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A project of the Steveston Community Society and Richmond Agricultural and Industrial Society

The Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market is gearing up for a sixth year starting on Sunday, May 4th, 2014, and will operate from 10:00am to 4:00pm the first and third Sundays each month through September. “We’ve got a great mix of vendors lined up for this year’s summer season including several new vendors along with returning customer favourites,”…

Mother’s Day Brunch at Miradoro Restaurant

Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th with a special brunch at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards destination restaurant, Miradoro, recently honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining in the 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Located amongst the stunning views of the South Okanagan Valley wine country, Mother’s Day at Miradoro is sure to be memorable with Chef Jeff Van…

Calabash Bistro to launch weekend brunch

Get your island food fix from sunup to sundown starting Saturday, May 10 Taste the Caribbean! Calabash Bistro, a vessel for quality Caribbean food, drink, music and art, will begin serving up Caribbean-style brunch to match its much-loved reggae vibe every weekend starting Saturday, May 10. Foodies will no longer have to curb their cravings and wait…

HAWKSWORTH YOUNG CHEF SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION 2014

Who is eligible to apply for the HAWKSWORTH Young Chef Scholarship 2014 Competition? 1. Young Canadian Chefs under the age of 28 2. Young Chefs who have Red Seal certification 3. Young Chefs who are working full-time with a professional kitchen It’s time to get going, only 10 days left to apply. Deadline May 5,…

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Brings Home Gold at 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards Gold, Best Winery/Vineyard Dining Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek, British Columbia’s premier winery restaurant, was honoured with a gold medal for Best Winery/Vineyard Dining, for the third consecutive year at yesterday’s 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards.   Miradoro at Tinhorn…

Vancouver’s Best Upscale Restaurant 2014: Hawksworth Restaurant

25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards   Gold, Best Upscale  Bronze, Best Downtown  Premier Crew, Denisa Johnova  Vancouver, BC (April 23rd, 2014) – The Hawksworth Restaurantteam was thrilled to take home the top award last night for Best Upscale Restaurant at the 25th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Holding on to the Best Upscale top spot for…

Help make Catfé happen in Vancouver!

What is Catfé? Catfé is one part cafe, one part foster home for cats, and all parts community gathering space for cat lovers in Vancouver in need of some quality kitty time. We’ll have a colony of adoptable cats living onsite, and will offer drinks and snacks, wifi access, a library of books and boardgames…

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Welcomes New Winemaker Andrew Windsor

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is pleased to introduce their new Winemaker Andrew Windsor. An experienced bon vivant and global traveller, Andrew brings a unique blend of passion and scientific knowledge to the winery.   Tinhorn Creek’s approach to winemaking has always been collaborative and Sandra Oldfield will continue this tradition by running the winery as CEO…

Cycling Tour of the South Okanagan May 23-24

“Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour of the South Okanagan May 23-24 weekend, based out of Black Hills Estate Winery Join Black Hills Winemaker Graham Pierce and a group of 30 other wine & cycling lovers for a very special weekend in the South Okanagan. Enjoy riding through the beautiful Okanagan vineyard country by day and tasting…

The Gloves are Off for a Rosé Smack Down

Happy Wine Wednesday! It’s time for our 2nd annual Rosé Smack Down! Michael Bartier and David Scholefield are once again defending their favourite rosés. Michael Bartier is on team Haywire while David Scholefield is putting up a fight for Bartier Scholefield. Here’s what they have to say about their favourite rosés:     Michael Bartier on the Haywire Rosé: Wine should be…

Odd Society Spirits Win Gold and Silver

East Van Vodka Takes Home Multiple Awards from the  2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition The 14th annual San Francisco Worlds Spirits Competition officially announced their 2014 winners yesterday. Odd Society Spirits received multiple awards for their East Van Vodka,taking home gold for package design, and silver in the vodka category. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is regarded as one of the…

CONTEST Win 2 tickets to Dish n’ Dazzle May 1

We’ve joined with BC Hospitality Foundation to bring you this great contest! Contest starts on Monday, April 14 and ends at midnight on Sunday, April 20. Dish ‘n Dazzle returns on Thursday, May 1 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in the  Park View Terrace. The BC Hospitality Foundation  and  Wines of New Zealand present a spectacular night of food, wine and…

Enjoy a gourmet Mother’s Day with Faubourg Paris

Vancouver’s trio of Parisian boulangerie pâtisseries catering to sophisticated gourmands, and amateur epicures alike, have some suggestions just in time for Mother’s Day.  With Mom’s big day fast approaching, it’s time for devoted descendants to make plans to pamper their beloved matriarch. Heavenly High Tea  Faubourg Paris sets itself apart from cookie-cutter contemporaries with handcrafted, authentic Parisian delicacies created…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 1st Creme Brulee Challenge

After a successful Mac and Cheese challenge comes more comfort food and the focus this time is on dessert, here is our 1st Creme Brulee Challenge featuring 9 restaurants and bakeries in Vancouver that runs from April 11-30, 2014. Participating restaurants are showcasing Creme Bruilee dishes that were specially created just for this challenge and all…

Vancouver Foodster launches the 1st Burger Palooza

For all the burger lovers! We invite all those who love meat to tantalize their taste buds at several restaurants throughout downtown Vancouver! This afternoon tasting extravaganza goes from 2pm until 6pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates. Touring several restaurants guests will have a chance to eat all types of burgers (which may include beef, bison, pork, lamb, chicken, and more), with…

Creme Brûlée Challenge April 11 – 30

The Vancouver Foodster Creme Brulee Challenge running April 11-30, 2014 at restaurants all over Vancouver!  You taste & vote!     Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite creme brulee creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. After you have tried each of the…

CONTEST – Win 2 tickets to YVR Foodies @ Seventeen89

We’ve gotten together with YVRFoodies to throw a contest, we’re offering two tickets to YVR Foodies @ Seventeen89 Restaurant on May 4 (2:00 – 4:00 pm) The May event is going to be the best one yet with a jam-packed event full of inspiring speakers, engaging performers, and of course some delicious food at Seventeen89. Co-owner and Chef…

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