Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate for Il Giardino Restaurant

Welcome to the Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaways!

Check back daily for a new giveaway each day of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Today’s giveaway is a $100 Gift Certificate for Il Giardino Restaurant.

Simply post a comment below, and we’ll randomly select a winner tomorrow and notify by email.

Good luck everyone!

Updated January 24th: Congratulations Jeff! You are the lucky recipient of a $100 Gift Certificate to Il Giardino Restaurant. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Stay tuned for more giveaways on Inside Vancouver.

Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate for Bacchus Restaurant

Welcome to the Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaways!

Check back daily for a new giveaway each day of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Today’s giveaway is a $100 Gift Certificate for Bacchus Restaurant.

Simply post a comment below, and we’ll randomly select a winner tomorrow and notify by email.

Good luck everyone!

Updated Wednesday, January 23rd: Congratulations Christine! You are the lucky recipient of a $100 Gift Certificate for Bacchus Restaurant. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Stay tuned for more giveaways on Inside Vancouver.

Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaway: $75 Gift Certificate for Abigail’s Party

Welcome to the Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaways!

Check back daily for a new giveaway each day of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Today’s giveaway is a $75 Gift Certificate for Abigail’s Party.

Simply post a comment below, and we’ll randomly select a winner tomorrow and notify by email.

Good luck everyone!

Updated January 22nd: Congratulations Ge! You are the lucky recipient of a $75 Gift Certificate for Abigail’s Party. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Stay tuned for more giveaways on Inside Vancouver.

Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaway: $75 Gift Certificate for Salmon n’ Bannock

Welcome to the Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaways!

Check back daily for a new giveaway each day of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Today’s giveaway is a $75 Gift Certificate for Salmon n’ Bannock.

Simply post a comment below, and we’ll randomly select a winner next week and notify by email.

Good luck everyone!

Updated Monday, January 21st: Congratulations Larisse! You are the lucky recipient of a $75 Gift Certificate to Salmon n’  Bannock. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Stay tuned for more giveaways on Inside Vancouver. 

Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaway: $100 Gift Certificate for West Restaurant + Bar

Welcome to the Daily Dine Out Vancouver Festival Giveaways!

Check back daily for a new giveaway each day of the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

Today’s giveaway is a $100 Gift Certificate for West Restaurant + Bar.

Simply post a comment below, and we’ll randomly select a winner next week and notify by email.

Good luck everyone!

Updated Monday, January 21st: Congratulations Kim! You are the lucky recipient of a $100 Gift Certificate to West Restaurant + Bar. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Stay tuned for more giveaways on Inside Vancouver.

Top Vancouver Food Trends in 2013?

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Come January, food writers start to talk about trends for the coming year. For food lovers, this is good fun. You can agree, argue, modify and most importantly, get excited about dining out in 2013 and then trying to replicate chefs’ magic at home.

I’ve listed some of the most mentioned food trends for 2013 that are relevant to the Vancouver dining scene. This is the stuff we’re already seeing on menus about town, especially during the upcoming Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2013 – Canada’s largest restaurant festival.

Take them with a dash of salt; the experts often disagree with one another! Please do add your own observations. As we all know, Vancouverites are discerning diners.

Top 2013 Food Trends

1) Veggie-tables! Vegetable-only themed restaurants are popping up all over town, and traditional omnivore restaurants are offering more veggie plates, as well as integrating vegetables into desserts. Even nose-to-tail restos are getting involved. Check out hot newcomer Wildebeest’s lemon cake with parsnip and white chocolate mousse on their Dine Out 2013 menu. Continue reading:
Top Vancouver Food Trends in 2013?

Ready for Street Food City II? 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Fest Highlights

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Don’t get too stuffed over the holidays – January is shaping up to be a delicious month in Vancouver.

Details on the 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival, Jan. 18-Feb. 3, are slowly leaking out.  More than 200 top restaurants will be offering up three-course, discounted menus at $18, $28 and $38 price points (Participating restaurants and menus will be unveiled Jan. 7).

But this year’s Dine Out Festival also features dozens of creative, zany and mouthwatering culinary events – from tastings to tours and themed dinners.  Here are just a few can’t-miss happenings:

Street Food City II: For the second year, food cart lovers will be treated to a street eats bonanza.  A collection of the city’s finest street carts (TBA) will assemble outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.  Held over five consecutive days, the event features festive music and plenty of outdoor heated seating so you can nosh in comfort.  Jan. 23-27; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  North Plaza, Vancouver Art Gallery.  

Off the Eaten Track in RailtownWhere are some of the city’s hottest and most progressive restaurants popping up?  Not Gastown or Yaletown, but Railtown: the gritty, waterfront neighbourhood on the edge of the Downtown Eastside.  Come along on this guided tour of Railtown’s emerging culinary landmarks, featuring food and drink samples at five restaurants (including H.A.V.E. Cafe, a unique cooking school for local residents).  Jan. 25, Feb. 1; 1:30 p.m.  Starts at H.A.V.E. Cafe.  $35. Continue reading:
Ready for Street Food City II? 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Fest Highlights