Tag: Cocktails

EL SANTO

680 Columbia Street, New Westminster Tel:(604) 727-8176 Web: http://elsanto.ca/ Twitter @el_santonewwest Advice: Takes reservations and walkins are also welcome. A couple of cocktails to start off, my cousin Janek had the Rojo Diablo ($10) Vodka, pomegranate juice, lime juice, cherry,…

JUNIPER

185 Keefer Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1695 Web: http://www.junipervancouver.com/ Twitter @eatatjuniper Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. With a focus on Cascadian cuisine, this bar restaurant does both ever so well. The bar is the shiner here where top barmen mix up a…

GROTTO ITALIAN

1725 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-1998 Web: http://grottoitalian.ca/ Twitter: @grottovancouver Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This new Italian eatery is situated in English Bay where the focus is on pastas and pizzas along with some appetizers including house baked focaccia, meatballs and desserts….

Making Holiday Cocktails at Liberty Distillery

At local Liberty Distillery on Granville Island they wish to celebrate and pay homage to the old traditions, and their spirits are fermented and distilled onsite following exacting recipes. Each batch is meticulously controlled in each step from the fermentation…

Micky Valens and his Cocktails

Micky Valens is a Bartender at Wildebeest in Gastown. I asked Micky to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Wildebeest. Up first is the Tijuana Inspiration: This cocktail is made to represent Tequila the way a Manhattan and a…

Interview with Micky Valens

Bartender | The Diamond | Wildebeest | Vancouver Micky’s bartending career began a few years ago when he worked as a server who then changed positions to be a Barback at the Yaletown Distillery in the summer of 2013. In…

Thor Paulson and his Cocktails

Thor Paulson is the Bar Manager at L’Abattoir in Gastown. I asked Thor to make a selection of his unique cocktails at L’Abattoir. Up first is the Castles Made of Sand Inspiration: 33 Acres of Ocean Pale Ale and the…

THE BIBO

1000-7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond, BC Tel: 604-279-8889 Web: http://www.thebibo.com/ Twitter @TheBiBo Advice: Takes reservations and walk-ins. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Located inside the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver Airport, is this Italian cucina, a gem run…

Interview with Thor Paulson

Bartender | L’Abattoir | Vancouver Thor’s bartending career began 3 years ago after he had worked for 4 years in the restaurant industry.  He worked as a bartender at The Teahouse, The Diamond, the Donnelly Group, then The Revel Room,…

Max Borrowman and his Cocktails

Max Borrowman is the Bar Manager at Torafuku in Chinatown. I asked Max to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Torafuku. Up first is the Ipanema Sunset Inspired by Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. We all need…

Interview with Max Borrowman

Bartender | Torafuku| Vancouver Growing up near the wineries of the Okanagan in a family where food and drink was important helped Max Borrowman develop a fine palate from a young age. He began in the industry as a bar-back…

Satoshi Yonemori and his Cocktails

Satoshi Yonemori is the Bar Manager at Grapes & Soda in South Granville. I asked Satoshi to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Grapes & Soda. Up first is the Apollo A twist of El Diablo cocktail. Fizzy…

BODEGA ON MAIN

1014 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-565-8815 Web: http://www.bodegaonmain.ca/ Twitter @bodegaonmain Advice: Doesn’t take reservations. Walk-ins welcome. Returning to their family roots, Owner, Paul Rivas, along with his Business Manager and sister, Natalie Rivas have created a beautiful abode that incorporates…

Interview with Satoshi Yonemori

Bartender | Grapes & Soda| Vancouver Satoshi came to Vancouver from Kyoto, Japan where he grew up, first time arriving here when he was 16 to learn English for the summer, he then returned again after highschool when he was…

CENTRAL CITY”S RED RACER RESTAURANT

871 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: (778) 379-2489 Web: http://centralcitybrewpub.com/red-racer-restaurant-on-beatty-st/ Twitter: @CentralCityPub Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. With it’s 40 draught taps offering their own Central City craft beers as well as beer from other BC craft brewers; this brew pub…

THE MACKENZIE ROOM

415 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-253-0705 Web: http://www.themackenzieroom.com/ Twitter: @MackenzieRoom Advice: Takes reservations as well as walk-ins. Located off the beaten track, this new abode run by owners Andrew & Katie Jameson feature chef Sean Reeve running the kitchen and…

ANCORA DINING

1600 Howe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-1164 Web: http://www.ancoradining.com/ Twitter: @ancoradining Advice: Reservations suggested. With it’s spectacular waterfront setting, Executive Chef Ricardo Valverde leads the kitchen where he offers up an exquisite menu of seafood focussed dishes, alongside Sushi Chef Yoshi Tabo….

Cocktail Art at Studio 40

On September 20th, I attended Cocktail Art which was a stylish cocktail party set amongst fourteen tablescapes designed by local and international designers at Studio 40 inside the CBC Studios. With an all-star bar team, led by Absolut Brand Ambassador,…

GRUB

4328 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-8671 Web: http://www.grubonmain.ca/index.html Twitter:  @GRUBONMAIN Advice: Reservations suggested, walk-ins welcome. This latest incarnation of Grub, is foodie heaven. Chef/owner Ling Zheng serves Farm to Table cuisine, and 95% of what is on the menu comes…

BIG TROUBLE

UPDATED 10/25/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 237 Union Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-779-3804 Web: http://www.bigtroubleyvr.com/ Twitter: @bigtroubleyvr Advice: Advance reservations suggested. Passion and perfection are the best words to describe this gem that features Chef Felix Zhou who leads the small kitchen along…

MISSION

2042 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-2042 Web: http://missionkits.ca/ Twitter: @missionkits Advice: Reservations suggested. Closed Tuesdays. This is a farm to table, nose to tail, tasting menu oriented spot that is top notch all around. Once you get to know a…

Nathan Jackman and his Cocktails

Nathan Jackman is the Bar Manager at Catch 122 in Gastown. I asked Nathan to make a selection of his unique cocktails at Catch 122. Up first is The 1886 Taking a historical approach to what Vancouver is known for,…

APPLEBACK GRILL

UPDATED 9/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 6190 Marine Dr West Vancouver Tel: 604-281-1281 Web: http://gleneaglesclubhouse.com/ Twitter: @Appleback_Grill Advice: Reservations suggested, walkins welcome.  Snag a table on the patio when the weather is good. With a stunning view overlooking the Gleneagles Golf Course…

TORAFUKU

958 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 778-903-2006 Web: http://torafuku.ca/ Twitter: @torafukuYVR Advice: Closed Mondays. No reservations. Sharing table. Taking Modern Asian to another level, owners, Chef Clement Chan and Chef Steve Kuan who both also own the popular Le Tigre Food…

LIPS RESTO

UPDATED 10/01/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1143 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-999-9191 Web: www.LipsResto.com Twitter: @LipsResto Advice: Reservations suggested. Chef/Owner Curtis Demyon’s nickname ‘Lips’, apropos to the name of his restaurant that has added a sense of energy to the Davie street…

STANLEY’S BAR AND GRILL

610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park, Vancouver Tel: 604.602.3088 Web: http://stanleyparkpavilion.com/stanleys-bar-and-grill/ Twitter: @stanleysgrill Advice: Takes reservations, walkins welcome. Open daily, seasonal hours. Located in the middle of Stanley Park, next to the Stanley Park Pavilion, this is a great spot for lunch…

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