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What’s Good This Week in and Around Vancouver

We are well into July, which means into the second half of the year! Time is flying by this summer. Last week’s Deighton Cup was a grand success and this week we are heading to a White Caps Game, Vancouver Theatresports newest show, Firecracker, checking out the newest hot spot in town, Fable on Broadway, and starting a new radio segment on spirits with Joe Leary and TSN1410 with the first recording at Mission with bartender Marc Smolenski. What else is up you ask?

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Firecracker! July 21 and 28

Get ready for some fun folks. First up this week in an improv with Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 and then me, Cassandra Anderton on July 28th! YIKES! TICKETS You can also WIN tickets here.

Watch out Vancouver as we light a fuse to Vancouver’s comedy scene – shattering stereotypes and sparking a lot of laughs. Firecracker! features an all-star cast of female improvisers. It’s a different improv experience with an all-female cast, resulting in stories told from a uniquely female perspective. The ensuing comedy is inventive, unpredictable and uproarious.

Through the medium of improv comedy, Firecracker! will explore what it means to be a woman in Vancouver with audience suggestions inspiring the improvisers’ wicked wit. The inaugural shows will honour a special female guest whose stories of their life, work and achievements will inspire the performance. We are delighted to have the following guests join us for these performances.

  • July 21: Rebecca BollwittMiss 604, Blogger/Social Media Maven,
  • July 28: Cassandra AndertonGood Life Vancouver, Wine/Food Writer, Life-style Commentator

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Samsung #galaxylife Installment at Waterfront Centre – July 19/20

Experience the #GALAXYLIFE through an interactive setting.  #GALAXYLIFE, a 60 x 60 installation at Vancouver’s Waterfront Station, brings the latest tech and innovation from Samsung Canada to life in a fully immersive setting that showcases how these products integrate into any lifestyle. Where: Waterfront Station, 601 W Cordova St, Vancouver

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Tasting Plates Fraserhood – July 20

Journey through the Fraserhood neighbourhood sampling Vancouver Foodster’s restaurant picks, tasting and sipping along the way.

Some of the Participating Restaurants:Straight outta Brooklyn, Nammos Estiatorion, Commodity Juicery, CHomp Vegan Eatery, Fairy Cakes, The Main Street Honey Shoppe Tickets $55 per person after July 17, 2016.

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Herbs For Stressful Times – July 19

De-stress naturally a Homestead Junction in East Van! Stress, especially over the long-term, has widespread impacts on the body, mind and spirit. There are many herbs that can help balance the body’s stress response and ease symptoms like tension, insomnia, anxiety and fatigue. From a holistic radical herbalist perspective, this workshop will explore how stress can affect body systems, and how herbs and lifestyle changes can help shift us towards body repair and emotional healing.

Participants will leave with a custom herbal tea they will blend themselves. Tickets 

Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates New West

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Vancouver Foodster is at it again with a tour of restaurants and in the Downtown, Queensborough and Sapperton neighborhoods in New Westminster. This tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants and a brewery throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.
  • Visit each of the participating restaurants and establishments at your leisure by walking, transit, bike, moped, car, or carpooling.

Registration: Anvil Centre (lobby -outside of Truffle Fine Foods Cafe) 777 Columbia Stret-this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards and menus.

For those that aren’t driving, Frankie G’s will be operating a free shuttle during the event from our registration location downtown New West to and from their restaurant in Queensborough.

Easy access to the participating establishments Downtown and in Sapperton by Skytrain, inbound from Vancouver as well as Surrey.

Participating Restaurants: 

Frankie G’s
305 Ewen Ave
Neighborhood: Queensborough
Web: http://www.frankiegspub.com/
Twitter: @FrankieGsPub
Cuisine: comfort food

Frankie G’s is an inviting, open concept with vaulted ceilings, large cedar pillars, hardwood floors and fireplaces. Authentic nautical artifacts are distributed throughout the room along with photographs immortalizing more than 100 years of life in New Westminster.

