Category: Openings

Opening parties at bars, cafes, cook stores, markets and restaurants around the city.

Tacofino Ocho Opening

I recently attended the opening party for the latest eatery from the Tacofino group in the Mount Pleasant/Olympic Village neighborhood. Each of their locations usually has a different name to give each a slightly different identity. This one is no…

Brewhall Opening

On August 8th, I attended the opening party for Daniel Frankel’s new Brewhall, Vancouver’s first and only craft brewery and large-scale foodhall, beerhall, arcade and coming soon beer store. They are a collaboration brewery, working with many brewing partners and…

Super Hiros Opening

A couple nights ago I attended the opening party for Super Hiro’s Restaurant on West Broadway in the Kitislano neighborhood. They had a traditional Taiko drumming performance for all of us to enjoy along with a sake drum hammering for…

Whole Foods Market North Vancouver Opens

I had a chance to preview the new Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver today which opens to the public on Thursday April 26. This store is 7th for the company in British Columbia and is around 40,000 square feet….

Pacific Poke Opening

I recently attended the opening party for Pacific Poke newest poke bar on West 4th Avenue in the Kitislano neighborhood. Partners,  Michael Tran, Dong Lam and Chef Ryan Mah,  launched the 3rd location for the company which specializes in poke…

The Victor Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party for the newest restaurant to open in the Parq Vancouver resort in downtown Vancouver. This restaurant is a stunner, based on Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla’s vision, the design concept and branding is…

Italian Kitchen Opening

Last night, I attended the relocation reopening party for the new Italian Kitchen Restaurant downtown on Burrard, this is Italian Kitchen 2.0 and it’s a beauty. Guests were treated to cocktails along with red and white wine flowing throughout the…

Bells & Whistles Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for the Bells and Whistles eatery in Fraserhood. Owned by Josh Pape and James, this is the latest eatery from this group and it’s a shining star in the neighborhood. It’s got a…

L’Éclair de Génie Opening

Yesterday I was fortunate to attend the media preview tasting of this a Paris, France-based pastry shop that specializes in éclairs. This is the first North American location on Vancouver’s fashionable Robson street, and they are hopeful to open more…

Hendricks Resto-Lounge Opening

On February 28, I attended the opening party for the new Hendricks Restaurant in The Westin Grand Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Overlooking the hustle and bustle of Vancouver’s Library Square, Hendricks Resto-Lounge is a 98-seat, contemporary twist on classic West…

Mak N Ming Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of the stylish Mak N Ming in Kitsilano. It’s co-owned by Chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng with the backing of Julius Dong. The dining room seats 24 although they are licensed for 40….

The Juicery & Co Main Street Opening

I recently attended the opening party for The Juicery & Co newest juicery on Main Street in the Riley Park neighborhood. Daughter and mother, Alex and Christina together Not only is this their 4th juicery location in the city, these…

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of this new part seafood restaurant and seafood market in the heart of the city’s Stadium District. With an emphasis on oysters and other fresh shellfish, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar will offer lunch,…

Fresh Ideas Start Here Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of Jenice Yu’s new seafood store in the heart of Kitsilano. A local purveyor and smoker of premium Oceanwise BC seafood and fish. Jenice Yu is the proprietor of this new store and…

The Bibo at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall Opening

On Monday February 29th I attended the opening party for the 2nd location of The Bibo Italian Restaurant at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver airport. A wide selection of Antipasti, charcuterie and cheeses were served to the…

Juniper Restaurant Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for the new Juniper restaurant in Chinatown. which is run by owners Lilian Steenbock and Emilio Zorrilla de la Garza. The 104-seat, spirit-forward 2,800 sq ft restaurant and lounge, designed by Simcic &…

Q Shi Q Opening

On October 22nd, I attended the opening party for this new Japanese Yakitori Bar/Restaurant in the Olympic Village neighborhood. Executive Chef Hiro Amano leads the kitchen and food operations of this new one of a kind Yakitori style bar. Designed…

Zwilling J. A. Henckels Store Opening

Last night I attended the opening of the store opening for Zwilling at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall, this is the company’s first store in Vancouver as well as their first in Canada. Chef Dana Hauser of the Fairmont Waterfront…

Bodega on Main Opening

Last night I attended the media opening party for the new Bodega restaurant on Main Street which is run by Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas. Fans of the old Howe Street spot (La…

Meinhardt Fine Foods Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party Meinhardt’s new grocery store and deli located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Michael Meinhardt is the General Manager of this new 3,200 sq ft grocery store and prepared food bar. I enjoyed…

Ancora Opening

I attended the opening party yesterday for Viaggio Hospitality Group’s new restaurant which offers a unique mix of West Coast, Peruvian and Japanese fare. Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde’s Peruvian origins lend Ancora’s menu an authentic South American flair. Located in the…

Glowbal Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party for the new Glowbal Restaurant at Telus Garden, this is Glowbal Restaurant Group’s flagship featuring stripped down North American cuisine. This restaurant is the latest crown jewel that Proprietors Emad Yacoub and Shannon…

Central City’s Red Racer Pub Opening

On July 20, I attended the media opening party of Central City Brewers + Distillers brand new Red Racer Restaurant on Beatty Street in downtown Vancouver. The new restaurant features an authentic smoked barbecue inspired menu specializing in a build-your-own-burger…

Stanley Park Pavilion Re-launch Party

Last week I had the pleasure attending a wonderful party at the historic Stanley Park Pavilion which had recently undergone extensive renovations to the over 100 year old building. Now owned by the Capilano Group of Companies which is owned by…

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party at Sergio Cocchia and Wendy Lisogar Cocchia’s C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse in downtown Vancouver. A red carpet greeted guests along with glasses of Prosecco with Cassis as they made their way into…

Second Nature at Graze Opening

On April 11, I attended the opening night dinner party picnic style at Second Nature located upstairs at Graze Vegetarian Restaurant on Fraser. Upstairs from the original Graze Restaurant, rain or shine, their shiny new food truck is now serving…

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