Hastings-Sunrise

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Hastings-Sunrise is an ethnically diverse working class neighbourhood that stretches from Clark to Boundary Road and from Nanaimo to the waterfront. It’s marked by its dizzying array of ethnic restaurants and independent shops, large and heavily utilised parks, large house lots, and a family-anchored sense of community. East Hastings is its main commercial and transport artery.

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In Hasting Sunrise at the moment (our HOOD palettes are ever-changing), we’re seeing the sidewalk fruit stand tricolour in front of Donald’s Market; the hard plastic turquoise slide in Pandora Park; the awning of Red Wagon; the neon “boot” signage above Dayton’s Boots; the green branding and shimmer flags above the J.J. Motor Car lot; Church’s Chicken tri-colour; slate awning at Gourmet Warehouse; summer sky at dusk from a Playland rollercoaster; good pair of jeans score at Value Village; mosaic frontage of the Star Tile building.

here-you-will-find

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PEOPLE EATING DEEP FRIED FOOD AND THEN GOING ON RIDES AT PLAYLAND
OLD GUY TENNIS GAMES IN PANDORA PARK
22,000 SQFT (TEMPORARY) COMMUNITY GARDENS IN THE 2500 BLOCK OF EAST HASTINGS
THE OLD REGULARS IN THE RED BOOTHS AT MASTER CHEF CAFE
CHERRY BLOSSOMS MATCHING THE PINK SPIRE OF THE ST. DAVID OF WALES CHURCH
WEEKEND BRUNCH LINE-UPS AT THE RED WAGON CAFE
THE HASTINGS AND LEESIDE SKATEPARKS
SORRENTO BARBERSHOP’S BEAUTIFUL TYPEFACE
THE BENCHMARK COMMUNITY GATHERING AREA AT KAMLOOPS AND EAST HASTINGS
KITSCH AND COLLECTIBLES AT THE MAD PICKER
EAST PENDER ‘S TREE “BOULEVARD” BETWEEN VICTORIA DRIVE AND TEMPLETON DRIVE

what-to-eat-and-drink

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FUNDIDO TATER TOTS AT TACOFINO COMMISSARY
CHINESE BBQ CHICKEN THIGHS FROM SY FARM MARKET
WELSH RARE BITS FROM THE BRIGHTON
PALESTINIAN MUJADARRAH AT TAMAM
CLASSIC ROMAN-STYLE (EGG & GUANCIALE) SPAGHETTI CARBONARA AT CAMPAGNOLO ROMA
PAIN AU CHOCOLATE AT EAST VILLAGE BAKERY
DEEP FRIED CRAB AND SEAFOOD CONGEE AT JAMES ON HASTINGS
BBQ PORK WONTON NOODLE SOUP AT PENNY RESTAURANT
THE “SOPA DE PATA” AT EL PULGARCITO
PATTY MELTS AND $4.95 BREAKFASTS AT THE SLOCAN
LOOSE TEA FROM THE SMALLEST TEA HOUSE IN BC
LAKSA & ROTI FROM LAKSA KING
POLISH FARMER’S SAUSAGE FROM POLONIA SAUSAGE HOUSE
SCOTCH PIES FROM RIO FRIENDLY MEATS
REUBEN SANDWICHES AT RED WAGON CAFE
CHERRY WOOD-SMOKED BACON FROM WINDSOR MEATS

cool-things-of-note

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- The Hastings Townsite, as it was originally known, didn’t join the City of Vancouver until 1910 – twenty-four years after incorporation.

- Prior to the launch of Rogers Arena in 1995, Hastings-Sunrise was the home of the Vancouver Canucks. They played at the Pacific Coliseum at Hastings and Renfrew. The iconic building witnessed two (ultimately unsuccessful) runs to the Stanley Cup Finals by the Canucks, first in 1982 against the New York Islanders, and again in 1994 against the New York Rangers.

- The city’s first road, hotel, wharf, post office, and museum, among other distinctions, were established in the Hastings-Sunrise area.

