Late-Night Street Food Festival (with beer) coming to Vancouver, Feb 22-23

Photo credit: RickChung.com | Flickr

Photo credit: RickChung.com | Flickr

It’s the event street food junkies (and craft beer lovers) have been waiting for.

From Feb. 22-Feb. 23, Granville Island will turn into an after-hours party zone for the first Street Eats and Beats Festival.  The beer-garden-style outdoor event, held from 6 p.m. to midnight directly under the Granville Street Bridge, features six of Vancouver’s best food trucks, B.C. wine and beer from Granville Island Brewery and top DJs and performers.

Ticketholders will have the chance to sip, savour and get down at one of Vancouver’s hottest outdoor parties since the 2010 Olympic Games.  Here’s how it works.   Continue reading:
Late-Night Street Food Festival (with beer) coming to Vancouver, Feb 22-23

February Food Truck Fest – Double the Food Trucks at Vancouver Farmers Markets All February

Photo credit: Yolk’s Breakfast Food Truck

Attention Vancouver eaters. Although Street Food City II has just ended, Vancouver’s food trucks just keep on trucking – collaborating on more exciting opportunities for diners in search of food cart pods.

Vancouver Farmers Markets is hosting its first ever February Food Truck Fest. All February, you’ll find double the usual number of food trucks at the Winter Farmers Market, held Saturdays from 10am to 2pm at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Buttermilk pancakes and maple whipped cream from Yolk’s Breakfast. Panko-breaded fish and Kennebec chips from Feastro. Fig and chickpea tagine from Ze Bite. Comforting congee from JJ’s. Try them all and weigh in.

February Food Truck Fest is a food truck audition. Vancouver Farmers Market shoppers are invited to vote on their favourite food trucks and the most popular will be invited to join the roster as regulars at the busy summer markets. There are two categories to vote on: “Best Market Menu Item” and “Best of the New Recruits.”

Get the full list of participating food trucks after the jump. Continue reading:
February Food Truck Fest – Double the Food Trucks at Vancouver Farmers Markets All February

How Fast Can You Eat a Japadog? Japadog Eating Contest at YVR

Japadog’s famous Terimayo. Photo: Remy Scalza

How fast can you down a Terimayo? How about 20 Terimayos?

Japadog, Vancouver’s most famous street food vendor, is hosting a Japadog eating contest to see who can eat the most Japadogs in 10 minutes at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on August 17, 2012.

(Yes, there is a Japadog at YVR.)

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How Fast Can You Eat a Japadog? Japadog Eating Contest at YVR

A Vancouver Foodie Tour on Two Wheels

photo: dailywaffle.com | Tacofino Black Bean Taco

Want to indulge in Vancouver’s award-winning foodie scene but worried about your waistline?

We may have the solution.
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A Vancouver Foodie Tour on Two Wheels

20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in July 2012

Fresh Air Cinema. Photo credit: Flickr user Yaletown BIA

July starts out right with Canada Day pyrotechnics lighting up the summer night sky. And is there anything more summery than free outdoor movies – launching in Stanley Park, July 3?

Meanwhile summer festival season is in full swing by mid month. Catch folksy tunes at the annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, July 15. The lovely Illuminares Lantern Festival lights up Trout Lake, July 21. Also July 21, Khatsahlano! Music Festival transforms Kitsilano into a block party with 30 local bands performing on multiple stages.

Among the quirkier happenings, I’m particularly intrigued by Scout’s Barkeep of the Year showdown at the Keefer Bar, July 2. Then there’s spectator-friendly robot racing (I’m not kidding) and clothes-free celebration at the nudie paradise Wreck Beach.

Of course July ends with a bang too. Celebration of Light, the most highly-anticipated summer event, brings fireworks back to the Vancouver skyline, July 28.

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20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in July 2012