Where to Go for Easter Brunch Buffet in Vancouver

Photo Credit: KK Law

Going out for Easter brunch has become a tradition for many in the city. My immediate family especially likes a gourmet buffet option, since there are always a variety of palates to please. Plus, a lovely spread of items–such as baked goods, salads, breakfast dishes, lunch offerings, and sumptuous desserts–makes the outing into a very special occasion for all.

There are many venues in the city holding buffet brunches this Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Here are a few of my top picks:

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Where to Go for Easter Brunch Buffet in Vancouver

The Railway Club reopens as the Railway Stage and Beer Cafe

Winnipeg band Mise en Scene at the Railway Stage and Beer Café April 5 2017

Winnipeg band Mise en Scene were one of two bands playing the official (re)opening night of the Railway, April 5 2017. Shawn Conner photo.

The good news: the iconic train is there, and the ancient radiators, and the owl, and the lion, and the horse, and the crumbling old-timey cash register, and the stained-glass sign reading “Beer Parlour”. And the stage and sound system are better than ever. Gone is the grunge-y carpet, the awnings that blocked the light, and the unpleasant smell that hung around during the last days.

Gone too though are the signed photos and posters of bygone shows that marked the Railway Club’s historical importance in Vancouver’s music scene.

Nevertheless, the reopening of the downtown venue, refurbished as the Railway Stage and Beer Café (579 Dunsmuir St.), is mostly good news for fans of live music, comedy and craft beer.

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The Railway Club reopens as the Railway Stage and Beer Cafe

6 Places #onRobson To Indulge In A Tasty Happy Hour

The following article was submitted by the Robson Street Business Improvement Association.

When there isn’t enough time in the day, we appreciate when one hour lasts for three! Robson Street is putting the “happy” in Happy Hour by serving up delicious bite size dishes and handcrafted cocktails for less. With Happy Hour traditionally lasting between 3PM-6PM, Robson Street’s restaurants aim to make your day even happier by expanding their promotions from 9PM – late night!

This is a great chance to get out and order your must-have dishes and cocktails.  Scroll through the list to see where to catch Happy Hour #onRobson!

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6 Places #onRobson To Indulge In A Tasty Happy Hour

Where to Celebrate International Waffle Day (March 25) in Vancouver

Waffles at Cafe Medina; Photo Credit: Amy Ho

In the debate between pancakes, French toast, and waffles, the latters always wins out for me. Because of my love for waffles, I’m especially looking forward to the upcoming International Waffle Day on March 25, 2017!

Brunch is also one of my favourite meals of the day, whether it’s a fun mid-day date with my boyfriend, or a catch-up with some of my favourite pals. Plus, I get to mix the savoury with the sweet on my plate for the ultimate meal combination.

If you’re wanting to enjoy waffles this Saturday, here are few recommended spots:

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Where to Celebrate International Waffle Day (March 25) in Vancouver

Where to Drink Guinness and Eat Irish Stew on St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver

Guinness and cottage pie croquettes; Sourced from Railtown Cafe

St. Patrick’s Day takes place this Friday, March 17, 2017! It’s time to don green clothing and to head to a welcoming Irish pub for a pint of Guinness (or two).

If you’d like to join the festivities, Vancouver has numerous establishments where you can expect live music, Irish food and drink, and plenty of good cheer this St. Patrick’s Day! Continue reading:
Where to Drink Guinness and Eat Irish Stew on St. Patrick’s Day in Vancouver

Delicious & Nutritious: Your Guide to Vancouver’s Best Acai Bowls

Photo: A Million Miless

Have you ever tried an acai bowl (also known as a smoothie bowl)? If not, you most definitely should! If you have had the pleasure of trying one, it’s likely you’re a big fan, I know I am. An acai bowl is basically a thick smoothie topped with fruit, oats, nuts, seeds, or anything your heart desires. These delicious and nutritious bowls are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a mid-day snack, especially in Vancouver’s hot summer sun. I actually can’t think of something better to enjoy while soaking up some rays on one of the city’s beautiful beaches. You’ve likely seen some colourfully enticing bowls being carried around by Vancouverites, and if you’re anything like me you’ve wanted nothing more than to be the one eating them. Well, you’re in luck! Here’s your guide to acai bowls in Vancouver:

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Delicious & Nutritious: Your Guide to Vancouver’s Best Acai Bowls

South American-themed East Vancouver brewery opens just in time to fight the winter blahs

Andina Brewing Vancouver Shawn Conner photo

You can’t miss Andina, located near Powell Street Craft and Callister Brewing. Shawn Conner photo.

East Vancouver just got a little yeastier.

The neighbourhood is already craft beer central, with local breweries like Strange Fellows, Storm, Bomber, Off the Rail, Luppolo, and Parallel 49 bringing beer enthusiasts to the area. Andina Brewing Company (pronounced “an-DEEN-a”) is the latest addition, and has opened up just a hops skip and jump from three other breweries – Callister, Powell Street Craft and Doan Brewing. The twist: Andina adds South American style, flair and flavours.

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South American-themed East Vancouver brewery opens just in time to fight the winter blahs