Vancouver Foodster Burger Challenge Award Winners 

  The Vancouver Foodster 3rd Annual Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring several Burger creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 14-November 6, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based…

November, 2016 at Oyama Sausage Co.

  Oyama is delighted to announce that we are again at the top of the list in Westender’s Best of the City Dining readers’ choice awards.  Thanks to all the readers who voted us GOLD and the #1 choice in the Best Stall at Granville Island category, as well as GOLD for Best Deli.  We…

Langley Store Takes Home Silver Best Speciality Food Store 

   Vancouver readers’ poll recognizes the Fraser Valley Langley’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store wins Silver for Best Speciality Food Store in 2016 Best of the City Dining. The Fraser Valley food scene is also rapidly gaining popularity and acclamation with Langley’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store (Well Seasoned) winning Silver for Best Speciality Food Store…

Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge Award Winners 

  The Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge was a huge success featuring 6 Spaghetti creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their spaghetti creation from October 5-30, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste,…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa shines in the Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards 

#2 Top Hotels in Canada (excluding Vancouver) Victoria’s leading boutique hotel continues to triumph in 2016’s annual international travel awards, this time securing the position of #2 hotel in Canada (excluding Vancouver) in the 29th annual Conde Nast Traveler 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards with a score of 95.93. Moving up from #4 position in the 2015 awards…

#MarketMonday vendor Long Table Distillery BC Långbord Akvavit Named Best in Pacific Northwest.

Long Table Distillery’s Långbord Akvavit is Awarded First Place By Sip Northwest.   The magazine’s 2016 “Best in the Northwest” issue is now hitting newsstands with the announcement of this year’s winners for the region’s top spirits. Long Table Distillery, Vancouver’s first micro-distillery and craft distillers of international award winning small batch gins and seasonal spirits, took first place…

Christophe Bonzon named to prestigious Cacao Barry International Ambassadors Club

  Burnaby’s Christophe Bonzon, owner of Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie (4717 Hastings Street), was recently appointed to premium French chocolate Cacao Barry’s prestigious International Ambassadors Club. He joins more than 100 pastry chefs and chocolatiers from over 20 countries with this invitation-only honour, and just the fourteenth Canadian. “We can proudly announce, that Christophe Bonzon, high…

SEATTLE HOTEL ASSOCIATION SELECTS THE BARTELL FAMILY AS 2017 “EVENING OF HOPE” GALA HONOREES

The 20th Annual Evening of Hope Gala will be held on February 4, 2017, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Benefiting Mary’s Place  Seattle Hotel Association has selected the Bartell family as the honorees for their 2017 “Evening of Hope” Gala. The Association grants this honor to families and individuals who take a leadership role in the communities…

Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge Award Winners 

  The Vancouver Foodster 2nd Sangria Challenge was a huge success featuring 7 sangria creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their sangria creation from September 1-25, 2016. Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness…

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Ranked No. 105 on the 2016 PROFIT 500 Ranking 

PROFIT Magazine and Canadian Business rank Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria among their 28th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, was today ranked No. 105 on the 28th PROFIT 500, the definitive list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, ranked annually by PROFIT Magazine and Canadian Business. The PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian…

PHILANTHROPIST SAM BAKER TO RECEIVE THE 2017 CELEBRITY WAITERS LUNCHEON COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

  The Celebrity Waiters Luncheon (CWL) governing body will present Sam Baker, a Seattle philanthropist and partner at the law firm of Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, with the 2017 Community Service Award. This distinction will be bestowed at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel on May 12, 2017. The Community Service Award recognizes Baker’s long-standing…

Dances With Smoke takes home BBQ Grand Championship

  Three BC teams place first in individual BBQ categories   Eleven years of smoking hot BBQ and community fun were celebrated in Langley on Sunday, September 11 at the 2016 BBQ Off the Bypass (BOTB), presented by Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store and C&D Logistics, in partnership with Johnston’s. This year’s BBQ also welcomed the 7th annual Great BC Bake-Off…

Young chefs battle for top culinary prize, $10,000

  Tickets for live competition and celebrity chef dinner in Vancouver now open to the public   Eight finalists. One winner. Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship’s nationwide search for Canada’s top young chef will reach boiling point on Saturday, September 17 at Vancouver Community College, when finalists compete in a black box challenge to be crowned…

Fort Berens Estate Winery A Golden Lineup

  Things have turned golden for Lillooet-based Fort Berens Estate Winery. With the recent release of the results from the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition, all of the signature wines from Fort Berens have now been awarded gold medals. Rolf de Bruin, co-founder and co-owner of Fort Berens explained, “With the announcement of these…

Magnolia Hotel & Spa shines in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2016

  Victoria’s leading boutique hotel is in good company with Canada’s finest in hospitality     Leading travel authority, Travel + Leisure magazine announced their annual World’s Best Awards, with two categories exclusively for Canadian hotels and resorts. Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel & Spa was awarded #7 on the list of Best City Hotels in Canada, the…

Summerhill Goes for the Gold

  Cipes Brut wins Double Gold Medal at prestigious US competition Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Canada’s foremost producer of sparkling wine, has received a Double Gold Medal for its flagship Cipes Brut at the 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition (SFIWC). Celebrating its 25th vintage this fall, the Cipes Brut is the most consistently-awarded sparkling wine in Canada,…