- The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) was established after residents lobbied for more “wholesome” area attractions other than the Hastings Racetrack.

- Hastings St. got its name not from the 1066 Battle of Hastings but from the original Hastings Townsite, which was named in honour of Admiral George Fowler Hastings, a 50 year veteran of the Royal Navy.

- In early 2012, the Hastings North Business Improvement Association saw fit to rename the core 12 block stretch of East Hastings as “The East Village”. They did this autocratically without consulting residents or non-HNMIA member businesses, and City Hall gave them permission to hang banners declaring the “rebrand” from lamp posts. The move was/is widely considered to be imperious folly, with next to no one using the new name. The area will forever be known as Hastings-Sunrise.

- The sheltered, DIY Leeside Skatepark under the Cassiar Connector was named posthumously for its original DIY builder, local artist/skateboarder Lee Matasi, who was shot to death in 2005.

- In 2012, the Hastings North Business Improvement Association attempted to rebrand a large section of the Hastings-Sunrise Area as the “East Village”.

- The Hastings Racetrack is rumoured to have used old cars from the PNE Demolition Derby to level the 19-foot slope difference when it was renovated in 1965.

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GOODS | Campagnolo ROMA Pairs With R&B Brewing Co. For “No Guts, No Glory” Supper

February 28, 2014 

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | On Wednesday, March 12, chef de cuisine Joachim Hayward will prepare a family style feast for the offal-curious paired with two unique cask conditioned beers created by R&B’s head brewer Todd Graham especially for this event.

Campagnolo ROMA started Quinto Quarto in 2011 with the intention of honouring the Roman tradition of cooking offal. Quinto Quarto literally means the fifth quarter and refers to the less desirable cuts of meat from an animal. These dinners pay homage to the butchers of Rome’s Testaccio district who kept the fifth quarter for themselves and initiated this style of cooking.

Nose-to-tail dining at its best, Quinto Quarto offers a rare opportunity to thoroughly enjoy the odd bits. Diners can expect crispy pig’s ears with preserved green tomatoes, Fraser Valley duck cooked three ways including duck heart tartare, Pacific octopus, lamb neck, bone marrow, seasonal vegetables, white chocolate with caramelized crackling, and of course, soft serve ice cream and more. Tickets are $79.50 inclusive of dinner, cask beer, tax and gratuity. Guests will sit at communal tables and take part in this traditional family-style meal. Get all the delicious details after the jump… Read more

GOODS | Both Campagnolos Ready To Roll In “Alla Famiglia” Style On New Year’s Eve

December 19, 2013 

1020 Main St. | 604-484-6018 | campagnolorestaurant.ca | 2297 East Hastings St. | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

1020 Main St. | 604-484-6018 | campagnolorestaurant.ca | 2297 East Hastings St. | 604-569-0456 | campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Campagnolo & Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | Main Street’s Campagnolo and Hastings-Sunrise’s Campagnolo ROMA are both serving up family-style feasts on New Year’s Eve. Alla famiglia groups of 4 or more at Campagnolo will receive multiple dishes of antipasti, primi, pizza, secondi and dolci for $48 per person from 5pm until close. To reserve, call 604-484-6018. At ROMA, it’s a chef’s choice feast of antipasti, primi, pizza and dolci priced at $39 per person for parties of 2 or more with bookings from 5pm until close. Call 604-569-0456 to reserve. Note that a credit card number is required at the time of booking at both restaurants and that reservations are only available for the New Year’s Eve menu. Learn more about both restaurants after the jump… Read more

DINER | The Top 10 Pizzerias In Vancouver #7: Campagnolo Roma In Hastings-Sunrise

December 1, 2013 

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The East Hastings cousin to Main Street’s Campagnolo takes a more regional Italian focus, zeroing in on the cuisine of Rome (spoiler alert: the original Campagnolo is higher up on this list). “Camp Roma” dishes some fine exemplars of the Eternal City – particularly their Spaghetti Carbonara – but their pizza offerings are in the circular Neapolitan tradition rather than the rectangular pane romano style. Yes, Roman pizzas are made in rectangles, not circles, and its slices are square, not triangular (for evidence of this, visit Sciué on Pender).

