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

Celebrate Pancake Day on March 7 with a free stack from IHOP!

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Let them eat pancakes! While today marks the official “pancake day” in the United Kingdom, we here in North America don’t celebrate the day of the pancake until Tuesday, March 7, 2017. When that day comes, we will be ready to celebrate with a fork in hand and a jug of pure maple syrup in easy reach!

And what’s the best way to celebrate national pancake day? How about with a free stack of pancakes from IHOP? On March 7, 2017 IHOP restaurants around the city will be giving away a free stack of freshly cooked buttermilk pancakes from 7:00am – 7:00pm to benefit charity.

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Celebrate Pancake Day on March 7 with a free stack from IHOP!

Sweet drams are made of this at Vancouver Writers Fest’s annual whiskey soirée

For those whose livers, not to mention pocketbooks, are still recovering from the 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival, there’s some bad news: A Dram Come True gives appreciators of fine elixirs a chance to do it all over again, albeit in one night and with whiskey rather than wine.

At the 15th annual event, local and international booze producers offer unlimited samples of their products – not only bourbon, scotch, and rye, but also craft beer, wine and specialty libations, such as vodka and amaretto (from local company Sons of Vancouver). And of course, there will be food, including delectable morsels of delight courtesy of local food artistes Hawksworth, Savoury City and Gyoza Bar.

A Dram Come True raises funds for the non-profit Vancouver Writers Festival (no word on whether any writers will actually be in attendance) and takes place March 10 from 8-10 p.m. at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St.) on Granville Island. See below for the official tasting menu.

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Sweet drams are made of this at Vancouver Writers Fest’s annual whiskey soirée

4th Annual Curry Cup Spices things up with a Curry Themed Cook-Off!

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Image courtesy of Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia

It’s a battle of the spices! On Monday, March 6 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, you’re invited to sample some of the best and most innovative curry dishes at the 4th annual Vancouver Curry Cup.

A hotly anticipated event, the Curry Cup is a competition between eight Vancouver chefs from renowned restaurants for the best curry. Your ticket will get you the chance to sample some of these exciting curry dishes, each unique in its own right with diverse flavours from around the world. At the end of the day, only one curry dish will be crowned champion!

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4th Annual Curry Cup Spices things up with a Curry Themed Cook-Off!

Get Your Early Bird Tickets for BC Distilled Festival in Vancouver

Sourced from BC Distilled

With the close of this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival, you can now anticipate the upcoming BC Distilled Festival, which takes place April 8, 2017, and also features exciting lead-up events the week before the big night. Recently, British Columbia has seen an explosion of artisan and micro-distilleries, making 2017’s Festival particularly exciting.

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Get Your Early Bird Tickets for BC Distilled Festival in Vancouver