Feast on Autumn Flavours in Vancouver

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Autumn dining in Vancouver goes well beyond sipping on pumpkin spice lattes; rather, fall eating and drinking is about a shift in the palate toward deeper, more robust flavours and the celebration of harvested local ingredients. At this time of year, the farmers markets showcase an array of produce, like beets, squashes, Brussels sprouts, and apples, which also creatively appear on the menus of restaurants across the city.

Here are some autumnal offerings to keep you warm and cosseted:

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Feast on Autumn Flavours in Vancouver

Inside Vancouver’s Summer Patio Party Series – Part II

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Part II: Patio to Win over Clients

Never underestimate the power of first impressions – especially when you’re wining and dining clients, your boss or a colleague who can help you skyrocket up the career ladder. Ambiance is everything, and a polished patio can make the difference between sealing the deal and getting shot down flat. Behold: our picks for stylish and savvy patios that’ll leave you feeling like you just conquered Wall Street.

Patio criteria:

  • Ambient music that’s not too distracting
  • Aesthetic and appetizing dishes
  • Rapid-fire service on demand – after all, you’ve got places to go and people to see

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Inside Vancouver’s Summer Patio Party Series – Part II

Rainy Day Romance in Vancouver

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The following article was contributed by Lena White, passionate Vancouverite.

As usual, Valentine’s Day this year was a drizzly one for Vancouverites. But for me, rain can be the most romantic weather of all, especially under an umbrella built for two! Let me tell you about some of my favourite places to walk with that special someone on a rainy Saturday…

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Rainy Day Romance in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Best Patio Dining: You make the call

With the weather getting nicer,  patio dining season is finally underway in Vancouver.  Restaurants have opened their doors and windows and set up their outdoor tables, offering diners a chance to admire all that beautiful Vancouver scenery that’s hidden behind fog and rain for much of the year.

But with the summer dining season so short, and so many great patios at restaurants around the city, it’s hard to know where to start.  So I’d like to hear from you.  Do you have a favorite patio?  A place with stellar views of the mountains, the water or the bustling streets downtown?  A spot with great food or great drinks where you can soak up the summer sun and warm breezes?

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Vancouver’s Best Patio Dining: You make the call