Roma makes quality standards like margherita and marinara, but its chili-spiced bianca with provolone and cauliflower stands out as best in show, surpassing even the romana with olive and anchovy as a must-have on account of its unique taste. If they have a salsiccia pizza on special, be sure to pounce on it, remembering well that the restaurant is home to some genuine meat nerds who make their own charcuterie and sausages. Bonus: toasted angel food cake for dessert.

2297 East Hastings | Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

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GOODS | East Van’s Campagnolo Roma Set To Plate A Brainy Dinner With Bottega Wine

October 18, 2013 

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | In partnership with Bottega Winery, Campagnolo ROMA presents a very special Quinto Quarto: Brains and Bottega. On Wednesday, October 23, eight delicious dishes celebrating offal, paired with wines from Bottega will be served family style at communal tables.

Chef Nathan Lowey will showcase the versatility of organ meat in a variety of dishes. “This is by far the most approachable Quinto Quarto yet and the most decadent,” says Nathan. Offal is a very important ingredient in Roman cooking and Chef Lowey is dedicated to keeping Roman tradition alive at Campagnolo ROMA. Get all the details and check out the complete menu (with Bottega wines) after the jump… Read more

GOODS: Campagnolo Roma Set To Pair With Parallel 49 Brewing Co. For Big Beer Dinner

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | Parallel 49 is located “a stones throw” away from Campagnolo ROMA in the rapidly emerging brewery district of Vancouver’s East Village. These two neighbours have partnered up to present a collaboration dinner honouring craft beer. On Thursday, June 27th at 8:30PM, diners will gather at the communal tables in ROMA to share a 4 course dinner – served alla famiglia style – paired with beers from Parallel 49 Brewing Company. Chef Nathan Lowey will be also using the beer (or ingredients from each beer) in the preparation of many of his dishes. Tickets are $61.50 + Eventbrite service charge (includes tax, gratuity and beer) and can be purchased here. Menu and details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: East Van’s “Campagnolo Roma” To Host “Quinto Quarto” Supper This May 15th

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | Nose-to-Tail is no longer an ancient philosophy – what once was old, is new again. Diners are interested in where their food comes from, care about how animals are raised and have developed an elevated understanding that the most popular cuts of meat, are not the only cuts of meat. Campagnolo ROMA embraces Roman tradition by honouring their most important ingredient, offal. They invite guests to experience the fifth quarter in an urban setting, at ROMA’s spring Quinto Quarto dinner on May 15, at 8:30pm. This incredible feast will feature unique cuts and preparations including tripe three ways, grilled marinated pork hearts, braised pork tongue and rhubarb and tendon jelly. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: East Van’s Campagnolo Roma Set To Plate Custom Menus On Valentine’s Day

February 12, 2013 

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | Campagnolo ROMA is setting the mood this Valentine’s Day with romantic menus to share. Each menu will be written by the chef at the time of ordering and tailored to the guest’s preferences. Menus will include antipasti, pasta, pizza and dolci for $75 per couple. Guests are invited to make their dinner reservations (for the Valentine’s Day Menu) in advance by calling 604-569-0456. Get a feel for the details and a read of a sample menu after the jump… Read more

GOODS: “Campagnolo” And “Campagnolo Roma” Now Plating Gluten-Free Cannelloni

January 16, 2013 

Campagnolo Restaurant is located at 1020 Main Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-484-6018 | campagnolorestaurant.ca

The GOODS from Campagnolo

Vancouver, BC | Campagnolo Restaurants, celebrated for seasonal, nose to tail, everything-made-from-scratch cooking, introduce gluten-free pasta. Executive Chef Ted Anderson and Restaurateur Robert Belcham have been developing and perfecting a gluten-free pasta since the summer of 2012. The team slowly introduced the recipe to their guests and after receiving much feedback, they have perfected a gluten-free cannelloni. Details after the leap… Read more

