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Canada Cup of Beer 2009

June 26th, 2009 @ 8:17am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The good folks at Just Here for the Beer are bringing back the Nando’s Canada Cup of Beer next week on July 4th. This will be the fourth annual event which is Vancouver’s largest beer festival. Last year I played a tiny role as a sponsor (just by promotion) and it’s been neat to follow […]

Spinnakers Victoria Gastro Brewpub and Guesthouses

June 23rd, 2009 @ 12:11pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub is located just a quick harbour ferry ride across Victoria’s inner harbour and is the home of Canada’s first purpose-built brewpub. Spinnakers produces at least ten different types of ales (not lagers) and they turn around new beers each month, often designing custom brews for community events and fundraisers. During our visit […]

Farmers Markets: A great way to explore the city, get healthy, and support a good cause

June 21st, 2009 @ 2:28pm by Guest Author

The following is a guest post, contributed by Paulo Vallejo of the IStyleU blog. Summer is definitely here. Well, outside of the rain we had this weekend. Nevertheless, shopping at your neighborhood farmers market is a worthwhile activity. What exactly is a farmers market? Essentially, it is a place where local farmers commune to sell […]

The Morton's Experience

June 9th, 2009 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Yesterday evening John and I were invited to dine at Morton’s, the premiere steakhouse experience in Vancouver (and around the world). The staff was great and very knowledgeable as they explained pretty much everything on the main menu. We both ordered appetizers, our cut of meat, and a la carte sides. Our host, Brad, explained […]

BC Liquor Store Opens on Robson

May 27th, 2009 @ 9:16pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I remember the original liquor store that closed down on Robson, between Bidwell and Denman. It was supposed to re-open with the rebuilding of a Safeway but due to delays in that project, the liquor store building lay vacant for years. When the new Safeway was finally built on Denman and Robson, welcoming ground-floor tenants […]

Les Miserables and Pre-Show Dining on South Granville

May 21st, 2009 @ 8:35am by Rebecca Bollwitt

After we finished our meals my non-smoking husband sat back in his chair and said, “I’m going to need a cigar.” We were enjoying the tastes, sights, and sounds of the New Orleans-style restaurant Ouisi Bistro since it came highly recommended by the good folks I follow on Twitter. Located just two blocks from The […]

Irashai Grill in Coal Harbour

May 15th, 2009 @ 1:45pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last night we were invited to a special dinner at Irashai in Coal Harbour. It features upscale Japanese cuisine and tapas and is quietly tucked away on West Pender, between Jervis and Broughton. Within walking distance of home, and in close proximity to Stanley Park (or the #19 Stanley Park bus), this gem’s been hidden […]

Mink Chocolates – it's Chocolate to the Rescue

May 12th, 2009 @ 5:28pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve been attempting to clear my schedule over the last few weeks so that I can begin working on a phenomenally huge project that will run me ragged for the rest of the month (and well into July). However between reviews to write, events to cover, websites to build, a house to keep clean, an […]