Five Spooky Cocktails to Scare You Silly this Halloween

Let’s get real: ghosts, vampires and witches can’t survive on blood and fear alone – after all, even the most terrifying ghoul needs a boozy pick-me-up after a haunting night on the job. This Halloween, we’ve scared up five cocktails that are just as delicious as they are disturbing, each best savoured at the bars of their origin. Inspired by spooky landscapes, horror films and exotic spooks, these drinks are sure to inject your All Hallow’s Eve with equal parts fear and fun. Happy bar haunting!

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Five Spooky Cocktails to Scare You Silly this Halloween

Where to Gobble Up Thanksgiving Turkey in Vancouver

Railtown’s Sage Roasted Organic Turkey; Photo Credit; Jelger and Tanja Photographers

It’s that time of year again when you have license to gorge on turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and plenty of gravy. However, cooking the whole spread on your own can be considerable work. Or, if you’re visiting from out of town, you might not know anyone whose Thanksgiving dinner you can crash.

Fortunately, many places in town will do the slaving in the kitchen for you. Here are five that promise to be delicious:

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Where to Gobble Up Thanksgiving Turkey in Vancouver

Made with Love: 10 Vancouver Bartenders Compete in National Competition for the Title of Canada’s Best BarChef

It’s no secret that some of the best bartenders in the world live and work right here in Vancouver – when they’re not winning or judging global competitions, of course. Now, you can witness a new wave of top talents compete on home turf during national bartending competition Made with Love. The interactive event – currently hosted in Canada, Mexico and Spain – challenges bartenders across the country to flex their cocktail creativity by shaking up innovative and exciting drinks judged by a panel of experts, as well as the public.

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Made with Love: 10 Vancouver Bartenders Compete in National Competition for the Title of Canada’s Best BarChef

Food on Wheels in Vancouver

The following article was written by Carly Whetter, Communications Assistant at Tourism Vancouver.

Whether you’re enjoying Vancouver’s summer sun, colourful autumn leaves or stormy skies, the city’s food truck scene never slows down. From Tacofino to Aussie Pie Guy to Chou Chou Crêpes, here are a collection of the city’s best food trucks, available year round.

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Food on Wheels in Vancouver

Vancouver Aquarium Hosts Toast to the Coast: A Roaming Eating & Drinking Gala

Photos by Meighan Makarchuk and Vision Event Photography

As much as it hurts to say adieu to summer, it’s almost time to start thinking about the splendour of autumnal leaves and darkening days. And, there are a host of events in the fall to start getting excited about as the weather begins to shift.

One of the grandest and most delicious evenings in the city is returning once again. Get set for the Vancouver Aquarium’s lavish Toast to the Coast, now in its eleventh incarnation. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever!

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Vancouver Aquarium Hosts Toast to the Coast: A Roaming Eating & Drinking Gala

Celebrate Delicious Wild BC Salmon at Vancouver’s Fishermen’s Wharf

Photo Credit: Wilbert Choi

Recently, on July 1, I took part in a Canadian party game where we had to go around the room trying to find people who fulfilled quintessential Canadian qualities (e.g. has gone canoeing; knows what a “two-four” is). One of the squares was “thinks salmon is the best thing EVER.” I enthusiastically said “yes” to that one!

If you’re like me and love wild BC salmon, you’re in luck since there’s an upcoming food event devoted to this beloved local seafood product.

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Celebrate Delicious Wild BC Salmon at Vancouver’s Fishermen’s Wharf

Learn to Cook from YVR’s Hottest Chefs at Fin to Tail

Summer and seafood go hand in hand, and what better way to enjoy them both than with the city’s top chefs, a glass of wine or beer in hand and in the surroundings of beautiful Stanley Park.

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Learn to Cook from YVR’s Hottest Chefs at Fin to Tail