Vancouver Foodster 2nd Anniversary Party

Thursday July 28th  All Day Long

Vancouver Foodster celebrates our 2-year anniversary with a party online

In celebration of our 2nd anniversary, is throwing a big party online and you are invited! You might be asking yourself how can you attend an online party, well first of all anyone and everyone is invited, you don’t have to worry about line-ups, parking or parking tickets.

So you were curious as to what an online anniversary celebration was all about, welcome to the party celebrating Vancouver Foodster 2 years online today! Over the next 23 hours you will have the opportunity to play some games, write some stories, enter contests to win valuable prizes from 64 restaurants in and out of the Vancouver area!

Tune in frequently or watch @vanfoodster on twitter starting now throughout the next 23 hours for all sorts of opportunities to enter and win!

Pastry Chef Romeo Maghirang of the Delta Burnaby Hotel

Birthday Cake made by Pastry Chef Romeo Maghirang of Delta Burnaby Hotel

I had a wonderful surprised this afternoon as Chef Romeo Maghirang presented me with Happy 2 yr Birthday Vancouver Foodster Cake to celebrate todayès birthday. I then Interviewed him and tasted some of his desserts for a future article!

Here goes

Contest #1 Win the Ultimate Foodie Experience

Begins at 12:05am and ends at 11pm on July 28th

5 lucky people get to join Richard Wolak at an exclusive dinner of cocktails, food & wine on August 11 at a secret restaurant downtown Vancouver.

The prize is valued at $200 per person and includes a variety of tasty dishes, cocktails and wine and a special Vancouver Foodster 2 Year Anniversary Gift.

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #2 Win the Ultimate Tasting Experience

Begins at 9:15 am and ends at 10pm on July 28th

12 lucky people will have a chance to dine at one of these wonderful restaurants around Vancouver, you just have to follow the contest details (below) and tell us Which Vancouver restaurant has treated you to the best Tasting experience ever and why?

The prize is valued at $50 per person

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #3 Win the Vancouver Foodster Treasure Hunt

Begins at 10:30 am and ends at 10pm on July 28th

6 lucky people who answers each and every question correctly will be awarded one of the prizes, the 1st 6 people that answer all questions correctly will win one of these fabulous tasty prizes!

The prize is valued at $100 per person

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #4 Win Brunch for 2

Begins at 11:30 am and ends at 2pm on July 28th

3 lucky people Which restaurant in the Vancouver area has your favourite brunch?

The prize is valued up to $65

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #5 Win Lunch for 2

Begins at 12 pm and ends at 3pm on July 28th

9 lucky people – Which 3 restaurants in the Vancouver area are your favourites for Lunch?

The prize is valued up to $25

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #6 Win Dinner for 2

Begins at 5:30 pm and ends at 11:30 pm on July 28th

6 lucky people – What types of cuisine would you like to see in Vancouver restaurants and why?

The prize is valued up to $100

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #7 Win the Ultimate Sweet Ending Experience

Begins at 9:30 pm July 28th and ends at 5 pm on July 29th

9 lucky people win 2 tickets each to an exclusive Chocolate Making Class – What is your Favourite Chocolate dessert and why?

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #8 Win the Ultimate Foodie Experience #VF2YR in the After Party

Begins at 11 am July 29th and ends at 10 pm on July 29th

5 lucky people win Dinner for 2

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #9 Win Prizes at the #VF2YR Hangover Party

Begins at 9:30 pm July 29th and ends at 10 pm on July 31st

7 lucky people win Dinners and other tasty prizes

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #10 Win Prizes at the #VF2YR Hangover Party

Begins at 10:30 pm July 29th and ends at 10 pm on July 31st

5 lucky people win Lunch for 2

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Contest #11 Win Prizes at the #VF2YR Hangover Tea

Begins at 11:45 pm July 29th and ends at 10 pm on July 31st

3 lucky people win Afternoon Tea and Cookbooks

To Enter Read the Full Post Here


Last year we celebrated our 1st year anniversary party with a big bash at Canvas Lounge with 550 people in attendance! This year for the 2nd Anniversary I want all our followers to have a chance to attend virtually that is. In a nutshell the party takes place on Thursday July 28th and will go on all day and will be participatory in various ways. Many restaurants and bars from around the Vancouver area are participating by donating all sorts of tasty prizes (see list below and watch for more to be added)!

