GIVE THE GIFT OF DINE OUT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s hotel and event tickets on sale now    The trees are dressed, light displays are up, and Vancouver chefs and organizers are gearing up for Canada’s largest food and drink festival. Presented by Tourism Vancouver, the 13th annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a little over a month away – and … Read moreGIVE THE GIFT OF DINE OUT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

OPUS Vancouver reveals chic new design for iconic cocktail lounge 

Vancouver’s newest bar destination re-imagines intimate hotel lobby space Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel, an iconic city hotspot well known for its creativity, design and service excellence, is pleased to present the new OPUS Bar: an effortlessly stylish cocktail destination re-imagined by acclaimed Vancouver interior designer Robert Bailey in collaboration with design consultant Craig Stanghetta. “The new … Read moreOPUS Vancouver reveals chic new design for iconic cocktail lounge 

IVSA @Sam_TheWineTeacher New Product Salon

What is the IVSA?  Most likely, you’ve never heard of them before, but you should be very glad they exist. When was the last time you were introduced to an interesting new beer, wine or liquor?  Was it at a pub, a lounge, a restaurant or in a liquor store?  Then you can thank the … Read moreIVSA @Sam_TheWineTeacher New Product Salon

Bittered Sling Unveils a Bold New Look for its Award-Winning Lineup

BITTERED SLING UNVEILS A BOLD NEW LOOK FOR ITS AWARD-WINNING LINEUP OF COCKTAIL BITTERS AND CULINARY EXTRACTS   Redesigned Gift Pack 2.0 Inspired by Birth of “Cocktail Culture” Era, Appearing on Retail Shelves in Time for Holiday Gifting  Continuing to provide an inspired twist to cocktail culture across North America and beyond, Vancouver-based Bittered Sling has … Read moreBittered Sling Unveils a Bold New Look for its Award-Winning Lineup

CRAWL INTO WILD RICE THIS HALLOWEEN

Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins – join Wild Rice Market Bistro on Friday, October 31st for New West’s Creepy Columbia Halloween Pub Crawl.Starting at 6 p.m., this free, self-guided crawl involves 10 stops starting with Wild Rice. Wild Rice Market Bistro 810 Quayside Drive in The River Market 778-397-0028     [email protected] http://www.wildricebc.ca Chef Todd has created a Boo-tiful appetizer special – pork, bacon and scallop siu mai … Read moreCRAWL INTO WILD RICE THIS HALLOWEEN

Long Table Distillery @LT_Distillery Opens Cocktail Laboratory

  At Long Table Distillery they’ve always mixed a civilized gin and tonic, but now it’s time to shake things up with a newly designed tasting room and cocktail laboratory. This new space will officially open October 25, 2014 serving hand crafted cocktails from 1-7pm on both Thursdays and Saturdays with more hours to evolve … Read moreLong Table Distillery @LT_Distillery Opens Cocktail Laboratory

Legend Distilling Tasting Event at The Refinery October 16

  Legend has it… that small batch spirits are coming to Vancouver! Join us October 16th at The Refinery to sample this Naramata Distillery’s best custom cocktails and handmade spirits. On the Menu // DOCTOR’S ORDERS | GIN Lavender Martini ft. Forest Green Man Lavender SHADOW IN THE LAKE | VODKA Sweet tea ft. fresh … Read moreLegend Distilling Tasting Event at The Refinery October 16

Earls Fall Menu launch @LOFTatEarls Yaletown

  As we head into the Fall season our friends at Earls are hard at work testing dishes that are sure to delight. Just the other night I attended a media preview of what is to come and believe me you won’t be disappointed. We met for a meet and greet in the Earls Yaletown … Read moreEarls Fall Menu launch @LOFTatEarls Yaletown

Summerhill Leads Okanagan Cocktail Renaissance

  Award-winning Gerry Jobe joins Kelowna Winery as consulting bartender    Like no other winery, Kelowna’s Summerhill Pyramid Winery has been a gathering place for wine enthusiasts, artists, farmers, environmental advocates and progressive thought leaders to come together and share their stories and ideas, while thinking outside the bottle. This summer, Gerry Jobe, acclaimed Okanagan-based bartender, joins Summerhill … Read moreSummerhill Leads Okanagan Cocktail Renaissance

Join Taste of Yaletown to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2014, October 16 to 30

