The GOODS from Bells and Whistles
Vancouver, BC | When the clock strikes midnight in Munich on Friday, September 21 at 3 p.m., the Fraserhood hotspot Bells and Whistles will usher in 17 days of celebrations and transform into a Bavarian-inspired beer hall to host ‘Wünderbar: An Oktobeerfest Pop-Up’ until Sunday, October 7.
Gooseneck Hospitality partners James Iranzad, Josh Pape and Nick Miller and the Bells and Whistles team will mark the restaurant’s first anniversary by inviting guests to hoist a stein and mark the annual beer-centric celebration with Oktoberfest-themed attire, décor and food and drink specials.
In keeping with the theme, Executive Chef Alessandro Vianello has added a number of specials to the menu, including warm pretzels with tangy honey mustard, currywurst (seared Two Rivers Meats bratwurst, crispy fries, curry ketchup), an Oktoberfest platter (crispy pork schnitzel, Two Rivers bratwurst, rosemary bacon, braised housemade sauerkraut, German potato salad, mustard and pickles) and apple strudel soft serve (caramel apple compote, pie crust).
At the bar, Bells and Whistles will delight fans of classic German-styled beers such as Dunkel and Hefeweizen by featuring local and import brews like Alberta’s Fahr Brewing Hefeweizen, Vancouver’s Strange Fellows Pilsner, and Oktoberfest beers from Munich’s Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr, Ontario’s Beau’s Brewing, Delta’s Four Winds and New York’s Brooklyn Brewing.
“Oktoberfest is the perfect occasion to tap into some unique beer styles and have a little fun with some homespun German-inspired food specials,” says Iranzad. “This is the exact type of celebration that really captures the casual-dining-and-beer-hall atmosphere we had in mind when we first envisioned this restaurant.”
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ABOUT BELLS AND WHISTLES | Located in the heart of Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood/Cedar Cottage district, Bells and Whistles is a casual dining and beer hall concept that offers up 3,000 square feet of space with seating for 150, an interactive games room, wrap-around heated patio and big screens showing the best local and international big-league sports action in the city. The latest project from the team behind Gooseneck Hospitality, which has also opened such award-winning Vancouver restaurants as Wildebeest, Bufala and Lucky Taco, Bells and Whistles brings together the best of the local brewery scene as well as import beers, craft ciders, cocktails and wine exclusively on tap. Bells and Whistles’ food menu features a range of homespun, locally and ethically sourced dishes such as gourmet burgers and sandwiches, salads and ballpark-friendly fare like chili, nachos and garlic fries as well as a selection of real-milk soft-serve sundaes and floats.