Read The Heritage Application To Protect The Waldorf (Submitted Today To City Hall)

Remember when The Waldorf was sold to a condo company and there was all that enthusiastic talk about getting together to present City Hall with an application that would see the building receive heritage designation? Well, people did that, and they did it very well indeed.

The incredible report is 87-pages long and includes photos, stories from folks young and old, and unearths the topsy-turvy 65-year history of this East Vancouver community hub. Vancouver City Hall officials said they had “never seen a crowd-development submission like this.”

As a historical document, it’s pretty staggering in its weight and thoroughness. Read the “Statement of Significance” in its entirety here.

AWESOME THING WE ATE #871: Mogu’s Miso Katsu & Karaage At “Food Cart Fest”

September 24, 2012 

Mmm, we love Mogu, the new izakaya-themed food cart, especially their pork cutlet (“katsu”) sandwich with its red miso sauce and hot mustard coleslaw. We dug into it with a side of chicken karagge (and a shocking amount of other things) at yesterday’s Food Cart Fest in the back parking lot of The Waldorf Hotel. There’s only one of these gatherings of our mobile food vendors left – a last blast of summer – and it’s this upcoming Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See you there.

Bonus: there’s a beer garden and some pretty kickass DJs.


HEADS UP: Food Cart Fest At The Waldorf To Continue Through September’s Sundays

September 4, 2012 

Daniel Fazio from the Waldorf just dropped us a line to say their popular food truck fests will be continuing through the month of September. Pitch up on an empty stomach and scarf from the likes of La Brasserie, Soho Road, Off the Wagon, Re-Up, Juice Truck, Mom’s Grilled Cheese, Cartel Taco, Streat Meat, Pig on the Street, Guanco, Holy Perogy, Black Tusk Jerky, It’s To Die For, Earnest Ice Cream, and others. That’s 12pm—5pm on Sunday September 9, September 16, September 23, and September 30. Admission is free for all ages with a 19+ beer beach garden and DJs.

Fall? What is this Fall that you speak of?

GOODS: Make Wine With Laughing Stock Vineyards At The Waldorf On August 15th

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | The East Van Wine Academy and the Waldorf Hotel are excited to present “Blending Bootcamp: Laughing Stock Vineyards”, co-hosted by Laughing Stock Vineyards’ owner and winemaker David Enns, this Wednesday, August 15th. They say Syrah’s one of the most suitable grapes for the Okanagan, particularly if its aromatics are lifted by a small splash of Viognier. Commonly known as a Côte-Rôtie blend, after the blend’s natural home in France’s Rhône Valley, the Syrah (or Shiraz)-Viognier blend is a worldwide success, gaining popularity through Australian versions and more.

Join Laughing Stock Vineyards’ winemaker David Enns as we tour and sample some of the globe’s more notable Côte-Rôtie blends from France, Australia, Chile and BC (including Laughing Stock’s recent BC Lieutenant Governor Award-winning version ) Afterwards, enjoy the opportunity to build your own blend with tank and barrel samples David’s bringing along, and see how yours stacks up! Recently recommended by Lonely Planet and the BBC as a perfect “antidote to stuffy tasting events,” the East Van Wine Academy offers kick-ass wine events that will add colour to your week and definitely help you find a splash of something you’ll like. Read more

GOODS: Canada Day Block Party At The Waldorf Hotel With Street Food, Music, Beer

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | Join us on Sunday, July 1 for free and family-friendly event. Our first annual Canada Day Block Party will feature food from Vancouver’s top food carts and live music programmed by After Dinner Mint’s Joy Mullen. The event will take place outdoors in the Waldorf’s Parking Lot. Vancouver’s top food carts will be on hand to roll out their summer menus for their largest gathering ever. This event is being produced in conjunction with the Street Food Vancouver Society. Participating food carts so far include La Brasserie, Soho Road, Tacofino, Off the Wagon, Re-Up, Juice Truck, Mom’s Grilled Cheese, Didi’s Greek, Street Meet and more to be announced. Read more


