Weekly Goods – Fish Fights, Fish Sales and More

Events this week and on the Horizon New(ish) for this week we are switching “What’s Good Week of” (because that title was kind of silly) to “Weekly Goods”. Each week (well most weeks) we will bring you what’s up for the week, a couple good things on the Horizon, and perhaps a few other good…

Sakura Night at Tojo’s Restaurant

Let the celebrations begin this spring with an extraordinary dining experience hosted by Tojo’s Restaurant, featuring sensational Japanese cuisine created by Tojo’s Restaurant, Zen Japanese Restaurant, Hapa Izakaya, The RawBar at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Miku Restaurant as well as Zakkushi and Bella Gelateria. Sunday, April 19, 2015 6:30pm: Cipes Brut Sparkling Welcome, 7-9pm: Standing Dinner…

Hapa Izakaya unveils a new Oyster Bar in the West End!

Marking its 10th anniversary, Hapa West End has unveiled a new Oyster Bar, offering fresh, local, Ocean Wise oysters. Founded by Justin and Lea Ault in 2003, Hapa has evolved the Japanese Pub concept from small drinking houses with plates of munchies to sophisticated lounges with sparkling cocktails, extensive sake offerings and Japanese dishes ranging…

Hapa Umi is Now Open in Coal Harbour

Lea and Justin Ault, of Vancouver’s Hapa Izakaya restaurant group, are pleased to announce that their new concept restaurant, Hapa Umi, is now open in Coal Harbour at 909 West Cordova Street, in Vancouver.  Hapa Umi is open for lunch weekdays, and dinner Monday to Saturday; Hapa Umi is closed Sundays.  Umi means ocean in…

Hapa Izakaya Restaurant Group to Open Hapa Umi by March 2011

Lea and Justin Ault of Vancouver’s hip Hapa Izakaya restaurant group will open a new restaurant, Hapa Umi, by early March 2011.  Construction is already under way at 200 Burrard, at the former Metro Restaurant & Lounge location, across the street from the Vancouver Convention Centre. Umi means ocean in Japanese, and with the restaurant’s…

Ocean Wise Chowder ChowDown Vancouver

November 24, 2010 The 3rd annual Ocean Wise Chowder ChowDown At the Vancouver Aquarium 7 – 10pm Tickets are $40 (non-members) and $32 (members) 12 of BC’s top Ocean Wise chefs reveal their newest chowder competing for the Best Sustainable Seafood Chowder on the West Coast. 12 top BC craft brewers provide delicious pairings. Celebrity…

Hapa Izakaya is now Ocean Wise

HAPA IZAKAYA FIRST OF ITS KIND TO SUPPORT VANCOUVER AQUARIUM’S OCEAN WISE PROGRAM Hapa Izakaya, Vancouver’s most popular Japanese izakaya restaurant group, has just become the first izakaya to join the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ seafood conservation program and one of only a handful of Japanese restaurant partners in the program to-date. “Since 2003 Hapa…

EAT Oceanwise and attend the best party in the city!

Dine at Ocean Wise restaurants for a chance to win two tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala! From May 7 to 25, dine at a participating Ocean Wise restaurant and enter to win two tickets to Vancouver Aquarium’s signature fundraising gala – Night at the Aquarium! Winners will arrive in style in a chauffeured…

The Baromoter on 104.3

Vancouver Craft Beer Week – Jody Vance gets the update on this week’s Dining Guide with The Good Life Vancouver’s Cassandra Anderton.  It’s all about Vancouver’s Craft Beer Week and the restaurant’s that support Craft Beer. From May 10 – 16 local craft breweries have teamed up with local establishments to showcase the beer phenomenon…

Hapa Izakaya Opens In Yaletown

Today, Lea and Justin Ault of Vancouver’s hip Hapa Izakaya restaurant group, reveal Yaletown’s newest restaurant. Hapa Izakaya is now open in Yaletown at 1193 Hamilton Street. Hapa Yaletown is open for dinner nightly from 5:30pm. For reservations phone 604-681-4272. For more information visit hapaizakaya.com. Hapa’s third restaurant launches hot on the heels of the…