Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Spring has officially arrived in Vancouver with the arrival of the cherry blossoms!  Celebrate this weekend with live music, multimedia art exhibits, theatre, and maybe a bit of sport.  Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Food Carts Unite! Street Food City is Coming, Jan 24-26

Re-Up BBQ Food Cart at the Vancouver Art Gallery

It was only in 2010 that Vancouver loosened municipal by-laws to allow street food (besides hotdogs and popcorn) to be sold in the city.  Since then, we’ve gotten off to a great start, with dozens of food trucks on strategic corners selling everything from Korean shortrib tacos to Southern-style pulled pork.

But, as any street food lover knows, we’ve got a long way to go.  In more advanced street food cities (Portland, Oregon, or Austin, Texas, for example), food carts congregate in strategic clusters called pods.  So you get a bunch of different carts selling their goodies all in one spot.  The atmosphere is lively, food is cheap and you’ve got plenty of choices.

Vancouver really hasn’t had anything like that.  Until now.  This Jan. 24-26, as part of Dine Out 2012, Vancouver is introducing Street Food City.  Eight of the city’s top food trucks will come together in the same place for a three-day street food extravaganza.  Here are the details:

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Food Carts Unite! Street Food City is Coming, Jan 24-26

The White Spot Triple O Mobile

Apparently there’s a new player – with a familiar name – in Vancouver’s street food scene.  Earlier this month, White Spot, Vancouver’s historic burger chain, launched the big green Triple O mobile.  The truck debuted at one of the Celebration of Light fireworks events at English Bay.

The Triple O mobile offers a full lineup of Legendary Burgers, Double Doubles (two quarter-pound patties with two slices of cheese and bacon), fries and milkshakes made with real ice cream.  It’s also serving as a kind of mobile research-and-development lab where diners will be able to try out new, experimental dishes like the mysterious Nacho Burger.

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The White Spot Triple O Mobile