Peek inside Dogwood Brewing, Vancouver’s first organic brewery

Photo credit: Carolyn Ali

Photo credit: Carolyn Ali

It was only a matter of time before Vancouver’s appreciation for organic, sustainable living combined with the city’s craft beer boom.

Dogwood Brewing, the city’s first organic brewery, opened in Southeast Vancouver in late March. Unlike most of the city’s craft breweries, it’s not in the Mount Pleasant Brewery Creek area. It’s located just off Marine Drive west of the Knight Street Bridge.

So what makes this microbrewery special?

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Peek inside Dogwood Brewing, Vancouver’s first organic brewery

Bakers Market Vancouver is Back to Satisfy your Sweetest Cravings

Bakers Market Vancouver 2015

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If you think craft fairs have a little too many crafts and not enough baked goods, or if you’ve visited a farmer’s market but you’d rather buy a bunch of cookies than a bunch of carrots, then we’ve got some great news for you. Bakers Market Vancouver is back by popular demand on select Sundays this Spring/Summer 2015!

Bakers Market Vancouver is the “sweetest” event in Vancouver that offers baked goodies made by local, creative, professional, and home bakers. The first bakers market in Vancouver will be happening this Sunday, April 12th from 11am – 3pm at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre (7646 Prince Albert Street – 60th & Fraser) and offers free parking, free samples, and free admission!

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Bakers Market Vancouver is Back to Satisfy your Sweetest Cravings

Arts Club Theatre’s California Wine Fair returns to Vancouver for 2015

California Wine Fair | Photo credit: Mark Halliday

California Wine Fair | Photo credit: Mark Halliday

The Arts Club Theatre Company’s popular California Wine Fair is back this month, with the largest tasting of its kind in Vancouver.

The April 21 to 27 wine fair is an annual fundraiser for the local theatre company, which stages productions like Fairwell, My Lovely. Proceeds support emerging artists and help with the creation of new works.

The fair is an opportunity to sample some of the best wines from the Golden State at two different events: a pair of winemakers dinners and a blowout ballroom tasting.

The first California Wine Dinner, which takes place on April 21, sold out in a flash–but a second dinner has been added. It takes place on April 22 at Siena Restaurant, which is a hop-skip from the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, in Vancouver’s South Granville neighbourhood.

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Arts Club Theatre’s California Wine Fair returns to Vancouver for 2015

“Pop-up Restaurant Incubator” Opens in Vancouver: Next up – An All-Meatball Pop-Up

Photo credit: Josh | Flickr

Photo credit: Josh | Flickr

Local foodies may have already noticed something interesting happening inside an aging brick building on Hasting Street in Vancouver, in the heart of the Downtown Eastside.

In early March, the nondescript venue at 337 E. Hastings St. – sandwiched between a Chinese restaurant and a corner store – hosted a pop-up fried chicken restaurant called Chicken Shack. The four-night pop-up sold out in days, with more than 600 meals served.

Then, later in the month, the popular food truck The Local Omnivore hosted its own pop-up for one-night only in the same space, offering diners their popular cheeseburgers with locally sourced beef and house sauce. An estimated 200 people jammed inside, turning a rundown corner of East Hastings Street near Main – if only briefly – into one of the hottest culinary spots in Vancouver.

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“Pop-up Restaurant Incubator” Opens in Vancouver: Next up – An All-Meatball Pop-Up

Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 33,759 people voted – Here are the results

Best Five-Spice Beef Wrapped in a Chinese Pancake, Shanghai Morning Restaurant

Best Five-Spice Beef Wrapped in a Chinese Pancake, Shanghai Morning Restaurant

Wondering where to find Vancouver’s best dim sum, Cantonese-style restaurant or five-spice beef wrapped in a Chinese pancake? Your search may be over.

The winners of the 2015 Chinese Restaurant Awards have been announced. A total of 33,759 diners cast their ballots over the month-long voting period for hundreds of Metro Vancouver restaurants. The result is an incredible cheat sheet for foodies looking to explore the city’s Chinese cuisine scene – from classic restaurants to new up-and-comers.

Winners were selected in 21 different categories.  Five new categories this year looked at specific Chinese delicacies, including best har gow, or shrimp dumplings (Kirin Restaurants), best tea-smoked duck (Dinesty Dumpling House) and best five-spice beef wrapped in a Chinese pancake (Shanghai Morning Restaurant).  The remaining categories looked at types of Chinese restaurants, from best hot pot restaurant (Claypot Hotpot and BBQ) and best Hong Kong-style cafe (Deer Garden Signatures) to best dim sum (Kirin Restaurants) and best Cantonese restaurant (Bamboo Grove).   Continue reading:
Best Chinese Food in Vancouver? 33,759 people voted – Here are the results