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Old Crow Coffee Co.
655 Front Street
Neighborhood: Downtown
Web: http://oldcrowcoffeeco.com/
Twitter: @Oldcrowcoffee
Cuisine: Coffeehouse

Serving quality espresso drinks and pour overs made with @BowsXArrows coffee, baked treats from @Faubourgbakery and delicious, fresh made to order sandwiches.

Truffles Fine Foods Café
777 Columbia Street,
Neighborhood: Downtown
Web: www.trufflesfinefoods.com/café
Twitter: @trufflesfoods
Cuisine: Café and catering

Café and exclusive Caterer for the Anvil Centre in New Westminster.

Fratelli Bakery
459 East Columbia Street
Neighborhood: Sapperton
Web: http://fratellibakery.com/
Twitter: @fratellibakery
Cuisine: Italian Bakery

An award-winning-bakery with a reputation for making delicious treats. All of our recipes are original and all of our ingredients are fresh. As a result, we’ve created the best Italian pastries, breads, cookies, cupcakes, biscotti and cakes in town.

Steel & Oak Brewing
1319 3rd Ave
Neighborhood: Downtown
Web: http://steelandoak.ca/
Twitter: @SteelAndOak
Cuisine: Brewery and tasting room

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. embodies the modernness of today while remaining dedicated to the craftsmanship of years long past. Materials of strength and durability, steel and oak; house, protect and nurture what we stand for most – exceptional tasting craft beer.

The Heritage Grill
447 Columbia Street
Neighborhood: Downtown
Web: http://theheritagegrill.com/
Twitter: @TheHeritageGril
Cuisine: Live music and grill

Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $148 for a 4 pack of tickets ($37 each) or $210 for a 6 pack of tickets ($35 each) * (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pack or a 6 pack). Regular Tickets $50 per person after May 10, 2015.

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Tasting Plates Vancouver West End on September 10

grazedishSip and sample around the the West End neighborhood of downtown Vancouver with Tasting Plates by Vancouver Foodster from 6-9:30 pm.

Visit all types of restaurants and  meet some new food loving friends and the chefs.

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, transit, car, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling.

Registration: Marquis Wine Cellars -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

Participating restaurants:

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Morocco West

795 Jervis Street

Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

Cuisine: Moroccan

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Milestones Denman

1210 Denman Street

Web: http://www.milestonesrestaurants.com/

Twitter: @MSDenmanStreet

Cuisine: Westcoast

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Papparoti

1505 Robson Street

Web: www.papparoti.ca

Twitter: @PappaRotiCanada

Cuisine: Café

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Buckstop Denman

833 Denman Street

Web: http://www.buckstop.ca/

Twitter: @BuckstopDenman

Cuisine: Barbq

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Marquis Wine Cellars

1034 Davie Street

Twitter: @MarquisWineCell

Web: http://www.marquis-wines.com/

Cuisine: Wine store

 

Pizza Fabrika

1680 Robson Street

Web: www.pizzafabrika.ca

Twitter: @PizzaFabrika_CA

Cuisine: Pizza

 

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SPAGHeTEI

1741 Robson Street

Web: http://spaghetei.com/

Twitter: @SPAGHeTEI_Van

Cusine: Japanese

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Oollo Tea at the West End General Store Popup
 
990 Nicola Street
Twitter: @oollotea
 
Cuisine: Tea and dessert

Purchase Tickets Here:

Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $120 for a 4 pack of tickets or $162 for a 6 pack of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pack or a 6 pack). Regular Tickets $50 per person after September 8, 2014.

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Tasting Plates North Vancouver

tastingplate_north_van_x250-1Tour North Vancouver on July 23nd from 6pm until 9:30 pm on a route planned Vancouver Foodster.

Each restaurant will be serving up a Tasting Plate for guests.  Mix and mingle with food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure.

