5 Best Indian Restaurants in Kits

Image Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Image Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Sometimes you just need a little curry to get you through the day. Lucky for us in Kitsilano, there’s no shortage of good Indian restaurants. Here’s our top 5 list of the best Indian restaurants in Kits. And although we love East is East and they do serve Indian dishes, for simplicity this list is restricted to just Indian-only cuisine.

5 Best Indian Restaurants in Kits

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10 Things You Should Buy Used

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You just spent a bunch of money on Christmas presents. It’s time to cut back, but you still need the basics like transport, textbooks and a phone. Where can you save some money? For some products, there’s no point in getting the shiny, full-price version.

Here are 10 things it makes sense to buy used. Read more…

Target Closing All Canadian Stores

Image:  Kevin Dooley

Image: Kevin Dooley

Get ready to gloat. Why? Because it’s annoying when something gets so much advance fanfare and is such a gigantic let down. Like Target coming to Canada. Now, as we speculated, Target is pulling out of Canada. In numbers: 133 Target Canada stores will be liquidated and 17,600 Canadians will be left jobless. Target Canada is trying to establish an Employee Trust of CAD $70 million to pay their workers a 16-week severance package. Read more…

Build Your Children’s Library at Kidsbooks’ Annual Sale

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Natalia Makarenko Website: natamakart.com. Image: Plum leaves.

Kidsbooks, the independent bookstore on Broadway devoted to young readers, is hosting its annual 20% off Sale January 22 – 25. This Kitsilano institution has an awesome selection of books for kids, teens and parents, as well as fun and educational games, crafts and toys. A super place to stock up on great reads any time of the year, it’s even better during their sale. Read more…

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2015: Where and What To Sip Sweetly in Kits

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January is a snore. That’s why they make up ridiculously indulgent events like Dine Out and Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival to help you endure it. Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, now in its fifth year, commences January 17 and ends February 14. 25 Vancouver cafes, patisseries, chocolateries and bakeries have concocted over 50 special drinking chocolates for the event. They range from enticing and rich to palate-boggling and bizarre.

In Kitsilano, the participants are 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters + Lucky’s Doughnuts, Chocolate Arts, Terra Breads and Thomas Haas.

From wasabi hot chocolate with a sesame florentine at Chocolate Arts to caramelized hazelnut and almond butter infused choc at Thomas Haas, here are the Kitsilano Hot Chocolate Festival menus. Read more…

Vancouver Fitness Deals to Jump-Start Your New Year

LadysportWhether you’ve resolved to take up a new sport, run a personal best in the Sun Run, get buff, or take better care of your health, these grey days may be dampening your enthusiasm. Buying a daily deal for a local gym or class will give you a taster of what they offer, save you some money and keep you motivated once you’re back in your routine.

Here are four fitness deals in Kitsilano and nearby businesses you might want to try. Read more…

5 Things to Do In and Around Kits this Weekend

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Tom Brady Image: Wikipedia Commons

Step out of the dreary fog and into a warm, inviting spot in our neighbourhood for some great food, entertainment, and fun this weekend. From watching NFL playoffs in good company to live music at MOV, here are 5 things to do in and around Kits this weekend.

5 Things to Do In and Around Kits this Weekend

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Metro Vancouver Gas Prices Dip Below $1.00

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Metro Vancouver gas prices  just dropped below $1.00 per litre for the first time in six years. A year ago, the same fuel cost $1.28. As long as there is a surplus of oil in the world, prices will remain low. The current surplus is not expected to disappear for several months. You can check out where to find the cheapest gas in Vancouver using GasBuddy.

Restaurant Review: Bienvenue to the Neighbourhood, Au Comptoir!

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Image: Au Comptoir

There’s a new addition to the Fourth Avenue line-up of delectable restaurants and as you may have guessed from the name, it is a classic Parisien café. Au Comptoir, which is situated between Vine and Yew, is a new Kitsilano neighbourhood gem which will quickly join your regular rotation of favourite resturants. If you’ve spent time in France, you’ll think they’ve nailed it. They should have, the founding partners Julian Aubin (of  Les Faux Bourgeois) and Maxime Bettili (of Acorn) are French. If you haven’t, consider the experience immensely pleasurable training.

We visited Au Comptoir for dinner on a Friday night and were seated at the stunning zinc bar. The restaurant does not take reservations and had a full house for dinner, so be prepared to wait. It’s been like that since they opened doors in late 2014. Alternatively, check them out for breakfast or lunch.

With a beautiful and intimate space, the ambiance at Au Comptoir is warm, friendly and decidedly French. After indulging in some spectacular foie gras, we ordered duck l’orange and grilled striploin from a menu full of classically French dishes with modern elements. We were also impressed with the French wines available by the glass. It’s not so easy to find Loire Valley vin in this town. Read more…