East Van Vodka Aged to Perfection 

Odd Society Spirits Celebrates 2nd Birthday with Barrel-Aged Vodka   Odd Society Spirits is commemorating their second birthday with the release of their first barrel-aged vodka on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Made by hand in East Vancouver from twice-distilled BC-grown malted barley, and aged in whisky barrels for four months, Odd Society’s Aged Vodka is warm, creamy and smooth…

BACONFEST AT URBAN DIGS FARM SEPTEMBER 26TH: 6PM – 10:30PM

Head to Urban Digs Farm for their 6th annual celebration of everyone’s favourite food group…… BACON! So much baconey goodness! Only $5 general admission (free for members) gets you in and covers your entertainment. Still Spirits will be performing their punk/bluegrass magic so bring your best dancing shoes. Bacon inspired dishes and drinks for $5 a plate/glass…

LONDON TOWN: EXPERIENCE THE ALL ENGLAND CLUB

Torafuku’s Max Borrowman captures top spot in the Global Beefeater MIXLDN Bartender Competition Regional Final   “I truly had fun creating this cocktail for the Beefeater MIXLDN competition and so honoured to be selected for the final round in Toronto,” explains Borrowman. “Since the theme was the evolution of London and its cocktail culture, there…

Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar marks its 60th Anniversary with “Celebrate with Hy’s” Contest

Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar is proudly celebrating its Diamond Anniversary this fall. The restaurant chain, founded in 1955 in Calgary by Hy and Barbara Aisenstat, has been Canada’s premier steakhouse brand ever since. To celebrate turning 60, Hy’s is inviting guests to “Celebrate with Hy’s” on social media. Having played host to so many…

Summer Time, Sangria Time @Sam_WineTeacher

The Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge Awards are just in. This event involved nine sangria creations from restaurants in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond and Langley. In the media judges’ category, the results were: First place was a tie! The Apron (Richmond) with their Solstice Sangria, described as a bright refreshing white sangria with fresh herbs and…

Embracing the Summer of Spritz

Summer is fleeting so when the sun is sizzling my skin and I’m wiping the sweat from my brow rather than complain I’m open to cooling suggestions. One welcome recommendation this year comes from the iconic Italian aperitif Aperol in the form of its Aperol Spritz cocktail. Festive with its bright orange colour, the Aperol…

Vancouver Foodster announces the Sangria Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Sangria Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Sangria creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their sangria creations on their menu from July 8-30, 2015. A few of the unique creations in this challenge: Catch 122 The White Dragon The White Dragon Price: $12…

BEST OF CLASS: BITTERED SLING’S LAUREN MOTE CROWNED 2015 DIAGEO WORLD CLASS CANADA BARTENDER OF THE YEAR

It’s been a banner year for Lauren Mote, as the Bittered Sling Bitters co-proprietor and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar manager was just crowned the 2015 Canadian Bartender of the Year in Canada’s biggest and most celebrated bartending competition, Diageo World Class Canada. Hot on the heels of her Bartender of the Year award at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards…

Top Shelf at BC Distilled 2015

Top Shelf at BC Distilled   The Results are in for the 2015 BC Distilled Best of Show  On Saturday, April 18, over 600 local spirits enthusiasts sampled their way through the province’s finest offerings at BC Distilled, British Columbia’s premier micro-distillery festival. With two sold out public events, fourteen unique vendors to the previous year and a pop-up Legacy Liquor…

Lauren Mote Named Bartender of the Year at 26th Annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

BEST IN SHOW: LAUREN MOTE NAMED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 26TH ANNUAL VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS Bartender, Sommelier and International Spirits Diplomat Becomes Only Second Woman To Claim Prestigious Award   Bittered Sling Bitters co-proprietor and UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar manager Lauren Mote celebrated her 33rd birthday in fine style last night at the 2015 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards,…

B.C. Gin Gets Better with Age

Odd Society Spirits Releases Second Edition of Wallflower Oaken Gin Odd Society Spirits is set to launch their second release of Wallflower Oaken Gin on Friday, April 17, 2015. The East Van distillery doubled their production for this limited edition gin, aging 200 litres in American white oak rye casks for six months. With approximately 500 bottles available,…

EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival Announces BC Place Lineup, May 1 to 3

RAISE THE ROOF: EAT! VANCOUVER FOOD + COOKING FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR THE ULTIMATE CONSUMER FOOD SHOWCASE AT BC PLACE MAY 1-3Tickets On Sale Now for Three-day Exposition and Tasting Show That Closes Out Canada’s Largest Celebration of Food and Drink The culinary world descends on Vancouver the weekend of May 1 to 3 as the 13th…