For the Love of the Craft: Valentines Day Brewery Tour

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If you have a love affair with beer, it’s time to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a tour hosted by Vancouver Brewery Tours. The tour connects couples (or beer-loving singles) to the heart of the city’s booming craft-beer community for an exclusive “For the Love of the Craft” Valentine’s-themed tour on Sunday, February 14 from noon until 3:30pm.

If you and your loved one aren’t fans of chocolate and red wine, this is the perfect answer that will make you both… hoppy!

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For the Love of the Craft: Valentines Day Brewery Tour

34,100 people voted on Metro Vancouver’s best Chinese food: Here are the results

Photography by Sherman's Food Adventures

Photography by Sherman’s Food Adventures

Metro Vancouver is known for having some of the most authentic Chinese food this side of Beijing. But with literally hundreds of restaurants serving countless variation on regional cuisine, how do you know where to start?

Well, this list is a good place. The results of the 2016 Chinese Restaurant Diners’ Choice Awards are in. More than 34,100 people cast their votes as part of the annual awards competition. They voted on 21 different restaurant categories, everything from best Cantonese restaurant and best food court stall to best barbecue shop and bakery.

In addition, this year a special “Iconic Dishes” division was added to the awards. Diners were tasked with identifying the top spots to order five regional dishes considered iconic to particular parts of China: braised pork rice from Taiwan, roast duck from Hong Kong, drunken chicken from Shanghai, mango sago from South China and water-boiled fish from Sichuan.

In one popular category – best barbecue shop – the results were pretty much a forgone conclusion. Richmond’s H.K. BBQ Master again took home top honours, as it has done every year in recent memory.

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34,100 people voted on Metro Vancouver’s best Chinese food: Here are the results

Unique Vancouver Seafood Fest Puts Snails, Barnacles and Jellyfish in the Spotlight: Unsung Heroes 2016

Image from bluewatercafe.net

Image from bluewatercafe.net

Have a craving for some gooseneck barnacles and sturgeon-liver mousse?

You’re in luck. These overlooked and 0ft-snubbed delicacies and others are about to grace the menu of one of Vancouver’s finest restaurants for a most unusual seafood festival.

Unsung Heroes returns to Yaletown’s Blue Water Cafe this February for its 12th annual instalment. The month-long festival puts the spotlight on local, unique seafood that diners often pass on or turn up their noses at. Menus in past years have included everything from red sea urchin trifle to stir-fried jellyfish and poached periwinkle.  Continue reading:
Unique Vancouver Seafood Fest Puts Snails, Barnacles and Jellyfish in the Spotlight: Unsung Heroes 2016

Welcome Vancouver’s Newest Solar-Powered, Gluten-Free Food Truck: the Tiffin Walla

tiffin3The team behind Vancouver’s beloved Soho Road food truck has launched a second truck this week– the Tiffin Walla– which can be found at Robson Square. serving up more tempting Indian food. And to celebrate there’re offering free samples.

We spoke to Sarb Mund to find out more.

What’s behind the name?

In India, a ‘tiffin walla’ is someone that traditionally would bring the home-made lunch that your wife had cooked for you, to your office in a stainless steel tiffin tin. At the end of day, the Tiffin Walla collects the tin and returns it to your home. We’re bringing a little bit of that culture to downtown Vancouver. Amazing Indian food that you’d eat every day, so it’s very light, and there are plenty of gluten-free and vegan options too. Continue reading:
Welcome Vancouver’s Newest Solar-Powered, Gluten-Free Food Truck: the Tiffin Walla

Celebrate Tacofino’s #Tacoversary and Raise Money for Vancouver’s Potluck Café Society

Tacofino_FishTaco_LREating tacos is always a great idea, but this month you can chow down on delicious, super-sustainable Ocean Wise tacos and know that you’re helping out those in need too. Tacofino is marking the first anniversary of its flagship Gastown location by serving up a taco-tastic fundraiser deal. On Saturday, Jan. 30 between 11 a.m. and midnight, Tacofino’s Burrito Bar at 15 West Cordova St. will offer their famous Baja-style fish tacos at half-price ($3 per order), with all proceeds donated to Potluck Café Society, an outreach program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) that creates jobs for people with barriers to employment and provides healthy food options. Continue reading:
Celebrate Tacofino’s #Tacoversary and Raise Money for Vancouver’s Potluck Café Society