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Book Talk at Banyen: “The Flour Peddler: A Global Journey into Local Food from Canada to South Sudan”

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Banyen Books is hosting a talk with two dynamic co-authors, collaborators and brothers, Chris and Josh Hergesheimer tonight at 6:30pm. The guys will chat about their new book The Flour Peddler: A Global Journey into Local Food from Canada to South Sudan.

They’re spinning a food-writing-meets-outdoor-adventure tale, which will no doubt appeal to Kitsilano’s locavores. Read more…

Last Chance to Check Out Super Cool MOA Exhibition “Pigapicha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi”

Images: J.W.K Photographers, Kennedy Mungai, Nduka Photo Studio

Images: J.W.K Photographers, Kennedy Mungai, Nduka Photo Studio

When was the last time you visited the Museum of Anthropology up at UBC? There’s a super cool exhibition “Pigapicha!” there until April 5 and if you haven’t seen it, you’ll want to stop by soon. The exhibition uses studio photography from Kenya to take a look at East African popular culture. Read more…

Kits Ping Pong Club Draws Folks to Billy Bishop Legion

Image: Faruk Ate?

Image: Faruk Ate?

Many legions are in serious trouble and a couple have closed just recently because no one is showing up, particularly in the younger generation. But Billy Bishop Legion in Kitsilano is doing well. Why? In part because of Kits Ping Pong Club, which meets there on the upper level every Thursday night. We reported on this in April 2014, and since then, the club has grown. In fact, it’s probably one of the most fun and afforable nights out Kits has to offer. Read more…

Where to Celebrate Macaron Day in Kitsilano

Image: Julien Haler

Image: Julien Haler

We love a new holiday, as long as it’s a fun one. On that note, we’re happy to celebrate Macaron Day, March 20. Macaron Day was started in 2005 in Paris by legendary pastry chef Pierre Hermé, and it’s celebrated worldwide by people who value a compelling excuse to eat more cookies. Part of the cookie proceeds go to a charity chosen by the baker.

Here are three places in Kits and nearby on Granville Island where you find classic and inventive macarons flavours. Go indulge for a good cause. Read more…

Thousands of Vancouverites Protest at Kill Bill C-51 Rally

Photo Credit: Zack Embree

Photo Credit: Zack Embree

Notice any odd traffic patterns over the weekend? That’s because thousands of Vancouverites took to and/or sat in the streets on Saturday to demonstrate against Bill C-351. They started at the Vancouver Art Gallery and made their way through Vancouver. At the end of 4 hours of marching, they sat down in the streets at Broadway and Cambie, just over the Cambie Street Bridge. Read more…

9 Gorgeous Places to Enjoy Cherry Blossoms in Kitsilano and Greater Vancouver

Image: Kenneth Leung

Image: Kenneth Leung

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival takes place April 2-29 this year. But with 90,000 flowering trees, over 40,000 of which are flowering cherry trees, Vancouver is already looking very pretty in pink. The Vancouver Cherry Blosom festival scouts as well as Vancity Buzz and Tourism Vancouver have compiled lists of where to see the best blossoms and when. We’ve added details on the best places to find cherry blossoms around Kits, Granville and UBC as well.

Here’s the intel. Read more…

AnnaLena Restaurant To Open Friday in the Old Kits Daily Kitchen Spot; Menu Available for Preview

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 10.52.31 PMWe were recently added to the AnnaLena PR list, most likely because we got some intel wrong in our last post on the restaurant opening. As we said before, AnnaLena is the new 65-seat restaurant venture by former Oakwood Chef Mike Robbins. But they didn’t open Tuesday which was a detail we re-shared from Scout; the press release says doors will be open this Friday, March 13.

The release gave more info on the food Robbins is going for. You can check out the full dinner menu below. Read more…