Registration: Pier 7 Restaurant -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

Participating restaurants:

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Anatoli Souvlaki

5 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Web: http://www.anatolisouvlaki.com/

Twitter: @AnatoliSouvlaki

Cuisine: Greek

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Little District

1336 Lonsdale, North Vancouver

Web: http://www.thelittledistrict.com/

Twitter: @LittleLonsdale

Cuisine: Canadian

Pier 7 Restaurant

25 Wallace Mews Rd, North Vancouver

Web: http://pierseven.ca/

Twitter: @pier7restaurant

Cuisine: Westcoast

Fishworks

91 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Web: http://www.fishworks.ca/

Twitter: @FishworksLOLO

Cuisine: Seafood

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Rosemary Rock Salt

1669 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Web: http://www.rosemaryrocksalt.com/

Twitter: @RoseRocksalt

Cuisine: Bagel Sandwiches

Plantoplanto 

125 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver

Web:http://www.plantoplanto.com/

Twitter: @plantonorthvan

Cuisine: Veggie forward cafe

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The Juicery Co

254 1st St E, North Vancouver

Web: http://www.thejuiceryco.ca/

Twitter: @TheJuiceryCo

Cuisine: Juicer

Two Daughters Bakery

121 E 1st Sreet (rear), North Vancouver

Web: http://twodaughtersbakeshop.com/

Twitter: @TwoDBakeshop

Cuisine: Gluten-Free bakery

Purchase Tickets Here:

Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $120 for a 4 pack of tickets or $162 for a 6 pack of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pack or a 6 pack). Regular Tickets $50 per person after July 21, 2014.

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Tasting Plates Central Richmond

Tour Richmond tastingplate_central_richmond_x250‘s neighborhoods on July 9th from 6pm until 9:30 pm on a route planned Vancouver Foodster.

Each restaurant will be serving up a Tasting Plate for guests.  Mix and mingle with food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, transit, car, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling.

Registration: Harold’s Bistro & Bar -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

Participating restaurants:

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Web: http://americangrille.blogspot.ca/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

Cuisine: American

The Apron

3099 Corvette Way, Richmond

Web: http://www.westinvancouverairport.com/dining

Twitter: @apronyvr

Cuisine:Regional/Local

Harold’s Bistro & Bar

7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond

Web: http://www.sheratonvancouverairport.com/harolds-bistro

Twitter: @HaroldsBistro

Cuisine: Contemporary American

CAVU Kitchen Bar

5911 Minoru Blvd , Richmond

Web: http://www.cavukitchenbar.com/

Twitter: @CAVUKitchenBar

Cuisine: Contemporary

Fresh Press Coffee

#121-4940 No. 3 Road, Richmond

Web: https://www.facebook.com/FreshPressCoffeeBar

Twitter: @FreshPressCafe

Cuisine: Coffeehouse

Thai House

4940 No. 3 Road, #129, Richmond

Twitter: @ThaiHouse

Web: http://www.thaihouse.com/

Cuisine: Thai

Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $120 for a 4 pack of tickets or $162 for a 6 pack of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pack or a 6 pack). Regular Tickets $50 per person after July 7, 2014.

TICKETS HERE

 

Vancouver Foodster Tasting Plates Main Street May 14

tastingplate_main_st_x2501Cruise the Main Street neighborhood from Broadway to 28th Avenue on an evening tasting extravaganza from 6pm until 9:30 pm on May 14 – presented by Vancouver Foodster.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, transit, car, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling.

Registration: Tapas 23 -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

Participating restaurants:

tapas 23

3941 Main Street

Web: http://www.tapas23.com/

Twitter:@Tapas23YVR

Cuisine: Moroccan/Spanish/Basque

4186 Main Street

Web: http://www.rockymountainflatbread.ca/menus/mainstreet.html

Twitter: @FlatbreadCo

Cuisine: Pizza

Shaktea

3702 Main Street

Web: www.shaktea.ca

Twitter: @ShakteaVan

Cuisine: Tea lounge

miura

2521 Main Street

Web: http://www.miurawafflemilkbar.ca/

Twitter: @MiuraWaffle

Cuisine: Waffle Sandwiches

rosemary rock salt

2515 Main Street

Web: http://www.rosemaryrocksalt.com/

Twitter: @RoseRocksalt

Cuisine: Bagel Sandwiches

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4125 Main Street

Web: http://www.mainstreethoney.com/

Twitter: @HoneybeeCentre

Cuisine: Honey and bakery cafe

Purchase Tickets Here:

http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tasting-plates-main-street-tickets-11217853903

Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $120 for a 4 pack of tickets or $162 for a 6 pack of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pack or a 6 pack). Regular Tickets $50 per person after May 12.

