Vancouver Magazine hosts its 12th annual Big Night event on February 5, 2016. During this excusive culinary soiree, the winning chefs from this year’s Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards will be preparing delicious dishes to match top wines from the 2016 International Wine Competition. Food and travel blogger Diana Chan of Foodology gives us the low-down on the 10 participating restaurants.
From buttermilk biscuits to chicken fried steak, many local eateries offer authentic meals inspired by the Deep South. These top picks include Vancouver’s finest southern meals this side of the 49th parallel.
In the wine world, natural wines are controversial; many dispute what makes a vino natural. Sommeliers will argue about biodynamic and organic growing techniques, and what chemicals are permitted. As for the rest of us, we know natural, local wines reflect where they come from and are a fitting companion to a farm-to-table meal. Here’s where to make the most of your conscious sipping experience in Vancouver.
If you’re a bartender or server who works on the weekends, you’ll likely want to blow off some steam when the rest of the city heads back to the office on Monday morning. Main Street has a concentrated collection of bars with some great industry night specials for the folks who work hard to keep the weekend crowds lubricated and well fed. Here are a few great places to go if you’re looking to boogie Sunday through Wednesday.
Vancouver is a super-casual place, which is great when all you want to do is slob around in yoga pants but not so good when you want to get dressed up a little and feel fancy. However, there is an easy fix to that sartorial problem – a night out at a hotel bar. I adore the glamorous ambiance of a ritzy hotel bar. Slip into your finery and enjoy a cocktail at my fave spots in town. [Photo courtesy of Hawksworth Restaurant]
Nothing warms you up on a cold winter’s night quite like a boozy mixed drink. From mulled wine to hot toddies to Irish coffees, these Vancouver restaurants serve up hot cocktails that’ll have you feeling toasty in no time. [Photo courtesy of Yellow Pages]
With its award-winning, internationally renowned bartenders and reputation for innovative drinks, Vancouver is blessed with a vibrant cocktail culture. The beating heart of its shaken-and-stirred empire is in Gastown, where you’ll find any number of excellent bars to enjoy some seriously delicious and thoughtfully crafted cocktails. Although it’s hard to play favourites, here are a few of my can’t-miss cocktail spots.
For downtown workers, casual strollers stepping off the Seawall, or just folks with a taste for good meals and drinks, look no further than these Coal Harbour spots. These inviting cafés and eateries are all ideal destinations to chill out while consuming tasty fare. Whether you’re an overwhelmed tourist, a panting jogger or a backlogged businessman, you can’t go wrong with these daytime establishments.
Stroll up and down the Gallery Row section of Granville Street (aka South Granville), and you’ll only spot one obvious patio (at Luke’s Corner Kitchen and Bar). But that doesn’t mean the South Granville neighbourhood is short on spots for outdoor dining. There are plenty of patios tucked away out of sight – you just need to know where to look.
Vancouver’s performance venue scene has seen a revitalization of late, with the closing of some (RIP The Electric Owl), reimagining of others (hello to Fox Cabaret), and revitalization of more (drag shows in town at the Cobalt – who would have thought?). At a few, one can be sure to catch a live and local show nearly every night of the week. If you’re up for an adventure, give these venues for a spin, and enjoy the show!
The Vancouver International Film Festival returns to the city from September 28th to October 13th. If you plan on catching a few internationally acclaimed films during the festival, be sure to satiate yourself properly beforehand. Here are a few of our favourite spots to eat around Vancity Theatre. Lights, camera, action!
The season of polka, pretzels and pilsner is upon us! Oktoberfest officially kicks off in Munich, Germany on Saturday, September 17, and there are plenty of local Vancouver bars that are joining in on the fun. Grab your lederhosen and dirndl and fill up your stein at one of these festive local venues. Prost!
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