OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “Abigail’s Party” In Kitsilano Is Looking For Experienced Cooks

April 18, 2014 

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Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | Abigail’s is looking for a strong cook to join us this month on a full-time basis. We’d like someone confident and capable who’s going to get excited about preparing casual food at a high level, dealing with quality-driven independent suppliers, and working in a small, busy neighbourhood restaurant. Wages are competitive, tips are generous, and perks are plentiful. Apply in confidence to eat@abigailsparty.ca and we’ll be in touch. Read more

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Kitsilano, so named after Squamish First Nation chief August Jack Khatsahlano (1867-1971), is a vibrant residential neighbourhood of some 40,000 people. It starts from the shore of the south side of English Bay and extends south to Broadway (some would argue all the way to 16th Ave) and runs from Burrard St. west to McDonald St. (some argue Alma St., but most people consider that to be Point Grey).

“Kits” started out as something of a quiet, halcyon suburb of the emerging city of Vancouver, born out of swamp and thick forest, and only coming of age in the interwar period as a magnet to blue collar workers looking to put down picket fence roots (the completion of the Burrard Street Bridge in 1932 accelerated this). The 1960′s gave the area the laid back, politically aware and environmentally conscious vibe, as evidenced by its mid-wifing of both Greenpeace and the Green Party of Canada.

The neighbourhood became regionally notorious as one of two local bases of counter-culture operations during the Hippicene (the more base being Gastown), with an weedy identity hangover that lasted through the 1980′s and 1990′s. It was during this period that Kitsilano’s idyllic nature attracted the notice of the real estate market, which had no taste for sentiment or patchouli. Consequently, it has become a expensive place to live. Its main attractions are its bustling, iconic, eponymous stretch of beach, the people-watching patios of Yew Street, and the diverse multitude of shops and restaurants along West 4th Avenue and West Broadway.

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Left to right: brown beach glass softened by the ocean (from spent and shattered beer bottles); the top layer of above-the-tide-line Kits Beach sand; open and broken mussel shell tri-colour; the brand colour of Whole Foods, which dominates the West 4th Ave. strip; the vinyl backed booths at Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe, the street front facade of Zulu Records, perfect summer day blue sky, Lululemon corporate identity, Culprit Coffee exterior, rain-soaked cherry blossom, August afternoon at Kits Pool.

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THE FANTASTIC COLLECTION OF VINYL AT ZULU
THE NEW-FANGLED MACHINES AT THE PLANETARIUM
THE INCREASINGLY INTERESTING MUSEUM OF VANCOUVER
THE SMELL OF HIGH QUALITY MARIJUANA
EVERY RACE AND BODY TYPE IN VARIOUS STATES OF UNDRESS
A SHRINE TO EVERY SHOE YOU’VE EVER DREAMED OF
A CARTOGRAPHY NERD’S PARADISE
ONE OF VANCOUVER’S FINEST GENTLEMEN

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THE GIGANTIC LUMBERJACK BREAKFASTS AT SOPHIE’S
TOP DRAWER TEA AT O5
PIZZA AT NOOK
THE BEST THAI FOOD IN CANADA AT MAENAM
EXCELLENT COFFEE AT CULPRIT & 49TH PARALLEL
FRIES WITH MISO GRAVY AT THE NAAM
RAW OYSTERS AT CHEWIE’S
PATIO BEERS AT THE GALLEY (JERICHO)
SELF-SEARED CHO WAGYU AT HAPA IZAKAYA
ANYTHING AT BISHOP’S
BANGERS & MASH AT ABIGAIL’S PARTY
ICE CREAM TACOS AT RAIN OR SHINE
SALTED CARAMEL DOUGHNUTS AT LUCKY’S

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- Kitsilano once boasted the largest saltwater swimming pool in North America: Kits Pool, which opened in 1931.

- Jericho Beach gets its name from local pioneer logger Jeremiah Rogers. The area was originally referred to as “Jerry’s Cove”. In the native Squamish language, it is called iy’a'l’mexw, meaning “good land”.

- Opened in the late 60′s, The Naam on 4th near MacDonald is one of the oldest continually operating restaurants in Vancouver. It is open 24 hours a day, shutting down only on Christmas Day.

- The tiny Arbutus Grocery at the corner of 6th and Arbutus is approaching its 100th birthday. It was built in 1907 by Thomas F. Frazer.

- The famous Vancouver Museum and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, opened in 1968, features a roof modeled after a First Nation’s woven basket hat.

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GOODS | Kitsilano’s Popular Abigail’s Party To Plate New Brunch Menu This Weekend

September 18, 2013 

Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

Kitsilano’s Abigail’s Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | From the cream of the crop of the weekend specials that we’ve tabled over the past year comes a brunch menu update of instant classics. Our favourite and most popular dishes have graduated to the new menu that we’re rolling out this weekend, silencing the crescendo of frenzied, chilaquiles-starved brunchies everywhere! Check the menu out here and spend a minute with the whole deliciousness that is brunch at Abigail’s. And not to worry, the queue moves quickly! Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | “Abigail’s Party” In Kitsilano On The Lookout For A Manager

