BEACH BAY CAFÉ & PATIO’S CHEF FELIX ZHOU DEBUTS NEW SPRING MENU

  Enjoy fresh seafood and sunset cocktails on the perfect patio for the sunny season Beach Bay Café’s patio is now open for the season and Executive Chef Felix Zhou’s newly refreshed menu makes it the perfect place to enjoy happy hour get-togethers, sunset cocktails and to tuck into delicious, fresh seafood just steps from the beach. “Spring brings…

Vancouver TheatreSports™ League Serves Up Killer Cocktails to Accompany a Killer Comedy

To complement Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s (VTSL) improvised parody, Throne and Games – A Chance of Snow, Paul Belsito, bar manager of VTSL’s Neil Macrae Bar & Lounge, has created a trio of tasty potions inspired by the characters and locations in the popular HBO TV series. Tyrion’s Wine – represents the Lannisters.  A sangria (in…

#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  …

Festival of the Spirits – BC Distilled 2016

    BC Distilled is BC’s premier craft and micro-distillery festival. Its goal is to celebrate and promote British Columbia’s many specialty distilleries. The festival is the largest spirits event in Canada reserved exclusively for local distilleries.    In addition to 26 distilleries, there were several restaurants and other exhibitors in attendance, some of which…

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…