After all, what better way is there to get to know an up-and-coming neighbourhood than by adopting a speed dating approach to your dining locale?Slowly but surely, New Westminster has made a name for itself amongst those who want proximity to downtown Vancouver, combined with a tighter-knit community and a strong sense of history.During the summer, Fridays on Front—an open-air market with food, music and licensing that allows you to stroll freely, local beer in hand—is a prime example of what makes this neighbourhood desirable.Most of us are familiar with the task of deciding whether to pursue an ongoing relationship with a restaurant after only a few bites of a signature dish.Luckily, their sparkling, sky-high liquor shelves and marble topped bar are easy on the eyes.The first sip of the night is the Bagpipes in My Ferrari (Glenmorangie, Disaronno, smoke and oak bitters), a dangerously smooth, scotch-based cocktail, and the first bite is of a classic Margherita pizza. We post a wide ranging array of articles plus updates on our dating events and parties.
A well-crafted cocktail is an excellent way to kick off a first date, especially if your date for the evening is Piva Modern Italian.
I order a chocolate chip Pazookie: a giant cookie, baked in a cast iron pan and served a la mode, and enjoy the cool evening air on the deck.
Reflecting on this evening of ‘dates’ and feeling the onset of a serious food coma, I’m charmed by this historic little city (fun fact: New Westminster was the original capital of British Columbia) and all of its culinary offerings.
Whether you hop on the Skytrain and spend the day exploring or begin a fresh chapter and move into one of the newly-built high rises, New West is a serious contender when it comes to food, drinks and everything in between.
It's all about what you Relish and finding someone to Relish those things with.