As residents of Interior BC, my husband and I jumped at the opportunity to preview the 10th Anniversary of Vancouver’s Taste of Yaletown (#TOY2014) for a “big city” experience. However, I have to say that even when we lived in larger cities, staycations offered the biggest bang for the buck in a retreat from the … Read moreJoin Taste of Yaletown to celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2014, October 16 to 30

La Dolce Vita September 16 2014

  “You should come to this tasting,” my son said. “You can get your bottle of 40-year-old signed.” The bottle in reference is a single malt from a distillery on the tiny island of Islay, in northwest Scotland. The maker was Bruichaddich and its distiller, the redoubtable Jim McEwan was due to arrive in Calgary … Read moreLa Dolce Vita September 16 2014

Touring Shelter Point Distillery

  A purveyor of single malt whisky sown, grown and distilled right here on Vancouver Island. Nestled between Courtenay and Campbell River this nearly 400 acre estate is home to Shelter Point Distillery. Since my first visit to Shelter Point Distillery they have added Still Master Vodka, a tripled distilled vodka infused with flavours. This … Read moreTouring Shelter Point Distillery

Odd Society Spirits Raises the Bar with Gin

  The Highly Anticipated Wallflower Gin is Available Now It’s the quiet ones that often take you by surprise. Shy and demure while awaiting the opportune moment for its official debut, Wallflower Gin by Odd Society Spirits is now the belle of the ball and is available on shelves at many of Vancouver’s finest cocktail bars … Read moreOdd Society Spirits Raises the Bar with Gin

Vamos a North Vancouver!

  El Matador Spanish Tapas has just launched a tasty new promotion called “Botanas y Bebidas,” or “snacks and drinks.” Every week from Sunday to Thursday, guests will score $2 off all tapas and $1 off all drinks before 5PM and after 10PM. Why tapas? Conversation is king for owner Paul Mon-Kau, and social dining is central to all three of his restaurants: The … Read moreVamos a North Vancouver!

La Pentola della Quercia New Summer Menus

  La Pentola della Quercia Introduces New Summer Menus and Cocktail List The season’s freshest ingredients showcased at Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel   As the summer sun heats up it brings sunshine to the city and a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables to La Pentola della Quercia’s kitchen door with daily deliveries of fresh juicy … Read moreLa Pentola della Quercia New Summer Menus

Vancouver Foodster presents the 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge

 After a successful Flatbread Challenge comes our 1st ever 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge featuring 7 restaurants and bars in Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver, that runs from July 4-27, 2014.  Participating restaurants are showcasing Cocktail creations which required them to use at least 60% local ingredients that would be found in 100 mile radius. All of these … Read moreVancouver Foodster presents the 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge

BITTERED SLING SPARKS A DISCO INFERNO AT TALES OF THE COCKTAIL® 2014

Vancouver-Based Bitters Company Leads All-Star Bartending Team to Annual Festival in New Orleans     Bittered Sling Extracts will soon add a dash of excitement and retro flair to the Big Easy when the Vancouver-based boutique bitters company travels to the 2014 edition of the annual Tales of the Cocktail® extravaganza in New Orleans, LA (July 16 to … Read moreBITTERED SLING SPARKS A DISCO INFERNO AT TALES OF THE COCKTAIL® 2014

Hup Holland Hup! World Cup Fever

  Hup Holland hup! Netherlands fans have World Cup fever and to keep his countrymen fuelled, Holland-born chef Paul Mon-Kau is sharing his favourite Dutch snack recipes. Mon-Kau, owner of The District Restaurant Group in North Vancouver, notes that when taking in the game at a typical Dutch pub or “bruin café”, deep-fried snacks and peanuts … Read moreHup Holland Hup! World Cup Fever

Long Table Distilleries & Walter Caesar Mix

With the first days of summer upon us and Canada Day fast approaching, its time to celebrate with some of BC’s finest offerings. Such was the case at the Long Table Distillery – www.longtabledistillery.com – this past Monday with a celebration of Canada’s national drink; the Caesar. Not long ago we were using just the basic … Read moreLong Table Distilleries & Walter Caesar Mix

The District Brasserie launches lunch service

  Looking to try something a little different for lunch? The search is over! The District Brasserie in North Vancouver is launching lunch service for the first time this month, following extensive renovations by owner Paul Mon-Kau. According to Mon-Kau, the growing demand for the cult dining outpost’s offerings meant that extended hours were a no-brainer. A … Read moreThe District Brasserie launches lunch service