Vancouver Foodster was founded by Richard Wolak who over the past 2 years has reviewed over 330 restaurants, cafes and food carts; and written 375 stories that includes interviews with bartenders, brewmasters, chefs, mixologists, restaurateurs, wine makers; and attended over 163 parties and events that includes restaurant openings and anniversaries, competitions, festivals, and tastings.

In addition to Vancouver Foodster you can find Richard Wolak and his other projects at  Taste and Sip Magazine, Swag People and Chat Media

And personally on Google+ and Twitter @richardwolak

Vancouver Foodster is @vanfoodster on twitter and on Facebook at or by email


Prizes up for Grab in our Online Party Giveway on Thursday July 28th

Secret Restaurant

Five – Ultimate Foodie Experiences (Value $200)

Sequoia Company of Restaurants

On Twiter: @The_Teahouse @SeasonsInQEPark @Carderos_Van @The_Sandbar

One $100 gift card

Can be used at any of their four of restaurant locations including Seasons in the Park, The Teahouse, Sandbar and Carderos

Nooch Snack & Chill

On Twitter: @noochsc

Two $25 dollar gift certificates

Splitz Grill

On Twitter: @Splitzgrill

One $25 gift card that is redeemable for both Vancouver and whistler locations.

Doolin’s Irish Pub

On Twitter: @doolins

Two $25 gift certificates to Doolin’s Irish Pub, try out some of the new menu items.

Terracotta Modern Chinese

On Twitter: @Terracotta_Van

One $50 Gift Certificate

Goldfish Seafood & Chop House

On Twitter: @GoldfishSeafood

One $50 Gift Card

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

On Twitter: @JoeFortesVan

One $50 Gift Card

The Apron Westin

On Twitter: @theapronwestin

One – Five Course Tasting menu for Two people (Value $110)

Hog Shack

On Twitter: @HogShackca

One $25 Gift Card

Mandalay Lounge & Steakhouse

On Twitter: @MandalayLounge

One $25 gift card

PHATter Restaurant and Sports bar

On Twitter: @PHAT_Yaletown

One dinner for two (up to $40.00) dine in only!

Lupo Restaurant

On Twitter: @luporestaurant

One dinner for 2 (exclusive of beverage and gratuities)

CRU Restaurant

On Twitter: @CRURestaurant

One dinner for two – value is $85 and does not include wine.

The Oakwood

On Twitter: @theoakwoodkits

One dinner for two value of $100

Tapenade Bistro

On Twitter: @tapenadebistro

One $50 Gift Card

Romana Pizza

On Twitter: @romanapizza

Two $10 Gift Cards

Wild Rice

On Twitter: @wildrice_pender

One $50 Gift Card for Friday lunch for two – which is valid from now through the end of September.

Gusto Di Quattro

On Twitter: @GustoDiQuattro

One gift cert for dinner for 2 (food only) valued at $120 at North Vancouver location only.

The Helm

On Twitter: @helmvancouver

One $50 gift certificate

JOEY Restaurants


One $75 Gift Card

Local Eatery

On Twitter: @local_kits

One $50 Gift Card

The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Pier

On Twitter: @PinnaclePier

One Weekend Brunch for two in the Lobby Restaurant (to a value of $65).

Bella Gelateria

On Twitter: @bellagelateria

One gift certificate for two people – three flavour cups.

Fish Café

On Twitter: @fishcafe

One Lunch for two off the lunch specials board’ excluding alcohol, expires 31 August 2011.

