Tis the season to host or attend a holiday party. We’ve rounded up some great places to pick up easy yet sophisticated holiday party food in Kits. This cheat sheet is a win for party guests too. If you’ve escaped having the shindig at your place this holiday season, just use it to source edible host/hostess gifts. Read more…
Food & Drink
If you, like me, have lots of friends but not a lot of space for entertaining, I encourage you to support our local restaurants (and yourself).
My Kits apartment is 550 square feet and to make things worse I always have creative projects on the go. Entertaining more than a couple of people requires a lot of effort to hide the projects and make space for guests.
The answer for a highly-social, community catalyst? Get your group on with a groupon in Kitsilano!
A reader tipped us off on this one. Kahve cafe soft-launched on Thursday, November 12 at 1822 West 1st. They’re on a soft-launch schedule (8am to 3pm) through the end of the week, and open for normal hours Monday, November 23.
We were initially attracted by the cafe’s design. It’s a really good-looking space. Read more…
Unless you are willing to brave these windy, rainy, and chilly nights out on your patio, the BBQ season seems to be officially over. But don’t despair. You can still grab a juicy burger from one of these great restaurants, right here in Kitsilano.
We got this photo of Olympia Pizza in the 1990s by way of Shop West Broadway. It reminded us to give a shout out to one of Kitsilano’s oldest restaurants, and the tenacious Kitsilano Greek community. In 1967, six brothers from the Greek island of Evia had a vision of opening up an authentic home-style eatery in Kits. Their vision came true and Olympia Pizza was born. Check out their pizzas, classic Greek dishes (our favourites), and other specials here. They deliver.
Romer’s Burger Bar has $5 bennys every day before noon. Only in the Kitsilano location. Enough said.
1873 West 4th, www.romersburgerbar.com
Rain or Shine Ice Cream is turning two and celebrating with deals starting Friday, November 6. The specials run through Tuesday, November 10. Because artisan ice cream doesn’t exactly run cheap, these are deals worth taking advantage of. $7 pints will make Friday movie night more fun. $2 kids cones on Saturday means you can bring the whole family. Full list above. Note that the most recent seasonal flavors were pumpkin pie, apple pie, apple cider, carrot cake, Four Winds porter, and brown butter snickerdoodle.
102–1926 West 4th Ave, 604.428.7246, Rainorshineicecream.com
Chocolate Arts is opening their kitchen again this holiday season for a festive afternoon creating holiday treats. There are four classes of 16 participants each on Saturday and Sunday, November 21st and 22nd, either 9am-12:30pm or 2pm-5:30pm. Read more…
What do Donald Trump, Chewbacca, and Cinderella all have in common? Besides all being rather countrified, these characters make for great costumes for Halloween. Find outfits for these ideas, plus goodies for trick-or-treaters, spooky decor, and pumpkins at the following shops in Kitsilano.
Halloween Shopping in Kitsilano
This one has us excited. Brothers Keith and Neal Belovay have developed a cool new app to help the Kits community have fun and save money. Read more…