TURN YOUR LIGHTS DOWN LOW: CAFÉ MEDINA HOSTS EXCLUSIVE MEDINA AFTER DARK: CHEFS’ KITCHEN PARTY EVENT JUNE 6

  Six Visiting Chefs Join Café Medina Kitchen Crew For All-Star, After-Hours Event With Partial Proceeds Donated To Mealshare Aid Foundation  The culinary stars align on Monday, June 6 at Café Medina as the breakfast, lunch and daily brunch hotspot opens its doors for an exclusive Medina After Dark event that will see six top local…

RAISING THE BAR: JS DUPUIS NAMED NEW BEVERAGE DIRECTOR AT BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR

    Award-winning Bartender to Showcase Top-shelf Local, International Spirits in Cocktail Program That Complements Restaurant’s High Standard of Food and Service Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar has added another industry all-star to an already well-established front-of-house roster by naming JS (Jean-Sebastien) Dupuis to the role of Beverage Director. Originally from Quebec, Dupuis headed west…

And They’re Off…The Deighton Cup 2016

Tickets to the summer’s most stylish trackside party go on sale today: Tuesday, May 10 starting at 9 am. Today is the day to secure first-run tickets to one of the most anticipated events of Vancouver’s summer season: The 8th Annual Deighton Cup. Presented by Droski/Turner and The Social Concierge, the breathtaking and stylish summer tradition will run on Saturday, July 16,…

GIN FOR THE WIN: LONG TABLE DISTILLERY’S LONDON DRY GIN GARNERS FIRST PLACE AT INAUGURAL VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS COMPETITION

Canadian Small-batch Craft Distillery Singled Out For First Place In Gin Category Long Table Distillery took a seat at the proverbial head of the table when the results of the inaugural Vancouver International Spirits Competition were announced on Saturday, April 16. The Vancouver-based small-batch craft distillery claimed first place in the Gin Category for its flagship London Dry Gin. Long Table’s London Dry…

It’s Friday…what are you doing this weekend and week ahead

  Tinhorn Creek Vineyards releases first vintage of Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay    Kelowna’s Lakeshore Wine Route returns with “Unleashed”   If Pigs Could “Moo” Popular Pig Out festival signals that summer isn’t far away     Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   TIME TO JAM All-day breakfast joint Jam…

THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES SUNDAY, MAY 8

  Restaurant Pays Homage to Moms by Offering Special Three-Course Brunch, Dinner Menus   On Sunday, May 8, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will help guests make the most of Mother’s Day by offering exclusive three-course brunch and dinner menus in both its expansive dining room and chic outdoor patio, which recently opened for the warm weather…

Spring Greens Break New Ground at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Restaurant!

  Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. Suzanne Fielden, a visionary and co-owner of three restaurants, warmly greeted me as I entered the Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurant in Kitsilano .  Suzanne and her husband, Dominic, are co-creators of the unique family restaurant focussing on health, community and education.  I was there on April 13th to experience the…

#FridayFavourites…places to go, things to do this weekend and thru April 28

    New Happy Hour, fresh menus and return of Sunday Supper Series signals start of spring at OPUS Hotel   BIRDS OF A FEATHER: ROYAL DINETTE’S JACK CHEN AND BURDOCK & CO.’S ANDREA CARLSON TAKE FLIGHT FOR FIFTH “UGLY DUCKLING” DINNER, APRIL 26    BEACH BAY CAFÉ & PATIO’S CHEF FELIX ZHOU DEBUTS NEW SPRING…

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…