Five Spooky Cocktails to Scare You Silly this Halloween

Let’s get real: ghosts, vampires and witches can’t survive on blood and fear alone – after all, even the most terrifying ghoul needs a boozy pick-me-up after a haunting night on the job. This Halloween, we’ve scared up five cocktails that are just as delicious as they are disturbing, each best savoured at the bars of their origin. Inspired by spooky landscapes, horror films and exotic spooks, these drinks are sure to inject your All Hallow’s Eve with equal parts fear and fun. Happy bar haunting!

Continue reading:
Five Spooky Cocktails to Scare You Silly this Halloween

Where to Celebrate International Waffle Day (March 25) in Vancouver

Waffles at Cafe Medina; Photo Credit: Amy Ho

In the debate between pancakes, French toast, and waffles, the latters always wins out for me. Because of my love for waffles, I’m especially looking forward to the upcoming International Waffle Day on March 25, 2017!

Brunch is also one of my favourite meals of the day, whether it’s a fun mid-day date with my boyfriend, or a catch-up with some of my favourite pals. Plus, I get to mix the savoury with the sweet on my plate for the ultimate meal combination.

If you’re wanting to enjoy waffles this Saturday, here are few recommended spots:

Continue reading:
Where to Celebrate International Waffle Day (March 25) in Vancouver

National Caesar Day is May 19th – Here are 5 of Vancouver’s Favourites

CafeMedina_Cocktails_MoroccanMaria_CreditBarryCalhounPhotography

Cafe Medina’s spin on the Caesar

Canadians love their clamato juice cocktails any time of year, or day, but it’s Thursday, May 19th where you’ll want to hit some of these local bars and restaurants for their take on Canada’s classic. Hail-yes Caesar! Continue reading:
National Caesar Day is May 19th – Here are 5 of Vancouver’s Favourites

Classy and Cost-Effective: An Ode to Apéritif Hour

photo: Pourhouse

photo: Pourhouse

The following article was written by Tourism Vancouver’s Sonu Purhar and photographed by Tourism Vancouver’s Nicole Havers.

It’s been a long day, maybe a hard one. A frantic client called and kept you on the phone for hours. You were late for an important meeting and your manager sighed in a way that made your blood run cold. Your Instagram post from last night only got three Likes. Life’s rough. And you’re not even that jazzed about happy hour, because all the cheap beer and wine is making you feel like a hungover/headachy mess.

Continue reading:
Classy and Cost-Effective: An Ode to Apéritif Hour

Featured Vancouverite: Karri Schuermans

Hometown: Waihi, New Zealand

How long have you been a Vancouverite? 7 years

Occupation:
Owner operator of Chambar Restaurant, Cafe Medina, Chambar Ale, and The Dirty Apron Cooking School, designer, dirtbiker, painter, mother of two, wife to an incredible chef

Continue reading:
Featured Vancouverite: Karri Schuermans