OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | “House Wine” On Hunt For Help During Harmony Arts Festival

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

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Vancouver, BC | House Wine is looking for friendly staff to help them at the Harmony Arts Festival Aug 1st – 10th. The Park Royal Beachside Patio will be hosted by House Wine and feature a licensed dining area with 60 seats and plenty of room for people to stand, chat and enjoy a drink. And the Waterfront Lounge located in Millenium Park is one of the premiere locations for enjoying the sights and sounds of the Harmony Arts Festival. Wine knowledge and serving experience required. Email them at info [at] housewine.ca for more details… Read more

HOODS | Eating Up The North Shore’s Tasty Summertime Night Market At The Shipyards

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by Robyn Yager | Sometimes the North Shore gets the short end of the stick. Sure, it’s recognized for Quarry Rock, the dense forests of the Capilano River, Park Royal, Grouse Mountain, and plenty of excellence besides, but the idea of having to cross the water can be a little off-putting for some on this side of the bridge.

And it’s their loss, frankly, as there’s some pretty awesome stuff happening over there, stuff that’s well worth the 15-minute Seabus ride over, like the Friday Night Market at the Shipyards. Rivalling Vancouver’s Food Truck Fest, the Shipyards’ night market offer up a world of foods, a farmer’s market, lots of music, locally produced art, a beer garden, and an entire pier where you can sit and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of a North Shore summer.

Our recommendations include the Didi’s Greek food truck for a free-run chicken souvlaki wrap; an avocado lime pop from Johnny’s Pops; a bag of mini donuts (if you’re still aching for something doughy and sweet); a beer from Green Leaf Brewing Company at the beer garden; and a stroll down the pier as the sun goes down. If you’re still looking for something to do after the night market, catch a flick at the Esplanade movie theatre three blocks away from the Shipyards.

Check it out on Friday nights, from 5-10pm at Shipyards Plaza – Wallace Mews.

EXPLORE THE NORTH SHORE

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | The District & The Little District On The Hunt For Kitchen Staff

Little District is located at 1336 Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver, BC | 604-770 2776 | www.thelittledistrict.com

Little District is located at 1336 Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver, BC | 604-770 2776 | www.thelittledistrict.com

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North Vancouver, BC | The District Brasserie and The Little District Roadhouse, two North Vancouver hot spots, are looking for experienced and enthusiastic cooks to fill full-time and part-time positions. Successful candidates will be experienced and equipped to handle working high volumes in a fast-paced environment. Must have a passion for food and love working in a social atmosphere. Those interested should email their resume to paul [at] eatatdistrict.com. Learn more about the District Group after the jump… Read more

FIELD TRIP #604 | To Lighthouse Park And Horseshoe Bay (And Back Again) By Bicycle

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by Rebecca Slaven | Horseshoe Bay is my all-time favourite bike ride. It’s a journey even more beautiful than the destination with gorgeous scenery nearly the whole way there and back. Prepare for a nap after arriving home. It’s a long and hilly ride!

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Begin your route by biking to the Lions Gate Bridge and follow the signs that eventually lead you into Park Royal. Signage drops off around the mall but even the most directionally-challenged should easily find their way. Essentially, take a right at the first stop sign you arrive at in the Park Royal parking lot and then a left on the first road, which is Marine Drive. Then keep heading west until you hit the ocean.

Stops & Eats | Make sure to stop at Lighthouse Park. I’m always too beat to take advantage of the hikes but the rocks above the lighthouse are a lovely spot to take a break.

In Horseshoe Bay, Olive & Anchor has fresh pub-style food, offering both healthy eats and plates of carbs. You can either sit in the restaurant or order from the takeout menu and eat at one of the nearby picnic tables (I’ve heard that the baked oysters are amazing). You’ll also pass by the Savary Island Pie Company on the way there and back if you find yourself with a hankering for pastry. Have fun!

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Bio-PicRebecca Slaven is a librarian, writer, and cyclist. Her subject specialities include law, beauty, and croquet. Her format specialty is the how-to guide. She mostly rides her bike to work but has cycled as far as San Francisco. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

GOODS | BBQ & Bourbon To Reign Supreme At North Shore’s “Little District” This June

Little District is located at 1336 Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver, BC | 604-770 2776 | www.thelittledistrict.com

Little District is located at 1336 Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver, BC | 604-770 2776 | www.thelittledistrict.com

The Goods From The Little District

North Vancouver, BC | The Little District Roadhouse has a message for Metro Vancouver imbibers: keep calm and drink bourbon. Guests at the popular North Vancouver diner will be able to give the notoriously bold spirit a chance at redemption with Beasts of Bourbon, a celebration of 13 top-shelf bourbons from across the United States. Starting on Sunday, June 1, 2014, the event will feature a daily bourbon at $2 off, leading up to the weekend of June 14 & 15, 2014 when all 13 brands will be available at the feature price.

“Our mission is to change people’s fear of this sorely misunderstood spirit,” said Paul Mon-Kau, owner of The Little. “We’re out to prove that bourbon can be enjoyed by all without burnt tongues, watering eyes or next-day regret.”

Coinciding with National Bourbon Day on Saturday, June 14, and Father’s Day on Sunday, June 15, Beasts of Bourbon will wind up over the weekend with a two-day barbeque bash helmed by Mon-Kau and Dustyn Harvey, chef de cuisine for The District Restaurant Group.