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

 

 

Tasting Plates Gastown on April 23

tastingplates_1_bHead to Gastown for an evening of tasting plates at a variety of excellent venues throughout the neighbourhood.
Vancouver Foodster April 23, 2014 6-9 pm

If you haven’t been to a previous Tasting Plates events check out Novus TV on City Lights.

Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.

Registration: Catch 122 -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

Participating restaurants:

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Catch 122

122 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web:  http://catch122.com/

Twitter: @catch122

Cuisine: Rustic French

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Burgundy Restaurant

47 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.burgundyvancouver.com/

Twitter:@BurgundyVan

Cuisine: European

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Hives for Humanity

Hastings (between Abbott and Carall)

Web: http://www.hivesforhumanity.com/

Twitter: @Hives4Humanity

Collaborating with Martin’s Marvelous Naturals 

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Web: http://www.martinsmarvelous.com/

Twitter: @MartinsGFree

Milano Coffee Roasters

36 Powell Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.milanocoffee.ca/

Twitter:@MilanoRoasters

Cuisine: cafe

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TREES ORGANIC

321 Water Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.treescoffee.com/

Twitter: @TreesOrganic

Cuisine: Cheesecake/Cafe

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Salt Tasting Room

45 Blood Alley,Vancouver

Web: http://www.salttastingroom.com/

Twitter: @SaltTastingRoom

Cuisine: artisanal cheese, small-batch cured meats, and a dynamic array of wines, beers and sherries.

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Bitter Tasting Room

16 West Hastings, Vancouver

Web: http://www.bittertastingroom.com

Twitter: @BitterVancouver

Cuisine:  beer with one of our takes on quintessential bar fare

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The Irish Heather

210 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.irishheather.com/

Twitter: @TheIrishHeather

Cuisine: Traditional Irish Pub

More restaurants to be announced soon

Purchase Tickets Here:

https://tastingplatesgastown.eventbrite.ca

Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $120 for a 4 pack of tickets or $162 for a 6 pack of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pack or a 6 pack). Regular Tickets $50 per person after April 21.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Tasting Plates Fraser Edition

tasting place fraserTour the Kensington–Cedar Cottage neighborhood, on Fraser street from 28th Avenue Northbound on March 12 from 6pm until 9:30 pm presented by Vancouver Foodster.

Purchase here:

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the evening, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

Fact: Kensington–Cedar Cottage is one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in east Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (source: Wikipedia).

See Richard Wolak (Founder of Tasting Plates events and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News with host Lynn Colliar!

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, transit, car, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling.

Registration: Graze Restaurant-this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

Fact: Kensington–Cedar Cottage is one of the most ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in east Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (source: Wikipedia).

See Richard Wolak (Founder of Tasting Plates events and VancouverFoodster.com) on the Global TV Morning News with host Lynn Colliar!

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, transit, car, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling.

Registration: Graze Restaurant-this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

Participating Restaurants

Graze Restaurant

Pizza Carano 

Kilimanjaro Snack House 

Earnest Ice Cream

Tigers Drink House 

Merienda BakeShop

More restaurants to be announced soon

Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $120 for a 4 pack of tickets or $162 for a 6 pack of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pack or a 6 pack). Regular Tickets $50 per person after March 10.

Note: Eventbrite fee and gst is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

 

Tasting Plates Vancouver – goes East to East Village

tastingplates_1_bThis should be a tasty tour of East Vancouver and we will definitely be out for this one! GLV

Prepare to experience some of the newest and tastiest offerings on Wednesday November 27 from 6pm-9:30pm as Vancouver Foodster presents Tasting Plates in the East Village neighborhood.

Participating restaurants will offer tasting plates of their food to the guests, thereby showcasing their restaurant and promoting their food and chefs.

