Archive for the category "food"

Dine Out Vancouver: Glowbal Grill

April 28th, 2010 @ 8:06pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This evening I had some friends in from out of town, one of which had never been to Vancouver before. When it came to selecting a spot for dinner I thought of Glowbal after meeting their social media guy (who runs @Glowbal_Group) at the Twestival event in March. We’re also right in the middle of […]

Top Five for 2010: Whistler

April 27th, 2010 @ 2:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Kicking off a new series on called Top Five I’ll be featuring my personal picks for things to see and do in various BC communities in 2010. Having recently spent the last two weekends in Whistler, it’s a natural starting point for the series. These are my Top Five picks for spring and summer […]

Ben & Jerry’s Bloggerpalooza

April 18th, 2010 @ 11:48am by Rebecca Bollwitt

A few weeks ago I was flown out to Burlington, Vermont to experience how a globally-recognized all natural ice cream company runs their business. It was called the Ben & Jerry’s “blogger bash” or “bloggerpalooza” as I joined about a dozen others from online publications around North America in this adventure.

Dine Out Vancouver 2010: Giveaway

April 16th, 2010 @ 12:48pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Dine Out Vancouver returns as local restaurants offer up reasonable prix-fixe three-course menus from April 26th until May 6th. Since 2002 this event is aimed at helping Vancouverites experience culinary creations in their hometown, find new favourite spots to grab a bite, and maybe even treat themselves to a high-dollar dining experience that comes with […]

Cactus Club at English Bay Poll

March 23rd, 2010 @ 10:50am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Goodbye onion rings, hotdogs and fudgsicles and hello spinach dip. The Parks Board has just approved a development proposal on English Bay that would replace the existing concession stand with a Cactus Club restaurant. “The main concern that I had back then was a high-end restaurant and we didn’t want a suit and tie kind […]

Mission Emp-ossible Battle of the Chefs

March 17th, 2010 @ 12:10pm by Guest Author

The following guest post was written & contributed by Jane Victoria King exclusively for A ‘Kiss of Oak’ but no spot of tea! The Fairmont Empress Victoria is bringing sexy back. Photo credit: Fairmont Empress. Left to right: Takashi Ito, Kevin Brauch, Matthew Batey Take the lively and witty celebrity, Kevin Brauch, Host of […]

Taste BC 2010 – Win Tickets

January 13th, 2010 @ 5:23pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Liberty Wine Merchants is once again presenting Taste BC, an evening of local food, wine, live music and fundraising. Attendees of the event January 19th (from 4:30pm until 7:30pm) will be encouraged to sample creations from fine restaurants along with beers, wines, and artisan cheeses. You can read what my friend Keira had to say […]

Community Gardens in Vancouver

January 12th, 2010 @ 4:36pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In recent years more park spaces and vacant lots in Vancouver have been turned into community gardens – sometimes where you would least expect them. Photo credit: 0x on Flickr In the summer heat, sunflowers stretch toward the sky in a plot of land where gasoline and diesel were once poured into tanks. A Shell […]