“We’ll be house-smoking and serving up more than 40 pounds of classic North Carolina pulled pork, paired with premium bourbon and great company,” added Mon-Kau. “Both Dustyn and I have competed in barbeque competitions including the Bulls Eye BBQ Nationals, and we’re stoked to bring a little of that flavour and fun to the surrounding community.”

Uniting the best that the United States has to offer, featured bourbons will range from familiar names like Maker’s Mark and Jim Beam to lesser-known brands including Booker’s True Barrel Small Batch and Blanton’s Single Barrel. Meet the Beasts after the jump… Read more

WELCOME | The District Restaurant Group Has Joined The Growing Scout Community

April 21, 2014 

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We’ve invited The District Restaurant Group – specifically The District, El Matador, and The Little District – to join the Restaurant section of our GOODS program as a tasty triple threat on the North Shore. They are now proud members of Scout, and as such we will be sharing their news and employment needs on our front page in addition to hosting pages for them in our archive of local and independent goodness. We would like to thank them for their support and for making North Vancouver a more social and delicious place to be.

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ALL THE LOCAL “GOODS”

El Matador

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DETAILS

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131 W Esplanade #2, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A1
Telephone: 604-770-1717 | Email: info@thedistrictsocial.com
Web: www.elmatadorsocial.com | Twitter | Facebook

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The People

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Paul Mon-Kau: Chef/Owner
Jeff Murl: Owner
Stephanie Mon-Kau: Beverage and HR Manager
Cynthia Harvey: Restaurant Manager
Dustyn Harvey: Chef de Cuisine

About El Matador

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El Matador Spanish Tapas is the love child of old-world Spain and modern social dining – a spot that will make you feel like you’ve stumbled upon a hidden culinary gem in the back alleys of Seville. Inspired by the autonomous region of Spain known as Andalusia, the birthplace of bullfighting, flamenco, the world’s oldest cave paintings and some truly good eating, El Matador is as good as the real thing.

With a simple, made-to-share menu, El Matador’s charm is all in the experience. Wood bars span the length of the restaurant, where guests swap stories with old friends and discover new ones – including Spanish beers, a top-notch gin list and lip-smacking sangria. Paired with rustic Spanish tapas, including Grilled Goat Cheese with Salsa Fresca and Chorizo and Quail Eggs, plus plenty of gluten-free options, there’s every reason for you to enjoy. Let us count the ways.

In Spain, tapas are meant to be shared over drinks and great conversation. As they say at El Matador, if you’re not enjoying yourself, you’re doing it wrong.

Accolades

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North Shore News Readers Choice Awards: Finalist for Best New Restaurant (2013)

The Little District

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DETAILS

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1336 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J1
Telephone: 604-770 2776 | Email: info@thedistrictsocial.com
Web: www.thelittledistrict.com | Twitter | Facebook

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The People

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Paul Mon-Kau: Chef/Owner
Jeff Murl: Owner
Stephanie Mon-Kau: Beverage and HR Manager
Jeremiah Bjorndal: General Manager
Dustyn Harvey: Chef de Cuisine

About The Little District

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Grab your leather jacket and crank the Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and B.B. King. Classic Americana meets premium comfort food at The Little District Roadhouse, kid sister to The District Brasserie. With its blues-heavy soundtrack, exposed brick and rustic filament lighting, The Little feels like home from the first drink to the last (of many).

Big hunger is no match for the seriously mouthwatering menu, with options including a Steak Burger, soon-to-be-famous Cod Fritters, Beer Battered Fish & Chips, Fried Oysters and Demon Wings (the hottest damn wing this side of the Lion’s Gate). Washed down with choice brews (low-sellers are replaced every six weeks), bourbon cocktails in mason jars and simple yet sippable wines, every meal at The Little comes with an extra side of comfort.

Down-home dining has a new address at The Little. Come and knock on our door – we’ve been waiting for you.

Accolades

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North Shore News Readers Choice Awards: Finalist for Best New Restaurant (2013)

The District Brasserie

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Details

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13 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2E4
Telephone: 778-338-4938 | Email: info@thedistrictsocial.com
Web: www.thedistrictsocial.com | Twitter | Facebook

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The People

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Paul Mon-Kau: Chef/Owner
Jeff Murl: Owner
Stephanie Mon-Kau: Beverage and HR Manager
Cynthia Harvey: Restaurant Manager
Dustyn Harvey: Chef de Cuisine

About The District Brasserie

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Few things in life are better than a cone of patats friet perfectly paired with a crisp Belgian lager. The District Brasserie has perfected the art of progressive yet refined Dutch-Belgian fare in an eclectic environment – on any given night, you’re apt to see the mayor, your hairdresser or a group of students recovering from a big exam. It’s all in a day’s work at The District.

Since opening in 2007, The District has become North Vancouver’s cult dining outpost. Getting people hooked on its signature menu items is the name of the game; with house favourites ranging from The Crab and Shrimp Cake to Gulf Island Mussels to weekend brunch (think Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, complete with handcrafted Caesar), there’s something fresh for everyone, every day of the week.

If you’re craving a satisfying European-inspired meal and a spot to get social, The District won’t disappoint. You bring the witty conversation, and the rest is on us.

Accolades

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North Shore Outlook’s Best of the North Shore: Best Bar (2013), Best Cocktails After Dark (2013), Best Cocktail (2010), Best Tapas (2010)

Vancouver Foodster: Best Brunches in Vancouver (2013)