Celebrate Earth Hour March 20-28

In commemoration of Earth Hour™, Raincity Grill, C Restaurant and nu restaurant + lounge will shut off more than just the lights on Saturday, March 27th. The chefs at all three restaurants will be promoting raw food menus in order…

Irish Whiskey Tasting March 17

Hamilton Street Presents – Spirits of the West, Volume 10 With barman Ryan Cheverie Wednesday, March 17th 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm An evening of exploration, discovery and fun This month, and yes it’s no co-incidence, we are tasting Irish…

Spring BBQ on March 21 at Mis Trucos

Vancouver’s unseasonably warm weather means one thing … it’s BBQ time! On Sunday, March 21, from 5 pm to 10 pm, Mis Trucos will host a Spring BBQ Kickoff, hosted by Mobio and the Give a Better Life Foundation. Guests…

GIOVANE CAFÉ

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: Wifi is available, ask for the code. I found my new favourite café last week and have already visited a couple of times and expect that I will be…

Vancouver Foodster’s Tweetup

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 5:00pm – 6:30pm Wicked Cafe at 851 Hornby Street Join us at the Vancouver Foodster first Tweetup. Come out and talk about food and social media, this will be a great chance to meet some new…

PIVO PUBLIC HOUSE

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 526 Abbott Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-608-0500 Web: www.pivopublichouse.com   Advice: Located at Tinseltown, close to GM Place and BC Place. If you are having any of the three Poutine dishes share with your friends.  …

ORU

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Located inside the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 2nd floor Tel: 604-695-5500 Web: http://www.orucuisine.com/ Twitter: @OruRestaurant Advice: Organize a group of up to 12 friends and request the Chefs Table – this is a foodies dream (advance reservations are…

SAVARY ISLAND

1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: Tel: 604-926-4021 Web: n/a Advice: Come hungry, if the place is full it is worth waiting for a seat. They have one of the best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in the city, moreover one of…

INDIA BISTRO

1157 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-6342 Web: http://www.indiabistro.ca/ Advice: Specify the spice (heat) level for the dishes you order. Share dishes with your friends. Best to come for dinner. I have dined here many times over the years and always…

SHURAKU

833 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-6622 Web: http://www.shuraku.net/ Advice: If dining with friends, try a few dishes and share. Go for the food and sake, not the dessert. I love the room and the energy of this Izakaya eatery that plays to…

BERT’S RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2904 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-1236 Web: http://bertsrestaurant.com/ Advice: Sit anywhere you feel like sitting. This is one of those long time places that has become an institution in the city, since 1948, Bert’s…

A Canadian Food and Wine Spectacle

Last month I attended a wonderful event that showcased our areas notable chefs along with vintners and their foods and wines. The event took place on February 14th during the Olympics in Vancouver at the BC Pavillion. Chef John Bishop…

ALIBI ROOM

157 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-623-3383 Web: www.alibi.ca Advice: Go for the beer and try something that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. This vibrant room is always filled with what seems to be patrons who are well educated on the…

ORU Industry Night Party

I was lucky to be invited by a friend in the restaurant industry to ORU on Monday March 1st, this restaurant in the new Fairmont Pacific Rim opened quietly as the Olympics began and this was their first opportunity to…

CAMY’S PIZZA

5688 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-324-2200 Web: www.camyspizza.com Advice: Call ahead for pick-up or delivery. 2 for 1 Pizza Deals are the way to go. Places that specialize in Take Out Pizza are a dime a dozen around Vancouver, I…

Port Wine Showcase

FENADEGAS represents a group of wine cellar cooperatives that began to promote their wines all over the world more than seven years ago. Today Wines from Portugal were showcased in Vancouver at the Metropolitan Hotel to members of the trade…

TWO CHEFS AND A TABLE

UPDATED 1/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-233-1303 Web: www.twochefsandatable.com   Twitter: @2chefsandatable Advice: Book ahead if you have a large party. There is always that one place that you love which reminds you of a private…

Chef Anna & Michael Olson at Ontario Pavilion

I had the pleasure of attending this culinary tasting that paired wines from Inniskillin with Chef Anna & Michael Olson’s creations on February 23rd, at the Ontario Pavilion during the Olympics. Celebrity chef Anna Olson, host of the Food Network television shows,…

BONCHAZ

426 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-626-7215 Web: www.bonchaz.ca Advice: Ask for a sample to decide which flavour you like best. It is all about the buns at Bonchaz, I was curious what a baked milk bun was all about…

GLOWBAL GRILL

1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-602-0835 Web: www.glowbalgrill.com Twitter: @glowbal_group Advice:  Dine early on Sunday nights if you are planning to have the Prime Rib as they serve it until they run out. If you are looking to only have…

Viva La Maison du Québec!

On February 22nd, I attended a wonderful event to promote Québec Culture and Gourmet Food! Held at the Olympics Quebec Pavillion the Chefs from The Hotel Châteaux Laurier in Quebec wined and dined the guests. This was quite a beautiful…

MAPLE GRILL

1967 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4885 Web: http://www.maplegrill.com Advice: closed Friday night and Saturday (they open after sundown on Saturday). Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Reservations are a good idea. My friend Alejandro and I had dinner here recently,…

Painted Rock Winemaker’s Dinner March 7

On Sunday, March 7 2010, Vancouver’s CRU Restaurant will present an intimate winemaker’s dinner featuring BC’s Painted Rock winery.  The four-course dinner will give guests a chance to discover why Painted Rock rose above tough competition to be named Best…

2010 Mixlympics Barmen Competition

George Ultra Lounge was the host of the 2010 Mixlympics held on February 21st with 6 international, 4 Canadian bartenders- competing head-to-head in a black box style event. George bartender Shaun Layton invited some of the best cocktail creators in…

Eats and Drinks at Olympics Ontario House

I met Chef Ryan Cain today who heads the Opus Catering team that has created the menu and is in charge of the kitchen at Ontario House. The menu at Ontario House has actually been developed with the input of…

Aboriginal Wild Foods at Kla-how-ya

I attended the spectacular Kla-how-ya (Welcome) exhibit gala opening at the Pan Pacific Hotel on February 11th. This was a wonderful evening of performances of dance and song, with Aboriginal music by Tribal Clef. The highlight was the Traditional Aboriginal…

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