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What’s Good This Week in Vancouver May 2 Edition

What to do in and around Vancouver?

We just had the most perfect wedding and are up in Kelowna on our honeymoon, installed at the Manteo Resort and about to do get up to some  more fun this afternoon! There’s a lot going on in  here and in Vancouver and and so we’re suggesting you might like to do a bit of both! We’re back Friday so may get to some Cinco de Mayo events, but I am doing the half marathon and the snout to tail dinner for sure!

NZ Wine Tiki Tour May 4

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Annual New Zealand Wine Fair
Audience: Public
Date: Thursday 4 May 2017
Time: 7:00PM – 9:30PM
Venue: Terminal City Club
Street: 837 West Hastings St.
Town/City: Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6, Canada

Kiwis love setting off on a Tiki Tour. It’s a trip where you take the scenic route, sidetrack a little, linger and experience new things. We invite you to join us on the Great New Zealand Wine Tiki Tour. An evening of meandering, digressing, indulging and awakening the senses. Who knows where, what or whom you’ll discover! What we do know is there will be amazing New Zealand wines, fascinating people and memorable photo opportunities.

Pinot Noir Counter – Let us take you on a journey of taste, and experience how terrior and
winemaking results in the many unique styles of New Zealand Pinot Noir.

It’s time to escape and explore! Charity: Friends of We Care

Snout to Tail Dinner With Third Street Foods Vancouver

There’s been a shortage of pork events in Vancouver, but thankfully Third Street Foods is remedying this with their Snout to Tail Dinner On May 7th, complete with beer pairings from Strange Fellows Brewing! 

May 7th at 433 Granville St, Vancouver, BC

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Tickets $65
Menu whole animal; Snout to Tail.
7 courses with beer pairings
Menu developed by Chef Kai Leitner
Event hosted by Jesse Leitner and beer pairings picked by him as well.
6-8pm Sunday May 7th

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Patio Launch at the Table at Codfathers – Kelowna May 3

Guess who catered our wedding? Chef Ross Derrick from The Table at Codfathers! Luckily we are still in town for this one! Patio Party Time!  Wednesday May 3rd! 5 pm – 9pmish

Buck a Shuck Oyster Bar
$ 10 Fish n Chips
$ 10 Seafood Steamers
$ 10 1/2 Pints of Prawns
$ 4 Fries and aioli
$ 3 beers
$ 5 Caesars
$ 5 Wines

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at El Camino’s

El Camino’s is opening early on Friday, May 5th to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy Cazadores Tequila tasting from 3 pm; food specials; Cazadores cocktails; and live music starting at 8:30 pm. No cover. No reservations.VCC646_KG_8790_4c300-lpr

May 4-6, 2017 The Health & Sports Expo

The Health & Sports Expo is a free three-day event to kick off marathon week! I’m not going to miss this one, AND I’m also running the half marathon. Head down to checkout all the latest health and sports products, May 4-6, at Vancouver Convention Centre West – you can win amazing prizes including Whitecaps tickets from BMO, Seahawks Training Camp VIP passes, Saucony Shoes, Air France flights to Paris and more! There will be tons of giveaways and free samples from over 120 brands. It’s free, fun and where you want to be!

You don’t have to be a runner to attend. This event is free and open to the general public. Race participants will also pick-up their race bib, timing chip and tech shirt here.

Be sure to leave plenty of time to check out this free event that features new prize giveaways daily!

2017 EXPO HOURS
  • Thursday, May 4, 5pm-8pm
  • Friday, May 5, 11am-8pm
  • Saturday, May 6, 10am-6pm
LOCATION click here

Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3, Canada

 

tft double vancouverFor the second year in a row, Mealshare is inviting guests to paint the town orange and dine out for a cause during its ‘Tonight for Tomorrow’ initiative on Wednesday, May 10, to help the Vancouver-based non-profit social enterprise raise some much-needed funds for its mission to end youth hunger.

