Vancouver Eateries – 4 New Summer Dishes We’re Loving

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A new season always inspires the best chefs in the city to flex their culinary muscles and offer up fresh new dishes added to their menus. Here are some delicious must-trys… Continue reading:
Vancouver Eateries – 4 New Summer Dishes We’re Loving

The 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s World Chef Exchange

wcex-blog-headerThe Vancouver World Chef Exchange is a collaborative project held during Dine Out Vancouver Festival.  It is designed to spread Vancouver’s culinary story across the globe, bring leading food cities closer together and, of course, dish up a never-before-seen dinner for culinary enthusiasts. The premise is simple: international and local chefs team up to craft a series of powerhouse feasts, fusing global flavours and regional ingredients for a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.

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The 2016 Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s World Chef Exchange

5 big ways the Olympics have changed Vancouver

Photo: adrian8_8 via Flickr, creative commons

Photo: adrian8_8 via Flickr, creative commons

On Friday, the Winter Olympics officially launch in Sochi. It will also mark nearly four years since Vancouver held the honours of hosting the largest sporting event in the world. We’ll no doubt be watching with trained eyes to see how our successors handle the task. It will also be a good time to take inventory of how the city of Vancouver has changed since those monumental two and a half weeks. Let’s have a look at some of those changes. Continue reading:
5 big ways the Olympics have changed Vancouver

EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: epicfest.ca

photo: epicfest.ca

The newest event to Vancouver’s summer festival lineup, EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival, promises to kick off the summer season with some of BC’s best sustainable food, beverages, local live entertainment, products and services. Now in its 7th year as Western Canada’s largest sustainable lifestyle showcase, EPIC is combining environmentally friendly living with outdoor festivities from sunrise to sunset at an all-new venue, the VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

New to the EPIC lineup this year is the outdoor concert stage with non-stop live entertainment. With performances by well established BC entertainers Kuba Oms and the Paperboys, and local up-and-comers including last year’s Peak Performance finalists Jordan Klassen, Dominique Fricot, Steph MacPherson and many more, the outdoor concert stage will bring rhythmic dance vibes, bohemian rock, jazz funk and relaxing melodies to this year’s hottest new festival.

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EPIC: The Sustainable Living Festival (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Bittered Sling Bistro

Bittered Sling Bistro

The Keefer Bar’s Danielle Tatarin at Bitter Sling Bistro Jan 24 2012. Robyn Hanson photo

One of Vancouver’s most charming and most unique food-and-drink events, the Bittered Sling Bistro series, is back.

Now in its third season, the food-and-cocktail pairing is not only a treat for foodies and cocktail lovers, it’s also a competition pitting some of the city’s top mixologists against each other as they push the boundaries of Vancouver’s cocktail culture.

Hosted at Legacy Liquor Store (1633 Manitoba) in Olympic Village, Vancouver, the dinner party is hosted by award-winning mixologist Lauren Mote and Chef Jonathan Chovancek, who together own and operate Kale & Nori Culinary Arts, a catering and events company. At each Bittered Sling Bistro, guests are seated at a long table, which encourages sociability. The food-and-cocktail pairings, meanwhile, spark lively conversation.

The 2013 series began March 6, but the series continues bi-weekly until Oct 23 (the next one is April 3). Read on to see what’s in store, and what you can expect.

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Bittered Sling Bistro

Water 2.0: New App Shows Where to Fill Up Bottles in Vancouver

Thirsty?  A brand new mobile phone app to be released later this month will show you the location of nearly 600 water fill-up stations – from fountains to taps – across Metro Vancouver.  The free app is part of the city’s tap water campaign, intended to reduce bottled water consumption by 20 percent by the end of the year, according to a recent article in the Vancouver Sun.

Open the app, and your location is shown with a blue dot.  Nearby water sources – parks, libraries, municipal buildings, etc – are shown as green pinpoints.  A special feature allows users to add new fill-up points as they are discovered.

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Water 2.0: New App Shows Where to Fill Up Bottles in Vancouver