A City of Fantastic Tastes

Happy Food Year

bar lightsNow that the busy season of holiday food and cheer is just past and the cold of winter settles in, the future looks bright as each day creeps ever so much longer. Port Foody sends best New Year’s wishes to our readers past, present and future.

At Port Foody we look forward to 2018 and what it promises for the health and prosperity of the communities that we serve and for the people and places who make and purvey the wonderful tastes that make these communities, well, yum. We look, also forward, to seeing and tasting the new menus, dishes, and drinks that roll out over the coming months. We are excited to learn about the opening of new independent restaurants, caf├ęs, coffee shops, delis and other purveyors of food and drink that will enlarge and invigorate Port Moody’s already vibrant food culture. We, like many we know, look forward to Port Moody’s second annual Car Free Day and to the annual installments of the newish events like Oktoberfest, the Fraser Valley Food Truck Festival, Tri-Cities Cask Festival, and the Market at Brewer’s Row among others. And, we look forward to those well established local fairs, festivals and markets such as Port Moody Rib Fest, Golden Spike Days and the Port Moody Farmer’s Market to keep upping the quality of food and refreshment they have on offer.

When we started Port Foody with an auspicious, but quiet, soft launch back in July with our first article on the 2017 Port Moody Rib Fest, we had a vision to capture and communicate the burgeoning food scene in Port Moody and its environs. Over the ensuing months of development behind the scenes and in meeting with people and gathering critical, yet supportive, input that we learned that the people of Port Moody:

  • are passionate about the cultural life of our city and the creative contributions of chefs, butchers, fish mongers, brewmasters, bakers – and all of the people who live and work here or whom we welcome here from parts near and far.
  • recognize that independent enterprise defines the distinctive characteristics of our City of the Arts and appreciate the unique challenges these independents face with our city’s current and future growth.
  • are as socially active as they are culturally and love to be out and about in the city socializing and sharing conversation with friends old and new over food and drink with the terrific hospitality Port Moody’s establishments always have on offer.

As with all good magazines, online or otherwise, Port Foody remains a work in progress. Over the coming months, Port Foody will publish articles once every two weeks on Wednesdays for a start. As 2018 progresses and we continue to build our readership and resources, we will expand our published offerings:

  • In the spring, we will begin to publish First Thursday features on the first Thursday of each month as people make their way out and about Port Moody to experience events artistic, cultural and culinary.
  • Port Foody plans to begin posting advertisements around the end of March in order that we can grow and expand our content and our reach to new readers and new food lovers.
  • During spring break 2018 we will launch Port Foody Kids, a new irregular feature that gives a kid’s perspective on what tastes great in Port Moody (e.g. ice cream, burgers etc.).
  • Starting in the fall we will publish select sponsored content as we learn over the year of your interests through your valuable feedback.
  • In time for the 2018 Holiday Season, we will launch a small online shop that will provide a carefully selected number of locally made items for keeping or for giving.

Finally, while nothing is yet set in stone (in the interests of ensuring that our eyes are not bigger than our stomachs) we have been working on a plan to publish a physical copy of our first annual Port Foody Guide to showcase the yummy culture that we have in our city.

We thank you for your continued interest and support. Please contact us at cheers@portfoody.com to share your thoughts and ideas about what you would like to see in Port Foody and let us know of culinary things and happenings and events that you think we should know about.

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