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Meet Me At The Lamp(p)ost: Exhibit of East Vancouver Street Photography At Massy Books

2 Jul

 

Massy Books 100% Indigenous owned and operated business that recently moved to 229 East Georgia Street in Chinatown. They have a great selection of rare and off beat books alongside best sellers.  We recently learnt they also have a great gallery upstairs.  It is currently featuring a collaborative collection of street photography that celebrates the artistry and grit of East Vancouver while capturing stillness in a world full of transient moments.

The exhibit is presented by Irish-born, Canadian residents Laura Noonan and Tara Mary Paget, through place-specific street photography, Meet me at the Lamp(p)ost revolves around the present and promotes contentment in self and place. Laura and Tara founded Meet me at the Lamp(p)ost in 2016, they are self-taught lens-based artists, focused predominately on exploring the landscape, people and architecture that make up East Vancouver. They chose Massy Books as a place to display their work for its quirky and artsy nature and its community space that enables people to connect. Meet Me At The Lamp(p)post is on now until July 10, 2018 during regular hours, being 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Wednesday and 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday to Sunday. Stop by and check out how they see East Vancouver.

Great Line Up of Delish Pop Up Shops at Former Pie Shoppe Gore Street Location

19 Sep

heydumplingsThe French sisters, proprietors of The Pie Shoppe, who are known for making fabulous pie have moved their pie making expertise to their new larger location at 1875 Powell Street. This means their former location on Gore Street in Chinatown will be home to some food inspired Pop Up Shops over the coming months. We’ve learnt what some of those delish edibles will be and set them out below.  We invite you to stop by and support these budding entrepreneurs.

September 17 – 23, 2016

Hey, Dumplings! with Chef Heather Johnston. She will be making fresh handmade sweet and savoury dumplings from 11:00 am each day until they sell out. You are welcome to eat-in (although a very tiny space, or take out). Cost is $12 a bowl.  If you wish to follow Chef Heather, you can check her out on Instagram at @heydumplings. Or if you wish to learn how to make your own delicious dumplings, Chef Heather is offering workshops this week.  Check out her website at HeyDumplings! for dates and times.

September 24 – October 2, 2016

ULAM with Chef Josie Heyland. Chef Josie will be making French inspired Filipino meat and veggie bowls with local and fresh ingredients. Prices range from $5 – $15. 

October 11 – 31, 2016

Melt Confections with Pastry Chef Kate Mathewson. She will be making delicious chocolates and other confectionaries from $3 a piece.

November 2 –  April 30, 2016

Sweet Boy Cream Puffs with Chams. These we heard were being sold by way of tricycle and we hear are absolutely delicious. Chams will be making seasonally inspired cream puffs and confectionaries. He will be also be serving coffee and a selection of some of his favourite things. Prices will start at $4. You can follow him on Instagram at @sweetboycreampuffs to see what’s new or where you might find him before November.

Learn To Make The Perfect Pie With The Pie Shoppe

19 Jul

IMG_1687In case you hadn’t heard the news, Grandview Woodlands has a delicious new spot coming in the next few weeks.  The second location of The Pie Shoppe will be situated next to Bistro Wagon Rouge at 1875 Powell Street.  This delicious shop is the work of two sisters, Stephanie and Andrea French. They opened their first store in Chinatown in all of 300 square feet just around the corner from The Union, Crackle Crème and a few other great spots.  So now they have a much bigger space and along with serving great pie and coffee, they are offering to teach you how to make the perfect pie.  Having done a fair bit of baking, I’ve found pie ‘relatively’ easy to make, but  the key (for me) is the pie crust and getting it just right. Here, Stephanie and Andrea will help you master flour and butter what works, what doesn’t.  After the class, you will be able to use all that beautiful summer or fall fruit and make some amazing pies.   We have set out below some of their upcoming classes.   Note, there is class size limit of 12 for all classes. You will be provided with all the things you need for the class including aprons, rolling pins, pie plate and we hear some good eats. Added note, for those that have issues with gluten, this facility is not gluten free.

Now, for those that don’t want to make pie just eat it, I expect they will have a pretty delish selection on hand which will change with what’s in season. Having said this, some of the delicious names that could be on hand include Raspberry Rhubarb, Blueberry Lemon Streusel, Walnut & Bourbon, Salted Honey or Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess. Of course, if you prefer classic Peach Pie, they just might have that as well. If you can’t wait for the opening of their Powell Street location, you can visit them Tuesdays to Sundays 11:00 am to whenever they sell out at their Chinatown location at 721 Gore Street.  If you wish to book a baking class, give them a call at 604.338.6646 or drop them an email.

Pastry & Dough Fundamentals 101 – August 29th 6:30 – 9:30 pm ($65.00)

The Pie Ladies will teach you how to make dough and give you fool proof recipes you can adapt to your needs whether you wish to make sweet or savoury pies.  Best part, love these types of classes, while the pies are baking, snacks and drinks will be served.  One gets thirsty baking, speaking from experience here. At the end of the night, you get to leave with a perfect pie, made by you, a booklet of recipes and tips.

Stone Fruit Pie Making – August 28th 3:00 pm– 6:00 pm ($75)

For this afternoon pie making workshop, The Pie Ladies will teach you how to make delicious fruit pies using Okanagan summer fruits. They will be sourcing out local and organic ingredients for this class.  For this class as well, you can expect to walk away with great pie, new recipes and maybe some new friends to share your pie with.

Apple Pie Workshop – November 6th 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm ($65)

You are invited to another great afternoon of pie making where the Pie Ladies will talk  apples meaning which are best for pies. They will also discuss sugars, starches and creating the perfect flaky crust (butter vs. shortening). You will also learn how to make those beautiful decorative edges and tops with pie dough. Again, they will be sourcing out local and organic ingredients, serving snacks and drinks while those apple pies bake.  Of course, you will leaving class with your perfect apple pie.

Reminder, there is a class limit size of 12 per class. To register, we encourage you to contact the The Pie Shoppe directly or pop in once their new location on Powell Street opens. We will be sure to announce it here once they are up and running. We are looking forward to checking out this delicious new addition in the Grandview Woodlands area.IMG_1629 (1)

Photo Credit: The Pie Shoppe

 

Opening Reception For Love Your Face At Studio 126 April 2nd

1 Apr

LoveYourFaceWe’ve learnt of a very cool space in Chinatown, called Studio 126 located at 126 East Pender Street. The studio has a variety of locally made goods including reclaimed furniture, handmade items by local artisans including Brand & Iron, Woodlot, Hobo Woodworks,  Say It With Sarcasm, Sue Griese Ceramics, LISSU Linen and East Van Jam.

This Thursday, April 2nd, you are invited to the Opening Reception of Love Your Face. This is a collection of 100 portraits by photographer Ian Sheh in which he reveals the wonder and beauty of our face. The reception kicks off at 7:00 pm and runs till 10:00 pm.  Admission is free. If you wish to RSVP or request further information email Studio 126 at studio126yvr@gmail.com.  If you miss the Opening Reception, the Love Your Face exhibit will run until May 3rd and can be viewed Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.

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