Oktoberfest Concert and Beer Hall

Heroic Opera presents an Oktoberfest Concert, with German opera, food, and BEER! Vancouver Opera company Heroic Opera will be toasting in its first fundraiser with an Oktoberfest celebration filled with German opera, food, and local craft beer. The concert will feature some of the best of Vancouver’s singing talent, including multi-award-winning singers who have performed … Read moreOktoberfest Concert and Beer Hall

A Traditional Alimentari from the Team behind Osteria Savio Volpe and Pepino’s Spaghetti House

The market and caffè brings an old world Italian perspective  to groceries, coffee and simple meals On Tuesday, October 9, the team behind East Vancouver’s Osteria Savio Volpe & Pepino’s Spaghetti House opened the doors of their third concept, La Tana – Italian for a fox’s den.   “What people do with food is an act that … Read moreA Traditional Alimentari from the Team behind Osteria Savio Volpe and Pepino’s Spaghetti House

Havana Vancouver officially re-opens!

Commercial Drive restaurant to re-open its doors today after 9-week closure   After a nine-week closure due to small kitchen fire, the Havana Vancouver team is thrilled to announce the official re-opening of the Cuban meets Pacific Northwest restaurant. Opening Wednesday, October 3 guests will again have the opportunity to enjoy Havana’s signature dishes including … Read moreHavana Vancouver officially re-opens!

Feast: Asian Dining Festival in Metro Vancouver Officially Launches

Feast: Asian Dining Festival, the newest and most exciting Asian Dining event in Metro Vancouver, is officially here and set to take place from Oct 10 – 21.  Feast will celebrate “..the best Asian cuisine in North America”, as heralded by the New York Times. Feast: Asian Dining Festival is a 12-day food extravaganza and … Read moreFeast: Asian Dining Festival in Metro Vancouver Officially Launches

Pick Your Poison this Spooktober

Pick Your Poison This Spooktober   ‘Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.’ Shakespeare’s three witches aren’t the only people who know how to brew a mean concoction.   This month is Spooktober at Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTS), and the company is presenting a ‘fangtastic’ foursome of appropriately spooky improv shows. As a ‘bone-anza’ … Read morePick Your Poison this Spooktober

Hotel Association of Vancouver Lottery Benefits BC Hospitality Foundation

The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Hotels to Help lottery is now open. Created by the Hotel Association of Vancouver (HAV) to benefit the BCHF, this year’s lottery offers a lineup of fantastic prizes. Tickets are on sale until 11:59 pm on October 22, 2018.   The core idea of the … Read moreHotel Association of Vancouver Lottery Benefits BC Hospitality Foundation

A Nightmare In Stanley Park – Celebrate Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

With goblin sharks, skeleton shrimp, bloodworms, vampire squid, and even ghost gear, the ocean can be a scary place sometimes. Explore the dark side of the ocean this Halloween After Hours event on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Vancouver Aquarium®, an Ocean Wise® initiative. Once the trick-or-treating is over and the kids are tucked in bed, … Read moreA Nightmare In Stanley Park – Celebrate Halloween at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Two Rivers Specialty Meats “The Shop” celebrates 1-year anniversary with new menu on October 13!

Award-winning supplier of ethical and sustainable meats to celebrate one year since opening public-facing butcher shop and restaurant Two Rivers Meats— The Shop will celebrate the one-year anniversary of their public-facing butcher shop and eatery on Saturday, October 13 with the launch of their new menu and a number of customer appreciation offerings. Two Rivers has been supplying … Read moreTwo Rivers Specialty Meats “The Shop” celebrates 1-year anniversary with new menu on October 13!

35th annual Vancouver Fall Home Show announces top five must-see attractions for 2018

Expert advice and inspiration return to the Vancouver Convention Centre West from October 18-21, 2018  From renovation overhaul to brand-new build, and DIY do-overs to one-day décor dreams, the Vancouver Fall Home Showis where big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration unite. Back in Vancouver for the 35th year for four days only – October … Read more35th annual Vancouver Fall Home Show announces top five must-see attractions for 2018

Join Canada’s Most Talented Young Chefs in Toronto

Canada’s Definitive Culinary Competition for Young Chefs delivers $10,000. Mentorsip, Community and Career Advancement Opportunities • 2018 Hawksworth Young Scholarship Program expands to include development and learning opportunities during national finals competition • Esteemed chefs and culinary leaders from across Canada judge ‘Black Box’ culinary competition, October 13th, George Brown College • Celebration reception & … Read moreJoin Canada’s Most Talented Young Chefs in Toronto

What’s happening this Fall at Quails’ Gate

  Hello Fall. It’s a busy time at the winery with fall colours appearing and harvest in full swing. So far, the vineyard team has picked Foch, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with more coming in daily. Our winemaking team has two exciting additions – our first concrete eggs (aptly named Julio and Enrique Egglesias). In … Read moreWhat’s happening this Fall at Quails’ Gate

Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

This post features some wineries I have tried for the first time. 2016 Chardonnay Fort Berens Lillooet, $18.98 Straw coloured with medium-light intensity.  Oak slightly dominates the nose (I like this style) followed by tropical fruit, citrus, butter and toast.   Good balance with good mouthfeel.  The flavours echo the nose.  Pleasing flavours linger on the … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

Pacific Theatre Presents: THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe

Pacific Theatre presents a With A Spoon production in association with Rumble Theatre THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe “Push further than you think you can – and keep on pushing, cause God damn it, I want to WIN.” Oct 19 – Nov 10   Under the cold lights of an indoor soccer field, nine teenage … Read morePacific Theatre Presents: THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe

Halloween Horror Hits New Heights in The Snapshots Collective’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Site-specific Production of Musical Thriller Brings to Life Bloody Tale of Murderous Meat Pies Just in time for Halloween, The Snapshots Collective presents the ghoulish musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street from October 10–31, 2018 at Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop in Vancouver’s historic Gastown. In this immersive, site-specific production, audiences will … Read moreHalloween Horror Hits New Heights in The Snapshots Collective’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Audiences Demand More Pie as Site-specific ‘Sweeney Todd’ Adds Additional Show

Due to popular demand, The Snapshots Collective is thrilled to announce an additional performance has been added to the run of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on Monday, October 15 at 8pm at Mrs. Lovett’s Pie Shop in Vancouver’s historic Gastown. In this immersive, site-specific production, which runs October 10–31, 2018, audiences … Read moreAudiences Demand More Pie as Site-specific ‘Sweeney Todd’ Adds Additional Show

Vancouver’s top chefs bring the hottest seasonal culinary trends to the Vancouver Fall Home Show

The city’s top local culinary experts will hit the Cooking Stage at the 35th annual Vancouver Fall Home Show from October 18-21, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Aspiring home cooks, turn up the heat and sharpen your knives – it’s your chance to get schooled by Vancouver’s top chefs on the Fulgor Milano … Read moreVancouver’s top chefs bring the hottest seasonal culinary trends to the Vancouver Fall Home Show

Red Truck Beer voted “Best Local Brewery” in the 2018 Best of Vancouver Awards

Second straight win comes as East Van Brewery expands into the United States   With another massively successful Truck Stop Concert Series and the opening of a new Truck Stop and brewery in Colorado in the rear-view mirror, it’s safe to say that 2018 has been a been a heck of a trip for Red … Read moreRed Truck Beer voted “Best Local Brewery” in the 2018 Best of Vancouver Awards