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Vancouver Foodster Brings The Brunch Crawl To Main Street January 31st

30 Dec

MainStreetBrunchCrawl2015Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster is hosting a Main Street Brunch Crawl on January 31st as part of the upcoming Dine Out happening in the New Year. So if you love brunch, this might be the ticket for you. The event is 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, The Honey Shoppe, 4125 Main Street. 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 Brunch Crawl.

We understand there will be six stops on this Brunch Crawl which will include juices, smoothies, coffee, eggs benedict, pancakes, french toast, omelettes, brunch pizza, hash browns, desserts and more. Although names are still being added to the list, some confirmed stops include Rosemary Rocksalt with delish Montreal style bagels, Radicle Juice which is a new juicer offering pressed juices and smoothies and a little spot off the radar, Dock Lunch which specializes in comfort food from all over the world. As mentioned, more restaurants are being added, check Vancouver Foodster for the latest updates, but we expect it will be delicious. Tickets for the Main Street Brunch Crawl are now available online. Advance ticket prices are $45 before December 31st after that, ticket price is $60 per person. The event runs from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm with registration starting at 9:30 am at The Honey Shoppe.

Consider Recycling When Spring Cleaning – Mattress Recycling Has You Covered

24 Apr



It’s that time of year when many of us start to do a little Spring cleaning.  With that in mind, we would like to introduce you to a business in SE Vancouver which might be able to help you with your Spring cleaning. It is Mattress Recycling and yes as the name suggest they recycle mattresses, but not only that. They have a long list of items that they recycle.  So while you are in ‘spring cleaning’ mode and purging items, we ask that you think about recycling some of the items or alternatively giving them to a local charity.

Mattress Recycling was founded by Fabio Scaldaferri in 2009 with three of his 20 something friends. The business started in North Vancouver and moved to SE Vancouver about 2 ½ years ago. Fabio was fundamental in lobbying Metro Vancouver to become one of the only regions in the world to place a ban on dumping mattresses in landfills.  The Company has grown exponentially and last year alone they recycled some 105,000 mattresses.  They are pleased to say that  90% of the material from mattresses gets recycled. As well, these young entrepreneurs have been doing something a little extra for the environment.  Last year they added a beehive to their roof with the assistance of the Main Street Honey Shoppe. In the coming weeks they are looking to add 10 more beehives.

If you are looking to drop off a mattress, the cost for an individual is $12.50 which we note beats the City of Vancouver’s price of $15.00 per mattress at the Transfer Station down the street. And the added bonus of taking your mattress to Mattress Recycling is you can pop in across the street to East Van’s newest craft brewery, Dogwood Brewing, or right next door is Lee Valley Tools for any gardening needs. Note, Mattress Recycling does not offer a pick up service. It is a drop off facility only, but for those without cars Fabio suggests a car sharing service that has vans including Modo and ZipVan.  For a fee, Mattress Recycling will also recycle sofas and arm chairs.  Add to that, there is a host of items they will recycle for FREE. These items include:

–       Batteries (household)
–       Cell phones
–       Laptops
–       Metal frames Metal appliances (although no fridges)
–       Bikes
–       BBQs
–       Filing cabinets
–       Basically, anything metal
–       Wax candles
–       Plastic film/plastic bags
–       Vehicles

We invite you to check out Mattress Recycling which is located at 8275 Sherbrooke Avenue just 2 blocks West of the Knight Street Bridge off of SE Marine Drive. They are open 7 days a week Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you would like to learn more about all the steps involved in recycling a mattress, we invite you to check CityTV’s recent interview on YouTube.  

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