Category: Great Ideas

Restaurants that have created something new, cool, special nights and other random ideas.

Feast of Fields at Krause Berry Farm Sept 8

One of my favourite food events of the year, FarmFolk CityFolk’s, Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields takes place on Sunday afternoon 1pm – 5pm on September 8th , this year at Krause Berry Farm. Krause Berry Farms started as a…

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 19-21 – Your Eating Guide

The 36th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival gets underway the weekend of July 19-21, starting off on Friday evening with musicians performing from all over the world thru Sunday night. This is one of my favourite music festivals, I have attended 30…

Joy of Feeding June 30

One of my favourite events that I attended last year returns on a different date this year. The  Joy of Feeding, a fundraiser for UBC Farm will yet again be held at this beautiful farm with 16 multi-cultural home cooks…

Food & Artisan Market at Downtown Jazz Weekend June 22 & 23

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents are larger celebration of Free jazz concerts downtown Vancouver this year. All takes place around Robson Square and outside of the Vancouver Art Gallery over the weekend of June 22 & 23, showcasing musicians…

The Chinatown Night Market for 2013

The much-anticipated, revamped Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is ready to launch its 2013 season officially on June 1st.  You will find some of the best outdoor entertainment and shopping in the city as well as a weekly on-site food truck…

Industry Night in Vancouver

Industry Night is where people who work in the hospitality/restaurants/bar industry can enjoy discounts off food and drinks with others who are in the same industry on their night off. You can find industry nights all over the world, in…

Cooking Stage at BC Home & Garden Show Feb 20-24

The 42nd annual BC Home + Garden Show, is taking place on February 20-24 at BC Place. I am truly excited to be one of the Emcee’s for the Home Cooking stage at this year show. There are several of…

Discovering O5 Tea

Sitting down with Pedro Villalon has a very different meaning, Pedro is known as the Tea Hunter, he is a passionate individual who spends time in small farms around Asia, creating relationships with tea farmers and bringing their product back…

Making Gingerbread Houses at Stuarts

I went on a bit of a holiday adventure the other day without leaving the city, it felt as if I went to the north pole except there was no Santa, there were however a team of bakers. I was…

Gold Medal Plates Vancouver November 16

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrating in eight cities across Canada in 2012 including Vancouver on November 16th, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the…

Food Awards at the Vancouver Folk Fest

During the weekend of July 13 – 15, 2012 I enjoyed countless hours listening to music from musicians who performed at the 35th Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival that was held at Jericho Beach Park. In addition to the music,…

The Tiffin Project: Local Food To Go

If you haven’t heard about The Tiffin Project yet, you are about too. First of all you need to get to know Hunter J. Moyes, I had the pleasure to speak at an East Van Love event back in February…

Cartems Donuts and the Story

The other day I heard about a new donut shop that popped up at the corner of Carrall and Hastings. I was curious, and I had to check it out.  Within an hour of them opening just as I got…

Secret Supper Soiree Speakeasy

Last night I attended a Secret Supper Soiree Speakeasy tour, one of the playful events in this years Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2012. This was the first time that I was able to attend a Swallow Tail event and I…

Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast Dec 7

The 24th Annual Pan Pacific Vancouver Christmas Wish Breakfast epic toy drive benefiting the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau is being held on Wednesday, December 7, from 6am-9am. Each year the Hotel hosts one of Canada’s largest toy drives where the…

Alice In Wonderland themed Pop-Up Restaurant

Celebrity Chef and Food Network Star Bob Blumer is Vancouver bound, on his televised, international hunt for The Worlds Weirdest Restaurant. Swallow Tail Secret Supper Club runs underground culinary events here in Vancouver, and their Alice In Wonderland themed Pop-Up…

Gold Medal Plates Vancouver 2011: The Chefs

Gold Medal Plates is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrating in eight cities across Canada in 2011 including Vancouver on November 4th, Gold Medal Plates will feature superb wines and the…

Fish & Chips: Untraditional Challenge

While I was doing my Traditional Fish & Chips quest, I had a curiosity about how the ethnic eateries around the city would prepare Fish & Chips in their style of cooking. I challenged several restaurants and their chefs to…

The Fillmore Family Reunion August 13

Benefitting A Loving Spoonful. celebrate an occasion when many friends and family of the Fillmore Family get together for a day of food, frolic, fun, games, music, dancing, and much more. The Fillmore Family Reunion will be like no other….

Italian Day June 5th on the Drive

Experience the Flavors of Italy “La Dolce Vita” with culture, food and live entertainment Sunday, June 5th, 2011 12:00PM – 8:00PM Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC Public event open to all ages and cultures The Italian Day Committee and the Commercial…

Refuel’s Annual BC Spot Prawn Boil Just Got Bigger

Roll up your sleeves, BC spot prawn season is upon us and Refuel is hosting its annual BC Spot Prawn Boil, twice. Thursday May 26 and Thursday June 2 at 7:00pm, guests will gather around communal tables in the dining…

Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree May 12

The Canadian Red Cross Red Carpet Soiree is an annual gala event offering guests red carpet arrival with “paparazzi”, award-winning canapés, fine wine and a silent auction featuring items donated by celebrities, high-end retailers and Red Cross corporate supporters. This…

Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch April 10

Calling all Foodies! Food Fight! The Battle for Brunch, presented by Variety – The Children’s Charity and MarketPlace IGA, is back for the second year in a row! This fun and unique fundraising event will bring together some of BC’s…

East Van Wine Academy

The Waldorf and resident sommelier Kurtis Kolt are proud to launch the East Van Wine Academy. The series of courses and parties begins Tuesday, March 22, 2011 and will return the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The East…

The Science of Sexy Food Feb 24

The Vancouver Aquarium invites you to a speaker series exploring the Science of Sexy Food. We’re delighted to host this free event highlighting some of the science behind getting wine, chocolate and oysters to the market with leading B.C.-based researchers,…

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