DINER: 2nd Annual “FEASTVAN” Food Fest Sees Eastside Eateries Dishing Good Deals

January 16, 2013 

Hot off the presses from our friends at FeastVan:

Fill your bellies (and pint glasses) with a good conscience during FeastVan starting this weekend. Indulge in a specially priced three-course dinner (or two course lunch) between January 18 and February 3 and $1 from every prix fixe dinner sold will go towards the Vancouver Inner City Back Pack Food Program, a rad initiative that helps kids who do not have reliable access to nutritious food by sending them home from school with healthy snacks that help to see them through the weekends.

We’re talking about good restaurants, folks. Au Petit Chavignol, The Acorn, Bao Bei, Campagnolo Roma, The Cascade Room, East of Main, Eight 1/2 Restaurant & Lounge, El Caminos, Habit, Harvest Community Foods, Les Faux Bourgeois, Nicli Antica Pizzaria, The Parker, Union Bar, and more are on board.

Not only that, but a percentage of the proceeds from every keg of R&B Brewing’s East Side Bitter sold at participating FeastVan restaurants will go towards the Back Pack Program and Les Amis du Fromage will be doing the same for every sale of take home macaroni and cheese. Pat’s Pub will do the same for every sale of it’s awesome Pulled Pork or Beef Brisket Sandwich.

No passes, tickets or coupons are required. Diners may simply visit their favourite participating restaurants throughout the 17 days to enjoy the specially priced prix fixe menus. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are appreciated. To make a lunch or dinner reservation, please contact the restaurant directly. Please note that some restaurants do not take reservations.

HONOUR BOUND: 2nd Annual Eastside Food Festival “FeastVan” Confirmed For January

November 7, 2012 

Here’s an early heads-up on FeastVan, the second annual 17 day dining event involving many of the best restaurants in East Vancouver. From January 18th to February 3rd, local foodies and visitors will be invited to enjoy a selection of specially priced three-course meals (two course meals at lunch) at restaurants like Au Petit Chavignol, The Cascade Room, El Caminos, Habit, Harvest Community Foods, Les Faux Bourgeois, The Parker, Campagnolo Roma, Fray, The Red Wagon, Union Bar, and more.

All of the participating restaurants are going to be donating $1 from every prix fixe supper sold to the Stratchona Community Center’s outstanding Backpack Food Program, which helps to provide food to under-priviledged kids on the DTES and bridge the weekend gaps when school food programs don’t run. Also signed on are the good people at R&B Brewing Co., who will be donating a percentage of every delicious keg of East Side Bitter sold during the event. The cheese lords at Les Amis du FROMAGE will be doing the same for every sale of its kickass macaroni and cheese. It’s a delicious event for a great cause, and Scout is glad to be a part of it again.

If you own or run a restaurant in East Van and would like to get on board to help out, email Joe Chaput at joe [at] buycheese [dotcom] and he’ll tell you everything that you need to know. Scout will be keeping you abreast of all things FeastVan in the run up to January 18th, but in the short term, we kindly ask that you spread this initial good word on Twitter, Facebook, and such.

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DINER: The Union, Habit, The Cascade And Latitude Join “Feast Van” Fest (Underway)

January 23, 2012 

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Feast Van, the new dining festival similar to Dine Out Vancouver, has just signed on another four restaurants: Habit, The Cascade, Latitude, and the brand new Union. The fest, which is already underway (until February 5th), sees over a dozen notable Eastside eateries plating special three course menus at affordable prices, with $1 from each meal sold being donated to the Vancouver Inner-City Backpack Food Program (the organisation helps provide food to under-privileged kids in the Strathcona and DTES hoods on weekends when school food programs aren’t running). Salivate over all the participating restaurant menus here.

DINER: The 1st Annual “FeastVan” Dining Fest Gearing Up To Help Local Kids In Need

Here’s an early heads-up on FeastVan, a brand new, 17 day dining event involving many of the best restaurants of East Vancouver. Help us spread the word far and wide, because from January 20th to February 5th, local foodies and visitors will be invited to enjoy a selection of specially priced three-course meals from Au Petit Chavignol, Red Wagon, Campagnolo Roma, Cafeteria, El Barrio, Les Faux Bourgeois, Two Chefs & A Table, Founders’ Lounge at The Cultch, Fray, and The Waldorf Hotel. We haven’t seen the menus yet, but that sure looks like a tasty line-up!

The participating restaurants will donate $1 to the Vancouver Inner-City Backpack Food Program for every special meal sold. The awesome organisation, which serves the children of Strathcona and the DTES, aims to “bridge the weekend gaps when school food programs are not running” (and is pretty much a breeding ground for saints). Also signed on are the good folks at R&B Brewing, who will be donating a percentage of every delicious keg of East Side Bitter sold during the event. Les Amis du Fromage will do the same for every sale of its kickass macaroni and cheese.

If you own or run a restaurant in East Van and would like to get on board to help out, email Joe Chaput at joe [at] buycheese [dotcom] and he’ll tell you everything that you need to know. Scout will be keeping you abreast of all things FeastVan in the run up to January 2oth, but in the short term, we kindly ask that you spread this initial good word and click after the jump for the rapid-fire FAQ… Read more