pretty great reason to fiesta and to savour it all.