“HOME FOR DINNER” FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE SUPPORTS CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE BC & YUKON Host a dinner for your loved ones and give back to families whose children require life-saving medical attention Nothing brings families together like a nourishing, home-cooked meal – […]
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It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week! Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores” February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the […]
Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills.
With China’s ban on North American recyclable imports now in effect, even Canada’s recyclable plastic waste (much of which is composed non-renewable based products) may have to be shunted off to landfills.
OneCoffee Organic Single Serve Coffee — roasted by the largest coffee roaster in Western Canada and one of the largest roasters in the country — knows the future of sustainability lies in compostable technologies.
It is with this ongoing waste crisis in mind that OneCoffee is pleased to announce the development of its latest brewing innovation: a 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod that will reduce the country’s coffee pod trash problem with a made-in-Canada solution.
“When we introduced OneCoffee in 2013, we had a lofty goal to create a 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee that tasted great,” says Gary Senez, Senior Vice President of OneCoffee. “Over the course of four years, we’ve gone from 90% biodegradable to 99% biodegradable, all while promising our customers we wouldn’t rest until we hit our target. Today we’re thrilled to say we’ve fulfilled that promise with our single-serve pods’ 100% Compostable certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute.”
To achieve 100% Compostable designation from the Biodegradable Products Institute(BPI), a product like OneCoffee’s new single-serve pods must be made using only certified compostable materials and pass tests proving it degrades into organic matter.
OneCoffee’s new 100% compostable, Keurig-compatible coffee pods boast plant-based PLA resin that performs beautifully and breaks down easily under commercial composting conditions.
But OneCoffee’s work isn’t done yet. While the pods are 100% commercially compostable, there are no applicable green-bin composting standards across Canada. OneCoffee is actively reaching out to municipal, provincial and federal agencies to advocate for a compostable strategy.
“We understand change takes time,” says Senez. After all, it took us almost four years to reach our goal of 100% compostable pods! But we’ve already proven the consumer demand for ecologically sound pods with our growth in sales and market share. With our customers’ help, we’ll convince governments there’s a demand for green bin programs to accept compostable pods to divert the billions of pods heading to landfills into becoming useful again as fertile soil, not garbage.
OneCoffee 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee pods are available at major retailers and specialty stores across Canada and will be available shortly at Amazon.com in the United States.
There is a public brunch seating at 9:30am with a limited number of free tickets available through Eventbrite here (max two tickets per person).
Guests will enjoy a two-course brunch and guided tasting of OneCoffee’s organic & fair trade single-serve coffees — at no charge!
OneCoffee’s new compostable pods prove that conservation, great coffee, and convenience can now go hand-in-hand.
WHAT: OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Café
WHEN: Saturday, February 3 at 9:30am
WHERE: Medina Café (780 Richards St.)
Cafe Medina URL: http://www.medinacafe.com/
Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
780 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4
Homer St. Café and Bar, in partnership with the Whisky Wisemen Society will continue its monthly Takeover Series collaboration with J.P. Wiser’s Whisky. The ongoing series will see a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Café’s bar and kitchen for a week every month, […]
Vancouver’s restaurant scene is set to expand its cultural mix with the opening of Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery, a beautifully designed eatery nestled in the heart of East Vancouver’s newly revamped Port Town community opening in December. Juxtaposed between old world recipes and exciting new […]
GOOSENECK HOSPITALITY’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’
OFFICIALLY OPEN IN EAST VANCOUVER
New Beer Hall Offers Extensive Craft Beer Selection, Ballpark-inspired Fare, Interactive Games Room and Big-League Sports Action
Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood/Cedar Cottage district welcomes a brand new beer hall and casual dining concept with the official launch of Bells and Whistles at 3296 Fraser Street.
The latest high-profile project for Gooseneck Hospitality – the Vancouver-based team behind Wildebeest, Bufala and Lucky Taco that includes respected restaurateurs James Iranzad and Josh Pape and new partner Nick Miller – Bells and Whistles features seating for 150 guests in its 3,000-sq.-ft dining room and a vintage-yet-fresh design that offers plenty of natural light and nostalgic touches.
Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight for dine-in or take-out, the beer hall offers a full bar, elevated-yet-approachable menu, an interactive table games room with complimentary happy hour plays from 2 to 5 p.m. daily, and two state-of-the-art ultra-HD 4K projection screens showing the best big-league sports action in the city.
At the bar, Bells and Whistles offers 19 draught lagers, ales and ciders, including local craft beers, rare gems from celebrated international breweries, and an eponymous hoppy ‘Bells and Whistles’ pale ale custom created by Delta’s Four Winds Brewing. The drink menu also includes a selection of B.C. wine and always-double cocktails on tap, including a signature hopped Buffalo Trace Bourbon Old Fashioned stirred to perfection and served on the rocks.
