Holts Cafe Opens at Holt Renfrew Vancouver

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Holts Cafe interior

Luxury shopping has been pretty much defined by Canada’s Holt Renfrew since 1837, and with the downtown Vancouver store’s recent expansion it only seems fitting that a new restaurant is part of the plan. Continue reading:
Holts Cafe Opens at Holt Renfrew Vancouver

5 Fantastic Fall Food (and Drink) Festivals in Vancouver

Fall food festivals in Vancouver 2016

Join the fun at one of these five top foodie events happening this Fall in Vancouver…

Now that the beach season is behind us, it’s quite alright to start indulging in all of that delicious comfort food that makes the rainy season in Vancouver seem like the best time of the year. October is more than just the month of turkey, this season is all about celebrating tasty treats thanks to these five food festivals in Vancouver.

Whether you’re after something new, something brewed, or something stewed… there’s a food-based festival with your name on it this Fall. Check out some of the food events and festivals in Vancouver below and don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants.

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5 Fantastic Fall Food (and Drink) Festivals in Vancouver

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 3: Sushi Snobs

Photo: www.bcliving.ca

Photo: www.bcliving.ca

Hello Vancouver! As you all know, I’m a Vancouver newbie. I’ve lived multiple places around Canada, and I’m pleased to say I’ve now landed in this lovely city. I’m stumbling upon new reasons to love this city on the daily, and I could not be happier to call it home! Follow me and my column, New-B, as I get to know Vancouver and, inevitably, fall in love with it.

Before moving to Vancouver I had dined on what I thought to be some pretty acceptable, if not pretty delicious, sushi. Many cities I’ve lived in or visited have had their roster of “best” sushi hot-spots Continue reading:
A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 3: Sushi Snobs

5 Vancouver Restaurants Serving Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner

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Turkey Dinner | Courtesy of Market by Jean-Georges

Whether you’re a visitor to Vancouver or just want to skip out on the prep (not to mention dishes) of cooking this year, here are 5 downtown restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner in style. Click on the restaurant name to reserve your table now. Continue reading:
5 Vancouver Restaurants Serving Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner

Chopstick Fest Debuts in Vancouver

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If this new culinary event isn’t the perfect fit for our fair city, we don’t know what is. From October 15th – 30th over 30 Chinese restaurants in the lower mainland will be offering unique prix-fixe, multi-regional menus, and that means a whole lot of great dining out. Continue reading:
Chopstick Fest Debuts in Vancouver

Introducing the King of Cognacs: Now Available in Vancouver at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Grant Sceney | credit: Fairmont Pacific Rim

Grant Sceney | credit: Fairmont Pacific Rim

The following article was written by Tourism Vancouver’s in-house cocktail enthusiast, Sonu Purhar.

With a grand title like “Louis XIII Remy Martin Champagne Cognac”, it’s no wonder this rare variety of brandy is referred to as the King of Cognacs. There are a finite number of venues in the world granted the honour of carrying the magic elixir, each designated a “Louis XIII Fortress” – and recently, the Fairmont Pacific Rim became the first hotel in Canada to achieve the esteemed designation (the only other venue in Vancouver carrying Louis XIII is Hawksworth Restaurant).

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Introducing the King of Cognacs: Now Available in Vancouver at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Official In-N-Out Burgers in Vancouver Area for One Day Only!

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Why have one, when you can have five!
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We’ve heard celebrities rave about it (notably: Adele, admitting she treated herself to a burger after her Grammy performance gone wrong), magazines call it “the BEST burger ever”, and anyone who has been to California or Las Vegas can attest to how amazing these burgers are.

We get it, they’re good. Unfortunately, In-N-Out Burgers can’t be found in Vancouver (unless you want to count Caliburger, the In-N-Out Burger replica), except for one glorious day of the year. Instead of having to take the long drive down to California, In-N-Out Burger is heading to the Lower Mainland (Langley, an hour’s drive from Vancouver) for one day only to participate in the Langley Good Time Cruise-In for Charity on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

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Official In-N-Out Burgers in Vancouver Area for One Day Only!