September 15, 2013 

Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

Kitsilano’s Abigail’s Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | Abigail’s on the hunt for a manager/head server on a full time basis. We’re super passionate about creating beautiful, unfussy comfort food meals from ethically-minded local producers, and we love our craft beer, cocktails and wine. The right server for this position has loads of experience and is strong in all aspects of front house service including wine knowledge, upscale casual service and crafting classic and contemporary cocktails. We’re offering a great wage and benefits, and tips are excellent. Applicants should be fun, motivated and able to work late with set schedule availability on weekdays and weekends. Send in a resume and brief cover letter to eat [at] abigailsparty.ca. Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “Abigail’s Party” In Kitsilano Is Looking To Hire A Strong Cook

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Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | Abigail’s is looking for a strong cook to join us this month on a full-time basis. We’d like someone confident and capable who’s going to get excited about preparing casual food at a high level, dealing with quality-driven independent suppliers, and working in a small, busy neighbourhood restaurant. Wages are competitive, tips are generous, and perks are plentiful. Apply in confidence to eat@abigailsparty.ca and we’ll be in touch. Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “Abigail’s Party” In Kits Is Looking For An Experienced Server

August 9, 2012 

Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | Our busy, casual dining restaurant requires a dinner server to begin work in late August. We are super passionate about creating beautiful, simple comfort food meals from ethically-minded local producers, and we love our craft beer, cocktails & wine. The right server for this position has loads of experience, preferably in Vancouver, and is strong in all aspects of front house service including wine knowledge, upscale casual service and crafting classic & contemporary cocktails. Applicants should be super fun, motivated and able to work late with availability on weekdays & weekends. There are four to five shifts per week available on a consistent set schedule, shifts being an average of eight hours in length. Qualified applicants can submit their resumes with references to james@abigailsparty.ca and will be contacted for an interview promptly. Read more

GOODS: Abigail’s Party Kicks Off New Brunch Menu With 4 Days Of Easter Brunch

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Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | Our beloved brunch menu gets a smart update starting this weekend with two extra days of service on Good Friday and Easter Monday! New to the menu are several of our best-loved features from the past year, including our incredible cheddar biscuits & bacon jam, Abigail’s legendary Chicken & Waffles, and the Ardbeg Bacon Caesar Supreme. Check out the entire new menu on our website and get yourself ready for genuine food happiness. Read more

GOODS: “Abigail’s Party” Up From Kits Beach Looking To Hire On A Strong Cook This Week

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Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | Abigail’s is looking for a strong cook to join us this month on a full-time basis. We’d like someone confident and capable who’s going to get excited about preparing casual food at a high level, dealing with quality-driven independent suppliers, and working in a small, busy neighbourhood restaurant. Wages are competitive, tips are generous, and perks are plentiful. Apply in confidence to eat@abigailsparty.ca and we’ll be in touch. Read more

GOODS: Yew St.’s Popular “Abigail’s Party” Looking To Staff Up In The Front Of House

December 29, 2011 

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Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | Abigail’s Party is in need of an addition to our front house team. For 3-4 evenings a week, on weeknights & weekends, we’d like to bring on an experienced server with strong wine knowledge and some basic bar skills. Apply in confidence to james@abigailsparty.ca, with our thanks. Learn more about the restaurant after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Kitsilano’s “Abigail’s Party” Invites You Over For Brunch This Holiday Season…

December 23, 2011 

Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | Seasons greetings, brunch lovers! We’re very happy to announce that, though we will be closed for brunch service this weekend, we will be open for brunch on Monday, Dec. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 27. In addition, we’ll be serving brunch as usual on the weekend of Dec. 31 and New Year’s Day, with brunch service on the holiday Monday, January 2nd. Delicious meals will be served, juice will be squeezed, bottles will be popped!  Read more

DINER: Pape & Iranzad Pick Up Ex-West Chef David Gunawan For New “Wildebeest”

November 21, 2011 

by Andrew Morrison | Early last month we revealed that restaurateurs James Iranzad (Cartel, Abigail’s Party) and Josh Pape (The Diamond) had secured 120 West Hastings with plans for a new joint arriving in 2012. There was no name or chef at that point (they’d only just signed the lease), so the news was “info-light”. In this week’s copy of the Westender, I have written a piece on the place, revealing a whole bunch of details, including a glance askance at the first menu and cocktail list drafts (mmm, bacon bitters). The paper doesn’t come out until Wednesday, so until then, here are the Cliff notes… Read more

DINER: Josh Pape And James Iranzad To Open 115 Seat Restaurant On Hastings

by Andrew Morrison | Good news, gluttony fans. Local restaurateurs James Iranzad (Abigail’s Party, Cartel) and Josh Pape (former Bartender of the Year, co-owner of The Diamond) have picked up the voluminous, 2,400 sqft space at 120 Hastings across from the Woodwards complex with plans for turning it into a new restaurant and bar by February 2012. They’ve only just signed the lease on the newly renovated (read: empty) location, but trades have nevertheless made their assessments and the keys are in hand. The board is set. The pieces are moving. I can’t wait for this one. Read more

GOODS: Kitsilano’s “Abigail’s Party” On The Lookout For An Experienced Server

August 23, 2011 

Kitsilano's Abigail's Party is located at 1685 Yew Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-739-4677 | www.abigailsparty.ca

The GOODS from Abigail’s Party

Vancouver, BC | Abigail’s Party is need of a server to begin an ongoing position rather soon. Qualified candidates…

-have ample serving experience and are comfortable in high volume casual dining settings
-have great wine knowledge
-have a passion and knowledge for local, quality-sourced food
-know their way around a bar and have strong bartending skills
-are charming, funny, relaxed and observant

Apply in confidence by email to eat(at)abigailsparty(dot)ca. Read more

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