During the exclusive, one-night-only event, 15 participating restaurants and counting will partner with Mealshare. For every one dollar a patron spends on food at one of these participating restaurants that evening, one dollar will be donated to Mealshare. To mark the occasion, a number of major Vancouver landmarks like BC Place, City Hall, TELUS World of Science and more will be illuminated orange to show support for the second-annual event.

Participating restaurants to date include:

  • Anatoli Souvlaki
  • Bauhaus
  • The Bayside Lounge
  • Brix & Mortar
  • The Emerald
  • Fable (lunch only)
  • The Greek by Anatoli
  • Jamjar Commercial
  • Jamjar South Granville
  • The Mackenzie Room
  • The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
  • Pidgin
  • The Portside Pub
  • Sai Woo
  • Tuc Craft Kitchen

Mealshare regularly partners with hundreds of restaurants in eight cities across Canada that support the charity’s ‘buy-one, give-one’ model, allowing guests who order a Mealshare-branded item on the menu to provide a complimentary meal to youth in need at no extra cost to them. For each featured meal sold, participating restaurants contribute financially to Mealshare, which forwards the funds to its network of partner charities to purchase the groceries and ingredients needed for a meal. The result: buy one, give one — a meal for a meal.

With the help of 14 Vancouver partner restaurants, Mealshare marked the end of its milestone ‘Road to One Million’ meals campaign last November, which counted down to the one-millionth meal the charity has helped serve to youth in need across Canada since its inception in 2013. The non-profit is planning a major expansion this June, by adding over 20 new Vancouver establishments to the Mealshare family of restaurants, including Jamjar South Granville, The Dirty Apron and Bao Down.

For more information about Mealshare, visit www.mealshare.com, become a fan of /MealshareTeam on Facebook and follow @MealshareYVR or @MealshareTeam on Twitter and @mealshare on Instagram.

The Oscars – Where to Watch in Vancouver

Maybe this is the year that we watch The Oscars, or at least the red carpet part. There’s many a house party we’ve heard and if you’re invited to one, perfect, if not there’s still a few spots around town to celebrate.

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Oscar Party at El Camino’s
Catch the Academy Awards during El Camino’s annual Oscar Party on Sunday, February 28, from 3 – 8 pm. Oscar-themed fun will take centre stage during the soiree, including rousing games of Oscar Bingo. Food and drink specials will be offered (including a Bocadillo and a Pacifico for $12). And of course — the Academy Awards! The El Camino’s team will be dressed to impressed and guests are encouraged to wear their glamour gear and walk the red carpet upon arrival. Prizes will be awarded to the “best dressed” and the Oscar Bingo winner. http://www.elcaminos.ca/

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Cinema
Oscars night isn’t just the biggest night of the year in Hollywood, it’s also the biggest night of the year for movie fans everywhere. Donnelly Group will again be hosting a special Oscars Night celebration at Cinema Public House during the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday February 28th.

Cinema will be dressed up and decorated for the occasion and, with a red carpet and photo wall, and paparazzi on hand to snap photos, the party will allow guests to unleash their inner star they enjoy the show live and in HD. Along with a delicious three-course menu, special Remy Martin cocktails will be featured throughout the party.

Actor Jaime Callica and Ed Garcia of CFOX are the hosts for the party and they’ll keep the evening moving, even when the action slows down on TV. Prizes will be given out throughout the evening including the two most important awards, Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed Female. The Cinema Oscars Party begins at 4pm and will run all night.

Vancity Buzz has a few more here.

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Staying home? Why not whip up some Viewing Party recipes such as these stilton squares.

Halloween on Main Street

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If you are looking for more treats than tricks this Halloween,
The Cascade Room, The Union, El Camino’s and Charlie’s Little Italian are all featuring their Halloween promotions on Saturday, October 31 — with lots of delicios food & drink specials.

Instagramers can also win by dressing up and snapping a picture with one of the restaurants’ scary drink specials (‘shocktails’) and then posting to Instagram, tagged with the corresponding ‘shocktail’ hashtag for each restaurant (i.e #elcaminosshocktails, #unionshocktails, #charliesshocktails, etc.). The restaurants’ followers will vote on the best costume and the winner will receive a $75 gift certificate for a Cascade Company restaurant.