INTRODUCING THE 2018 VANCOUVER WORLD CHEF EXCHANGE CHEF PAIRINGS

Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s third annual Vancouver World Chef Exchange, presented by Aeroplan, brings another group of award-winning international chefs to Vancouver for a series of five not-to-be-missed dinners.

Tickets are on sale now. Be sure to book quickly as seats are limited!

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INTRODUCING THE 2018 VANCOUVER WORLD CHEF EXCHANGE CHEF PAIRINGS

Street Food City Returning to Vancouver this January

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Food truck lovers, get your appetites ready. Street Food City is returning to downtown Vancouver.

For the fifth year in a row, the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza is being transformed into a smorgasbord of indulgent food cart fare for Street Food City, Jan. 16-Jan. 24, part of the 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival. This year, no fewer than 20 of Vancouver’s top food trucks will gather on the plaza, offering street eats fans a one-stop shop to fill up on the best the city has to offer.

The food cart “pod” idea was introduced in Vancouver back in 2012, building off of models in other cities like Portland, where food trucks regularly congregate in huge clusters to offer diners more options. In the years since, Vancouver’s own street food scene has exploded, and there are now more than 100 trucks across the city offering everything from Salvadorian pupusas and Australian meat pies to wood-fired pizzas, perogies and Korean-style bibimbap. Continue reading:
Street Food City Returning to Vancouver this January

5 Quirky Culinary Events at the 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Fest

DINEOUT_SHARK_480x280_both-1-Canada’s biggest food and drink festival is coming to Vancouver this January … and it’s got a few surprises.

The Dine Out Vancouver Festival returns, Jan. 15-Jan. 31. Hundreds of eateries – from trendy bistros to elegant restaurants – will be serving up special three-course, prix fixe menus at $20, $30 and $40 price points. In total, more than 100,000 food fanatics are expected to descend on the city to taste drive all that Vancouver has to offer.

But epicures also have the opportunity to partake in dozens of culinary-themed events. Options range from brunch crawls and cocktail tastings to some unusual options that are a bit more off the beaten track.  For culinary adventurers, here are 5 quirky, can’t-miss culinary events at the 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival:

Seafood, up close and personalThe Vancouver Aquarium is the setting for Feast with the Fish, a unique meal where your dinner companions include reef sharks, seahorses and sea turtles. Enjoy a four-course meal, including Humboldt squid calamari and ling cod and salmon tacos, all set against a tropical underwater backdrop. The event also features a behind-the-scenes tour. Jan. 27; $100. 

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5 Quirky Culinary Events at the 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Fest

5 Craft-Beer Themed Events Coming to Vancouver for Dine Out 2016

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Photo credit: traveljunction | Flickr

Craft beer for breakfast?

A unique boozy breakfast and host of other craft-beer themed events are headed for Vancouver this January. It’s all part of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, the annual celebration of all things delicious and indulgent in the city, Jan. 15-Jan. 31.

Hundreds of restaurants across Vancouver will be offering special prix-fix menus at $20, $30 and $40 price points, while dozens of special events highlight the city’s unique culinary and cultural offerings.

New this year are a series of events about one of Vancouver’s latest obsessions: craft beer. Dozens of breweries have popped up in the city in recent years, and they’re eager to share their stories – and their beer – with the world.

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5 Craft-Beer Themed Events Coming to Vancouver for Dine Out 2016

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Lots of festivals and shows this weekend for the whole family!  How many events will you attend?  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend features a great variety for everyone of all ages, including culinary events, comedy, music, and hockey!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Reservations Open Now for Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2015

Image sourced from Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Image sourced from Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Ready, set, eat!

Reservations are officially open for the 2015 Dine Out Vancouver Festival. The yearly restaurant fest – the biggest in all of Canada – features hundreds of local restaurants offering special prix fixe menus at $18, $28 and $38 price points.

This year, a record 277 restaurants are participating, from the biggest names in Vancouver fine dining to ethnic eateries and brand new restaurants.  If you truly love to eat, the festival is a great chance to “taste drive” some of the city’s top restaurants, without breaking your budget.

You can see all 277 Dine Out menus and make reservations on the Dine Out website. A word to the wise: Reservations for the most popular restaurants tend to book up fast (as in, by the end of the day).

Here’s a quick peek at three tantalizing menus at $38, $28 and $18 price points.

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Reservations Open Now for Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2015