GOODS: East Van’s “Campagnolo Roma” To Host Quinto Quarto Supper On January 23

January 8, 2013 

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | Campagnolo ROMA celebrates Roman cuisine by honouring the principles of slow food, seasonal ingredients and rustic cooking. On a few dates each year, Chefs Ted Anderson and Nathan Lowey pay homage to the renowned Roman cuisine created from offal known as Quinto Quarto. This cuisine reflects the ancient city of Rome’s rich history of cooking offal meats originated by the butchers of the Testaccio district. Guests are invited to join the team at Campagnolo ROMA in keeping this important Roman tradition alive and experience Quinto Quarto on January 23, 2013 at 8:30pm. This unique dining experience features a variety of dishes showcasing offal, served alla famiglia at communal tables. Tickets are $59.50 and are available for purchase online. Get all the details and the menu after the jump… Read more

GOODS: East Van’s “Campagnolo Roma” To Do As The Romans Do This New Year’s Eve

December 21, 2012 

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | Campagnolo ROMA is encouraging guests to “do as the Romans do” this New Year’s Eve. Chef Nathan Lowey will prepare a chef’s choice 4-course feast for groups of 2 or more. Every menu will include antipasti, pasta, pizza and dolci for $39 per person and will be served alla famiglia. All dishes are made with the utmost integrity, utilizing the Roman philosophy of locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

Campagnolo ROMA is accepting reservations for their $39 New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu for parties of 2 or more available on Monday, December 31, 2012. Guests are invited to make their dinner reservations, for the New Year’s Eve Dinner Menu, in advance by calling (604) 569-0456. A credit card number is required to book.

New Year’s Eve isn’t complete without bubbles. The team at ROMA has been eagerly preparing quince since the end of November in order to feature a Quince Bellini for New Year’s Eve. Made with their housemade quince syrup and prosecco, the Quince Bellini is priced at $9. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: East Van’s “Campagnolo Roma” To Host Quinto Quarto Supper On Sept. 26th

September 5, 2012 

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | Quinto Quarto returns to Campagnolo ROMA on Wednesday, September 26. The Quinto Quarto dinner has gained so much in popularity that ROMA is now offering two seating times, the first at 6:00pm and the second at 8:30pm. This crowd-pleasing dining experience features a plethora of dishes showcasing offal, served alla famiglia at communal tables. Quinto Quarto literally translates to the “fifth quarter” and in the cuisine of modern Rome, refers to offal of butchered animals. The name is appropriate for a number of reasons: offal amounts to approximately a fourth of the weight of the carcass and is as important as any of the outer quarters in Roman cooking; traditionally, in Rome, cattle was divided into quarters. The first “quarto” was dedicated to be sold to the nobles, the second for the clergy, the third for the middle class and the fourth “quarto” was for soldiers. The poor could only afford the offal or fifth “quarto”. Tickets for the supper are $49 and are available for purchase online at here. Take a look at the menu and get all the details after the jump… Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: Fat Dragon And The Two Campagnolos Looking For Cooks

August 29, 2012 

Campagnolo Roma is located at 2297 East Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-569-0456 | www.campagnoloroma.com

The GOODS from Fat Dragon, Campagnolo, and Campagnolo Roma

Vancouver, BC | Campagnolo, Campagnolo ROMA & Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q are looking for career-minded cooks. The successful applicants will have at least 2 years of experience working with quality ingredients in demanding environments. Our company includes three well regarded restaurants and promotes from within. We use the best ingredients that we can get our hands on, and prepare them with finesse and integrity. Work on the line, side by side with chef and the sous-chef – a perfect learning environment. If this speaks to you, send a few words about yourself and a resume to cheftedanderson@gmail.com. Read more

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