4 Thirst Quenching Reasons to Start and End Your Day in Yaletown

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Vancouver is full of amazing neighbourhoods; each with a unique flair. The historical Yaletown area’s attraction comes from its industrial brick buildings and trendy shops and restaurants. There’s also a multitude of fitness and wellness options available. But what I especially love about Yaletown is that it’s the best place to start and wind down your summer day in the city – with a refreshing beverage enjoyed while people watching on a patio!

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4 Thirst Quenching Reasons to Start and End Your Day in Yaletown

A Newcomer’s Observations Vol 8: A World of its Own

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For the most part, cities can be described in a handful of words. Their specific vibe, what the locals are like, the food and beverage scene, the scenery, and so on. From a quick run-down of a city you can normally get a good grasp on what it’s all about, and what you can expect when visiting. Prior to moving to Vancouver I thought I had a solid idea of what it would be like Continue reading:
A Newcomer’s Observations Vol 8: A World of its Own

The Insider’s Guide to Dining out at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium

Photo: Ted McGrath / Flickr

Photo: Ted McGrath / Flickr

BC Place Stadium is the home of the BC Lions, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the Canada Sevens and many more events throughout the year. The stadium reopened in September 2011 after a revitalization that included a spectacular retractable roof and a host of upgrades that has made BC Place the premier stadium in all of Canada.

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The Insider’s Guide to Dining out at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium

Experience Vancouver’s Best Wines at a Guided Tasting

British Columbia Tasting Lunch | runawaygrape.com

British Columbia Tasting Lunch | runawaygrape.com

No less an authority than the New York Times has declared British Columbia’s wine country a “Napa North.” In the rugged Okanagan Valley, 250 miles outside of Vancouver, hundreds of family wineries are producing some of North America’s most acclaimed reds and whites.

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Experience Vancouver’s Best Wines at a Guided Tasting

Vikram Vij to Host Canada’s First Ever Live Online Cookalong, Mar. 7

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photo: Vikram Vij

Award-winning Vancouver-based chef Vikram Vij will host a Canadian first today – a live online cooking show where viewers will be able to follow along and make a delicious family dinner at the same time. As well, the experience will be interactive, meaning you can Tweet Vikram live with a question if you have a problem while cooking your meal at home.

Cook Live With Vikram Vij will give families across Canada – even around the world! – the chance to cook with with an internationally renowned chef. The ingredients have been put online and have been available for download from the Vij’s website, www.vijs.ca since Monday, with Vikram taking to the worldwide web to create a delicious family meal live TODAY. Families are being encouraged to “do-as-he-does”, putting together the ingredients at the same time, as he talks people through the process of cooking an Indian family recipe together.

“Eating together as a family is such an enriching experience,” says Vij, “I want to encourage families to cook together as well – and if I can spread the word of Indian cuisine at the same time, then I’m proud to do that.”

Cook Live With Vikram Vij will be coming to you from Cirillo’s Culinary Academy at 6pm EST, 3pm PST this afternoon, giving people in every time zone the opportunity to either cook a meal and serve it straight up on the dinner table, or prepare a wonderful dinner ahead of the family arriving home a few hours later.

Viewers will be able to log on to the live stream by visiting the Vij’s website at www.vijs.ca and they can Tweet questions or comments on how their meals are coming along by using the hashtag #Vijcooklive.

ABOUT VIKRAM VIJ

Vikram Vij and his wife Meeru Dhalwala are the co-owners of the award-winning restaurants Vij’s and Rangoli in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was born in India and grew up in Amritsar and Bombay.

Vikram Vij is a familiar face in Canadian cuisine. He is a featured guest on Top Chef Canada and has appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations as well as The Marilyn Denis Show and Cityline.

Vij has published two award-winning cookbooks – Vij’s: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine and Vij’s at Home: Relax, Honey. As well, he has his own named brand selection of frozen foods that are available at Whole Foods, Loblaws and other fine retailers across the country.

Concord Eats! September 17 – October 15

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Are you a self-proclaimed Vancouver Foodie snapping photos of delicious food wherever you eat? Share your photos with Concord Social this month (September 17th – October 15th) for chances to win weekly $100 gift certificates to Tourism Vancouver member restaurants including Il Giardino, Provence Marinaside, Le Crocodile and Minami Restaurant!
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Concord Eats! September 17 – October 15