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3 exciting concept restaurants opening in Kits

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Three exciting new concept restaurants are opening soon – some this week –  in Kits. These include Japanese-French fusion spot Mak N Ming, which will replace Thai Star restaurant at 1629 Yew Street, Cacao at 1898 West 1st Avenue, and Chi Restaurant Bar bringing Vietnamese cuisine to 1935 West 4th Ave.

Chi restaurant has yet to put menus on their website, but they open August 25, so readers can scout for themselves. Chef Le Chi won runner up on Masterchef Vietnam, so we expect good things. We know the least about Cacao. It’s opening this fall and the menu will be “wild, seasonal, and local with a Latin twist.” Mak N Ming is by chefs Makoto Ono and Amanda Cheng both formerly of PiDGiN in Gastown. The space is 850 square feet and will seat 30. There will be a seasonal chef’s menu as well as a selection of a la carte choices.

Drop by and let us know what you think.

3 open houses in Kits this week

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Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano real estate porn.
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Annual Kitsilano Community Centre Picnic in the Park takes place August 14

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There’s no better way to celebrate summer and deepen your roots in the Kitsilano community than to participate in the annual Kitsilano Community Centre Picnic in the Park. The picnic takes place Sunday, August 14 from 11m to 4pm in Connaught Park.

The festivities include carnival games and rides ($5 wrist band gives access to all), BBQ, arts and crafts activities, roving entertainers, sack races, community booths and much more. Come run, jump and play!

The event culminates with a free outdoor movie screening of Inside Out. Hope to see you all there!

3 open houses in Kits this week

Image: Livekitsilano.com

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Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano real estate porn.
Read more…

5 ideas for cheap summer fun

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Maybe you already spent your vacation budget, or maybe you decided on a staycation this year. You’re looking for an inexpensive way to max out the short, sweet end of summer. Here are five ideas for cheap summer fun. Read more…

Free outdoor movie screening in Kitsilano’s Connaught Park: Sunday, Aug. 14

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Spent your summer holiday budget and looking for free fun in Kitsilano? You’re in luck. The West Broadway BIA is hosting a free outdoor movie night in Connaught Park on Sunday, August 14 from 6pm to 10pm. The showing of family-friendly flick “Inside Out” starts at 8pm. Pre-show fun starts at 6pm, featuring a fun movie-themed photo booth, local merchant prizes, W. Broadway dinner & a movie specials, concession stand and more. The movie follows Kits Community Centre’s annual Picnic in the Park so it will be a fun-filled day.

3 open houses in Kits this week

kitsilano real estate

Image: Livekitsilano.com

Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano real estate porn.

Read more…

Summer food festival alert – YVR Food Fest is August 6-7

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Heads up, eaters. The best Vancouver summer food festival, YVR Food Fest Street Food Showdown, takes place August 6-7 in Olympic Village. The two-day smorgasbord features over 80 of the city’s top food carts, restaurants, breweries, and wineries and is larger than any street food event that has ever been produced in Vancouver.

Highlights include Baja-style tacos from Tacofino, Indian fusion from Vij’s Railway Express, gooey and delicious sandwiches from Mom’s Grilled Cheese, healthy Lebanese comfort food from Nuba, saltimbocca sandwiches from Via Tevere, artisanal ice cream and popsicles from Nice Vice Cream and Johnny’s Pops, and so many more.

Ticket info after the jump. Read more…

3 open houses in Kits this week

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Image: Livekitsilano.com

Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano real estate porn.

Read more…

Vancouver Celebration of Light kicks off this weekend: July 23, July 27 & July 30

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Free fireworks with a beachfront view? Heck yeah. We’re in. Kitsilano residents enjoy one of the best views of the Vancouver Celebration of Light fireworks competition without having to leave the neighbourhood. Those of us who don’t have an ocean-facing patio will head down to Vanier Park or Kits Beach for the fun. This year, the pyrotechnic showdown takes place July 23, July 27, and July 30, with the Netherlands, Australia and the USA competing for total domination (in that order).

Also good to know: Celebration of Light has launched a handy app so you can find out more about the live music and venues for events that accompany the fireworks. You can also vote for a winner; a People’s Choice Award will be determined at the end of the festival.

Looking for more Vancouver community events? Check here. Happy summer, folks.