Archive for the ‘Restaurant Review’ Category

Shabusen Restaurant on Burrard St in Vancouver

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA says of Shabusen on Burrard St in Vancouver

We had the privilege to eat at a very unique restaurant today in Downtown Vancouver. ShabuSen, a Korean BBQ and “All you can eat Sushi” restaurant sits in a fairly easy to find location and the food and the experience were excellent!  We arrived at 1pm, were immediately seated, and were able to browse the easy to read menu while drinking delicious Jasmine tea. We ordered and our food came quickly. Bowls of raw beef, pork, and chicken (to cook over the BBQ that was in the middle of the table), plates of Gyoza (or dumplings), salmon and tuna sashimi, and California rolls, made up our delicious lunch. We enjoyed grilling pieces of beef, pork, and chicken over the BBQ with big metal tongs so that our chopsticks would not get contaminated. The pork was spiced with chili and quite spicy, the beef was tender and delicious, and the chicken was moist and tender.

I recommend Shabusen as it is a great place to eat and I would most certainly return when I find the time.

AHA MEDIA was invited to a dear friend’s birthday dinner party at Lougheed Wonton House in Port Moody

January 24, 2011 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA was recently invited to a very dear friend’s  birthday dinner party at Lougheed Wonton House in Port Moody! A delightful and fabulous time was had by all! 🙂

Thank you to our very dear friend for hosting us!  Happy Birthday!!! 🙂 We treasure every moment with you!

AHA MEDIA has a tasty Chicken Drumstick Lunch at Carnegie Centre for only $1.75 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

June 8, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA on a break from taking photos for Pivot’s Hope in Shadows 3-Day Photography Contest had a late Chicken Drumstick lunch at Carnegie Centre Cafeteria.

Carnegie Centre is a community centre operated by the City of Vancouver at the corner of Main and Hastings in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)

Today’s lunch included 2 Seasoned Chicken Drumsticks, Brown Rice and Lentils and Green Salad 🙂

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The meals at the cafeteria are much more nutritious and healthy than other options in the area. Very affordable for Vancouver Downtown Eastside residents as Carnegie provides meals that are well-balanced for any diet

Carnegie Centre Cafeteria is open from 9 am – 8pm

Breakfast and Lunch is $1.75

Dinner is $3.00

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AHA MEDIA is proud to be the Media Sponsor for the Vancouver Bloggers MeetUp at St. Regis Bar and Grill in Vancouver May 28, 2009

June 1, 2009 3 comments

AHA NEDIA was pleased to be the Media Sponsor of the Vancouver Bloggers MeetUp at the St. Regis Bar and Grill in Vancouver May 28, 2009.

The Regis Room located downstairs at the St. Regis Grill is a very spacious, welcoming room. Food highlights of the evening included the huge plates of  Nachos in which many bloggers took multiple photos to remember.

 Chef  Gerry Kleinhout and his friendly kitchen staff  went beyond their normal duties to help secure a power cord for our tech tools to charge which was very much appreciated 🙂

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Raul Pacheco with fellow speakers Lorraine Murphy, Colleen Coplick and Shane Gibson on a social media etiquette panel to help educate Vancouver Bloggers

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6:00-6:15 pm – Welcoming remarks (Raul)
6:15-7:00 pm – Shane, Lorraine and Raul opening commentary
7:00-7:45 pm – Discussion and moderation (Colleen and panel)
7:45-8:15 pm – Open discussion

Raul Pacheco

Shane Gibson

Lorraine Murphy

Colleen Coplick


Rules, Norms and Web 2.0: Etiquette in an Era of Evolutionary Social [Dis]Organization

Etiquette is frequently seen as a constraining set of behavioral rules, delineating what behaviors are appropriate within a certain social arena and which are not. But in a context of online multiverses, each with its own culture and demographic, what is truly the “right” thing, and how can we know it? Culture clashes and rapid evolution of social norms are ubiquitous in social media: why? What is appropriate etiquette? Is it portable across platforms? What are the ‘right’ kind of rules and norms in an unruly arena such as the online social media world? The participants in this panel will engage in a conversation about what constitutes etiquette, whether or not it relates to a moral imperative, whether it emerges as self-appointed leaders create specific sets of norms and discuss the evolution of etiquette in emergent social media. The implications for codes of behavior and etiquette in Web 2.0 are also discussed.

Many thanks to Chef Gerry Kleinhout’s own personal warm hospitality and attentive staff at the St Regis Bar and Grill helped to make a stress free and successful Vancouve Bloggers MeetUp.  

Below is a photo of Chef Gerry Kleinhout graciously giving  April Smith cheesecake after filming an informative evening of social media etiquette. The lucky folks who were able to sample the cheesecake remarked that it was very delicious!

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To see 41 photos, please see our Flickr

To see 10 videos of the Social Media Etiquette Panel, please see our Youtube

“Tweets and Eats” at Fets Bar on Commercial Drive in Vancouver

May 18, 2009 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA decided to go out and enjoy the beautiful May long weekend weather by celebrating on Commercial Drive.

We chose Fets Bar and Grill for their patio in the sun.

6 Fets Patio with Guitar shaped fencing

AHA MEDIA is now combining food reviews with Social Media and cellphone technology 🙂

Please see our Fets Bar photos and post at and follow our Live food review commentary via twitter – @Tweets_and_eats

Thanks very much! 🙂