Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: Flavourful Food #onRobson

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The Nutella Banana Crepe at Cafe Crepe

The following article was submitted by the Robson Street Business Improvement Association.

When you think of Robson Street, we’re sure that you think of endless shopping! But, did you know that Robson Street is a go-to destination for Vancouver foodies?

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Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: Flavourful Food #onRobson

Chef David Hawksworth’s Nightingale Opens In Vancouver

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Nightingale –acclaimed Vancouver Chef David Hawksworth’s long awaited restaurant has finally opened its doors. And from what I could tell on a jam-packed Monday evening? Doing just fine, thank you. Continue reading:
Chef David Hawksworth’s Nightingale Opens In Vancouver

Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: Patio Time on Robson Street

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Cactus Club

The following article was submitted by the Robson Street Business Improvement Association

Summer time is synonymous with patio time #onRobson. The longer, warmer days mean more time spent outdoors and patio hopping – day or night – is among our fave summer activities. Extended lunch hours and dedicated happy hours are totally acceptable in summer, right?

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Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: Patio Time on Robson Street

Re-Plated: An Upcycled Dining Experience, Nov 18

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A Food Connections and Modern Lifehackers collaboration, “Re-plated” is a unique dining experience using rescued food that would’ve otherwise been wasted. Currently, Vancouver residents throw out over 100,000 tonnes of edible food a year. These include aesthetically imperfect or blemished produce, uncommonly used parts of produce, and products that are at their “best before” dates (but that are still edible).

By staying educated about how to use more of the groceries you purchase, you can save up to $700 in your annual grocery bill.

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Re-Plated: An Upcycled Dining Experience, Nov 18

Deaf-Dining Comes to Vancouver: New Concept Restaurant Uses Sign Language and Deaf Servers

Photo sourced from Deafined.ca

Photo sourced from Deafined.ca

Vancouver has lots of Mediterranean restaurants. But only one allows you to order your hummus, baba ghanoush and tabbouleh in sign language.

A new concept restaurant in Kitsilano is staffed entirely by deaf servers and encourages guests to communicate in a combination of American Sign Language and written notes. Called Deafined, the restaurant on West 4th Avenue is only the third in North America to focus on hiring deaf or hard-of-hearing staff.

Deafined is the creation of local restaurateur Moe Alameddine, already known for his unique blind-dining eatery Dark Table. Opened in 2012, Dark Table employs blind or visually impaired staff, and patrons eat their meals in complete darkness. With Deafined, he’s set his sights on “promoting American Sign Language and offering employment opportunities fore the deaf and hard of hearing,” while also serving up “exquisite fusion fare in a warm, welcoming environment.”

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Deaf-Dining Comes to Vancouver: New Concept Restaurant Uses Sign Language and Deaf Servers

“Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour”, Feb. 20 at The Orpheum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Renowned Foodist and TV personality Alton Brown brings his Edible Inevitable Tour to Vancouver.  Don’t miss the Food Network star’s show, featuring a pinch of comedy, talk show antics, a multimedia lecture, live music (he sings!) and a dash of “extreme” food experimentation (ponchos are provided for those in the first few rows), and of course…puppets.  Enthusiastic fans and critics have raved about the interactive component where Brown invites audience members on stage to serve as his assistant.

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“Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour”, Feb. 20 at The Orpheum (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Fairmont’s Annual Culinary Apprentice Dinner Promises Hot Competition, Nov. 13

photo: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

photo: Fairmont Hotels and Resorts

Culinary apprentices’ debut at ‘Eh is for Apprenticeship’ themed evening.

On Thursday November 13th, thirty aspiring apprentice chefs from Fairmont Hotels’ Pacific Northwest Region will take the spotlight at Fairmont Pacific Rim. The evening kicks off with cocktails and canapés at 5:30pm, followed by a seven-course tapas tasting menu, complemented with wine. Coleen Christie, anchor of CTV News at Five and CTV Noon News, will again serve as the evening’s master of ceremonies, drawing attention to the culinary inspirations and cooks in the kitchen.

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Fairmont’s Annual Culinary Apprentice Dinner Promises Hot Competition, Nov. 13