East Side Brunch Crawl 2014


On January 26, 2014 we presented our 1st Brunch Crawl in East Van with The Drive BIA and Tourism Vancouver for their Dine Out Festival.  This event was a super success for all who attended which included locals as well as people from Australia, California, Seattle, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Victoria and Vancouver. Participants had a chance to visit multiple restaurants through-out the Commercial Drive neighbourhood and area of Vancouver and taste all sorts of dishes and beverages on this unique food crawl.

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Prior to the crawl, they kicked off the event with a mimosa in hand as they waited in the registration line in LaLa’s on the Drive.

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Turks Coffee offered guests their choice of beverage:

Truffle Shot

The Stovetop

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Famoso Pizzeria offered a selection of two pizzas and Parallel 49 Brewery offered a selection of beer tasters.

Margherita Pizza

Fior-di-latte, fresh basil, pecorino romano, extra virgin olive oil

Cavoletti Pizza

Oven-roasted brussel sprouts, proscuitto crisps, gorgonzola cheese, dates, walnuts, and honey

Parallel 49 Craft Beer

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Yolks Breakfast served a plate of these dishes

Beignets with caramel sauce

Lemon hash brown potatoes with home-made ketchup

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oollo tea

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Tylers Tacos & Tea served:

Breakfast Blueberry Gallettes

Oollo Teas selection

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Siddarthas Indian Cuisine served 2 dishes along with chai.

Cardamom and cinnamon flavoured Black Lentils with Cumin Rice.

Piece of BBQued Tandoori Chicken.

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Timbre Restaurant served a taste of 3 dishes 

Crab Cake Benny

Banana Nutella French Toast

Braised Beef Hash

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Gelateria Dolce Amore served an array of different flavours.


The restaurants featured many unique and tasty dishes to our guests to eat and drink throughout the event.

Thank you to our photographer Alvin Lee for capturing the brunch event so well (see more of his photos here).

By: Richard Wolak

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