Drinking Vancouver Launch Party

The Alibi Room was the location for the book launch party that I attended on January 28. The location was fitting, since the book is about places to drink in Vancouver and the Alibi reigns supreme.  Drinking Vancouver was written…

Sumac Ridge Wine Tasting Feb 5 & 6

CELEBRATE CANADIAN SUCCESS! When: Friday, February 5: 4pm – 7pm Saturday, February 6: 2pm – 5pm Where: Location: BC Liquor Store in Park Royal North 570 Park Royal North, West Vancouver What: Join the Great Estates of the Okanagan team…

DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT

1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-7070 Web: http://www.docksidebrewing.com Advice: Make a reservation thru Open Table. If someone in your party is celebrating a birthday tell the Manager not the server. My family and I had dinner recently and were delighted…

Opus Hotel Brims with Olympic Spirit

Figure skater, hockey player or snowboarder? OPUS Bar’s innovative, hand-crafted cocktail menu allows guests to choose a cocktail to match their room or alter-ego, one of the five fictional muses behind the hotel’s décor schemes. The names of the lifestyle…

Year of the Tiger Brunch Feb 14 at Cafe Pacifica

Bring in the Year of the Tiger over gourmet brunch with the entire family: Five spice barbeque pig * roast prime striploin of beef * sushi * wok fried snapper * Han Chinese dumplings * Manchurian congee bar * seafood…

Valentine’s Dinner Feb 13 at Café Pacifica

Join us for a romantic Valentine’s eve, featuring live Opera music, a serenading violinist, a sumptuous buffet dinner with made-to-order pasta bar and stunning harbour views. 6pm – 9pm Antipasti * roast lamb and pork * Calabrian seafood cioppino *…

Ocean Wise Mystery Tour

I was invited to take part in the amazing Ocean Wise Mystery Tour on January 21st , a unique event to celebrate 5 years of the Ocean Wise program. The event was kicked off with a champagne reception at the…

Gastown: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Taste the Olympic Spirit at YEW

YEW restaurant + bar is celebrating the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with some fresh and fun new dishes and drinks. Last week I was an invited to YEW for an Olympic Samper Tasting and tasting I did, try some…

Commercial Drive: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

HAPA IZAKAYA

1193 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-4272 Web:  http://www.hapaizakaya.com/ Twitter: @hapaizakaya Advice: Be adventurous and take your servers recommendations. When you enter the staff will all yell “Irasshaimase” don’t be worried it means “come in”! Izakaya is popular in Vancouver and…

CAFÉ BARCELONA

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1049 Granville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-909-2223 Web: http://www.cafebarcelona.ca/ Advice: Bring a long a friend or two to share the tapas. Call ahead for reservations and to find out which nights they have live music. I…

Afternoon Tea at Bacchus Lounge

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer…

Point Grey: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Taste and Sip at TASTE BC 2010

I recently attended Taste BC, a fundraiser put on by Liberty Wine Merchants with proceeds going to BC Children’s Hospital – Oak Tree Clinic. The event held at the Hyatt gave my friends and I a chance to walk about…

Justin Taylor’s Olympic Cocktails

Justin Taylor is a Bartender at YEW Restaurant & Bar in the Four Seasons Hotel downtown Vancouver, where he has been mixing drinks for the past 2 years. Prior to coming to Vancouver he was a Bartender in Toronto, he…

Inniskillin’s ICE GATE February 12-28 at Richmond O Zone

nniskillin Wines announces it is presenting ICE GATE in the Richmond O Zone, an official celebration site for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. In addition to being the sponsor of ICE GATE, a monumental art installation, Inniskillin will erect a…

BAO BEI

163 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-0876 Web: http://www.bao-bei.ca/ Twitter: @baobei1 Advice: Good place to go with a friend so you can share dishes.  No reservations. In this vibrant room, diners are treated not only to a very cool room, Bao Bei…

Kitsilano: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

1181 LOUNGE

1181 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-3991 Web: www.tightlounge.com Advice: Usually very busy after 9pm, go early if you want to talk with friends. No cover charge and everyone is welcome. Located in the heart of Davie Village, this bar/lounge has…

South Granville: Eat and Drink during 2010 Olympics

For locals and visitors alike eating in Vancouver during the Olympics and Para-Olympics will have it’s challenges. Obviously being downtown or close to any of the Olympic venues will see lots of people and most of the restaurants, bars, lounges…

Contest: Win a ticket to TASTE BC 2010 on January 19

The 16th annual celebration of local food and drink takes place January 19, 2010 (4:30-7:30 p.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. Guests will taste, sip and experience BC’s finest wine, beer and spirits accompanied by tasty fare from…

CRU Lands a Helping Hand to Haiti – Fundraising Dinner Jan 31

On Sunday, January 31 2010, CRU Restaurant will invite Vancouverites to support the people of Haiti at a Haiti Earthquake Relief Fundraising Dinner.  Guests will enjoy an outstanding four-course dinner paired with wines from CRU’s renowned cellar.  The evening will…

Mangere, Bere, Vivere Dinner January 31

On Sunday, January 31st West Vancouver’s Mangia e Bevi will host a special dinner called Mangere, Bere, Vivere, (To Eat, To Drink, To Live). The sumptuous four-course dinner, paired with complementary wines, will be a fitting finale to the restaurant’s…

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