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…

CPBA Bartender Book Swap and Sale

The First CPBA Bartender Book Swap and Sale is being held February 10th Ever since 1862, when Jerry Thomas published his “Bar-Tender’s Guide”, the first ever book of cocktail recipes, the technique, art and lore of drink-making have been collected into innumerable guides, bibles and compendia that have inspired and educated aspiring bartenders. With the…

It’s almost Valentine’s Day – Don’t Panic

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but not to worry we have you covered with some of our favourite ways to enjoy time with your sweetheart.   In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning “desire”) is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus…

Bigger than ever – BC DISTILLED

BC Distilled is back and bigger than ever. Canada’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival, featuring 26 BC artisan distilleries, is your chance to sample locally made gin, whisky, liqueurs, vodka and more. •The main tasting event takes place on Saturday, March 26 at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 6:30 to 9:00pm. •NEW this year: BC…

#TasteofThursday seasonal cocktail recipes

Today we’ve decided to shake things up a bit and we’ve added some extra love to our #TasteofThursday feature with four great seasonal cocktail recipes from Tacofino’s Julia Diakow.  Enjoy!       ‘Gold Rush’ Ingredients: ¾ oz Pisco Gobernador ¼ oz Triple Sec ½ oz Lemon Juice 1/3 oz Giffard Grapefruit Syrup 2 oz Jaume…

BITTERED SLING’S SPIRITS MASTER CLASSES

CLASS ACT: BITTERED SLING’S LAUREN MOTE TO CURATE SPIRITS MASTER CLASSES, ROBBIE BURNS DINNER DURING 2016 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL Seminars will Feature Topics Ranging from Scottish Whiskies to Tequila and Mezcal and Evolution of Bitters   Bittered Sling will go to the head of the class this January when the internationally-acclaimed artisanal bitters maker headlines a series…

BOULEVARD: CELEBRATE IN FINE STYLE AND FESTIVE FLAIR

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S IN FINE STYLE AND FESTIVE FLAIR AT BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR    Unwrap Christmas Eve Dinner, Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner. Ring in 2016 with Exclusive New Year’s Eve Seatings, New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will offer guests a series of festive feasts this holiday season as Executive Chef…

TICKETS ON SALE STARTING TODAY 

singletDINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL EVENT TICKETS ON SALE STARTING TODAY The 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival event schedule is the most diverse yet: decadent feasts inspired by culinary-minded films; a whisky-focused dinner with a nod to Robbie Burns; a wine-centric debate and BC VQA wine tasting; an elegant under-the-sea theme at the Vancouver Aquarium; and…

Welcoming Sabrine Dhaliwal

UVA WINE & COCKTAIL BAR ADDS EVEN MORE TALENT TO ALL-STAR TEAM BY WELCOMING SABRINE DHALIWAL AS LEAD BARTENDER Chic hotspot for wine and spirits shakes things up by adding award-winning mixologist UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar is bolstering its reputation as one of the premier drink destinations in Vancouver by adding blue-chip bartender Sabrine Dhaliwal…

Juniper a Regional, Cascadian restaurant

Juniper Rediscovers The Spirit Of the Pacific Northwest Regional, Cascadian restaurant shows home is where its heart is A fresh and vibrant distillation of the Pacific Northwest, Juniper proudly opens its doors December 3, 2015 in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood at 185 Keefer Street (corner Main Street). The 104-seat, spirit-forward restaurant and lounge, designed by Simcic & Uhrich Architects, is committed to showcasing the best of Cascadia. From rocky…