We Started A Podcast!!!

Simon and Shawn have started a podcast about how to save money in these wild times of rising food costs, aptly named “Eat | Drink | Cheap”. Each episode will take listeners on a journey through an ingredient, technique or whatever our two culinary conversationalists can think of relating to food, drink, thrift and mindfulness in the kitchen.

Check out all the new episodes on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or whatever podcast listening app you prefer, head on over to our podcast site at eatdrinkcheap.ca or eatdrinkbreathe.com\podcast or just click that new tab up there on the top right of our site.

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Eat | Drink | Cheap Episode 00 – Introductions

Shawn and Simon kick off their new podcast about how old recipes and new techniques can save YOU MONEY in a world of rising food costs and talk a little bit about themselves.



Music by john Palmer

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Sessions Taproom and Kitchen (Campbell River, BC)

A couple days before our Ace Brewing adventure, our crew met up at a Campbell River joint to plan some of our holiday adventures. Sessions Taproom and Kitchen had been suggested to me numerous times but despite biking by it to and from work for two years I’d never had a chance to sit down and enjoy it’s hospitality.

Shame on me for such an oversight. Not only does Sessions deliver an exceptional lounge/drinking experience, but it has – I’m not messing around here – the best pizza in our town.


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Ace Brewing (Courtenay, BC)

During a couple days off this summer Crystal, me and our MTB buddies Jen and Sean spent a scorching afternoon thrashing around Hornby Island’s beautiful Mount Geoffrey trail network. After packing up the bikes the crew needed shade, food and alcohol and seeing as the local Meadery was closed we headed to nearby Courtenay where the breweries are plentiful and the IPAs flow like Mrya Falls.

The newest of these watering holes, Ace Brewing opened up in 2019 just in time to fill the vacuum left by the now- defunct Forbidden Brewing. This cemented Courtenay’s hipster cred as a two brewery town and gave people a place to enjoy craft beer and a bit of socially-distanced social time during the worst of the pandemic.


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