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What’s Good This Week January 25+

Good Things to do in Vancouver

It’s been a busy couple days for me as I’ve continued the struggle to get organized for the year, and focus on my goals, goals, goals; it’s exhausting! How is everyone else doing on their New Year’s plans? I have to remind myself that not every day will be 100%, but I think I’m moving in the right direction! Hope y’all are too. If you resolved to have more fun this year, fear not, there’s lots to do! This week there’s Robbie Burns Day celebrations, Dine Out Vancouver continues, lots of Arts events and some great cooking classes.

Timber Hosts Fire Whisky Vancouver World Chef Exchange Dinner – February 1st

Chef Chris Whittaker, Vancouver’s champion of local food, welcomes Chef Ryan McIlwraith – of Bellota in San Francisco – to Timber. Spanish and Canadian flavours meet over wood fired coal in this epic collaboration dinner. AND we have a GIVEAWAY for 2 tickets worth $375- CLICK HERE! 

Fire Whisky Vancouver World Chef Exchange Dinner

This multi-course social dining feast will feel like a homestead gathering. Food served family-style paired with whisky based cocktails. The long-standing friendship between these two culinary masters will translate through to each element of the dinner, and is true to the authenticity of this program. There will be a smoker, open coal grill, and a spit in the Timber courtyard. Meet with these two great Chefs as they cook with fire featuring the best food from local producers. Purchase tickets to this spectacular one night event here. Part of Dine Out Vancouver.

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Robert Burns’ Night at The Cascade Room, January 25

The Cascade Room is celebrating the life and poetry of Scottish poet Robert Burns on Wednesday, January 25, with a delicious Scottish-inspired evening featuring bagpipes, whisky, haggis and other treats (including deep fried Mars bars!).

The celebration will kick off at 6 pm on January 25, with the ‘piping of the haggis,’ which will see local bagpiper Matt Dolan pipe in the haggis, with Dougie Stewart from Colourstrings Conservatory of Music addressing the haggis.

A special three-course dinner menu will be on offer throughout the evening: Starter – Cock-a-Leekie Soup; Main – Traditional Haggis with ‘Neeps an’ Tatties; and for dessert — a Deep Fried Mars Bar. The menu is priced at $30 (a la carte available as well).

The evening will also feature live Celtic music, perfect for raising a glass from the bar. Guests are welcome on a first come, first served basis. For more information, http://www.thecascadecompany.com/robbie-burns-night-at-the-cascade-room/

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Surf & Turf Sundays at WildTale

In case you’ve done enough Dine Outs, or just want something different, the new Surf & Turf Sundays at WildTale is on now! Wildtale offers a delicious roast beef dinner with a classic twist when you add your favourite seafood item to 28-day-aged Alberta “AAA” beef.

WildTale specializes in cozy coastal fare, served up in a cheerful and friendly environment. There’s no need to dress “fancy” for this or any other WildTale dinner — come as you are, with your favourite friends and relations, as you tuck into Slow Roasted Beef au jus, creamy mashed potatoes, puffy golden Yorkshires and perfectly cooked seasonal vegetables.

Complement your beef with one of the seafood dishes WildTale does so well. Choose from Caribbean Lobster Tail, Grilled Jumbo Prawn Skewer, Scallop Skewer a la Plancha, or a Pan-Seared Prawn & Scallop Combo.

Surf & Turf Sunday dinner is $24.95 per person.

Quantities are limited, so please order in advance at the time of your reservation to ensure availability. Call 604.428.9211 or book online at wildtale.ca/reservations

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The Audience at The Arts Club Theatre – January 26 – February 26, 2017 Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

We’re hoping to get to this one! From Winston Churchill (Joel Wirkkunen) to Margaret Thatcher (Erin Ormond), through Tony Blair and David Cameron (Jay Hindle), the Queen (Anna Galvin) has held a weekly meeting, or “audience,” with each of her twelve prime ministers. Peter Morgan’s imaginary glimpses into these tête-à-têtes provide a droll and fascinating portrayal of a lioness of history—one who, over the span of six decades, transforms from an uncertain young monarch into the revered figurehead of today.

Director Sarah Rodgers says, “The Audience is similar to The Crown in that it reveals the Queen as a real person who is charming, witty, flawed and vulnerable. Peter Morgan’s clever and honest portrayal of her humanity has endeared audiences across the world because he gives us a chance to connect with this intriguing woman.” Tickets


Plant Based Baking with Rooted Nutrition – January 29

I’m super interested in baking and the science behind it, so I’ve signed up for this one. This series of classes is a blend of Owner Andrea Potter’s most popular nutrition-focused classes from the Eating Clean Series and of Guest Instructor Ellexis Boyle’s cooking classes. Ellexis blends her technique-focused baking classes from previous series into new ‘Plant-Based Baking 1&2’. These newly revised classes get to the heart of ‘how-to’ vegan and healthier baking for the home cook, both beginner and more advanced. See you Sunday? Tickets.

