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His Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

His Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Of all of the places that I’ve ever travelled, the British Isles and Ireland have to be the homiest. Maybe it’s because Canadian culture is so closely tied to British and Irish heritage, but stepping off the plane into Heathrow or Dublin Airport feels like you’re coming home from an extended vacation. For those of us with British and Irish ... Read More »

Her Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Her Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Sean Heather is a busy man – as the owner of both the Shebeen Whiskey House and Irish Heather in Gastown, he spends most days ensuring that business is running smoothly. While he was born in Canada, he identifies mostly with Ireland after jumping across the pond as a child. The real challenge was moving back to Canada and struggling ... Read More »

Her Take: $3.50 Beer and Unpretentiousness at Gringo Restaurant

Her Take: $3.50 Beer and Unpretentiousness at Gringo Restaurant

Kyle and I stumbled upon Gringo restaurant one rainy Saturday afternoon in Vancouver, with the intention of sitting down for a few tacos and good conversation. After finding out that the beer was only $3.50 all day every day, however, we quickly turned what was supposed to be a brief pit stop to the beginnings of some serious day drinking. ... Read More »

His Take: Wind Down the Night at Gringo in Blood Alley

His Take: Wind Down the Night at Gringo in Blood Alley

A lot of the restaurants that Jamie and I have recommended over the past few years have been stand-outs in a culinary sense. I wouldn’t be surprised if the good majority of our friends, who know us quite well, would have assumed that we were quickly becoming – God forbid – foodies. I hate that word, with a vengeance. It’s ... Read More »

Couple of Yuppies Dance Southeast Asia: Part II

Couple of Yuppies Dance Southeast Asia: Part II

In the second part of our Southeast Asia travel video, we go through Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Out of all of these countries, Indonesia was by far our favourite leg of the trip, as we got to see Komodo Dragons, swim with Manta Rays and even see a beach with pink sand. Read More »

Couple of Yuppies Dance Southeast Asia: Part One

Couple of Yuppies Dance Southeast Asia: Part One

Here’s a glimpse of our Southeast Asia trip. The video consists of footage from China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, and the rest of the trip can be viewed in the second video of this series. If these clips give people a taste of adventure and the urge to see the world, then we’ve done our jobs and couldn’t be happier. ... Read More »

What to Expect from a Chinese Massage

What to Expect from a Chinese Massage

Kyle had been craving a Chinese massage ever since arriving in the country, but I told him to hold off until Thailand where I was sure you could get them for much cheaper. However, after climbing Huangshan mountain our calves were killing us, so we caved and forked over the $11 for a lower body massage. HOLY SHIT IT WAS ... Read More »

Interview with Frank’s Kitchen

Interview with Frank’s Kitchen

Frank and Shawn from Frank’s Kitchen took the time to sit down with Couple of Yuppies and chat about how the restaurant came to be, along with any challenges along the way. The husband and wife team have reinvigorated fine dining from a pretentious and costly endeavour to one that’s both affordable and casual. From the delicious entrees to the “surprises” delivered ... Read More »

Meet the Chef: Charcut Roast House

Meet the Chef: Charcut Roast House

Charcut Roast House in Calgary is now in its fourth year, and after Kyle gave rave reviews on Charcut’s set menu lunch, we jumped at the opportunity to sit down with owners Connie DeSousa and John Jackson. The two are also head chefs at the restaurant, both who’ve been working in the industry for over a decade. With experience at ... Read More »

Couple of Yuppies at Cypress Mountain Vancouver

Couple of Yuppies at Cypress Mountain Vancouver

Couple of Yuppies hit up the slopes of Cypress Mountain Vancouver during Christmas of 2012, and managed to ski on a crystal clear day. Cypress is a mere half hour away from downtown, making it extremely accessible to visitors. A local shuttle bus even runs so that eager skiers and snowboarders don’t miss a chance to lay the first tracks. ... Read More »

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