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Haul Ass to Port Moody This Weekend for the One-Day-Only ‘OK Horn Plz’ Pop-Up, July 15th

Photo credit: @frankiestreetfood

It’s been too long since we hit Port Moody’s Brewers Row. But that changes on Saturday, July 15th when Matthew Murtagh-Wu (The Dumpling King) and Chef Tushar Tondvalkar (Frankie Street Food, The Indian Pantry) commandeer the Frankie’s food truck together to park it at Brave Brewing and whip up a one-day-only Indo-Chinese menu for their “OK Horn Plz” truck takeover.

The 10ish minute walk to the brewery (previously The Bakery Brewing, but rebranded in November 2022) from Moody Centre skytrain station will require a fair bit of self-control and blinders firmly on – take a wrong turn, and there is no shortage of delicious beer and food options to lure you (Rewind, Yellow Dog, Twin Sails, Parkside, Tacofino). But keep your eyes on “the prize”: sticky rice-stuffed chicken wings, kebabs, mushroom pakoras, and Manchurian Poutine all await. Plus, we’ve been told that a special beer on tap just for the event is not totally out of the question…(Besides, time it well, and you can always circle back later.)

The “OK Horn Plz” pop-up will be ready to roll at Noon, serving up Murtagh-Wu and Chef Tondvalkar’s Indo-Chinese collab creations until they sell out – which will likely be earlier rather than later, making Brave Brewing the perfect first stop for fuel and beer before completing your *obligatory Brewers Row brewery crawl. Sounds like a grand Saturday afternoon in PoMo to us!

Brave Brewing
Neighbourhood: Port Moody
2617 Murray St.

Wellness in Whistler: A Weekend Dive into Nourish

The Nourish Wellness Festival is on in Whistler until Sunday, June 23rd. Here’s a quick rundown of some highlights happening over the remaining weeks of the festival, along with our personal suggestions of where and how to flesh out your visit with extra good eats and activities.

Join Cafe Medina for Their One-Night-Only ‘Summer Crush’ Beer Dinner, June 13th

Although still a week out from Summer's 'official' advent, we think that there's certainly no harm done getting an early start calibrating yourself to the season by reacquainting your palate and stomach with some of its best flavours and ingredients.

New VIFF Series Celebrates a Vancouver Architecture Legend on the Big Screen

Curious to learn more about the correlation between film and our city's most famous figure in architecture? Get your answers by attending as many of the Erickson on Film programs as you can finagle.

Head to East Van for Some Community-Minded DIY Fun and Discussion, June 9th

For one-evening only, the James Black Gallery is hosting Vancouver-based art/community collective, Anartchists, for a punk-as-f*uck zine-making workshop in support of Palestine. You should definitely go!