White Spot’s ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ Available for One Day Only on August 15

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Ahoy mateys! If you’re always looking for ways to feel like a kid again – you’re in luck! White Spot Restaurant is bringing back its special edition ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, giving the young-at-heart a chance to feel like a kid again – all while helping a worthy cause.

For those unaware, the Pirate Pak is a classic children’s order from White Spot and features a hamburger (or other 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!

White Spot will celebrate its fifth annual Pirate Pak Day by donating $2 from each kids and adult Pirate Pak sold on Wednesday, August 15 to Zajac Ranch for Children. Zajac Ranch is an established B.C. charity that gives children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable summer camp experience.

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White Spot’s ‘Adult Pirate Pak’ Available for One Day Only on August 15

Give a taste of Vancouver with these 5 cookbooks

Rob Feenie with his wife, Michelle, at home. Photo courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre.

Rob Feenie with his wife, Michelle, at home. Photo courtesy of Douglas & McIntyre.

If you’re still hungry for gift ideas going into the final holiday stretch, we’ve got you covered. Vancouver has some of the best restaurants in the world, and luckily, local chefs are willing to share their recipes.

Here are five cookbooks that let you give a taste of the city to loved ones near and far. They’re all available online and at bookstores around town; try Barbara-Jo’s Books To Cooks (1740 West 2nd Avenue) for a good selection.

First, what does Rob Feenie, who rose to fame through Lumiere restaurant and is now executive chef at the Cactus Club Cafe, cook at home?

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Pirate Pak Day for Adults Coming to White Spot, Aug. 13

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

It’s the one day of the year when adults – with a straight face – can order a Pirate Pak.

On Wednesday, August 13, White Spot is holding its annual Adult Pirate Pak Day. Normally just for the kiddies, the special meals packed with fast-food goodness will be available to everyone, for one day only.

For the uninitiated, a Pirate Pak is basically a kids meal, laid out inside a paper boat with a paper sail supported by a straw. On the deck of the boat, there’s a spot for a burger, fries, coleslaw and a soft drink.  A scoop of ice cream goes into the prow and, of course, there’s the pirate treasure: one solid gold (er … chocolate) coin.

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White Spot’s Celebrate BC summer menu returns with fresh local ingredients and B.C. wines ($25 Giftcard Giveaway!)

Photo: White Spot

Photo: White Spot

White Spot unveiled its new Celebrate BC summer menu, featuring local ingredients and select wines from farms and vineyards around the province. White Spot uses more local ingredients than any other full service restaurant chain in the province, and proudly offers a 100% B.C. VQA wine list.

“Since our first restaurant opened in 1928, we’ve been committed to serving guests fresh, B.C. ingredients whenever possible,” said White Spot President Warren Erhart. “Over half our ingredients are locally sourced or produced, and our summer menu celebrates long-standing partnerships with B.C. farmers and winemakers. Hats off to Executive Chef Danny Markowicz, who led a team of Red Seal chefs in creating these innovative dishes.”

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Ahoy Mateys! Adult Pirate Pak Day Coming to White Spot

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Explaining the appeal of a White Spot Pirate Pak to people who have never tried one is sometimes a challenge.

It’s basically a kids meal, stuffed into a paper boat with a paper sail supported by a straw. On the deck of the boat, there’s a spot for a burger, fries and a soft drink.  A scoop of ice cream goes into the prow and, of course, there’s the pirate treasure: one solid gold (chocolate) coin.

It’s cheesy.  It’s gimmicky.  And it’s the stuff of legend here in Vancouver, where the very first White Spot restaurant was born back in 1928. (Now there are 64 White Spots serving up Legendary Burgers and fries across Canada and around the world.)  In fact, it’s hard to find anyone who grew up in the city who doesn’t have some incredibly nostalgic memories of going to White Spot as a kid and digging into their very own Pirate Pak. Continue reading:
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Vancouver’s White Spot Turns 85 and Offers Retro Menu

Photo sourced from Whitespot.ca

Photo sourced from Whitespot.ca

Are you ready to turn back the clock with Chicken Pick’ns, Triple Triple burgers and bumbleberry pie?

White Spot, Vancouver’s beloved homegrown burger joint, is turning 85 on July 16.  In honour of the momentous occasion, they’re bringing back a retro menu from June 10-July  14 featuring some long lost classics from the restaurant’s early years.

In addition to the artery-challenging Triple Triple burger (that’s three patties slathered with Triple O sauce), White Spot will feature the snack that started it all: their BBQ Chicken Sandwich.

When the original White Spot drive-in opened in 1928 on Granville Street and 67th Avenue in Vancouver, beef was in short supply.  So the restaurant earned its first loyal fans by serving chicken, not burgers, explains Mia Stainsby in a great article for the Vancouver Sun.

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Pirate Pak Day Returns to White Spot August 15

Pirate Pak Day returns to White Spot on Wednesday, August 15 and once again big kids can purchase an ‘Adult Pak’, providing an opportunity to enjoy a nostalgic treat while supporting a fantastic charity.

For each kids and adult Pirate Pak sold on August 15, White Spot will donate $2 to Zajac Ranch for Children, an established B.C. charity that gives children and young adults with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable summer camp experience.

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