Gifts From Vancouver’s Farmers Market #BuyLocal

There’s still time to put together some pretty awesome local-themed gift baskets when you visit this weekends Nat Bailey Winter Vancouver Farmer’s Market (10-2 pm Saturday). Why not grab some Copper Pot Preserves with their offers gourmet twist on old-fashioned homemade preserves such as jams, jellies and fruit relishes, using locally sourced berries and fruit, or Legacy Wood Crafts’ handmade cutting boards crafted from rare, salvaged Western Broadleaf Maple. For the chocolate lover on your list, Take a Fancy Chocolates and Sweets offers artisan chocolate made from fair trade organic cocoa beans, roasted, ground and refined in-house.

East Van Vodka

From left to right: Key Lime & Mint Cordial (Frostbites, $14), ; East Van Vodka (Odd Society Spirits, $36-$44), ; Maple Cutting Board (Legacy Woodcrafts, $40-$80)


From left to right: Lemon Blueberry & Spiced Lemon Marmalade (Kics Lemonade, $8); Garlic Dill Pickles (Klippers Organics, $8); Beef Jerky (Jerky (Baron, $5/5 for $20); Canned Tuna variety pack – includes regular, no salt, smoked, & in olive oil (Estevan Tuna, $6-$7.50); Lemon & Vodka Marmalade – featuring East Van Vodka (Le Meadow’s Pantry, $10); Cranberry Sauerkraut (Rooted Nutrition $9); Jalapeno Jelly (Three Feet Below $8); Kiwi Jam (Petkov Kiwi Production $5) ; Maple Cutting Board (Legacy Woodcrafts $40-$80)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

From left to right:  Lemon Poppyseed Soap ( $6.95/3 for $18); Brown Sugar Body Polish ( $16.95); Aromatherapy Roll-On in Exotica ($11.95); Bliss Body Butter ($16.95) All from Scentimental Creations; Shea Butter Hydrating Cream ($18); Relax Bath Salts ($12); Lemongrass Lavendar & Sandalwood Soap ($7.50), All from The Other Eden; Hand Dipped 100% Beeswax Candles (von Hardenberg Candles, $1.25-$8.00/pair); Maple Cutting Board (Legacy Woodcrafts, $40-$80),.


Good Things To Do January 3 +

foodtruckfestVancouver Farmers Markets Winter Market – January 4

Head to Nat Bailey Stadium at 4601 Ontario Street at 30th for the Food Truck Fest.  Go hungry, sample some new trucks and pick up supplies for dinner.  Through January there are double the amount of food trucks to choose from.

Gramercy Grill Ukrainian Christmas – January 4

Perogies, Kielbasa and Cabbage Rolls on Saturday January 4 for Ukrainian Christmas.  Healthy new menu items too should you have resolved in that direction.  Check out prime rib Sundays should you have not.

Greenhorn Cafe Opens January 3

Like espresso and art?  Check out the newly opened Greenhorn Cafe for Moja Coffee, pastries and treats along with an art gallery at 994 Nicola Street greenhorncafe.com

Rooted Nutrition presents Kombucha January 5

January 5, 2014 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm learn the health benefits of Kombucha and how to brew it at home. In this class you will taste different flavours and ages of kombucha, get the recipe and brewing tips from avid fermentation enthusiast and kombucha brewer, Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition offers up probiotic, tasty, effervescent kombucha tea in this class.

$20+GST Homesteader’s Emporium 649 East Hastings Street Vancouver Rick rick@homesteadersemporium.ca


Legacy Liquor Counter

4:00PM to 8:00PM Jan 3rd, 2013

2:00PM to 6:00PM Jan 4th, 2013

2:00PM to 6:00PM Jan 5th, 2


steamworksSteamworks at August Jack January 8 

4 delicious courses to pair with 4 of Steamworks’ craft beer.  Enjoy a 4 course dinner expertly paired with 4 craft Steamworks beer for $50 + tax and gratuity. Call in advance to reserve your tickets: 604 428-0075


Slow, Local, and Rooted

Slow Food Vancouver teams up with local Chef and Holistic Cooking Instructor, Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition for this unique 3 course dinner and cooking class featuring food and wines from the Similkameen Valley and the Gulf Islands!

This evening includes: 
  • A 3 course meal of local and organic food and wines
  • ‘How-to’ live cooking demonstration of your meal
  • Recipes so that you can re-create the feast!
  • Nutrition tips and information
  • Focusing on our connection to our food through cooking
  • Connecting with farmers and learning about their practices
Date: Friday September 16th
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Tapestry at Wesbrook Village UBC, 3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver

Farmers and suppliers involved in the event will be present, so you’ll be able to ask them any questions, support them, and listen to their story

Half of the proceeds will go to Slow Food Vancouver Terra Madre Funds. Terra Madre Funds enables BC farmers and producers to travel to Slow Food International’s meeting in Torino, Italy. Its an inspiring meeting where deleates from all over the world exchange ideas about food production, security, and sustainability. 


  • Rooted Nutrition: http://rootednutrition.wordpress.com/
  • Slow Food Vancouver: http://www.slowfoodvancouver.com/