The GOODS from Ocean Wise
Vancouver, BC | This spring, be the first to experience the newest spring release wines from B.C.’s very own Naramata Bench at Wine for Waves, presented by Vancouver Aquarium and Naramata Bench Wineries Association, while supporting the conservation of our oceans.
Join us at Wine for Waves on April 26 for a delightfully delicious evening as we uncork Naramata Bench’s newest spring release wines. Experience the best of the region right here in Vancouver while sampling tantalizing Ocean Wise culinary offerings. Meet Naramata Bench Wineries Association winemakers with their first blush of spring wines, and bid on incredible silent auction items of fine wines and exclusive packages.
Ocean Wise restaurant partners such as YEW restaurant + bar in Vancouver and Naramata Bench’s Hillside Winery and Bistro and Lake Breeze Vineyards, as well as additional winery restaurants from the Bench, will feature delectable tastings that charmingly complement the spectrum of the evening’s wines.
Wine for Waves benefits Vancouver Aquarium’s national sustainable seafood initiative, Ocean Wise, which works with restaurant, retailer, and supplier partners to offer ocean-friendly seafood items to consumers. Get all the details after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from The Vancouver Club
Vancouver, BC| The Vancouver Club’s corner suite and rooftop garden are now open. With new offerings come new opportunities, so The Club is now accepting applications from creative, talented individuals for the position of chef. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume and cover letter. Learn more after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Hawksworth
Vancouver, BC | Wine Director Bryant Mao presents an exclusive series of winemaker dinners this Spring at Hawksworth Restaurant, joined by representatives from much celebrated wineries in California & New Zealand. The series of three intimate dinner experiences will showcase the unique stories of Viader Vineyard & Winery (Deer Park, CA), Kumeu River Wines (Auckland, NZ) and Felton Road Wines (Central Otago, NZ). Guests will taste different varietals and vintages paired with exceptional cuisine from the Hawksworth kitchens while in the company of a member of the wineries’ winemaker team. Read more
The GOODS from The Bottleneck
Vancouver, BC | The Bottleneck is looking for experienced servers and bartenders. We are looking for candidates with great attitudes, positive energy and the ability to work in a fast paced, professional environment (three positions for 3-5 shifts a week). Interviews take place at 3pm today (Wednesday) and Thursday at The Bottleneck. Bring a resume and learn more after the jump… Read more
Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 27 goes down tomorrow night at the Vogue Theatre. We have a pair of tickets to give away right now. Here’s what you need to do…
1) “Like” this post (and Scout on Facebook if you haven’t already).
The winner will be chosen at random after breakfast. And now…
As always, there’s a phenomenal line-up of fascinating speakers. Among them is our old friend Kim Peacock, who loves solving problems, developing brands through storytelling, and travelling — affections that made her former position as Director of Global Marketing for HootSuite a great fit, and her current position as General Manager of the Western Division of Edelman (the biggest PR + communications company in Canada, and the world) just about perfect (it also satisfies her bossy tendencies). She loves her rescue dog Lucy, and doing just about anything on a mountain or an ocean, which makes Vancouver her ideal home base.
Can you explain briefly what you do at Edelman West? I’m accountable for the strategic and operational success of the Western Canadian business.
You used to be the publisher at Vancouver Magazine (and Western Living). Following that, you were with Hootsuite. How is the culture at Edelman different? What similarities do you see? There are more similarities than differences in my mind. All three are creative communications companies filled with really smart, hard-working, passionate people. HootSuite and Edelman are both privately owned, which creates a specific culture of entrepreneurship I really love. At HootSuite, though, I could get an email at 5:30pm on Friday that said, “Human curling starts in 10 minutes in the upstairs lounge”. That never happened at the magazines, and it hasn’t happened yet at Edelman.
Where are you from? Tough question. I was born in Edmonton, but have lived in seven cities in Canada. So I guess the answer is Canada.
What neighbourhood do you call home? Why do you love living there? South False Creek. I can’t imagine living in Vancouver and not being on the water.
What inspires you? The simplicity of my dog’s emotional life and her expression of it.
Default drink/cocktail of choice? Guinness.
The Vancouverite that you admire most and why? There are many, but at the moment, it’s Elaine Lui. She’s totally awesome – her TEDx talk says it all.
Your favourite sound? My dog’s woo-woo-woo howl when I come home. She’s always happy to see me.
Your least favourite sound? Children crying. Especially in a restaurant or airplane.
The strangest talent that you possess? I took up the ukulele last year, but talent is a strong word to describe what I do.
Your three favourite films? Of the ones I saw in the last year, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild and Rock of Ages.
What’s the thing that you eat that is bad for you that you will never stop eating? Big Macs. I love them, especially after a night out drinking.
Describe your favourite photograph. My dad on a hot air balloon in Africa. It was taken a couple of years before he died, and he looks so healthy and peaceful.
If you had a motto, what would it be? Live curious.
Your favourite word? Puppy. It was also one of my first words. I learned it before daddy.
Your least favourite word? I like all words, just some more than others.
