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Vancouver Foodster Brings Tasting Plates To Commercial Drive August 12

24 Jul

ILiveInEastVanMarch302013 356Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster is bringing  back his Tasting Plates to Commercial Drive.  What is Tasting Plates?  It is basically a culinary roving tour that takes place at different food and/or beverage establishments.  You register for the event at the designated spot in this case, Federico’s Supper Club, 1728 Commercial Drive.  You show up with your printed or digital tickets that you purchased online and in turn receive your Tasting Plates Cards and menus.   Thereafter, you wander whether by bike, foot, car or transit to the various venues and nibble away to your hearts content. Each location will have specific menu items on offer for the Tasting Plates.

Commercial Drive is a place we love to frequent. It has so much offer whether on the Drive itself or the neighbouring streets surrounding the Drive. If you are looking for a bite to eat, a coffee, a drink, live music, or just hanging out people watching, there are so many choices on the Drive. Richard will be featuring many of our favourites during his upcoming edition of Tasting Plates. On August 12th, you will start things off at Federico’s Supper Club.  Outside of enjoying something delectable from Chef Romy and always amazing service, you will have the pleasure of listening to the sounds of Lesismore. Next up on the list is Fratelli Bakery, 1795 Commercial Drive, which is literally a hop across the street.  Fratelli Bakery makes many Italian pastries including  breads, cookies, cupcakes, biscotti and cakes. This is our go to place for St. Honore cake.  Others can try to imitate, but in our opinion, Fratelli’s is the best hands down.   Next up is Prado Café at 1938 Commercial Drive which is all about perfecting great coffee. You won’t be disappointed. Another stop on this tour is Strange Fellows Brewing at 1345 Clark Drive which is one of East Van’s newer craft breweries and they do like to celebrate the strange.  While there, be sure to take a peak in the Charles Clark Gallery aptly named for its intersecting streets.  The gallery has been featuring some great local artists. There is lots to eat, taste and see on this Tasting Plates tour.   Early bird tickets are now on sale for $29 per person until July 28th.  After that date, you can purchase advance tickets for $40 per person after July 28th until August 10th after which tickets are $50.  So planning early is the way to go. Tickets are available via Eventbrite. This is sure to be a tasty tour. Bon Appetite!

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Lesismore At Federico’s Supper Club Thursday June 11

8 Jun

LesismorebyAndyCottonLesismore will be performing at Federico’s Supper Club, 1728 Commercial Drive, this Thursday, June 11th.   If you have not heard them perform, you are missing out. Lesismore seamlessly mixes elements of roots, R&B, funk and blues into a high energy sound that is uniquely their own. Their charismatic lead singer Leslie Harris has often been compared to Dinah Washington and Bonnie Raitt. The musicians are guitar virtuoso Curtis DeBray, along with one of Vancouver’s most in-demand drummers, Nino DiPasquale and one of the great veteran bassists of the West Coast scene, Lee Oliphant. Come and enjoy an a la carte dinner prepared by the renowned Remy Prasad while they perform between 7:30 and 10:00 pm.  The dance floor at Federico’s awaits you should the music move you. To ensure your spot, reservations are recommended and can be made at T: 604.251.3473.

Photo Credit: Andy Cotton

South Hill Festival Saturday May 24th

19 May


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The 12th annual South Hill Festival is back for another year and will take place on Saturday, May 24th from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. This community event celebrates the South Hill Neighborhood and is fun for the whole family with a variety of different exhibitors, live entertainment, a diverse food fair and networking opportunities with local organizations that showcase the diversity that makes up South Hill. It’s the final year the Festival will be happening and it promises to be fun for everyone attending. This year’s festival theme is “Food For Thought.” They will be celebrating sustenance that is local, sustainable, healthy and bursting with world flavours.

You are invited to come out and see some community art, learn about growing vegetables, shoot a few baskets, climb the 24′ Wall, watch a variety of performers on stage. As part of the festivities this year the South Hill Business Improvement Association is hosting a Food Fair on East 47th and Fraser. The Food Fair will feature several local restaurants each offering a different culinary experience for everyone to enjoy. Also some great local musical entertainment including returning band lesismore and their opening act musician Dave Paterson.



South Hill invites you to bring your family and friends to celebrate and explore a world of choices Saturday, May 24th Noon- 4:00 pm.

South Hill Festival This Saturday, May 25th

20 May
The South Hill Business Association is presenting the South Hill Festival this Saturday, May 25th. The event will be taking place in the parking lots behind the Fraser Street shops (east of 44th Avenue to 48th Avenue).  This a family centered event with lots of activities for the kids including a climbing wall, art and craft projects as well as an obstacle running circuit.  There will also be a Food Fair with local restaurants participating including the Lovely Thai Restaurant, Pizza Plus (the plus being East Indian food), Magda’s Restaurant which serves South American food and Dairy Queen. There will also be a main stage with entertainment by Jim Book from Noon to 1:00 p.m. and one of my personal favourites, Lesismore from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The festivities start at Noon and go till 4:00 p.m.
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