The event is a roving tour that brings guests to the participating restaurants, cafes, deli & brewery, throughout the event and they will by moped, bike, driving, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling. around the East Village neighborhood from Powell to Hastings and Commercial Drive to Renfrew.

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community

Registration: tba -this is where guests will show us their printed or digital tickets and will pick up their Tasting Plates Map Cards.

Participating restaurants include:

Registration: Platform 7 -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

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Kessel&March

Foodshop/Eatery

1701 Powell Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.kesselandmarch.com/

Twitter: @KesselandMarch

Cuisine: European

Kessel&March serves high-quality, classic European gastronomy for regular folks who love good food and affordable prices.  The style of food is honest and wholesome and the menu transformative, highlighting seasonal ingredients at different times of the year.  Special $30-suppers are offered regularly in this quaint 24-30 seat open kitchen restaurant, where reservation is a must.  If you miss true European fare, a visit to Kessel&March should do the trick.

 

Saltenas

2261 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: www.saltenas.ca

Twitter: @RocioSaltenas

Cuisine: Bolivian

At Salteñas Shop, we offer the best in artisanal baked products. From our Bakery in La Paz, Bolivia, to our Bakery in Vancouver, Canada, The only Salteñas Shop is now open in the East Village Community. We are a small, family owned artisanal bakery specializing in Salteñas and other assortments of freshly baked treats, gifts and specialty coffees. We also serve healthy Quinoa salads. As featured on Fusion Fare, M Channel, Salteñas is a pot-pie, slight spicy and juicy, Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian, filled with vegetables and other ingredients. Our products are all handmade – one at a time. Join us for an evening of live music “Trova” and dancing. Perfect time to connect with good friends and good food. Come hangout for brunch, lunch or an anytime snack.

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Parallel 49 Brewery

1950 Triumph St. Vancouver

Web: http://parallel49brewing.com/

Twitter: @Parallel49Beer

Cuisine: Brewery Tasting Room

It’s been a successful year for Parallel 49 Brewing Company with plans to expand the local brewery and high achievements at this year’s Canadian Brewing Awards. The group won gold with their Vow of Silence brew in the Belgian Abby Ale category. Parallel 49 Brewing Company was also awarded three silvers in the Brown Ale, American Style Indian Pale Ale and Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer categories with their Old Boy, Lord of the Hops and From East Van with Love.

As a group of craft beer lovers, founders Mike, Nick, and Anthony all set out to turn their passion into a reality. Friends for over 20 years, they “wanted to raise the bar for craft beer establishments in the city, specifically in their own hood.”  They took the plunge and opened up St. Augustine’s, a craft beer hangout in Vancouver.

The three self-proclaimed “beer geeks” eventually decided to go after their ultimate dream and start their own brewery. The men partnered with Michael Tod, a friend with a wealth of experience in the BC craft brewing industry and targeted a brewer to help turn their brewery dream into a reality. Graham With has been assigned as head brewer at Parallel 49 – not only an accomplished brewer, Graham has his degree in Chemical Process engineering from the University of British Columbia, and also founded VanBrewers, a network of home brewers with over 200 members.

Platform 7

2331 E Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.platform7coffee.com/

Twitter: @Platform7Coffee

Cuisine: Coffee and baked goods

Platform 7 Coffee Brew Bar provides a unique coffee culture experience. Platform 7 transforms you to a Victorian London Train Station to experience beautiful hand-crafted espresso and coffee brew bar drinks. We selected Stumptown Coffee Roasters from Portland, as our flagship coffee roaster. Dialing in the perfect profile on our Strada, gives us the distinct pleasure in presenting the absolute best cup of coffee to our guests. From a delectable selection of the finest locally-sourced artisan bakeries to our tailor-made sandwiches, the Platform 7 experience can take one on an exotic journey to taste exquisite coffees from around the world. Providing a guiding and careful hand, our staff take great pride in presenting and serving our guests with unique and enticing brew techniques.

