SEEN IN VANCOUVER #500 | Scenes From The Summer’s First ‘Food Cart Fest’ Sunday

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by Ken Tsui | The first Sunday of the 3rd annual Food Cart Fest went down this past weekend. Located at 215 West 1st Ave (on the seawall just west of Olympic Village), the new summer tradition is anchored by a laager of 20 food carts dishing out their best. Diners will be happy to learn that the organisers added more seating and new activities this year. Lisa Giroday was on hand from Victory Gardens with her trowel, for example, hosting workshops, while Michael Unger – formerly of the Biltmore Ping Pong Club – was hosting several outdoor on multiple games. As always, there was music, plenty of people-watching, and – naturally – a deep selection of delicious foods. Take a look!

EVERYTHING SEEN IN VANCOUVER

GOODS | “Dockside” Gets Set To Celebrate Canada Day With Feast On Granville Island

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 | docksidebrewing.com

The GOODS from Dockside

Vancouver, BC | With a full day of music and activities, Granville Island is Vancouver’s Canada Day headquarters. Again this year, Dockside Restaurant at the Granville Island Hotel is many ways to join the party including a pancake breakfast, an all-day BBQ on Vancouver’s best patio and the official cake-cutting ceremony at 2pm. Granville Island always buzzes on Canada Day and this year will be no different. The Vancouver International Jazz Festival has programmed free jazz throughout the day, while kids love the Canada Day Parade and the Children’s Festival with performers and face painting.

Canada Day kicks off in earnest with Dockside’s Pancake Breakfast, and the Dockside team will be whipping up hotcakes and Canadian bacon until 10:30am to help everyone fuel up for their full day of Canada Day activities. Breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Starting at 11am, Chef Simon McNeil and his team will fire up the BBQ for the Great Canadian BBQ featuring Dockside’s Old Bridge Lager Pulled Pork, Smoked Fraser Valley Chicken, Grilled Sockeye and a host of other delicious mains and sides including our special Canada Day Poutine! The BBQ costs just $29.95 per person for all this goodness. To make Canada’s birthday official, Dockside will be serving up a free giant birthday cake next door in Ron Basford Park after the National Anthem ceremony at 2pm. It’s first come, first served for a piece so come sing at the top of your lungs then dig into the cake. Read more

GOODS | New Chef And New Summer Menus Land At “Edible Canada” On Granville Island

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. in Vancouver, BC (Granville Island) | 604.682.6681 | ediblecanada.com

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. on Granville Island | 604.682.6681 | ediblecanada.com

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Eric Pateman, proprietor of Vancouver’s vibrant Edible Canada Bistro, is pleased to introduce Tyler Dallner as Chef de Cuisine. “We are incredibly fortunate to welcome someone with his passion, experience and vision to lead our culinary team” says Pateman. “Tyler is an incredibly promising young Canadian chef with experience ranging from Canada’s hallowed Langdon Hall, to the world’s leading restaurant, Noma in Copenhagen.”

Dallner graduated from the Culinary Management Program at George Brown College in Toronto and, while he gained extensive knowledge through his experiences cooking in Europe, he sought to establish his career on Canada’s West Coast where he could carry out his passion for ancient farming methods and wild foraging, both traditions deep-rooted in the Canadian food culture. “It’s clear that the local food movement is growing here in B.C., but at Edible Canada we are approaching it from a different angle” he explains. “We source the finest ingredients from the Vancouver area while paying homage to all the cultures and emerging food traditions that this vast country is carving for itself. Our food encompasses Canadian cuisine, not just West Coast.”

Supporting Dallner in his vision are Food and Beverage Director, Courtney Massion (ex Sonora Resort & Lumiere), and Restaurant Manager, Joshua Carlson (ex Provence). Together this talented Management team provides over 20 years of top-end industry experience, solidifying Edible Canada as one of the must visit restaurants in the city. Read more

GOODS | House Wine’s ‘Wine Savvy’ Tasting Series Continues May 28 With Chardonnay

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House Wine is a wine consultancy company from trade vets Michaela Morris & Michelle Bouffard | housewine.ca

The GOODS from House Wine

Vancouver, BC | Join Michaela Morris and Michelle Bouffard from House Wine at Legacy Liquor Store for a series of themed sit-down tastings. The Wine Savvy Tasting Series is a fantastic way to learn more about your favourite topic without having to commit to a lengthy wine class. Whether you are a casual hobbyist or a serious wine collector, there will be something for everybody.

