Seven Vancouver Bars to Try Super Cool Mezcal Cocktails

mez8Hot on the heels of Vancouver’s Tequila Expo comes this month’s coolest spirit to have in your glass: Mezcal, the smokey-tasting cousin of Tequila made from the heart of the agave plant. Whether you’re a Mezcal aficionado or brand-new to the trend, here are seven delicious sippers for you to try… and fall in love with.

Uva Wine and Cocktail Bar

Winner of the recent Pelóton Mezcal cocktail contest at the Vancouver International Tequila Expo, Uva’s Katie Ingram romped home with the prize with an innovative creation inspired by the battles of Mexico’s Zapatista rebels. Ask Katie to tell you the epic revolutionary tale which takes in fires, fights and fermenting pineapples to create a pineapple-Mezcal shrub cocktail with a mesquite wood-toasted syrup to round out the flavours. Viva la Piña de la Muerte! Viva Katie! Continue reading:
Seven Vancouver Bars to Try Super Cool Mezcal Cocktails

5 Outrageous New Foods at Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

Photo from the PNE blog

Photo from the PNE blog

Adventurous eaters have always found plenty to munch on at the PNE, Vancouver’s annual country fair and agricultural exhibit. From two-foot-long hotdogs to decadently battered mini donuts, the PNE is justifiably famous for its high-calorie, artery-busting offerings.

But 2015 promises to take the concept of indulgent fair fare to a whole new level. Though the PNE (Aug. 22-Sept 7) is still more than a month away, organizers have already unveiled on the official PNE blog some of the new menu options this year. Here are five outrageous foods debuting at this year’s fair:

Jalapeno Poutine Mini Donuts: This off-kilter take on poutine takes a second to get your head around. First, instead of fries, start with a bucketful of mini donuts. To that, add your cheese curds and gravy. Finally, top with a healthy helping of jalapeno pepper slices. Just when you thought poutine couldn’t get any more decadent … Offered by Cin City Mini Donuts, located in the PNE MarketPlace. 

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5 Outrageous New Foods at Vancouver’s 2015 PNE Fair

Session Cask Festival showcases low-alcohol beer

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With Vancouver gone craft beer crazy, we keep seeing “session” beers available at various tasting rooms and brewpubs around town. With the Session Cask Festival on Saturday, July 4, these brews get a showcase of their own.

A session beer is one that is brewed to be 5 per cent alcohol or less. In addition, flavour isn’t sacrificed in the malt to hop balance, which results in extremely drinkable beer that won’t put you under the table. In other words, you can drink plenty without overwhelming the palate in the same way, say, an afternoon of India Pale Ale would, or knocking out the senses of the imbiber, the way stronger beers might. These ales allow for repeated consumption over a long “session.”

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Session Cask Festival showcases low-alcohol beer

Sunday Funday: The Vancouver Food Truck Fest Kicks off June 28th!

Vancouver Food Cart Festival

Photos by Lindsay Elliot
www.lindsaysdiet.com

It’s going to be a food truck frenzy this summer when Vancouver’s biggest celebration of street food returns on June 28th for the 4th Annual Vancouver Food Cart Fest. This year the festival has expanded to include more than just food! (Although there will still be TONS of food as well).

For 2015, Vancouver’s largest gathering of street food will also include more food trucks and expanded entertainment programming that includes a live-music patio and a giant ping pong area. The Vancouver Food Cart Fest is launching on June 28th and will run for 11 consecutive sundays until September 6th at the Olympic Village.

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Sunday Funday: The Vancouver Food Truck Fest Kicks off June 28th!

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver Celebrates Unveiling of New Bee Hotel with Wild For Bees Table D’hote Menu

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The new bee hotel; Image courtesy of the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver

The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver has been all the buzz recently, due to the installation of their new Bee and Bee, a five-star “bee hotel” located within the property’s gorgeous 2,400 sq ft rooftop garden. Continue reading:
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver Celebrates Unveiling of New Bee Hotel with Wild For Bees Table D’hote Menu