Sweet Tooth Cafe

2404 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.sweettoothcafe.ca/

Twitter:n/a

Cuisine: Thai Street Food

Steam Tea House

2342 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: http://steamtea.ca/

Twitter:@SteamTeaHouse

Cuisine: Tea

Steam Tea House is a boutique loose leaf tea-bar located in the heart of the East Village. Nestled just inside of Donalds Market, many of our teas are blended in small batches of under 10 lbs every few weeks so that the freshness explodes from this 70 sq ft tea bar! From the malty and balanced depths of our Single Estate Hathikuli Assam, to the gentle citrus tones of our Pacific Sunset Rooibos, you can be sure to find a tea here that you love!

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Windsor Meats

2276 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.windsormeats.com/

Twitter:@WindsorMeats

Cuisine: Butcher Shop and Meats

Windsor Meat co. East Village. Our newest and most artisan focused location featuring Heritage Free Range Pork, Local Grass Fed & Barley/Alfalfa Finished Beef, Free Range Chicken, House Made Sausages, and Charcuterie. We source all our fresh meats from only the finest B.C. ranches and farmers that take pride in ethically raised meat. Our butchers are highly trained in nose to tail butchery and sausage making and would be happy to custom cut or source anything you are looking for.

1725 Powell Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.oddsocietyspirits.com/

Twitter: @oddspirits

Cuisine: Distillery tasting room

Tickets are available for purchase online at https://tastingplateseastvillage.eventbrite.ca/

Advance Tickets: $40 per person. $120 for a 4 pak of tickets or $162 for a 6 pak of tickets (get a group of your friends/family together and save by purchasing a 4 pak or a 6 pak). Regular Tickets $50 per person after November 22, 2013.
Note: Eventbrite fee and gst is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants/eateries throughout the event along with a swag gift bag. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable in advance with printed proof of ticket.  Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc

“When I first started Vancouver Foodster over 4 years ago, it was because I had a great passion for food and wanted to share it with the public,” explains Richard Wolak, Editor and Publisher of Vancouver Foodster. ‘Tasting Plates is a chance for people to try something different, foods from restaurants, food trucks, cafés and bakeries in and around Vancouver!” Richard Wolak

About Vancouver Foodster
Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region.

Reference:
Richard Wolak, Richard@vancouverfoodster.com
Vancouver Foodster http://vancouverfoodster.com/
Tasting Plates http://tastingplatesyvr.com/
Twitter: @Vanfoodster and @TastingPlates

Tasting Plates West 4th Ave October 6, 4pm – 9pm

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Wander about 4th Ave tasting delicious food!  Why not? GLV

Tasting Plates will explore the West 4th neighborhood of Kitsilano in Vancouver. This tasting extravaganza goes from 4pm until 9pm on Sunday, October 6 and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants and cafes throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

  • Vegetarian options will be available at many of the participating restaurants.
  • Bring along a friend or two, your significant other, your family or come solo.
  • A food networking dinner event connecting Vancouver’s vibrant food community.

Visit each of the participating restaurants at your leisure by bike, moped, transit, car, walking, roller skates, skateboarding or carpooling.

Registration: TBA -this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Cards.

All attendees will receive a Swag bag filled with goodies from Shop West 4th neighborhood merchants.

Participating restaurants include:

O5 Rare Tea Bar
Romer’s Burger Bar
Guanaco Food Truck
Las Margaritas 
Jackson’s Meats & Deli 

More restaurants to be announced within the next few days over twitter @vanfoodster

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite:

https://tastingplateswest4th.eventbrite.com/
Early Bird Tickets: $24.50 per person before August 25, 2013
Advance Tickets: $40 per person before October 1, 2013
Regular Tickets $50 per person after October 1, 2013.

Note: Eventbrite fee and gst is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the event along with a swag gift bag. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however they are transferrable in advance with printed proof of ticket.  Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc

Community Partner

I hope you can you can join us to explore the West 4th neighborhood of Kitsilano on Sunday October 6, if you are free on September 18 then come join us for Tasting Plates Mount Pleasant as we explore the area, you can purchase advance tickets for our Mount Pleasant event here