Category: Openings

Opening parties at bars, cafes, cook stores, markets and restaurants around the city.

Dalina Opening

I recently attended the opening party for Dalina in the Fairview neighborhood on the corner of Broadway and Oak. The new restaurant, and the original DALINA location in Chinatown, will be featuring grab-and-go meals and snack-packs, with dozens of freshly…

Tacofino Ocho Opening

I recently attended the opening party for the latest eatery from the Tacofino group in the Mount Pleasant/Olympic Village neighborhood. Each of their locations usually has a different name to give each a slightly different identity. This one is no…

Brewhall Opening

On August 8th, I attended the opening party for Daniel Frankel’s new Brewhall, Vancouver’s first and only craft brewery and large-scale foodhall, beerhall, arcade and coming soon beer store. They are a collaboration brewery, working with many brewing partners and…

Super Hiros Opening

A couple nights ago I attended the opening party for Super Hiro’s Restaurant on West Broadway in the Kitislano neighborhood. They had a traditional Taiko drumming performance for all of us to enjoy along with a sake drum hammering for…

Whole Foods Market North Vancouver Opens

I had a chance to preview the new Whole Foods Market in North Vancouver today which opens to the public on Thursday April 26. This store is 7th for the company in British Columbia and is around 40,000 square feet….

Pacific Poke Opening

I recently attended the opening party for Pacific Poke newest poke bar on West 4th Avenue in the Kitislano neighborhood. Partners,  Michael Tran, Dong Lam and Chef Ryan Mah,  launched the 3rd location for the company which specializes in poke…

The Victor Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party for the newest restaurant to open in the Parq Vancouver resort in downtown Vancouver. This restaurant is a stunner, based on Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla’s vision, the design concept and branding is…

Italian Kitchen Opening

Last night, I attended the relocation reopening party for the new Italian Kitchen Restaurant downtown on Burrard, this is Italian Kitchen 2.0 and it’s a beauty. Guests were treated to cocktails along with red and white wine flowing throughout the…

Bells & Whistles Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for the Bells and Whistles eatery in Fraserhood. Owned by Josh Pape and James, this is the latest eatery from this group and it’s a shining star in the neighborhood. It’s got a…

L’Éclair de Génie Opening

Yesterday I was fortunate to attend the media preview tasting of this a Paris, France-based pastry shop that specializes in éclairs. This is the first North American location on Vancouver’s fashionable Robson street, and they are hopeful to open more…

Hendricks Resto-Lounge Opening

On February 28, I attended the opening party for the new Hendricks Restaurant in The Westin Grand Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Overlooking the hustle and bustle of Vancouver’s Library Square, Hendricks Resto-Lounge is a 98-seat, contemporary twist on classic West…

Mak N Ming Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of the stylish Mak N Ming in Kitsilano. It’s co-owned by Chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng with the backing of Julius Dong. The dining room seats 24 although they are licensed for 40….

The Juicery & Co Main Street Opening

I recently attended the opening party for The Juicery & Co newest juicery on Main Street in the Riley Park neighborhood. Daughter and mother, Alex and Christina together Not only is this their 4th juicery location in the city, these…

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of this new part seafood restaurant and seafood market in the heart of the city’s Stadium District. With an emphasis on oysters and other fresh shellfish, Fanny Bay Oyster Bar will offer lunch,…

Fresh Ideas Start Here Opening

Last night, I attended the opening party of Jenice Yu’s new seafood store in the heart of Kitsilano. A local purveyor and smoker of premium Oceanwise BC seafood and fish. Jenice Yu is the proprietor of this new store and…

The Bibo at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall Opening

On Monday February 29th I attended the opening party for the 2nd location of The Bibo Italian Restaurant at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Mall near the Vancouver airport. A wide selection of Antipasti, charcuterie and cheeses were served to the…

Juniper Restaurant Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for the new Juniper restaurant in Chinatown. which is run by owners Lilian Steenbock and Emilio Zorrilla de la Garza. The 104-seat, spirit-forward 2,800 sq ft restaurant and lounge, designed by Simcic &…

Q Shi Q Opening

On October 22nd, I attended the opening party for this new Japanese Yakitori Bar/Restaurant in the Olympic Village neighborhood. Executive Chef Hiro Amano leads the kitchen and food operations of this new one of a kind Yakitori style bar. Designed…

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