Chinese New Year & The Travelling Barista

Author: Shirley Wong

Apple pie homemade
My all-scratch apple pie has suddenly been demoted to a supporting role to Mike’s Coffee Road Show

“If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot.”

– Confucius

“Mom, I’m bringing apple pie to dinner,” I said.

“Oh, that’s nice. Thank you,” There was a pause. “Mike’s bringing the coffee, isn’t he?” Continue reading Chinese New Year & The Travelling Barista

Review of 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters (Mount Pleasant): Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Authors: Shirley and Mike Wong

Orange pistachio donut Parallel 49
The best things in life are sweet: Fresh coffee and hand-crafted doughnuts at 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters and Lucky’s Doughnuts in Mount Pleasant. This is Stop 3 in our weekly Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?”

– Homer Simpson

At one point in everyone’s life, you settle for less. Sure there is shame involved, but you do it anyway. So you crave something sweet and swing by a Safeway and slip on flimsy plastic bag gloves to fish out of the bakery bin some doughnuts soggily clumped together. Do you do it because after 7pm any day doughnuts are half price? Maybe.
Well ever since we tasted the Best Doughnut Ever, I’m going to have to ask Mike to up his doughnut standards.

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