Archive for the category "gastown"

The Italian Gas Station Experiment at Salt Tasting Room


Monday, February 8th, 2016 — 9:14am PDT
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Salt Tasting Room is launching the Italian Gas Station Experiment, but the concept of “drive through” and “greasy spoon” will be the last thing on your mind, and your palette. The food that Italian motorists refuel with is anything but boring, and Gastown’s premier destination for wine and cheese is traveling to Italy to share […]

Maple Tree Square in Gastown


Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 — 11:09am PDT
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Maple Tree Square sits at one of the most photographed, and most historic, intersections in Vancouver where Water, Powell, Alexander, and Carrall streets meet. It dates back to the time when Vancouver was called Granville Townsite, and when John “Gassy Jack” Deighton opened the area’s first saloon in 1867. Deighton had paddled over from New […]

Win a CND Shellac Manicure


Saturday, December 5th, 2015 — 10:20am PDT
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Onyx Aesthetics Studio was just 10 days old when I visited to receive my first-ever CND Shellac Manicure complete with nail art. The new space on Abbott Street in Gastown was warm and welcoming, with a narrow entrance and space that opens up in the back where armchairs welcome pedicure recipients with pillows that say: […]

Halloween Walking Tours in Metro Vancouver


Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 — 2:17pm PDT
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What better way to learn some local history, and get your blood pumping, than by taking an entertaining walking tour? If you’re looking for stories from yesteryear on a night time tour in some of the most historic places in the region, here are 3 suggestions: Halloween Walking Tours in Metro Vancouver Host: Ghostly Gastown […]

Dine Out Vancouver 2015: Brunch Crawls


Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 — 11:44am PDT
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Dine Out Vancouver returns January 16 to February 1, 2015 with more than 70 food-themed events, 25 hotels offering special room rates and packages, a record-setting 277 restaurants dishing up prix fixe menus at $18, $28 and $38 price points. A big part of Dine Out Vancouver over the years has been its events and […]