The Bells and Whistles kitchen boasts a diverse menu of locally and ethically sourced fare created by Executive Chef Alessandro Vianello and features snacks and starters; gourmet ‘big’ salads with house-made dressings; short rib, brisket, and chuck burgers; chicken or fresh fish sandwiches served on custom milk buns; stadium-inspired sides like garlic fries, onion rings and ballpark chili; as well as rotating ice cream cones, sundaes and floats with made-from-scratch soft-serve from Foothills Creamery.
With décor designed by Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative and constructed by Milltown Contracting, Bells and Whistles conjures up a subtle vintage sports vibe thanks to touches like wooden picnic table-style dining room seating, a marquee-style wrap-around wall tap list, and a custom-milled fir bar top that hearkens back to the glory days of the Boston Garden’s fabled parquet floor. The space is also accented with hand-dipped glass fixtures, hanging plants and a streetwise mural created by local artist Alex Usow a.k.a. ‘Rhek’.
“All of us at Gooseneck are big sports fans and it’s been a dream of ours to one day open a unique and accessible beer hall and casual food concept,” says Iranzad. “To be able to do it in Cedar Cottage – an exciting, up-and-coming neighbourhood that we also call home – makes it a perfect fit.”
ABOUT BELLS AND WHISTLES | Located in the heart of Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood/Cedar Cottage district, Bells and Whistles is a casual dining and beer hall concept that offers up 3,000-sq.-ft. of space with seating for 150, and interactive games room and big screens showing the best local and international big-league sports action in the city. The latest project from the team behind Gooseneck Hospitality, which has also opened such award-winning Vancouver restaurants as Wildebeest, Bufala and Lucky Taco, Bells and Whistles brings together the best of the local brewery scene as well as import beers, craft ciders, cocktails and wine exclusively on tap and a menu of homespun, locally and ethically sourced dishes such as gourmet burgers and sandwiches, salads and ballpark-friendly fare like chili, nachos, and garlic fries as well as a selection of real-milk soft serve cones, sundaes and floats.
Bells and Whistles
Cuisine: Casual Dining, Beer Hall
Mon 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Tue 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Wed 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Thu 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 12:00 am
3296 Fraser Street Vancouver, BC V5V 4B9
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The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is proud to announce the 13th annual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a popular community-based event that invites the public to try a variety of dishes from 26 premier restaurants throughout the neighbourhood. From October 11 to 27th, Vancouver’s top chefs […]
‘TACOFINO OASIS’ now open in downtown Vancouver at Bentall One Buildling. Latest Addition to Family of Restaurants Offers Tacofino’s Signature Baja-inspired Fare, Express Burritos To Go, Local Craft and Import Beer and Cocktails.
Tacofino welcomes the newest member to its growing family of restaurants today when it brings its Baja-inspired cuisine and surf-centric style to a new counter-service oasis in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 1050 West Pender Street.
Tacofino’s ‘White Lightning’ food truck has been a familiar sight nearby at Dunsmuir and Burrard since 2012. Now, Tacofino Oasis offers financial district denizens a licensed 40-seat dining room and patio and a variety of made-to-order eat-in and to-go menu items, as well as two grab-and-go ‘express’ burritos for those on the run.
Open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., this new location is the latest addition to a family business that was launched in 2009 when Tacofino co-owners Jason Sussman and Kaeli Robinsong opened the original Tacofino Cantina at the back of the Live to Surf parking lot in Tofino, BC and quickly gained a following thanks to their trademark quality, fresh and affordable fare with an environmental and nutritional conscience.
In keeping with Tacofino’s tradition of designing a menu unique to each location, Sussman and new Regional Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann created new taco options such as Pacific Cod, Beef, Duck and Tofu; burritos in Pork Belly, Crispy Chicken, Duck, Cod Barbacoa and Cauliflower & Beet varieties; and Happy Hour features like Nachos, Beef Tamales and Crispy Octopus. Exclusive to this location, Tacofino Oasis is also introducing two ‘express’ burrito options — Beef and Bean & Cheese — available hot and ready all day. As with all Tacofino fare, each dish proudly features ingredients that are Ocean Wise-approved, antibiotic- and hormone-free, raised ethically and made locally.
“We’ve felt at home in this neighbourhood for years now with our ‘White Lightning’ truck, so it’s just a natural next step for us to set down some more permanent roots here,” says Sussman. “It’s been a wild ride for me and Kaeli and we’re grateful for all the love and support shown for Tacofino since the start.”
Vancouver designer Shiloh Sukkau — who collaborated with longtime friend Robinsong on the décor of Tacofino Oasis — turned to a wide-ranging palette of materials and influences to infuse the rustic-yet-glamorous feel of a mid-century Mexican resort in the new location. To that end, Sukkau conjured up a true oasis amidst the concrete towers of the surrounding Financial District courtesy of walls and ceiling bathed in ‘pool’ blue, woven bar stools and red mesh patio chairs, pink concrete modular two-tops, a recycled marble terrazzo bar and resort-inspired striped upholstery.
