Chopstick Fest Debuts in Vancouver

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If this new culinary event isn’t the perfect fit for our fair city, we don’t know what is. From October 15th – 30th over 30 Chinese restaurants in the lower mainland will be offering unique prix-fixe, multi-regional menus, and that means a whole lot of great dining out. Continue reading:
Chopstick Fest Debuts in Vancouver

Introducing the King of Cognacs: Now Available in Vancouver at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Grant Sceney | credit: Fairmont Pacific Rim

Grant Sceney | credit: Fairmont Pacific Rim

The following article was written by Tourism Vancouver’s in-house cocktail enthusiast, Sonu Purhar.

With a grand title like “Louis XIII Remy Martin Champagne Cognac”, it’s no wonder this rare variety of brandy is referred to as the King of Cognacs. There are a finite number of venues in the world granted the honour of carrying the magic elixir, each designated a “Louis XIII Fortress” – and recently, the Fairmont Pacific Rim became the first hotel in Canada to achieve the esteemed designation (the only other venue in Vancouver carrying Louis XIII is Hawksworth Restaurant).

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Introducing the King of Cognacs: Now Available in Vancouver at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Official In-N-Out Burgers in Vancouver Area for One Day Only!

In N Out Burger Vancouver

Why have one, when you can have five!
Photo courtesy of joyosity | Flickr.com

We’ve heard celebrities rave about it (notably: Adele, admitting she treated herself to a burger after her Grammy performance gone wrong), magazines call it “the BEST burger ever”, and anyone who has been to California or Las Vegas can attest to how amazing these burgers are.

We get it, they’re good. Unfortunately, In-N-Out Burgers can’t be found in Vancouver (unless you want to count Caliburger, the In-N-Out Burger replica), except for one glorious day of the year. Instead of having to take the long drive down to California, In-N-Out Burger is heading to the Lower Mainland (Langley, an hour’s drive from Vancouver) for one day only to participate in the Langley Good Time Cruise-In for Charity on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

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Official In-N-Out Burgers in Vancouver Area for One Day Only!

Celebrate the Harvest at the Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

Sourced from FarmFolk CityFolk Facebook page; Photo Credit: JackFlash.Photography

Sourced from FarmFolk CityFolk’s Facebook page; Photo Credit: JackFlash Photography

While September brings some sadness with the close of summer, it’s also a glorious time to celebrate the harvest of local farms. Every year, I look forward to FarmFolk CityFolk’s Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields (September 11, 2016).

The event is a roving gourmet’s paradise that invites attendees to appreciate good food and libations, as well as the fabulous chefs and farmers in the region. It’s a wondrous end of summer date for those who share an appreciation for local, sustainable food.

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Celebrate the Harvest at the Metro Vancouver Feast of Fields

NEW Happy Hour at VCBW’s Craft Beer Fest at the PNE

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Just in! Vancouver Craft Beer Week just announced they are offering Happy Hour daily until the PNE closes September 5th. Continue reading:
NEW Happy Hour at VCBW’s Craft Beer Fest at the PNE

Vancouver Bacon Convention Coming this Fall to the PNE Forum

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Photo credit: Flickr user cookbookman17

Hungry yet? There’s a new convention coming to town, and this one has everyone talking! Kicking off it’s inaugural year this September, the Vancouver Bacon Convention will be featuring two days full of delicious, crispy bacon. Vegetarians should probably steer clear of this event.

On September 24 and 25, the PNE Forum will turn into a “pancetta paradise” with over 100 booths featuring bacon inspired food, drink and products. Not enough bacon for you? There will also be bacon eating contests, events, door prizes, activities, raffles, and more!

This is a must-attend event for true bacon-lovers and it will have more bacon than you can shake a bacon at!

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Vancouver Bacon Convention Coming this Fall to the PNE Forum

Cook Like A Vancouver Chef: Tobias Grignon’s Grilled Striploin with Chimichurri

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An enviable quality of any chef is the ease with which they’re able to whip up a meal, and Tobias Grignon of Vancouver resto Mamie Taylor’s is no exception.

Try your hand at his easy recipe for grilled striploin with chimichurri and charred corn and quinoa salad.

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Cook Like A Vancouver Chef: Tobias Grignon’s Grilled Striploin with Chimichurri