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Railtown District Comes Alive for Five Exclusive Streetside Barbecue Feasts

  MEAT AND GREET: BARBECUE CHAMPION RAILTOWN CAFE ADDS SIZZLE TO SUMMER WITH SATURDAY TAILGATE BARBECUE SERIES The grillmasters at Railtown Cafe are set to prove that where there’s smoke there’s fire, hosting a series of five streetside Tailgate Barbecue events at their fun and funky cafe in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Railtown District on select Saturdays this summer season. Kicking off June…

VENI, VIDI, VINO: CIBO TRATTORIA TO UNCORK EXCLUSIVE SERIES OF FIVE-COURSE DINNERS SPOTLIGHTING ITALIAN WINE  

Series Begins May 6 with Focus on Wines Hailing From the Veneto Region  Cibo Trattoria is set to take aficionados of all things Italian on an inspired tour of the country as the restaurant launches a series of five-course dinners that shine a light on some of Italy’s most famous cuisine and wine-producing regions. Cibo Trattoria…

3rd annual Woman2Warrior in Vancouver rallies 325 local women to raise $125,000 for Easter Seals BC

  More than 325 women from across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley banded together at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium today for Woman2Warrior, Vancouver’s only all-women charity obstacle adventure race benefiting Easter Seals camps in BC. The newly proclaimed warriors conquered five kilometres of trails, track and grass along with 12 demanding obstacles to raise over $125,000,…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 2nd Taco Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Taco Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their taco creations into this challenge, most have created a special taco creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their tacos on their menu from May 21 – June 14, 2015. Little Mexico Cantina Tacos Cantineros Price:…

Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge Award Winners 

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Burnaby, and Langley.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 22 – May 17, 2015. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge for their People’s Choice favourites. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate…

Historic Vancouver Island Winery Reopens May 23

Blue Grouse Estate Winery invites the public to attend the grand opening of their new tasting room and winery facility at 2182 Lakeside Road in Duncan, British Columbia on Saturday, May 23 from 11am to 5pm. Nestled in the heart of Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley, Blue Grouse is one of Vancouver Island’s first wineries, working with vines originally planted in 1977. Winemaker…

Okanagan Crush Pad Opens Full Time in June

 Okanagan Crush Pad Winery Opens Daily For Summer Okanagan Crush Pad winery named one of five British Columbia wineries with beautiful architecture by Troy Townsin at CBC news  The Story:  Okanagan Crush Pad winery is gearing up for its fourth visitor season with an expanded tasting room offering a rare glance into the art of winemaking. Okanagan Crush Pad…

GIVEAWAY – We are One: 3rd annual Woman2Warrior presented by Subway invites women to band together for Easter Seals 

WIN a Warrior Prep Pack valued at over $300, which includes the following: $50 gift card to Subway $50 gift card to Nesters One box of Clif Bars One 6-pack of Formula 4 Water One Luna Bars t-shirt One copy of IMPACT Magazine Free team registration for Woman2Warrior (4 participants) To enter leave a comment and…

The Evolution of Easter Seals BC

On Sunday, May 24, hundreds of women from across the Lower Mainland will be participating in Woman2Warrior, Vancouver’s only all-women charity obstacle adventure race. Proceeds from the race will help raise awareness and funds to send children and youth with disabilities to Easter Seals Camps in BC. I’m writing to you in hopes that you would be interested in…

EAT! VANCOUVER FOOD + COOKING FESTIVAL TOASTS UNPRECEDENTED GROWTH, SUCCESS OF 2015 EVENT 

 Canada’s Largest Celebration of Food and Drink Marks Biggest Year To Date, Donates $15,607 to Local Community Charity Partners, Announces 2016 Dates More than 30,000 food and drink aficionados were happy to bite off more than they could chew — and support a number of local charities in the process — at the 2015 EAT! Vancouver Food…

OLO Serves Up Snack Menu For Late-Night Noshers

OLO Serves Up Snack Menu For Late-Night Noshers Local fare adds fresh flavours to Victoria dining scene   Peckish night owls now have a new option to tantalize their taste buds right in the heart of Victoria’s bustling Chinatown. OLO, a farm-to-table establishment with a focus on local, sustainably raised ingredients, is now serving up…

The Wines of British Columbia, Celebration of BC Pinot Noir & Visa Infinite Welcome Steven Spurrier for Inaugural Okanagan Visit

THE WINES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CELEBRATION OF BC PINOT NOIR & VISA INFINITE WELCOME STEVEN SPURRIER FOR INAUGURAL OKANAGAN VISIT   The BC Wine Institute, Celebration of BC Pinot Noirs and VISA Infinite are proud to welcome renowned wine judge and writer Steven Spurrier to BC Wine Country this summer! The secret is out: BC is producing…

JOIN THE GARAGISTE WINE PARTY! 

 In 2015 the coolest winemakers are hitting the road with Festivals scheduled in Vancouver & Kelowna   After the huge success of their inaugural SOLD OUT Festival last September at Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls, Garagiste North has planned two Festivals this year! The first of its kind in Canada, ‘Garagiste North’ (The Small Guys Wine Festival),…

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