November 5, 2011 




Nuba Gastown – 207 W Hastings St 604-688-1655
Nuba Seymour – 1206 Seymour St at Davie | 778-371-3266
Nuba 3rd Ave – 146 E 3rd Avenue | 604-568-6727
Nuba Kitsilano – 3116 West Broadway | 604-336-1797

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Key People

Victor Bouzide – Director
Ernesto Gomez – Director
Heriberto – Director
Darragh McFeely – Restaurant Development Manager

About Nuba


Often regarded as one of the world’s healthiest cuisines, Lebanese food combines the sophistication and subtleties of European cuisines with the exotic ingredients of the Middle and Far East. Whichever location you visit, the food will be steeped in history. While the cornerstones of our menus remain unchanged for over a century, many recipes have evolved through time and travel, into a beautiful balance of traditional and contemporary cuisine. The spirit of tradition runs deep at Nuba but not at the expense of our genuine desire to provide all our guests with a new and exciting dining experience. This is what makes Nuba authentic. At Nuba we seek the freshest produce, local and organic when available, and handpick it daily. Our meats are local, hormone free and Halal and we select sustainable fish and seafood through our Oceanwise certified suppliers.

Nuba Restaurant has grown to become one of Vancouver’s most loved and unique dining experiences. Nine years from its birth, Nuba has a number of locations that offer our authentic cuisine in harmony and rhythm with modern times. Our little nook on Seymour St is a hot spot for our famous pita wraps and plates, while the Flagship Nuba in Gastown, with an atmosphere inspired by Beirut in the 1940’s, offers the same great lunch fare and evening menus that take the Nuba experience to the next level. By day, Café Nuba on 3rd Avenue has the soul of a 1970’s Lebanese roadside café; by night, its bar menu pairs beautifully with its casual, candle lit atmosphere. Nubas latest incarnation at The Waldorf Hotel, shows that with our philosophy of great food and service coupled with our strong sense of community, sustainability and morality, Nuba can be great anywhere. We can also take the Nuba experience into your boardroom or home with our catering services, and Nuba is the perfect place to book a lunch or evening for a group of friends as we provide great sharing menus that cater to a wide range of tastes and dietary restrictions.

The sights and sounds of our rich and dynamic atmospheres lend beautifully to the many moods and occasions of our guests. Let us present you with our unique and truly welcoming approach to eating, socializing and relaxing.

Share Food. Share Life. Share Nuba.

GOODS: Details For The Waldorf Hotel’s Oaxacan Halloween “Dinner For The Dead”

October 17, 2011 

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | This Halloween, the Waldorf summons you to feast with your dearly departed in the age old Día de los Muertos ceremony. Preceding our massive Halloween parties on Friday October 28 and Saturday October 29, The Waldorf will be hosting a sacred performance ritual and Oaxacan feast. Attendees are requested to bring a picture or personal item of a departed one that they would like to remember and place it at the Altar of the Dead. A three-course Oaxacan meal—created by Ernesto Kut Gomez and Cesar de la Parra—with a Mezcal apertif and canapes will be served first for the dead and then for the rememberers. Artists Emilio Rojas, Guadalupe Martinez and Matias Armendaris will perform and lead you through an interactive ritual for the dead. Following the ritual there will be live mariachi entertainment. Come celebrate, feast and remember with joy. Expect the transcendent. Details and menu after the jump… Read more

GOODS: The Waldorf Hotel Hires Argentine “Rodolfo Sanchez” As Chef-In-Residence

September 19, 2011 

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | The Waldorf Hotel’s Chef-in-Residence program brings carefully selected talent to provide exciting, culinary adventures within one of the most unique spaces in the world. The new menu co-created by Rodolfo Sanchez, Cesar de la Parra and Ernesto Gomez features modern takes on the Argentine Asado: a sacred ritual where a nation’s obsession for fire, meat and wine are one and the same.

Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: The Waldorf’s Tiki Bar To Launch “Exotica” Night Of Vintage Burlesque…

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | The Waldorf is tapping into Vancouver’s rich history of vaudeville and burlesque by launching Exotica with two nights of auditions. Happening every Wednesday in our world famous Tiki Bar, the night is curated by Cecilia Bravo, the founder of Vancouver’s burlesque scene. A throwback to high glamour events from the 30s and 40s, attendees can expect an authentic burlesque experience. Open casting calls are on June 22nd and June 29th and these events will be open to the public. Special guest, Chaz Royal, a global force in the burlesque revival, will be DJing and hosting alongside Miss Bravo. Selected dancers will be added to Exotica’s regular rotating cast.

Anyone interested in auditioning should send an email to Get all the details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: The “East Van Wine Academy” To DIsh & Dazzle At “The Waldorf Hotel”

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | Local wine lovers attending the next edition of Vancouver’s popular East Van Wine Academy at the Waldorf Hotel might just leave with more than increased wine knowledge and some new favourite grape varietals.

Each attendee of “East Van Wine Academy: South America!” on Tuesday, June 14th will be entered into a draw courtesy of Wines of Chile to win two tickets to the upcoming “Dish & Dazzle” event at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, celebrating food, cocktail culture and a vast array of wines from Chile. ”Dish & Dazzle” features 12 of Vancouver’s finest restaurants alongside 20 Chilean wineries plus a cocktail competition featuring Vancouver’s top bar talent, assembled together to benefit the BC Hospitality Association, a registered charity that offers financial assistance, beyond traditional medical benefits, to people who work in food, beverage and hospitality professions at a critical time of need. Read more

GOODS: Waldorf & Douglas Coupland Host Presentation on Global Village & YouTube

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | Marshall McLuhan knew exactly what the Internet was going to be. The only thing he didn’t know is what it was actually going to look like. It’s why so much of what he said and wrote in the 1960s and 1970s alienated critics. He was trying to be poetic and theoretical about what we now simply call interfaces, links and apps. And now, from the hindsight of 2011, we can surf, via YouTube, our rich collective consciousness as it finally revealed itself online.

Our collective being takes the form of cute cat videos, videos of Japanese devastation, mid-East political revolution, trampoline disasters and…well, would Marshall have been horrified or fascinated? Probably both. Coupland, with the global success of his recent biography of McLuhan (“You Know Nothing of My Work!” James Atlas & Co., NYC) can offer us a more precise look at ourselves via the ultimate manifestation of the global village, YouTube. Expect a back-and-forth experience between the audience, Coupland and the world itself. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS: The Waldorf & Stan Douglas To Present Fassbinder’s “Berlin Alexanderplatz”

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | The Waldorf and the Goethe-Institut are proud to present Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s legendary television program as part of our Sunday afternoon screening series, Day for Night. The thirteen episodes and epilogue will be screened through the month of April, four episodes every Sunday afternoon. The entire series will be launched Sunday, April 3rd with an introductory talk by renowned Vancouver artist Stan Douglas. Read more

GOODS: An Awesome St. Patrick’s Day Set To Go Down At East Van’s Iconic “Waldorf”

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | The Waldorf presents Irish music, dance and special performances this St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17 in the Cabaret. The evening, hosted by acclaimed dancer and choreographer Joel Hanna, will feature BC Regiment Irish Pipes and Drums, O’Conner-O’Brien Irish Dancers, De Dannan and more… Read more

GOODS: The Waldorf Hotel And Kurtis Kolt Launch “The East Van Wine Academy”

The Waldorf Hotel is located at 1489 East Hastings in beautiful Vancouver, BC | 604.253.7141 |

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Vancouver, BC | The Waldorf and resident sommelier Kurtis Kolt are proud to launch the East Van Wine Academy. The series of courses and parties begins Tuesday, March 22, 2011 and will return the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The East Van Wine Academy is creating a casual and dynamic arena to learn about and enjoy wine, something that can be considered elitist or intimidating.

“Wine is for everyone”, says Kolt, who will host every event, “Most people want to learn about wine but traditional classes can be intimidating, costly or require a large time-commitment. The East Van Wine Academy is an affordable, inclusive and comfortable environment for people to expand their knowledge about wine while enjoying high quality food, music and art.” Learn more about it after the jump… Read more

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