Don’t miss out: ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ available at White Spot for one day only on August 14!

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Yarrr… International “talk like a pirate day” isn’t until September 19th (seriously), but you can feel like a pirate on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, for White Spot Restaurant’s annual ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ day!

This annual event not only gives you the chance to feel young again by eating out of a paper pirate ship, but it is also an excuse to give back to an amazing cause.

For the uninitiated, the Pirate Pak is a classic children’s order from White Spot that features a hamburger (or another dinner item) placed in a fancy cardboard pirate ship. Sounds silly? You’ve obviously never enjoyed the thrill of finding pirate treasure (i.e. a gold chocolate coin) in the hull of a cardboard ship!

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Don’t miss out: ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ available at White Spot for one day only on August 14!

Autumn in the City – Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver

Photo Credit: Jana Josue

Now that it’s officially cozy season, it’s time to think about getting your hygge on in Vancouver! We covered summer hygge Vancouver activities here, but autumn gives that added crispness where you want to get cozy.

Hygge is the Danish concept of living well and being cozy, and is pronounced ‘hue-guh’. And while we aren’t in Denmark, we hav some hygge for you! So bundle up in your comfy and warm clothes to get your hygge on in Vancouver!

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Autumn in the City – Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver

Enjoy 2018 Dine Out Vancouver with special room rates and dine-and-stay packages

Street Food City, a festival of local street food carts, returns for 2018 Dine Out Vancouver. Amber Sessions photo.

A full 17-day schedule of events that provide festivalgoers with unique culinary experiences. Guided dining adventures, brunch crawls, cocktail masterclasses, wine debates, guest chef dinners, BC VQA wine and craft beer tastings, street food markets and more are among the events at the 16th annual edition, Jan. 19-Feb. 4 2018.

For those visiting from out-of-town, or who just want to get away from the kids for a night or two, Dine Out Vancouver is also sponsoring special hotel packages. Exclusive hotel rates and Dine & Stay packages give you the option to customize and complete your Vancouver culinary getaway. (Find out more at dineoutvancouver.com/hotels/special-room-rates and dineoutvancouver.com/hotels/dine-and-stay-packages/.)

The Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival features hundreds of restaurants each offering multi-course dinners at $20, $30 or $40 (not including tax, gratuity and beverages). This is an opportunity to choose from almost 300 of the city’s restaurants, from fine dining to family-friendly and everything in between. The list of participating restaurants and menus will be made available to Aeroplan members on Jan. 8, 2018, and Jan. 11 to the general public. (Get a jumpstart on securing a table through advance reservations by signing up for Aeroplan now). Meanwhile, many of the events have already been announced. Here are a few.

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Enjoy 2018 Dine Out Vancouver with special room rates and dine-and-stay packages

Where to Drink BC Bubbles Over the Holiday Season in Vancouver

Reflections Winter Pop-Up Outdoor Lounge

Vancouver bars and restaurants proudly serve sparkling wine from BC, not just during festive times but through the entire year – and for good reason. It’s delicious, affordable and nothing says ‘spirit of the season’ better than an effervescent glass of chilled bubble. Here’s what to sip, and where. Cheers! Continue reading:
Where to Drink BC Bubbles Over the Holiday Season in Vancouver

Celebrate World Oyster Day in Vancouver, Friday, August 5

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Oysters-3-Ways from Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

Yep. It’s a thing! Around the globe, fans of the pearl-producing mollusk gather to enjoy them in their favourite oyster bars on this special day. In Vancouver, we never need an annual reason to raise a glass (or in this case a shell) to our much-loved seafood, but here are some local hotspots offering up special deals and dishes, just for International Oyster Day.

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Celebrate World Oyster Day in Vancouver, Friday, August 5

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar Opens in Downtown Vancouver

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The Fanny Bay Oyster team

Visitors travel far for west coast oysters, and for good reason – they’re  authentic BC fare, and about as fresh as you can get, available right here in Vancouver. Continue reading:
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Dining Out for Life in Vancouver 2014

Dining Out for Life Vancouver 2014

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On Tuesday, March 25th, the 20th annual Dining Out for Life event will be taking place at over 100 participating Vancouver restaurants in support of people living with HIV/AIDS. Whether you buy breakfast, lunch, or dinner, 25% of the total food sales will be donated to either Friends for Life or A Loving Spoonful.

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Dining Out for Life in Vancouver 2014