Learn How to Start Your Own Food Truck – April 2

Photo credit: Le Tigre food truck

Photo credit: Le Tigre food truck

Ever contemplated starting your own Vancouver food truck? At this stage, you might not be ahead of the curve, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be a success at “sidewalk entrepreneurship.” Maybe you’re just curious why food trucks became a movement. Or perhaps you even want dirt on how the Vancouver city government makes decisions about food truck regulation.

You can get the inside intelligence on these questions and more at the upcoming Food Talks Volume 7, “Food Trucks: The Business & the Movement,” taking place at the Electric Owl (926 Main St.) Tuesday, April 2.

Food Talks are social gatherings that brings together speakers from the food community. Each speaker gives a different perspective on a food issue. Listeners eat/sip on refreshments from the host establishment, and, at the end, they have a chance to ask the speakers questions and engage in a discussion.

Food Talks Volume 7 has an all-star line up of Vancouver food cart experts including Clement Chan, Top Chef Season 3 competitor and owner of Le Tigre food truck, Jory Simkin and Jason Apple of the pioneering Roaming Dragon food truck, City Councillor Heather Deal and Audrey Mehler – a member of the team that came up with wildly popular TV show Eat St. on Food Network. Continue reading:
Learn How to Start Your Own Food Truck – April 2

Top 10 “Bargain Eats” in Vancouver

(Photo credit: Twisted Fork)

Originally written as a guest blog post for Got Saga.

With hundreds of restaurants in downtown Vancouver alone, plus the growing street food scene, it can almost be overwhelming deciding where to spend your hard earned cash. With so many choices, the list below is just a sample of some of the great deals out there.

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Top 10 “Bargain Eats” in Vancouver

Bargain Alert: Dinner and a Movie for Under $20

Vancouver’s restaurant scene has many virtues:  innovative cuisine, great atmosphere, dedication to local ingredients and so on.   But – on the whole – affordability isn’t one of them.   Good ingredients are pricey, after all, and skilled chefs don’t come cheap.  Still, it’s nice to find a bargain from time to time.

Which is why I wanted to share a Tuesday night favorite of mine:  dinner and a movie on Granville Street for less than $20.  On Tuesday nights, Sanafir – the chic international bistro near the corner of Granville and Nelson – offers half-price specials on its tapas plates and sides.   The eclectic menu – which has drawn praise from the Globe and Mail, among others – features recipes from North Africa, Asia and India.

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Bargain Alert: Dinner and a Movie for Under $20