Tis the season to give decadent, unexpected and delicious gifts. Here are five gifts from Kitsilano restaurants, cafes and artisan boutiques sure to please the foodie on your list. Read more…
Food & Drink
Whole Foods Market’s annual Taste of the Holidays event takes place Thursday, December 5 from 5pm to 8pm. For $10 you purchase a passport, then visit all of the stations to fill your plate up with all of their holiday dishes.
The event is always fun with too much great food on offer. Expect it to be super busy! All funds raised will benefit Typhoon Haiyan Relief.
Whole Foods Kitsilano, 2285 West 4th, Wholefoodsmarket.com
It was recently my anniversary and we celebrated with a beautiful dinner at Bishop’s restaurant at West 4th and Yew. The meal and the service was the best I have experienced in some time. There is a reason Bishop’s has existed for almost 28 years and still tops the list as one of the best restaurants in the city. As we toast our anniversary, I hope my marriage takes a page out of John Bishop’s recipe for success and longevity!
Anyway, a recent dinner party had me searching for a way to recreate some of Bishop’s magic at home. A garlic studded lamb roast with puy lentil stew from John Bishop’s book Fresh: Seasonal Recipes Made With Local Foods was my crowd pleasing choice! Read more…
Kitsilano Community Center will host Breakfast with Santa, Saturday December 14. The 1st seating is 9:00am-10:00am and the 2nd seating is 10:15am-11:15am. The cost is $6/person (parents must purchase a seat for themselves – there is no standing room).
Face painting and a sing-a-long will be part of the holiday morning. After breakfast, take part in holiday crafts and activities and have your photo taken with Santa. Parent and tot gym is free for all participants until 1pm. Register early as this event sells out!
Register here: http://kitscc.com/children/santa
I love pie! Making pies was the first thing that I learned how to make when I started food blogging. Vancouver is high on pie these days with Aussie Pie Guy food truck, Pie Shoppe in Strathcona and the Vancouver Pie Hole.
I recently went to visit Janell Parsons from Vancouver Pie Hole to learn from a pie expert. Janell makes delicious pies and they are available at Norton Commons corner grocery store/coffee bar in Kitsilano. Not only does she make sweet pies, she also makes savoury pies. When I visited, I got the chance to make both, sweet & savoury. Here’s what I learned: Read more…
The August Jack, a Kitsilano tapas bar and restaurant, is offering $1 oysters on Sundays. We hear that their Read Island Gem and Sawmill Bay Gem oysters are getting great reviews for their incredibly fresh flavour. Rest easy, both are Oceanwise. They also have some pretty awesome craft ciders on tap to wash it all down.
August Jack, 2042 West 4th, 604-428-0075, Theaugustjack.com
Whether you’re planning on going out with the old ball-and-chain or taking that new fling out for dinner, here are 6 restaurants in Kitsilano that are perfect for a spot of romance.
6 Restaurants in Kitsilano for Date Night
1. Dark Table
Originally a Swiss concept, at Dark Table you’ll both be eating in a completely dark dining room so that your sense of touch, taste, hearing, and smell are intensified. As a bonus, your date won’t see your lack of table manners or that piece of spinach between your teeth. To try: The Surprise Dishes for starter, entree, and dessert for $39 per person.
Dark Table, 2611 West 4th Avenue, (604) 739-3275, Darktable.ca
The Candy Isle at 2083 West 4th is one of those iconic shops I love having in my neighbourhood. The huge selection of nostalgic candy doesn’t hurt either. But for those of you living further west, a new candy store called Sticky’s Candy opened last week at 2855 West Broadway.
You may recall the closure of Grenadine, an upscale candy store in that area at 3028 West Broadway, last year. Here is to hoping the residents in the area have found their sweet tooth!
The Kitsilano location is the ninth store for Sticky’s. They have a huge selection of candy. It’s definitely worth checking out, especially for those of you who plan on decorating a gingerbread house.
Sticky’s Candy, 2855 West Broadway, 604-620-8779, Facebook.com/stickys.candy
On Thursday, November 21, readers with the big bucks can attend a night of premium California wines and small plates hosted by our very own Kitsilano Wine Cellar and Dream Wines.
The event takes place at swank downtown restaurant Market by Jean-Georges in the Shangri-La Hotel. The list of wines to be featured at the event will make any wine lover swoon. This event will showcase eight of the most iconic and accoladed wines produced in California, including: Read more…
Beyond Bread has decided to share their delicious organic thin crust flat bread, a.k.a. pizza, with the neighbourhood. Every Friday from 3 to 8pm, they offer up two meat and two vegetarian pizzas which you can enjoy at communal tables in their cafe. You can also opt to get it to go.
We had the tasty flamen kuche pizza with yoghurt and herb sauce, potatoes and an assortment of cheeses for $15.
We are already planning on making Flat Bread Fridays a regular, cozy occurrence this rainy season along with a bottle of wine and whatever is on Netflix that night. Thank goodness it’s Friday (TGIF)!
Beyond Bread, 3686 West 4th Avenue, 604.733.3931, Beyondbread.ca