Science of Cocktails 2018 takes Happy Hour to a whole new level

Science of Cocktails 2018

Image courtesy of Science World British Columbia

If you’re bored by beer and tired of tequila, you’ll be very interested to hear about the much-anticipated event, Science of Cocktails, hosted at the Telus World of Science on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Science of Cocktails is Science World’s signature fundraising event, where the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs come together to showcase the chemistry, biology and physics behind preparing stylish cocktails and cuisine. It’s an event like no other, with one-of-a-kind drinks and food that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Plus, proceeds from tickets go towards a great cause.

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Science of Cocktails 2018 takes Happy Hour to a whole new level

Dine Out Vancouver at The Newly Launched Victor at Parq Vancouver

The Victor Porterhouse; Photo Credit: Bill Milne

Dine Out Vancouver (DOV), my favourite eating festival of the year, launches tomorrow, running until February 4, 2018.

This year, over 300 restaurants are taking part, offering sumptuous prix-fixe menus (ranging from $20 to $40). There are also a ton of different food and drink-themed events to get excited about, like the Hidden Gem Dim Sum Tour, Olympic Village Food Tour, and Spirited Masterclass – Bitters 101. The sooner you book though, the better, since many events and restaurants are getting close to capacity.

I got the chance recently to preview the DOV menu at the newly launched Victor in Parq Vancouver. It’s well worth making a reservation for before DOV comes to a close.

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Dine Out Vancouver at The Newly Launched Victor at Parq Vancouver

8 Most Unique Flavours at the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival takes place Jan 20 – Feb 14

It’s the sweetest event of the season! Starting this Saturday, January 20 the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for its 8th annual celebration of all things hot, chocolatey and delicious!

The 8th annual Hot Chocolate Festival will run until February 14, 2018 (there’s your Valentine’s Day date planned), giving you 26 days to try all 75 of the crazy flavours from over 30 local businesses participating in the festival.

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8 Most Unique Flavours at the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Contest Alert! Delicious Vegan Bites Await on Vancouver Food Tour’s New Culinary Adventure

Delicious dishes await on the Vancouver Vegan Food Tour.

Who knew vegan dishes could taste so good? The culinary experts at Vancouver Food Tour have investigated every corner of Gastown and Chinatown in search of the neighbourhoods’ tastiest vegan dishes, and are sharing the treasures they’ve unearthed on the brand-new Vancouver Vegan Food Tour. Fittingly launched on Vegan Day (November 1), the gastronomical excursion is guaranteed to make your palate pop with pleasure. Whether your New Year’s resolution is to give veganism a try, or if you simply enjoy great food, leave a comment below – we’re giving away a pair of tickets to an upcoming tour so you can taste the decadence for yourself! Continue reading:
Contest Alert! Delicious Vegan Bites Await on Vancouver Food Tour’s New Culinary Adventure

Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes to Enjoy in 2018

Vegan wild mushroom pizza at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

With the New Year, many of us resolve to shift the way we eat. I, for example, am endeavouring to incorporate more plant-based cooking into my daily routine. Fortunately, unlike other resolutions, this one will be fairly easy to keep!

Vancouver has many exclusively vegetarian/vegan restaurants, such as The Acorn (3995 Main Street) and The Naam (2724 West 4th Avenue). In addition, numerous restaurants in the city are also working to shift their menus to include vegetarian and vegan options for diners. I recently tried dishes at two establishments that are well worth recommending for delicious plant-based eating in 2018.

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Vegetarian and Vegan Dishes to Enjoy in 2018

Vibrant Street Food City takes over Vancouver Art Gallery plaza from January 22 – 28

Week-long daytime event presents food truck fare during Dine Out Vancouver

The seventh annual Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s cheap n’ cheerful ‘food truck pod’ takes place January 22 – 28, from 11am – 3pm weekdays and 11am – 5pm weekends, at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s newly renovated plaza.

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Vibrant Street Food City takes over Vancouver Art Gallery plaza from January 22 – 28

Canada’s Largest Gluten Free Festival is in Vancouver this Weekend

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Image sourced from the Gluten Free Expo Facebook page

Canada’s largest gluten free event is coming to Vancouver this weekend, and those who haven’t been able to enjoy a good grilled cheese sandwich or crispy croissant can get together and commiserate – while eating some excellent gluten free food! The whole festival is 100% gluten free, so those with food intolerance, allergies, or celiac disease can leave their worries behind and enjoy all the free samples.

The Vancouver Gluten Free Expo will be happening at Canada Place on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, 2018. The event will feature a wide variety of gluten free products that you can’t usually find in stores, including pizza, beer, breads, and more.

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Canada’s Largest Gluten Free Festival is in Vancouver this Weekend