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What’s On East Van: January 18th Edition

18 Jan


Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming week.  Beyond the week, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Dine Out Vancouver 2019 – Various Locations

Dine Out Vancouver 2019 kicks off this weekend at various locations around the Lower Mainland. Check out Prix Fixe Menus ranging from $15 – $45 at over 300 restaurants.  Lots of options and a great way to try out a new restaurant. To see which restaurants are participating this year, visit Dine Out Vancouver.

Italian Culinary & Brewery Tour – Vancouver Brewery Tours – January 18th & 19th

Vancouver Brewery Tours is offering a delish dining experience featuring Italian food and great local beer.  Get picked up at Waterfront Station and you will be driven to each location in your tour which is 3.5 hours. Check out behind the scences to see what happens at the local breweries, taste beer and have some great food, maybe make some new friends. Cost is $99. For tickets, visit Dine Out Vancouver.

Circle Game: Reimagining The Music Of Joni Mitchell – Firehall Arts Centre – January 12th

The Firehall Arts Centre brings the music of a Canadian icon to the stage again this weekend with the Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell. A stellar line up of musicians will be performing her songs as of this Saturday. For tickets information, visit Firehall Arts Centre.

Mrs. Krishnan’s Party – The Cultch – To February 3rd

You are invited to a party and you the audience members are in fact part of the harvest festival, Onam. This is a spontaneous theatrical celebration that is part performance, part improv that takes place in the back of a convenience store that Mrs. Krishnan owns.  An energetic wannabe DJ and boarder hosts a party in the back room and you get to see first hand how it unfolds. There’s lights, music, dance and daal. This is a fun production which will be sure to have you laughing.  Tickets are available online at The Cultch.

The Open House – Havana Theatre – January 18th & 19th

The Open House is offers something a little different than your usual family drama where all problems are solved in 2 hours. Instead this is billed as a wildly subversive and darkly funny take on family drama.  Production takes place at Havana Theatre Friday night and Saturday there’s a matinee and evening show. Tickets are $27 – $25 and available through Showpass.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday they offer bluegrass music with brunch 11 am – 3 pm.

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3-7 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm. Sunday is Hastings Park Farmers Market also 10 am – 2 pm.  To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver including local events for New Year’s Eve, check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those watching their wallet and well who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Vancouver Brewery Tours Celebrates Italy For Dine Out With Italian Brewery & Culinary Tour

16 Jan

vbtdineout2019Vancouver Brewery Tours has put together a great experience for Dine Out 2019. They are offering you the best in Italian culture, cuisine and craft beer with their Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour. The tour features a selection of handpicked Italian owned and operated businesses. Craft beer is first on the menu with a visit to the award winning Luppolo Brewing Co. where it’s all about the beer. The next course ventures into historic and vibrant “Little Italy” on Commercial Drive to the deli legend at La Grotto del Formaggio. The main course features a masterfully handmade meal at the renowned Marcello’s Ristorante and Pizzeria. Last up, they have a sweet surprise for you at the end of the evening.

During Dine Out Vancouver guests can choose between multiple dates between January 18th and February 2nd for the Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour.  The added bonus is no driving, just sit back and enjoy the experience.  Vancouver Brewery Tours provides full transportation aboard their bus including pick up and drop off at Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. Your knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a 3 1/2 hour tour which runs from 3:45 pm to 7:30 pm. Tickets for the Italian Brewery & Culinary Tour are $99 and available through Dine Out Vancouver.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2017 Happens January 20 – February 5

