Food & Drink

Kitsilano’s Super Cool New Restaurant Supermarine Is Hiring Servers

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Image: Supermarine

Straight from the horse’s mouth:

Three months in and apparently a lot of people love seafood and cocktails! As we prepare to expand our service hours and roll out Vancouver’s most exciting and delicious new brunch next month, we’ll also need to bring on more servers. So, for evening and weekend brunch service, we’re accepting applications for experienced servers. Please email us your resume and a few words about yourself to eat [at] and we’ll be in touch. Cheers and thanks.

1685 Yew Street,

Meet 720 Sweets – Kitsilano’s Newest Ice Cream Store

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Image: 720 Sweets

Kits has a new destination ice cream shop. 720 Sweets opened recently at Blenheim and West Broadway. They do soft serve with eye catching embellishments like billowing clouds of pink cotton candy and sticky, golden honeycombs. In fact, the shop’s name is inspired by honeycombs- 720 refers to the number of angles that comprise a honeycomb.

The owners are experienced vendors. You might already know them from the Richmond Night Market where they run the games and also own few food stalls that sell crepes and bubble tea.

You can browse the full list of 720 Sweets flavours here. Stop by and let us know what you think.

Forget the PSL. Pumpkin Beer is Back at Darby’s.

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Image: Darby’s

The #PSL (pumpkin spice latte) hashtags started appearing in August. The drink debuted in September. But those of us who know better have been holding out for pumpkin beer, and it’s back at Kits liquor stores and bars including Darby’s.

This year we’re excited to sip on Moon Under Water’s Pumpkin Pearzen Harvest Weizen. This Victoria-based brewer has added pear, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg to a traditional hefeweizen base. It’s a fusion of pumpkin beer, fruit beer and hefeweizen, and possibly the finest B.C.-brewed weizenbock of all times. Let’s just say the first swallow surpassed the sum of its parts. Read more…

Save the Date: UBC Apple Festival is Back Oct. 17-18

Image: Amy/Flickr

Image: Amy/Flickr

The UBC Apple Festival is a fall rite of passage in this neighbourhood. While some folks bemoan the cash-grab food stands, the rest of us are happy to celebrate over 100 varieties of heritage BC apples, eat apple pie, drink apple cider, and enjoy the thorough apple-themed events ranging from info sessions for avid gardeners to entertainment for families with small folk.

This year, the UBC Apple Festival takes place October 17-18. It’s $4 to enter. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets to the apple tasting tent are $5.00. Read more…

BC Craft Beer Month Kicks Off October 1. Tix On Sale Now.


Craft beer lovers, grab your growlers. October is BC Craft Beer month. The fun starts October 1 with a province-wide kick-off party at Central City Brewers (871 Beatty Street). Tickets are $20 and proceeds go toward supporting the BC Craft Brewers Guild. The party includes a tap-takeover showcasing seasonal and specialty beers from across BC. The ticket price covers entry and four 10oz BC Craft Beers. Read more…

Best Small Grocery Stores, Mom & Pops, and Produce Shops in Kitsilano

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Image: Mr.TinDC

There’s an Alfie’s No Frills on 4th and Fir, a Whole Foods at the corner of 4th and Vine, and a couple Safeways and IGAs scattered throughout the neighbourhood. If you’re not in the market (bad joke?) for a neon yellow afternoon, a 15-minute line up, or a $65 bag of groceries, it may seem like you’re out of luck. But guess what? There is a happy medium.

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Cool Kraut and Kimchi Workshop at UBC Farm Sept. 24

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Image: David Davies

If the only thing between you and homemade kimchi is confidence, get your butt to the upcoming Flavourful Ferments: Krauts and Kimchi workshop at UBC Farm September 24.

You’ll get a brief history of ferments and basic techniques for a variety of krauts and kimchis. Demonstrations will be given on preparing a sauerkraut and a kimchi, and participants will have an opportunity to make their own jar to take home. Read more…

Slurpee Name Your Price Day: Wednesday, Sept. 16

Image: 7-11

Image: 7-11

Get one last taste of summer on the cheap at Name Your Price Slurpee Day taking place at all 7-11 stores Wednesday, Sept. 16.

How does it work? Customers choose what they want to pay for a large slurpee. It gets better: 7-Eleven will give 100% of what its customers pay directly to Food Banks Canada, to support the Canadian food bank community. Read more…