Craft Brewing Comes to Coquitlam

  Mariner Brewing opened its door just a few days ago, right across from Milestones restaurant and from the looks of it, it has certainly struck a chord with local beer lovers. I had the good fortune to be able to sit down with partners Lauren Ang (25) and Byron Vallis (26) early Sunday afternoon,…

Joinery Squamish Offers Fresh, Local Cuisine

  There’s an exciting new addition to the culinary scene in Squamish.  Joinery is pleased to announce it opened its doors on September 15, 2017.   The restaurant is the newest initiative from the owners of Squamish’s Cloudburst Café and The Locavore food truck.  The Locavore quickly became a neighbourhood favourite, as well as a…

The Chan Centre Welcomes Back Renowned Irish Ensemble  The Gloaming

  Folk Supergroup Returns to Perform Evocative Ballads and Sweeping Melodies from Acclaimed Second Album ‘2’   The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the anticipated return of The Gloaming, Ireland’s acclaimed folk supergroup, October 15 at 7 pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The revered…

LET’S TALK TURKEY: RAILTOWN CATERING MAKES HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING EASY THIS OCTOBER WITH GOURMET THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGES

    Popular Thanksgiving Feast Comes in Both Ready-to-Eat and Ready-to-Bake Formats and Features Additional Incentive for Early-Bird Orders      For the third year in a row, Railtown Catering is helping hosts remove the hassle from the holidays by with its best-selling gourmet Thanksgiving To-Go packages, available for pickup or delivery in time for the…

ARTS UMBRELLA’S ICONIC SPLASH ART AUCTION AND GALA CELEBRATES 35 YEARS

  Raising funds to inspire creativity in young people   Experience the power of creativity at Splash – Arts Umbrella‘s 35th annual art auction and gala, presented by TD Bank Group. On Saturday, October 14, Canada’s leading non-profit arts organization for young people will be hosting an unforgettable art auction and gala featuring close to 100…

Ned Bell Releases First Cookbook: Lure – Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast

Chef and Sustainable Seafood Advocate Aims to Inspire and Educate the Home Chef   Popular Canadian chef and personality Ned Bell of Chefs for Oceans and Ocean Wise, is thrilled to release his long-awaited first cookbook, Lure. The creation of this thoughtful book has been a dream of Bell’s since completing his 8,700km bike journey…

Dinner at Burdock & Co a Garden of Earthy Delights from Burpee and garden therapy

  Last night I was one of a large group of media hosted by Burpee at a dinner held at local restaurant Burdock & Co with garden therapy‘s Stephanie Rose as the guest speaker.   Stephanie spoke about her passion for gardening and how it developed into her blog garden therapy where you can find all sorts…

Harvest Season at CheckMate

  Winemaker Phil McGahan and the CheckMate Team are well into the 2017 Harvest and Vintage.  We have begun with Chardonnay from our eastern vineyards on Osoyoos Lake Bench and Black Sage Bench which will become Capture, Knight’s Challenge and Little Pawn.  Our grapes are hand-picked at night, chilled, hand sorted and gently pressed to preserve the quality of the…

Upper Bench Winery receives its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for BC Wine 

  Naramata Bench chardonnay wins prestigious accolade    Upper Bench Winery and Creamery is thrilled to welcome the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, to its winery on the picturesque Naramata Bench this Thursday, September 14, to receive its first Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Excellence in British Columbia wines.     One of…

Museum of Vancouver Explores Our City’s Turbulent History of Protests with

  – City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism – Drawing from the Photo Collection of the Vancouver Sun and The Province, this Immersive Exhibition Revisits Moments of Action, Transformation & Detonation   The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) examines our city’s rich history of protest demonstrations with City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, a…

NEW BEER HALL AND RESTAURANT CONCEPT ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ TO OPEN IN VANCOUVER’S FRASERHOOD THIS SEPTEMBER

  Latest Addition to Gooseneck Hospitality’s Expanding Restaurant Roster Features 150 Seats, Wrap-Around Patio, Casual Fare and Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails Exclusively On Tap   Vancouver’s Gooseneck Hospitality — the team behind such award-winning restaurants as Wildebeest, Bufala and Lucky Taco — is set to unveil a brand-new casual dining and beer hall…

FALL TREATS from Beaucoup Bakery

  New and classic autumn pastries now available at Beaucoup Bakery   Step into fall with the return of classic favourites and new autumn-spiced pastries at Beaucoup Bakery & Café (2150 Fir Street). Returning treats include the pyramid-shaped Pumpkin Tart and decadent Apple Pie Croissant, while the latest creations by co-owner and head pastry chef…

Walk For Reconciliation

  On September 24th, 2017, Reconciliation Canada and the City of Vancouver are hosting the Walk for Reconciliation and the Reconciliation Expo, the third signature event for Canada 150+.   In 2013, Reconciliation Canada hosted the first Walk for Reconciliation, bringing 70,000 people together for the first event of its kind. We are hoping for another…