Rediscover Chardonnay. Steely and demure to voluptuous and unrestrained Chardonnay is one grape whose reputation precedes the glass. A reflection of terroir and fully maleable this globe trotter can be found in premier regions from Champagne and Burgundy to Napa and Margaret River. Join the ladies of house wine, while they dispel the myth of ABC (anything but chardonnay) and take a closer look at this beautiful and versatile grape. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS | “Rediscover Chardonnay” At New Wine Savvy Tasting Series Starting May 28

House Wine is a wine consultancy company from trade vets Michaela Morris & Michelle Bouffard | housewine.ca

House Wine is a wine consultancy company from trade vets Michaela Morris & Michelle Bouffard | housewine.ca

The GOODS from House Wine

Vancouver, BC | Join Michaela Morris and Michelle Bouffard from house wine at Legacy Liquor Store for a new series of themed sit-down tastings. The Wine Savvy Tasting Series is a fantastic way to learn more about your favourite topic without having to commit to a lengthy wine class. Whether you are a casual hobbyist or a serious wine collector, there will be something for everybody. The series starts with Rediscover Chardonnay on the evening of May 28th.

Steely and demure to voluptuous and unrestrained Chardonnay is one grape whose reputation precedes the glass. A reflection of terroir and fully maleable this globe trotter can be found in premier regions from Champagne and Burgundy to Napa and Margaret River. Join the ladies of house wine, while they dispel the myth of ABC (anything but chardonnay) and take a closer look at this beautiful and versatile grape. Get all of the details after the jump… Read more

GOODS | May 7 Special “Paired With Pastry” Supper At Edible Canada On Granville Island

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. on Granville island in Vancouver | 604.682.6681 | ediblecanada.com

Edible Canada is located at 1595 Johnston St. on Granville island in Vancouver | 604.682.6681 | ediblecanada.com

The GOODS from Edible Canada

Vancouver, BC | Paired With Pastry is the perfect date night. Hosted by newlyweds Charles & Courtney Massion, this European-inspired evening features a 3 course meal followed by 3 courses of sweet indulgence. Each course of this decadent dinner will be paired perfectly with wines from our award-winning Canadian wine list. Tickets are $80 and include gratuity, a multi-course seasonal menu, and 10% off all retail products. Menu and details after the jump… Read more

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #230 | It Had Floating Public Saunas In False Creek

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(via) In Finland, citizens have the option of the Sauna Lauta, a three deck floating sauna with hammocks, outdoor grills, and diving platforms for dips after hot hot hot sessions inside the sauna. If the powers that be are serious about their “most liveable city” nonsense, they’ll green light a pilot project wherein a dozen of these bookable babies can be accessed at different points along False Creek…

OTHER CIVIC IMPROVEMENT SUGGESTIONS

GOODS | Ladies Of “House Wine” Lining Up A Global Tasting Of Pinot Noir On April 23rd

House Wine is a wine consultancy company from trade vets Michaela Morris & Michelle Bouffard | housewine.ca

House Wine is a wine consultancy company from trade vets Michaela Morris & Michelle Bouffard | housewine.ca

The GOODS from House Wine

Vancouver, BC | From the heartbreak grape’s birthplace of Burgundy to its more recent success stories in Oregon, New Zealand and California, Pinot Noir has captured the hearts of winemakers and seduced numerous wine drinkers. To discover this grape’s special charms, join the house wine ladies on the evening of Wednesday, April 23rd at Legacy Liquor Store in Olympic Village for a comparative tasting of Pinot Noir from across the globe. Besides visiting more established areas we will pour examples from newer dwellings of BC, Chile and Argentina. Be prepared to fall in love! Details after the jump… Read more