Atithi Indian Cuisine

On Twitter: @eatindianatithi

One Lunch for two

La Taqueria

On Twitter: @lataqueriayvr

One Lunch or Dinner for Two

Daniel Group Restaurants

On Twitter: @millbistro @piratepub @prospectptcafe @stanleysgrill @ stanleyparkpav @dgbars

One $50 Gift Certificate to any Daniel Group restaurant including Marine Mill Bistro, Pirate Pub, Prospect Point Café, Stanley’s Grill, Stanley Park Pavilion

Sutton Place Hotel – Fleuri Restaurant

One lobster, beef and chocolate dinner for 2 (value is $130) excluding alcohol.

Frasers Bistro

On Twitter: @frasersbistro

One Sunday brunch for 2 (value $35.00)

Pajos Fish & Chips

On Twitter: @Pajos_fishchips

One lunch or dinner for 2, value of $25.00

at each of our 4 locations.

Pajo’s at the Wharf, Steveston 604-272-1588

Pajo’s at Garry Point, Steveston 604-204-0767

Pajo’s at Rocky Point, Port Moody 604-469-2289

Pajo’s at Gates Park, Port Coquitlam 604-461-5527

100 Nights

On Twitter: @_100Nights

Two $50 Gift Cards, valid for 100Nights lunch or brunch 11am to 5pm Monday to Sunday.

American Grille at Vancouver Airport Marriott

On Twitter: @marriottyvr

One Dinner for Two at the American Grille Restaurant (valued at $150). Valid until July 30, 2012.

Blue Canoe

On Twitter: @bluecanoeresto

One $50 Gift Card for lunch

One $100 Gift Card for dinner

Araxi Whistler

One Seasonal Recipes from the celebrated Whistler restaurant cookbook ($45 value)

Blue Water Cafe

One Seafood cookbook ($45 value)

Rogue Wetbar

On Twitter: @roguewetbar

One $50 Gift Card


On Twitter: @SteamworksPub

One $50 Gift Card

The Bibo

On Twitter: @TheBibo

One $40 Gift Certificate

Glowbal Group Restaurants

On Twitter: @glowbal_group #Coast, #Italian Kitchen, #Trattoria, #Glowbal Grill, #Sanafir

Two $100 Gift Certificate to any Glowbal Group restaurant including Coast, Italian Kitchen, Trattoria, Glowbal Grill, Sanafir

Cafe Il Nido

On Twitter: @cafeilnido

One Dinner for Two (Value $100)

Q4 Ristorante or Q4 al Centro downtown

On Twitter: @Q4restaurant

One $100 Gift Certificate

Charm Modern Thai

On Twitter: @charmmodernthai

One $25 Gift Card

Pink Elephant Thai

On Twitter: @pinkethai

One $25 Gift Card


On Twitter: @DineWithMeApp

One $75 gift card to a Vancouver restaurant of the winner’s choice

Earls Restaurants

On Twitter: @EarlsBC

One $75 gift card to any Earls location in BC

Blue Smoke BBQ

On Twitter: BlueSmokeBBQ

Three Feasts for 4 – featuring any 4 of our notoriously tasty pulled pork, pulled chicken, the Garden Patch veggie Sammy or our carb free “Eat St Q Bowl”. All sammys feature our red “Thunder Sauce” & Marsia’s renowned coleslaw. Drinks included.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread

On Twitter: @flatbreadco

One Dinner for Two (value $50)

The Urban Tea Merchant

On Twitter: @urban_tea

One Westcost Afternoon Tea for Two – $29 per person (min. 2 persons). This includes fresh, seasonal platter of open-face sandwiches and delectable sweets – B.C. style. It is valued at $64.96 for two people (includes tax). Available at both locations.


On Twitter: @xoxolat

Chocolate Making Class with 18 participants

SIDECUT – Modern Steak

On Twitter: @sidecutsteak

One $100 Gift Certificate


EBO Restaurant

On Twitter: @EBOrestaurant

One – Five Course Tasting menu for Two people (Value $110)


So now you are probably wondering how you can participate and take your chance at winning the above listed prizes, tune in to this web page on Thursday July 28th, the party starts at 12:05 am and continues throughout the day! Please invite your friends to join us!


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