EAT! Vancouver is a foodie’s heaven. It’s next weekend (June 10th to 12th). I am seriously excited. You should be too.
Vancouver chefs, cookbook authors, artisans, retailers… etc all in one place, offering cooking demos, food & cooking exhibits, yummy things to buy, and my favourite… drumroll please… the Bite of Vancouver, which consists of restaurants throughout the lower mainland offering appetizer size portions from their regular menus for a couple of bucks!
You can, as they say, “come for lunch and stay for dinner”.
Other highlights include wine, beer and spirits tasting (maybe you should take the bus as a precaution…), chef competitions, and a garden pavilion (speaking of gardens – have you SEEN my herb garden?).
And… drumroll again please… I’ve got a pair of free tickets for you!! Yay!
But before that… my herb garden:
See how incredibly not dead it is?! You have my permission to be impressed…
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The Vancouver farmer markets are a great place for local fair. Be careful of your money though; so easy to spend so much on delicious food!
50% Off "Happy Hours" is back at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Griffins Restaurant.
I can't afford full price but 50% Off, yes !
Way to go Griffins.
Don't miss this opportunity.
Raw Canvas has great selections for their tasting plate... Enough to keep you coming back to try em all!!
The Irish Heather in Gastown, has the best Bangers and Mash (British sausages and mash potatoes) in the city!
shared on FB and tweeted (@shsutherland) it.......best place to fill that sweet obsession.........7 Sins near Rogers Arena.
Death by chocolate's cakes are to die for.
Ray V. Misa [email protected]
romer's burger bar on west 4th makes a killer veggie burger and the fries are to die for... @deee1221
A best keep secret in East Vancouver - the best bumble bee cake at Liberty's Bakery at Main & East 21st Avenue -
The first thing I do when I come back to Vancouver is race to Wild Rice for veggie Kung Pao. Then top it off with fresh mango bubble tea at the mall across the street. @mostlyvegan:twitter
Hmmm the best steak can be found at Gotham Steakhouse and Coctail Bar... or so I hear from my husband who went without me ;( !!!
Seb's on Broadway has amazing brunch items!!! Try the Basil Pesto & Havarti Omlette!!!!!!!!!!! DE-lish! @RachelWolski
Not a real secret as I tweeted about it - the most refreshing mango salad with mint can be had at the new Pho Express Ankor on Robson. Or go to Newtown Bakery on Pender Street in Chinatown for their apple tarts (more like an apple popover) - sells out alot tho'...
Libby's Cafe on Victoria Drive across from the Trout Lake Ice Rink is comfortable, pretty, and offers some mean paninis, made-from-scratch soups, and excellent espresso drinks and coffee:)
tastiest breakfast i had last year was at Calvin's Cafe in west vancouver - rosti with poached eggs & hollandaise sauce. but if west vancouver doesn't count as vancouver, then JJ Bean makes the most amazing butter tarts - crispy buttery crusts with a gooey delicious filling.
Mochikas Peruvian Cafe at corner of pine and 5th has the best peruvian food. Try their ceviche and chupe de mariscos.
Butter Bakery on Dunbar in Vancouver has the most amazing home made oreos and peanut butter marshmallow bars :)