Tacofino Oasis represents the fifth brick-and-mortar restaurant for the brand, which opened Tacofino Hastings in 2012, Tacofino Gastown and a Victoria outpost in 2015 and Tacofino Yaletown in 2016. Beyond the five restaurants and the original Cantina location in Tofino, Tacofino also encompasses a fleet of roaming food trucks, a growing workforce of more than 250 employees and a legion of ardent fans.
ABOUT TACOFINO OASIS | Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s financial district, Tacofino Oasis is the newest member of a growing family of restaurants that was launched by cofounders Jason Sussman and Kaeli Robinsong at the back of the Live to Surf parking lot in Tofino, BC in 2009. A counter-service oasis in the midst of the financial district’s concrete landscape, the latest Tacofino outpost offers up a relaxed-yet-stylish resort-inspired décor in a fully-licensed space where guests can enjoy Tacofino’s celebrated brand of Baja-by-way-of-West-Coast fare available in both eat-in, to-go and express grab-and-go options.
Cuisine: Mexican, Tacos
Mon 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
122 – 1050 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
Beat the dog days of summer at AnnaLena with the newly introduced happy hour daily from 5pm to 6pm – a curated selection of hand made cocktails, beers and wines. Happy hour is an appetizing way to try AnnaLena’s world class cocktail program, led by Bar Manager Kevin Brownleee, […]
NEW BEER HALL AND RESTAURANT CONCEPT ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ TO OPEN IN VANCOUVER’S FRASERHOOD THIS SEPTEMBER Latest Addition to Gooseneck Hospitality’s Expanding Restaurant Roster Features 150 Seats, Wrap-Around Patio, Casual Fare and Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails Exclusively On Tap. The team behind such award-winning […]
La Glace, je t’aime. What started as casual flirtation with a charming little ice cream cart has blossomed into serious dessert love as Vancouver hearts melt over the city’s newest ice cream parlour and salon de thé. “All things are better when shared with someone cherished” is the La Glace mantra that adorns the front window in gold lettering. It captures the ethos at the heart of pastry chef Mark Tagulao’s now-realized dream of opening a space in which friends, family, and loved ones could relish in sweet fairytale indulgence. La Glace officially opens today, scooping up French-style ice cream in the heart of Vancouver’s West Side.
“I’ve been making ice cream since I was a little kid,” says Tagulao, founder and culinary director of La Glace. “Ice cream is connected to every childhood celebration that I can remember.”
La Glace ice cream is rich and luxurious, made in the French method with cream, egg yolks, and sugar using minimal aeration. Time-honoured flavours such as Ganache made with dark Valrhona chocolate and Crème de la Crème infused with fragrant vanilla bean are mainstays, while tempting limited-time offerings may include Bananes Foster (roasted banana rum cream, toffee, and cinnamon); Matcha Noir (green tea with a black sesame swirl); and Café à la Lavande (coffee with a hint of lavender). Tagulao focused on creating this same creamy texture when developing the three vegan flavours made with house-made cashew milk or coconut milk: Chocolat à la Menthe (mint cream and dark chocolate flecks); Chocohuète (peanut butter and dark chocolate; and Coco Pandan (pandan-infused coconut cream). Visitors delight in choosing decadent in-house pastry and confection toppings for their personalized creations served in cups or cones.
Scoops are priced at $5.50 for one, $7.50 for two, and $8.50 for three. Upgrade from a standard wafer cone to a house-made waffle cone based on Tagulao’s family recipe for $1.50.
La Glace Ice Cream is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm and is centrally located at 2785 West 16th Avenue.
About La Glace Ice Cream: All things are better shared with someone cherished – La Glace Artisanal Ice Cream is meticulously handcrafted in the French method by Vancouver pastry chef Mark Tagulao. Each detail of the parlour and salon de thé was thoughtfully designed with the hope of connecting people with one other. La Glace offers scoops of sorbet along with dairy and vegan ice cream in a cup or cone; parfaits with seasonal and gourmet toppings; and artisanal pastry pairings including cookies, macarons, and profiteroles. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, La Glace is located in the heart of the West Side at 2785 West 16th Avenue (16th and Macdonald—where Point Grey meets Kitsilano and Arbutus Ridge).
La Glace Ice Cream
Cuisine: Ice Cream, Dessert
2785 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 4W7
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Noodlebox Canada announces a guest feature recipe series, slated to launch in all twelve stores across BC and Alberta on August 8th. Known for fresh food wok-cooked with flame, Noodlebox has partnered with three local influencers to create feature dishes, each available for a week-long run this […]