Why You Need to Attend EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival: April 26-May 3, 2015

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Image: Eat!

When you find yourself coming up with mostly dining ideas for out-of-towners, you know your town is a food destination. Thank goodness Vancouver’s 13th annual Eat! Festival is finally living up to our community of talented chefs.

Eat! 2015 takes place April 26-May 3. The new format includes over 35 culinary events. There will be five days of interactive experiences (this is the good stuff) leading up to the three-day B.C. Place floor show. Read more…

Delicious Thing We Ate: Brioche Hot Cross Buns at Beaucoup Bakery

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Image: Jackie Kai Ellis/Beaucoup Bakery

If you add one more treat to your Easter menu, let it be brioche hot cross buns from Beaucoup Bakery. When some French upper class lady said “Let them eat cake,” (it wasn’t Marie Antoinette; that’s urban legend), she was referring to brioche, the buttery almost bread that’s impossible to put down once you tear off a tender corner. If you use that recipe as a base for hot cross buns, it’s magic. Beaucoup has enriched their brioche recipe with candied lemon and orange peel, currants and a pinch of spice. Tradition never tasted so good. Read more…

ClassPass Comes to Kitsilano

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Image: ClassPass

Kits is known for being a particularly active neighbourhood. From yoga studios to running on the seawall, Kits is chalk full of residents who love to sweat! Now there’s a new way to vary your workout without breaking the bank. It’s ClassPass, your ticket to deep discounts at the best workout spots in Vancouver.

Offering unlimited group fitness classes with one monthly membership, the ClassPass is a wildly popular service that promises to transform your workouts and allow you sample some of the finest studios in the city, with activities including cycling, yoga, pilates, barre, strength training, bootcamp, dance and more – for only $99 per month. The service, now in 33 cities including Los Angeles and London, has democratized fancy fitness. It has attracted hordes of fans, particularly folks with flexible schedules and a willingness to try new studios.  Read more…

BC’s New Liquor Laws and How They Change Your Life

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This is not an April Fools. Changes to BC liquor laws went into effect today. Here’s what you need to know about the new BC liquor laws, including which BC Liquor stores in Kitsilano have new hours.

1. BC Liquor stores will be open Sunday, have longer hours and be open on holidays. Read more…

3 Easter Brunch Events in Kitsilano

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Planning on staying in the Kitsilano neighbourhood this Easter weekend? Why not try one of these three Easter brunch events. Choose from a family friendly outing to posh high tea and a seafood feast on the beach. Happy Easter!

3 Easter Brunch Events in Kitsilano

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Kit and Ace To Open in Kitsilano

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Image: Kit and Ace

We blogged about Lululemon founder Chip Wilson’s new venture Kit and Ace a little while back. Now JJ Wilson, Chip’s son, has revealed plans to open 10 more confirmed locations across North America, including a second Vancouver location on West 4th in Kitsilano. Read more…

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…