9 Jan

DOVF_Logo_StampDine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest restaurant festival gets under way January 20th for its 15th season with over 280 restaurants participating. For the restaurants participating in Dine Out, they will be offering 3 prix-fixe menus, $20, $30 or $40. As in past years, there are also a number of special events as part of Dine Out. The gang at Off the Eaten Track Tours is offering a few delish tours including Sip, Savour & Shop Main Tour,  Discover Railtown Culinary Tour and Discover The East Village Culinary Tour. Vancouver Foodster’s Richard Wolak will be doing two brunch crawls in East Vancouver.  First up, will be the East Village Brunch Crawl on Saturday, January 28th followed by the Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl on Sunday, February 5th.  If you wish to participate in any of the special events during Dine Out, we recommend purchasing tickets promptly, many sell out quickly.  If you have a particular restaurant, you wish to try again make your reservation early.  Many fill up quickly and reservations open Monday, January 9th (today).  For a full rundown of all the participating restaurants and events, visit Dine Out Vancouver.

Dine Out Vancouver 2016 Happens January 15 – 31

6 Jan

DOVF_Logo_StampDine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest restaurant festival gets under way January 15th with a record breaking 288 restaurants participating this year. This year, restaurants will be offering 3 prix-fixe menus, $20, $30 or $40. There are also a number of special events as part of Dine Out and the caliber of them improves every year.  This year, we see The Acorn Restaurant and Odd Society Spirits have partnered to offer A Distiller’s Dinner on January 24th for $99.  The gang at Off the Eaten Track is offering ‘How It’s Made: A Brewery, Distillery & Winery Tour’.  They will take you on a tour of  Odd Society Spirits, Vancouver Urban Winery and the Big Rock Urban Eatery. You will, of course, have the opportunity to sip on award-winning craft vodka, gin, three BC wines, and two local ales. This tour also includes a bite to eat at the Big Rock Urban Eatery all for $70. Tours run January 17, 21, 24, 28 and 31.  Lastly, our friends at Vancouver Brewery Tours have a Craft Beer & Food Pairing Tour on January 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 for $79 as well as a Craft Beer & Sweets Pairing Tour on January 21 and 28th for $75.   If you wish to participate in any of the events during Dine Out, we recommend purchasing tickets promptly, many sell out quickly some already have.  If you have a particular restaurant or event you really want to try, make your reservation.  Many fill up quickly and reservations start today. We’ve set out some of the East Van restaurants participating below.  For a full rundown of all the participating restaurants and events, visit Dine Out Vancouver.

Arriva Restaurant
Cafe Kathmandu
Campagnolo Restaurant
Campagnolo Roma
Cannibal Café, The – Commercial Drive
Carthage Café
Chicha Restaurant
East is East Chai Lounge – Main Street
Falconetti’s Eastside Grill
Federico’s Supper Club
The Libra Room
Merchants Oyster Bar
Nonna’s Table
Poor Italian Ristorante
Romer’s Burger Bar
The Reef – Commercial Drive


Check Out What’s Happening For Dine Out In East Vancouver

16 Jan

DOVF_Logo_StampDine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest restaurant festival gets under way January 16th with lots of delicious events on the horizon.  There are over 270 restaurants participating in this year’s event with prix-fixe menus ranging from $18 to $38.  Each year, they seem to up the ante with the special events.  In East Vancouver, there are quite a number of notable mentions.

First up, Vancouver Brewery Tours is offering a brewery tour and East Side Food Tour for $71. They will be making stops at some favourite East Van breweries including Bomber Brewing and new arrival Strange Fellows Brewing and then over to Big Lou’s Butcher Shop, La Grotta del Frommagio, Famoso Neopolitan Pizza and East Side Beer Food. Next up for events, Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster has organized a number of brunch crawls around the City. In East Vancouver, Richard will be conducting the Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl on Sunday, February 1st making stops at Federico’s Supper Club, Famoso Pizzeria, Bakery Sate and Stateside Craft. If you prefer to check out some delicious spots on Main Street, Richard will be leading the tour on the Main Street Brunch Crawl on Saturday, January 24th making stops at Rosemary Rocksalt, Miura Waffles, Radicle Juice, Nirvana and East End Chai.  Off The Eaten Track Tours will be hosting two great tours. First up is the Main Street Hidden Gem Tour which hits four great spots on Main Street including The Shameful Tiki, The Honey Shoppe and Trafiq.  They will also be hosting a Best Bites of the East Village for $50 which will make stops at Saltenas, Windsor Meats, Steam Tea House and Jackalopes Drive.   If you prefer to check out some restaurants during Dine Out, we’ve set out a list of those participating in this year’s event in East Vancouver.  Note, most participating restaurants take reservations, but a few are first come first served.  For a full listing of restaurants, visit Dine Out:

Cafe Kathmandu

Caffe Roma and Lounge

Campagnolo Roma

The Cannibal Café

Carthage Café

Chicha Restaurant


East Is East

Federico’s Supper Club

Graze Vegetarian

Romer’s Burger Bar – River District

The Reef on Main Street

The Five Point

Bon Appetit!

East Side Brunch Crawl January 26th

9 Jan


Dine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest restaurant festival gets under way January 17th with another fun event in East Vancouver, the East Side Brunch Crawl.  This event is being presented by Vancouver Foodster (Richard Wolak) and the Drive Business Improvement Association.  The event will take place on Sunday, January 26th and begins at 10:00 am at LaLa’s, 1748 Commercial Drive. Here you will pick up your “passport” which is your guide to 8 restaurants on Commercial Drive.  From there, you begin your food crawl which includes fresh juices, smoothies, coffees, eggs benedict, pancakes, French toast, omelettes, meats, desserts and more.  Some of the participating restaurants include Timbre Restaurant, Dolce Amore, Yolks Breakfast and Turks Coffee.  Outside of your passport, we do recommend you bring your appetite. Cost for the East Side Brunch Crawl is $40 and includes all food and beverage samples at participating locations. Note, tax and gratuities not included. To purchase your tickets for the East Side Brunch Crawl, visit Tickets Tonight.


East Van Craft Brew & Culinary Tours Starting January 18th

6 Jan


In case you haven’t heard, Dine Out Vancouver gets under way on January 17th.  Dine Out Vancouver is billed as Canada’s largest restaurant festival. This annual event is produced by Tourism Vancouver and presented by American Express.  This is a 17 day calendar of culinary events with hotel options.  The festival gives diners the opportunity to select from over 200 restaurants each offering unique three course prix-fix meals at $18, $28 or $38 per person. The full line up of restaurants will be announced today, January 6th

What caught my interest this year is the number of special events being featured as part of Dine Out Vancouver. Some of the events include guided dining adventures, culinary and cocktail tours, cooking classes and demonstrations, debates, guest lectures, BC wine and craft beer tastings and more. For a full listing, click on Events.

East Van will be showcased by Vancouver Brewery Tours and Off The Eaten Track. They have combined their talents to offer the East Van Craft Brew & Culinary Tour.  On this tour you will stop at two local breweries and three food stops in East Vancouver. You will learn about the growing craft beer movement with samples, of course, and be able to meet some of the people that make this “liquid gold”.  After your thirst is quenched, they will take you to the very up-and-coming East Village to sample some locally made sausages, traditional Roman pizza and a stout-infused cake. I’m going to take a shot in the dark here that this is the rather famous Black & Tan Cake at Black Rook Bakehouse, but don’t take my word for it.  Taste it! It’s on a Top 10 List of Things You Must Try Before You Die.  It’s certainly on my Top 10 list. If you wish to participate in the East Van Craft Brew & Culinary Tour, you best hop to it. Tours have been scheduled for 7 dates, 3 of which are already sold out.  Dates the tours are still available (as of today’s writing) are January 18th, 23rd, 24th and 31st.  The tour begins at 3:00 pm and runs for 3 hours.  Cost is $65 and includes all food and beverage samples at 5 different locations, transportation, an experienced tour guide and tax.  Tours begin at Waterfront Station. Tickets are available online through Tickets Tonight.

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