Westin Bayshore Vancouver’s Long Table Dinner Series

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Located adjacent to Vancouver’s Stanley Park along picturesque Coal Harbour, The Westin Bayshore has two more Long Table Dinners in the series, so grab your tickets fast to get in on the last of the summer bounty – and the pleasure of dining outdoors. Continue reading:
Westin Bayshore Vancouver’s Long Table Dinner Series

Healthy Fare At Vancouver’s The Fair at the PNE

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Who doesn’t crave cotton candy, corn dogs and mini donuts when it comes to any summer fair out there? Fine for some, not so much for those with dietary restrictions, or just preferring healthier options. Continue reading:
Healthy Fare At Vancouver’s The Fair at the PNE

Tacofino Yaletown and Lucky Taco Open in Vancouver!

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Tacofino’s white bean taco; Photo Credit: Amy Ho

There was a time in the city, not too long ago, when good taco joints were few and far between. In the last few years though, there has been a flurry of openings. This summer is no exception. My boyfriend and I, especially in the summer, love going for tacos. It’s a fairly inexpensive meal, we have an excuse for margaritas, and it’s a fun, laid-back eating experience!

Two recent openings are definite must-visits when a taco craving hits.

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Tacofino Yaletown and Lucky Taco Open in Vancouver!

Celebrate World Oyster Day in Vancouver, Friday, August 5

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Oysters-3-Ways from Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

Yep. It’s a thing! Around the globe, fans of the pearl-producing mollusk gather to enjoy them in their favourite oyster bars on this special day. In Vancouver, we never need an annual reason to raise a glass (or in this case a shell) to our much-loved seafood, but here are some local hotspots offering up special deals and dishes, just for International Oyster Day.

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Celebrate World Oyster Day in Vancouver, Friday, August 5

Say ‘hi’ to Vancouver’s latest craft brewery!

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Vancouver’s newest craft brewery, is now officially open for business. Located at 1830 Ontario St., Faculty Brewing Co. opened its doors to the general public Aug 2. First beers include a blonde, a mint heffe (a minzeweizen, a milky wheat beer brewed with peppermint tea), a pale ale made with Chinook hops, and a dry-oaked stout.

So, what’s their story?

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Say ‘hi’ to Vancouver’s latest craft brewery!

Cook Like a Vancouver Chef: Felix Zhou’s Summery BBQ Salmon

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It’s summer in Vancouver, which means you’re likely catching some rays at the beach, cycling the seawall, carting the kids to the pool, taking short getaways on the weekend or enjoying a drink on a sun-drenched patio.

Summers in Vancouver also mean backyard (or condo patio) barbecues with friends and family. At your next barbecue, lose the store-bought hot dogs and frozen burgers and go for something a little more sophisticated.

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Cook Like a Vancouver Chef: Felix Zhou’s Summery BBQ Salmon

Elegant and Intoxicating: An Ode to Classic Cocktails in Vancouver

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The following article was submitted by Tourism Vancouver staffer, Sonu Purhar.

Fancy infusions, liquid nitrogen and inventive ice… these days, it’s par for the course to find your coupe filled with a (damn delicious) work of art – but let’s not forget from whence they came. Yes, I’m talking about The Classic Cocktail.

As with any historical certainty, no one is certain when and where the cocktail originated. What we can agree on is that these stimulating brews traditionally consisted of spirits, sugar and bitters. By the mid-1800s, liqueur had joined as the fourth horseman. And shortly thereafter, the first genuine “cocktails” were born, including our friends the Sazerac, Old Fashioned and Manhattan. If it weren’t for these forerunners, you’d be sipping on bitter bathtub gin.

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Elegant and Intoxicating: An Ode to Classic Cocktails in Vancouver