Holts Cafe Opens at Holt Renfrew Vancouver

holts-cafe-vancouver-_1-2016

Holts Cafe interior

Luxury shopping has been pretty much defined by Canada’s Holt Renfrew since 1837, and with the downtown Vancouver store’s recent expansion it only seems fitting that a new restaurant is part of the plan. Continue reading:
Holts Cafe Opens at Holt Renfrew Vancouver

Dining Out for Life in Vancouver 2014

Dining Out for Life Vancouver 2014

Image courtesy of mastermaq | Flickr.com

On Tuesday, March 25th, the 20th annual Dining Out for Life event will be taking place at over 100 participating Vancouver restaurants in support of people living with HIV/AIDS. Whether you buy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, 25% of the total food sales will be donated to either Friends for Life or A Loving Spoonful.

Continue reading:
Dining Out for Life in Vancouver 2014

Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

gastown

Founded by a saloon owner and entrepreneur named ‘Gassy’ Jack Deighton in the 1860s long before there even was a Vancouver, Gastown is the city’s original neighbourhood.

A statue of Gassy Jack marks the spot where the city was founded and along with the Gastown Steam Clock, is a favourite spot for visitors to grab a photo. Gassy Jack’s legacy lives on today as Gastown is now one of the hippest and trendiest dining and nightlife destinations in Vancouver.

It’s hard to imagine today, but in the 1970s, the city was planning on demolishing the neighbourhood to make room for a 12-lane freeway along the waterfront. Unlike the waterfront in Toronto, Chicago and New York, Vancouver decided to preserve the neighbourhood. It’s now a National Historic Site of Canada.

Continue reading:
Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Gastown

Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive

Commercial Drive is home to an exciting mix of independent cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. After all, “The Drive” is arguably the most diverse and colourful neighbourhood in Vancouver. It’s also ground zero for many of Vancouver’s largest festivals, including Illuminares, the Dyke March, Italian Day, the Vancouver Poetry Festival, the Parade of Lost Souls, East Side Pride and Car-Free Day.

Continue reading:
Inside Vancouver Neighbourhoods: Commercial Drive

Vancouver In a Day: Dining 101

Looking for some adventure? You’ve come to the right city. No matter what time of year, when you start your day in Vancouver, it can take you anywhere.

Vancouver’s mastery of food was once a well-kept secret known only by the people who live here. Nowadays, it feels like hardly a week goes by before an internationally-renown chef opens a new restaurant or local talent innovates on Vancouver’s longstanding tradition of sustainable Northwest cuisine.

Continue reading:
Vancouver In a Day: Dining 101