#FridayFavourites – things to do in Vancouver

  Celebrated Pastry Chef Tamera Clark Returns Home to   Sip, Savour and Celebrate at the 2016 Fest of Ale   ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF REFLECTIONS   PAELLA DAYS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ADDS NEW CHAPTER   FINE FOOD and FISHY FRIVOLITY   EarthBites Long Table events at Rocky Mountain Flatbread  …

Callister Brewing and Machine Ales

  Christopher Lay and Diana McKenzie opened Callister Brewing in 2015. Located on Franklin Street, just off of Clarke, Callister operates as a custom brew facility, renting space and equipment to three other brewers. The line up changes year to year, but this gives people interested in pursuing their passion an opportunity to hone their…

Railtown Cafe Opens for Saturday Service April 2

WEEKEND WARRIORS: RAILTOWN CAFE ADDS SATURDAY SERVICE TO ITS DAILY CHEF-DRIVEN LINEUP STARTING THIS SPRING Railtown to Host Customer Appreciation Day on April 2, Partial Proceeds From Half-Price Salads, Sandwiches Donated to Charity Already well established as a popular weekday hotspot thanks to its unique brand of fresh, made-from-scratch comfort food, Railtown Cafe will expand its chef-driven lineup to include…

St. Patrick’s Day at The Irish Heather

No cover, no green beer, and no plastic clovers! Did you know it wasn’t until the early 1970s that pubs in Ireland were allowed to open for that most iconic of Irish festivities, St. Patrick’s Day? It is a holy day of obligation in Ireland and best likened to Canada’s Thanksgiving. Vancouver’s only Irish-owned bar will…

East Side Beer Fest 2016

Liberty Merchant Company proudly presents the 4th Annual East Side Beer Fest tasting event. This Liberty-sponsored event is in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, which helps provides food for up to 25,000 people in need each week. All proceeds from both ticket sales and draw prizes directly support the GVFBS. The evening…

Take a Walk on the Road to Dublin starting March 1

Visit Donnelly Group pubs for a chance to win a trip to Dublin This March, Donnelly Group is launching a celebration and contest to get everyone in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day. The Road To Dublin will shine a light on Irish beer styles while offering one lucky winner the chance to experience Irish beers in…

THE BREW ABIDES: VANCOUVER BREWERY TOURS ROLLS OUT INAUGURAL BIG LEBOWSKI BREWERY AND BOWLING TOUR

Lebowski-themed Tour Includes Custom Beer Samples, Costume and Trivia Contests at Local Breweries and Bowling at Grandview Lanes   Fans of the Coen Brothers’ seminal noir cult classic The Big Lebowski are invited to don their housecoats, shades and jelly shoes and drop in to see what ‘condition their condition is in’ when Vancouver Brewery Tours hosts their…

Butcher and Bullock Cask Night

At the invitation of Liam Peyton, Beer Ambassador for the Donnelly Group, I headed down to the Butcher and Bullock on West Pender, just east of Burrard, for their ‘Smoregasboard’ beer event. The crew from Parallel 49 was on hand to tap their cask of a special brew. The background here is that a Knob…

The Yale – Born Again

The 126-year-old Yale Hotel, a long time staple on the Vancouver blues circuit, closed its doors in 2011. This Vancouver icon, at the corner of Granville and Drake has seen it’s fair share of legendary blues musicians over the years, including Jim Burns, BB King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Johnny Winter and…

Raise a Glass to Powell Street Craft Brewery at Hart House Dinner

The next event in Hart House Restaurant’s Brewmaster Series features Vancouver favourite Powell Street Craft Brewery (PSCB).  On Thursday, April 7 2016, the Burnaby restaurant will host a five-course dinner with beer pairings from the award-winning microbrewery.    Guests for the event will be treated to a canapé reception with beer pairing at 6:00pm.   PSCB’s brewer…