Classy and Cost-Effective: An Ode to Apéritif Hour

photo: Pourhouse

photo: Pourhouse

The following article was written by Tourism Vancouver’s Sonu Purhar and photographed by Tourism Vancouver’s Nicole Havers.

It’s been a long day, maybe a hard one. A frantic client called and kept you on the phone for hours. You were late for an important meeting and your manager sighed in a way that made your blood run cold. Your Instagram post from last night only got three Likes. Life’s rough. And you’re not even that jazzed about happy hour, because all the cheap beer and wine is making you feel like a hungover/headachy mess.

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Classy and Cost-Effective: An Ode to Apéritif Hour

B.C. Beer Awards and Festival tickets on sale today!

Strange Fellows bat

Tickets to the 6th Annual B.C. Beer Awards & Festival went on sale today (Aug. 26). The annual beer-appreciation event is being held Oct. 24 at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive).

What makes this year’s festival exciting for craft beer enthusiasts is that the local beer community has, apparently, declared 2015 to be the Year of the Sour Beer. Organizers of the B.C. Beer Awards have challenged B.C. Brewers to create some flavourful sours, all of which you’ll be able to try at the festival.

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B.C. Beer Awards and Festival tickets on sale today!

Get Fancy with #TeaAtTheTop at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

fairmont2There is something rather wonderful about the very British tradition of afternoon tea; a time to sit and chat with friends and enjoy a thoroughly indulgent meal of sweet and savoury treats, with cup after cup of fragrant tea served in dainty cups. One of the city’s most elegant venues, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, has raised the stakes when it comes to tea time by throwing open the doors of their 15th floor restaurant to bring the city Tea at the Top–with one of the best views of Downtown Vancouver. Continue reading:
Get Fancy with #TeaAtTheTop at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

4-Hour-Long Moveable Feast Coming to Vancouver-Area Farm: Feast of Fields, Sept 13

Photo sourced from FarmFolk CityFolk Facebook Page

Photo sourced from FarmFolk CityFolk Facebook Page

Ready to take farm-to-table dining to a whole other level?

The 21st annual Feast of Fields returns to Vancouver, Sept. 13, giving local gourmands a chance to wine and dine on a local farm.  The setting for this year’s festivities is none other than the UBC Farm at the University of British Columbia, a 59-acre farm complete with heritage orchard, barns and livestock.  Continue reading:
4-Hour-Long Moveable Feast Coming to Vancouver-Area Farm: Feast of Fields, Sept 13

Big Smoke Burger Opens Its First Location in Vancouver

Big Smoke Burger

Image courtesy of Lesley Mirza

Calling all burger lovers: Toronto’s Big Smoke Burger has arrived in Vancouver. And it’s good. It’s really good. Continue reading:
Big Smoke Burger Opens Its First Location in Vancouver