Food Porn: Fable’s Steak Frites

Image: Olivia Kelava

Image: Olivia Kelava

You know when you try to eat slowly to make it last forever but it’s just so good that you can’t help but gobble it up? That’s how I felt earlier this week as I gorged myself at Fable.

The meal began with a rich tomato soup, garnished with a miniature grilled cheese sandwich that floated for a minute before gallantly sinking into a delicious melted mess. The meal ended with a beautifully fresh, creamy, crunchy, tart, sweet lemon meringue parfait. The server helpfully advised digging the spoon to the bottom to get every layer in one bite; she knew what she was talking about. I enjoyed a mix of flavours and textures so rich, yet somehow refreshing rather than heavy. But the best part of the meal? My main course. My steak frites. Read more…

What To Do In Kits This Weekend

With Summer now in full swing, things are really picking up in Kitsilano. The summer months are always busy and your local Dairy Queen* doesn’t want you to miss out on any of the action, so here are four things to do in Kitsilano this weekend…

Vancouver Draw Down 2014: Saturday

Now in its 5th year, Vancouver Draw Down is an annual celebration of drawing in everyday life that challenges preconceptions about drawing and works to reconnect everyone with the power and creative pleasure of making marks.

Check out the schedule for local workshops which includes Crayon Etching at the Kitsilano Community Centre and Field Lines at Elm Park. Read more…

Just in Time for Father’s Day: Kids’ Art Auction Saturday, June 14

Image courtesy of nyletsgoghart.com

Image courtesy of nyletsgoghart.com

There are so many options for Father’s Day gifts. We have already given you some great ideas in previous Kits.ca posts.

If the fathers in your life appreciate handmade goodies and have a philanthropic heart, the Kids Art Auction, a Kits House fundraiser, on Saturday June 14 from 2-4pm at Church from the Hollywood would be right up their alley!

All the art is made by children from the Kits House Childcare and Family programs and all proceeds will support the Kits House 7th & Vine Street redevelopment. Read more…

Where to Watch the World Cup in Vancouver

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For over 80% of the world, soccer is the top sport. Thursday, June 12, marks the official start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and soccer mania worldwide. So what if Canada doesn’t even have a team in the mix? Many Canadians have developed the hots for another team who’s actually competing. If you don’t know whom to cheer for, take the handy, super comical “Which World Cup Team Are You?” quiz. Warning: This quiz is guilty of gross stereotyping. And then read on to find out where to watch the World Cup in Vancouver. We’ve highlighted Kitsilano venues showing the World Cup too. Read more…

Must Eat This Now: Organic Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich from Chocolate Arts

Image: Chocolate Arts

Image: Chocolate Arts

Sweet organic B.C. berries and cream churned into frozen goodness and sandwiched between perfectly crunchy-meets-chewy cookie book ends. Ummm, yes please. When you say ice cream in Kits, you think of the usual suspects such as Rain or Shine and Scoop. But folks in the know head to Chocolate Arts, Vancouver’s best chocolaterie, for their seasonal, limited-edition ice cream treats. A little bird told us to head to Chocolate Arts now for the strawberry ice cream sandwich on house-made oatmeal cookies, pictured above. Read more…

5 Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Brassneck Brewery growler. Photo credit: Beerscout.wordpress.com

Brassneck Brewery growler. Photo credit: Beerscout.wordpress.com

This Sunday, June 15, is Father’s Day. Besides giving dad breakfast in bed, some lazy time on the couch, and a pair of new socks, try one of these 5 gift ideas. From food to drink, and experiences too, he’ll appreciate these gifts not just on Father’s Day! Read more…

More Food Carts Set To Roll In Kitsilano This Summer

Vancouver residents and visitors now have an even larger array of tasty summer food items to enjoy at local parks and beaches.

Food carts began operating in three park sites in Vancouver two years ago as part of a pilot and today the Vancouver Park Board announced they have granted permits to 11 new vendors in 15 sites. All vendors are expected to be up and running later this month. Read more…

Everything You Need to Know about Greek Day on Broadway 2014

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Opa! Greek Day on Broadway, the free annual celebration of Kitsilano’s Greek community, returns June 22, 2014. Over 100,000 festival goers arrive in Kits to party on Broadway between MacDonald and Blenheim. With live music, dancing, cooking demos, tasty food for sale, crafts, cultural activities and a kids’ zone, there’s something for everyone at Greek Day. Here’s what you need to know: Read more…

Father’s Day Alert! 7 Places to Get Great Grill Supplies in Kitsilano

Weber Grill 1965: The Ranger. Part grill. Part wheelbarrow. All fun.

Weber Grill 1965: The Ranger. Part grill. Part wheelbarrow. All fun.

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 15th this year. So use this weekend to fetch dad some supplies for his favourite past-time: Barbecuing. Whether he’s into char-grilling juicy ribs or flipping some vegan burgers, the following shops in our Kitsilano neighbourhood will surely have what he deserves. Read more…

5 Must-Have Summer Style Picks from Kits Boutiques

Maxi dresses. Image: The Latest Scoop

Maxi dresses. Image: The Latest Scoop

Summer came early to Vancouver this year, with the dreaded sporadic days of rain growing fewer and farther between earlier than expected. That means it’s time to stock up on some summertime style picks, and Kits has a bunch of great spots to grab all the essentials.

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