HOT TOWN, SUMMER IN THE CITY: RAILTOWN CAFE ANNOUNCES 2016 DATES FOR ITS POPULAR SATURDAY TAILGATE BARBECUE SERIES

   Soak Up the Sun and Tuck into a Southern Barbecue-Inspired Feast with All the Fixin’s When Railtown Hosts Second Annual Streetside Parties Beginning this May   Railtown Cafe is taking it to the streets again this summer when the counter-service hotspot continues its wildly popular al-fresco-style Tailgate Barbecue Series on select Saturdays in the heart…

Taste Washington Toasts Another Fruitful Year

Record number of attendees, wineries, restaurants and celebrity chefs  concoct recipe for success   Taste Washington, Seattle’s premier wine and food event, reported its highest overall attendance in 2016; both in event participants, and also for participating restaurants and wineries. The 19th annual event took place March 31-April 3 at various venues throughout Seattle and…

Sweet Taste of Success

  Being a writer for My VanCity is always a pleasure. I get to attend a wide variety of arts events that entertain, delight, educate, fascinate and amuse.  And sometimes I even get to indulge my taste buds! Such was the case earlier this month when I got invited along to Faubourg Paris on Hornby…

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…

PETITS FOUR: THOMAS HAAS WEARS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR CROWN AT 2016 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Renowned Pâtissier Celebrates Five Wins in Six Years Overall Since Award’s Inception in 2011   In what has become something of a delicious tradition, renowned chocolatier and pâtissier Thomas Haas was named Pastry Chef of the Year for the fourth consecutive time at the 2016 edition of the annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards ceremony last…

SOIRETTE CELELBRATES MOTHER’S DAY WITH HIGH TEA, SPECIAL TREATS AND A POP-UP AT OAKRIDGE CENTRE

  Mother’s Day is a time of celebration at Soirette! Delectable high tea, beautifully packaged baked treats and delicious macarons are just some of the offerings we have to show mom how much she is loved. Treat mom to something out of the ordinary – a special Mother’s Day High Tea! Artistically crafted, it is…

Siena Restaurant Supports Men’s Cancer Initiatives with Balls

  Even the strongest man is sensitive and vulnerable in some parts.  That’s why, from Tuesday, April 26th until Thursday, May 12th 2016, Siena will offer a special Balls-themed menu as a men’s cancer fundraiser.  The restaurant will donate $7.00 from the sale from each prix-fixe “Balls” menu to the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and…

Vancouver Foodster presents the 2nd Cheesecake Challenge 

  Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Cheesecake Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their cheesecake creations into this challenge, some of the restaurants and bakeries have created a special cheesecake creation just for this challenge and others have entered their top choice off their existing menu. Each restaurant and bakery…

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…

FIT FOR A KING: ROYAL DINETTE CROWNED BEST NEW RESTAURANT AT ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

    Locavore-forward Restaurant’s Founding Chef/Owner David Gunawan Also Anointed Chef of the Year at Annual Awards Gala   Marking its eighth month of authentic, farm-to-table fare in fine style, Royal Dinette was crowned Best New Restaurant last night at the 27th annual edition of the prestigious Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, while its founding chef and…

CREW D’ÉTAT: CAFÉ MEDINA MANAGER JENNA BRISCOE BESTOWED WITH SERVICE ALL-STAR NOD AT VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Briscoe Among Five Singled Out for Industry Excellence at 27th Annual Awards Gala   A longtime fixture at Café Medina, manager Jenna Briscoe was honoured among a standing-room-only crowd of industry peers with a coveted Service All-Star designation at the 2016 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Originally from Alberta, Briscoe began her career in the restaurant industry in…