Fine food, lunch-time trolleys and do-gooder yoga all feature at Taste of Yaletown 2013

Lois Lake Steelhead at Provence Marinaside Photo credit: Emrys Horton

Lois Lake Steelhead at Provence Marinaside Photo credit: Emrys Horton

Pulse survey: who loves Dine Out Vancouver? If your answer was ‘yes, I do, I do’ then you will be happy to hear you don’t have to wait until the grey days of January to participate in a Dine Out-esque experience.

That’s right, the ninth annual Taste of Yaletown celebration is back – Dine Out Vancouver’s mini me.

Taste of Yaletown takes over Vancouver’s historic waterfront warehouse district from October 16-27th. This year’s festival of dining, drinking, sampling and sipping features three different set menu prices ($25, $35 and $45), special events and over 30 restaurants. Continue reading:
Fine food, lunch-time trolleys and do-gooder yoga all feature at Taste of Yaletown 2013

Experience Formal Afternoon Tea in Downtown Vancouver

Iced TWG Tea | photo: The Urban Tea Merchant

Iced TWG Tea | photo: The Urban Tea Merchant

This is hardly your average tea party.

You start with bites of Wagyu beef carpaccio and sesame-seared ahi tuna. Then, it’s on to exquisite TWG Tea-infused macarons, fresh baked scones and cherry crumble. And don’t forget to savor a spot of Royal Darjeeling Tea, French Earl Grey Tea or 1837 Green Tea.

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Experience Formal Afternoon Tea in Downtown Vancouver

Experience Vancouver’s Best Wines at a Guided Tasting

British Columbia Tasting Lunch | runawaygrape.com

British Columbia Tasting Lunch | runawaygrape.com

No less an authority than the New York Times has declared British Columbia’s wine country a “Napa North.” In the rugged Okanagan Valley, 250 miles outside of Vancouver, hundreds of family wineries are producing some of North America’s most acclaimed reds and whites.

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Experience Vancouver’s Best Wines at a Guided Tasting

Crab Cakes with a Club Vibe: Lunch at Coast

Eating out on a Tuesday afternoon isn’t usually the most dynamic dining experience.  In downtown Vancouver, midweek lunch tends to bring out the business types, texting with one hand and eating with the other.  In the air, there’s none of the anticipation of the evening or the energy of the weekend.  Throw in some dreary November weather, and it’s a recipe for eating at home.

All of which makes Coast, a new seafood place in the heart of the downtown business district, a little unusual.  When I showed up at 12:30 Tuesday, the restaurant – all two floors – was full, with a line of people waiting inside for a table.

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Crab Cakes with a Club Vibe: Lunch at Coast