Your favourite curse word? Fuck.
One thing of no monetary value that you own and will keep dearly until you die? It’s actually of significant value, but my engagement ring from my marriage. I wear it almost every day because it reminds me of love, and wisdom earned the hard way. And also because it’s beautiful, and after all, it’s not the ring’s fault.
The strangest road you’ve ever travelled? I’d say the road of life qualifies.
Your first memory? Visiting my mom in the hospital after she had my sister. I was rocking an orange and brown herringbone print polyester pant suit. I mostly remember the pant suit.
The first album that made you love music? The Jungle Book.
Your go to, no-frills place for dinner in Vancouver? Salsa & Agave.
Last place you traveled? Calgary.
The strangest place you’ve ever been to? Disneyland Paris.
If you could board a plane this afternoon, where would it be taking you? Toronto. My partner, Gary, is there as I write this, and I wish I was with him.
by Andrew Morrison | In front of veterans, city officials, and a large crowd of the curious and the cold, roughly 300 young members of Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps were on parade in the rain at Victory Square yesterday. They were marking and remembering the First World War’s Battle of Vimy Ridge. The three day fight in April, 1917 claimed the lives of some 3,598 Canadian soldiers, including that of my great-great uncle, a Private who wasn’t much older than the kids pictured above. It was a moving day, especially with a bugler on hand for The Last Post and a piper piping the Lament. The Mayor’s Office proclaimed it Vimy Day and many wreaths were laid, including one by the Consul General of France.
The GOODS from Wildebeest
Vancouver, BC | Wildebeest is accepting applications for a wine-guzzling, cocktail-loving, food pervert making their living as a full-time professional server. Qualified applicants have strong local experience in upscale-casual dining, are easy to get on with, and love their work. By email only please, with references. Learn more about the restaurant after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from CinCin
Vancouver, BC | Since his return to Vancouver last year, Executive Chef Andrew Richardson has brought CinCin’s award-winning cuisine to new heights – while Restaurant Director Richard Luxton and his service team deliver unparalleled dining experiences to each guest. Choose from authentic Roman wood-fired pizzas, daily rotisserie additions, handmade pastas and Ocean Wise seafood – all executed with Chef Richardson’s Michelin-trained signature techniques. From quick power-lunches with friends to intimate client meetings and leisurely celebrations, the team at CinCin will make your weekday lunch plans both memorable and seamless. And with the arrival of spring comes the reopening of our heated terrace… Read more
1118 Denman Street | Vancouver, BC
Sun-Thu: 5pm – 1am | Fri-Sat: 5pm – 2am
Owners: Ed Perrow, Neil Taylor, Georgia Goritsas
Bar Manager: Kieran Blair
España is a cozy and intimate forty seat restaurant that showcases flavours and wines from Spain. Chef Neil Taylor produces a menu of 40 or so tapas dishes that are created using a mix of locally sourced seasonal produce, meats and seafood, as well as ingredients imported from Spain. The menu changes weekly and specials such as Paella and tortilla change daily. The unpretentious atmosphere and warm ironwood bar, invite you to sample some of the many Spanish wines by the glass, along with sherries, beers and Spanish inspired cocktails. Located a block from popular English Bay, the no reservation policy translates into a swiftly moving line-up during peak dining periods. Open until 1am during the week and 2am on the weekends. Late nights buzz with hospitality professionals and post-show diners.
The GOODS from Chambar
Vancouver, BC | Chambar Restaurant is looking for full-time cooks with a minimum of 3 years of experience in fine dining. Chambar is a high volume and fast-paced environment. The candidate must have a strong work ethic and be detail oriented. Wages are very competitive. Please email resumes to email@example.com. No phone calls please. Learn more about the restaurant after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Minami
Vancouver, BC | Take a culinary tour around Japan with sake specialist Miki Ellis and Executive Chef Kazuya Matsuoka at Yaletown’s Minami Restaurant on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7pm. Featuring a six course dinner, guests are in for a delectable evening as the evening will highlight sakes and dishes from four of Japan’s prefectures – Niigata, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, and Gunma. Only 10 seats are available at $150 each (plus tax and gratuity). To book, please contact events [at] aburirestaurants.com. Read more
The GOODS from Le Parisien
Vancouver, BC | Le Parisien is open for the Easter long weekend, serving brunch Friday, March 29 through Monday, April 1 and is featuring a 3-course tasting menu for $39 at dinner. Reservations can be made by calling (604 ) 687-1418 or through OpenTable. Dinner menu after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Cibo Trattoria
Vancouver, BC | To kick off the spring season at Cibo Trattoria, Executive Chef Faizel Kassam has created a special Spring Into Lamb evening on Thursday, April 4th at 6pm. The 6-course dinner will feature lamb from Two Rivers Specialty Meats and wine pairings from Nk’Mip Cellar wines. Chef Kassam and Cibo GM Steve Edwards will welcome both Jason Pleym of Two Rivers and Randy Picton, Winemaker from Nk’MIP, to the table. Details after the jump… Read more