Feast on Ocean Wise Chowders at the Vancouver Aquarium

One of the upsides to all of this snow is the justification to eat rich, belly warming chowder until the wintry chill subsides.

In the spirit of this February soup love, the Vancouver Aquarium is holding their annual Ocean Wise Seafood Chowder Chowdown. Tickets are almost gone so don’t delay!

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Feast on Ocean Wise Chowders at the Vancouver Aquarium

Special Menus in Vancouver for You and Your Valentine

Chocolate fondue at H Tasting Lounge

If you’re like many of us, you may have left Valentine’s Day planning to the last minute (oops). However, there’s still hope as restaurants across the city are offering sumptuous menus that are bound to cook up some romance between you and your date.

Here are some suggestions for where to go for a romantic meal on February 14, 2019:

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Special Menus in Vancouver for You and Your Valentine

Plan a mid-winter picnic at the 2019 Street Food City food truck festival

Image courtesy of Dine Out Vancouver Festival

Is that your stomach rumbling, or mine? Foodies and food truck lovers, get your appetites ready. Street Food City, the popular winter food truck festival, is returning to downtown Vancouver.

For the eighth year in a row, Street Food City will offer you the opportunity to sample from a fantastic collection of Vancouver’s best street food cards – all in one convenient location!

As part of Vancouver’s Dine out Festival, Street Food City will be taking over the Vancouver Art Gallery’s šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square from January 21 – 27, 2019.

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Plan a mid-winter picnic at the 2019 Street Food City food truck festival

Three Restaurants to Check Out During Dine Out Vancouver

WildTale Dine Out Selecteions (Photo Credit: Tara Lee)

Over 300 delicious establishments are participating in this year’s Dine Out Vancouver Festival (January 18 to February 3, 2019). This wealth of restaurants means that, over the course of 17 days, you can affordably sample a wide variety of cuisines and styles of dining from all that the city has to offer.

I had the opportunity to preview the menus of three restaurants that are well worth checking out. Your palate will thank you!

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Three Restaurants to Check Out During Dine Out Vancouver

Warm Up Your Winter at The 2019 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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Hot chocolate from Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe | Photo Credit: Leila Kwok

Feeling the winter chill? The 9th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is comin’ in hot with 30 vendors and 74 flavours to warm you up!

Running from January 19 to February 14, the festival spotlights Vancouver’s best (and all local) chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato, and ice cream makers. Always with the goal of making the humble hot chocolate the bombshell it’s meant to be, this year features 74 flavours from 30 locations to tickle a chocoholic’s cocoa fancy. (And for those looking for a dairy-free option, never fear; several vendors are whipping up tasty plant-based options!)

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Warm Up Your Winter at The 2019 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Dine Around: DOVF Menu & Event Preview

Get your stretchy pants ready, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is one week away! Restaurant menus are now available for viewing, so get your bookings in early as tables are bound to go quick!

Yesterday evening we had the pleasure of previewing many DOVF restaurant menus and events during the Dine Around media event. Groups were taken from location to location, sampling scrumptious appies, entrees, desserts and delicious drinks.

For a tantalizing taste of what’s to come for the 17th season of Dine Out Vancouver Festival, continue browsing below the cut.

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Dine Around: DOVF Menu & Event Preview

Dine Out Vancouver Restaurant Menus Released – Get Booking!

American Grille from Dine Out 2018

The high anticipated list of restaurants and menus for this year’s Dine Out Vancouver (January 18-February 3, 2019) has just been released. The festival, which began in 2002 with 57 restaurants, has now grown into a 17-day celebration of food, drink, and unique experiences that involves over 300 establishments, such as restaurants, breweries, wineries, and top food suppliers.

Today is a big day with the menus now available for browsing on-line. Here are some recommendations on how to choose which restaurants to book:

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Dine Out Vancouver Restaurant Menus Released – Get Booking!