Canada Day: Mamie Taylor’s Hosts RibFest 2017

  Eighth annual battle of the BBQs pits Vancouver’s top grill masters against each other for the coveted RibFest Cup   Calling all BBQ fans! RibFest 2017, the eighth annual ribs competition, will heat things up on Canada Day (Saturday, July 1) at Mamie Taylor’s in Chinatown, sponsored by Strange Fellows Brewing and Parkside Brewery and Mount Gay Rum.  …

Firehall Fetes Neighbourhood Food, Beverage & Art with Annual Celebration: – Eat. Drink. Play. –

  Signature Firehall Fundraiser Pairs Tastings from Gastown & East Van’s Hottest Brewers, Distillers, and Restaurants with Local Performance   The Firehall Arts Centre presents Eat. Drink. Play. on June 22, 2017, with doors opening at 7pm. Created to celebrate the incredible food and drink happening in the Firehall’s backyard, the event brings together the…

THE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS 2017 LINE UP

  NEW PROGRAMMING, WORLD RENOWNED MUSICAL ACTS, AND RETURNING FAVOURITES     The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has unveiled its line-up for the 2017 Fair at the PNE, British Columbia’s most iconic event and beloved tradition for thousands of families from across the province. Featuring special shows to celebrate Canada 150th birthday, internationally acclaimed musical…

H2 Rotisserie & Bar is The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver’s vibrant new eatery

  Informal hotspot highlights rotisserie, local producers, distillers and craft beer-makers   Upscale comfort food, local micro beer and regional spirits are the focus of The Westin Bayshore’s new H2 Rotisserie & Bar. Now open, the thoroughly modern restaurant and bar, with its unrivalled location on Vancouver’s iconic seawall, replaces both Seawall Bar & Grill…

Channel your inner Attila the Hun for Barbarian’s Feast at The Cascade Room, May 29th

Raise a pewter goblet to a truly meaty feast! Dictionaries define barbarians as uncivilized, primitive and wild. But to the less rigid, more convivial folks at The Cascade Room, hosting the inaugural Barbarian’s Feast on May 29th means they want to unleash your primal appetites and re-whet your giant appetite for life. The evening will…

Twenty Four Hours away at Tulalip Resort Casino – Total Dining Experience

  Tulalip Resort Casino’s Journeys East is only one of several restaurants to try at Tulalip, the options include Tulalip Bay, Blackfish, Cedars Cafe, The Draft, Eagles Buffet and Canoes Carvery. I’ve indulged in at least half of these dining spots and recommend them all. Dining at Tulalip Resort Casino ranges from casual to fine. With…

Our Favourites – what’s happening around town and more

  VO PRESENTS THREE NEW OPERA PRODUCTIONS AND BOLD PROGRAMMING AT THE INAUGURAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL April 28 to May 13, 2017   Limitless Laughs Abound in Western World   Kasandra Flamenco Presents – LA TARARA   JUST LIKE MOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE SERVES UP A NOSTALGIC DINNER IN HONOUR OF MOTHER’S DAY, MAY 14 Virtuous…

Celebrate a Day at the Races with Granville Room’s Kentucky Derby Party

The Kentucky Derby is one of the great Spring parties and the newly-renovated Granville Room is celebrating the occasion with Kentucky-inspired bacchanal on Saturday, May 6th. This year marks the return of Donnelly Group’s Derby party to its original Granville Room home and, along with feature food and drink, there will be Best Dressed prizes,…

Beer Ahoy! Lighthouse Brewing Introduces New Summer Ales

  Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing is pleased to announce two new additions to its family of hand-made, small-batch beers.  The Citrus Shore Session Ale and the Canada 150 Heritage Ale will be making friends at barbecues and on patios throughout the summer.   The Citrus Shore Session Ale was inspired by a historical maritime story.  In…

The Emerald refreshes its retro feel for spring

  Revamp blasts new vitality into club’s vintage décor, modern cocktails and irresistible bites at The Emerald   The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge is known for its deliciously old-school vibe. Recent refurbishments have injected new zest into this Chinatown destination, with its quirky ‘60s décor, authentically spirited cocktails and appetizing eats. “We’ve dedicated…