VCBW has won Vancouver's "Best Beer Event" in Georgia Sraight Golden Plates, 2013-2017 and "Social Event of the Year" in 2016 at the Golden Owl Awards. This year marks the 8th annual VCBW Festival. It is Western Canada's biggest and best craft-only beer fest. Again it is held at the historic PNE Fairgrounds. on June 3rd and 4th from 1 pm - 6 pm. With over 100 craft breweries and cideries pouring 300+ beers and ciders you're bound to find something for any one!
Lamplighter Public House hosted a signature event for 2017 VCBW where they had a whole hog cook out and crawfish boil. A full pig was spinning while massive pot of spicy & seasoned crawfish & veg boils. The whole craft beer menu was a selection of the haziest IPAs
Locally owned and operated restaurant in New Westminster, Wild Rice . They work with local family farms to bring fabulous natural ingredients from farm to table. $1 from select dishes goes to Growing Chefs Society this month. Refer to the menu to see which dishes qualify. You can also get up to $10 off when you pay with Glance Pay & earn rewards!
ChineseBites hosted an event at the Illumination Night Market to have a tasting at 33 stands. The media event had bloggers and social media influencers attend in groups and venture off together. Our badges had a map of all the stalls that was part of the tasting so it was easy to locate and not miss anything.
Yui Japanese Bistro is nice for those who want to experience a more affordable Miku & Minami. The chefs worked at Miku & Minami for over 5 years before branching off and starting their own restaurant to offer the same great food without all the pretentiousness.
ChineseBites hosted an event to celebrate 4 decades of dim sum at Pink Pearl. The media event had 50 bloggers and social media influencers attend. Together we went on a culinary journey of Vancouver's signature dim sums at Pink Pearl representing different decades prepared by Dim Sum Chef F.K. Jiang and his team. They're also launching a special 4-month long campaign in support of the Food Bank and Sowers Society.
Tako is a korean-mexican fusion restaurant located in the Chinatown area offering tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and bowls with a korean twist. Its conveniently located outside the Stadium-Chinatown stadium which makes it easy for us to skytrain down from work at lunch to grab a bite and get back to the office.
Vij's Railway Express is a food truck in Vancouver that specializes in Indian fusion food. They are Indian cuisine with modern and German twist with items like the naan wrap chicken schnitzel with butter chicken sauce.
Nemesis Coffee has secured itself as one of my favourite spots for coffee. The coffee served here is top notch! The food is quite unique too and props to chef for using coffee as an ingredient in some of the dishes.
Pokerrito is offering flexible poke bowls and burritos with a variety of sauces and ingredients to build your own. The portion sizes are large and turn around time with getting food is fast! The assembly line structure reminds me of a Subway style setup.
Joe Pizza is a pizza shop in Gastown with their take on Roman-style pizza. They sell pizza by the slice, half or full slab! There's also beer from local craft breweries like Hoyne, 33 Acres, Strange Fellows, Brassneck and Sunday Cider. This restaurant is created by the same team that brought us Ask For Luigi, Pizzeria Farina, and Pourhouse.
Meat & Bread is a sandwich shop started in Gastown that is known for their Porchetta sandwiches. They were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. They have expanded to more locations in Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle. Each location serves their famous Porchetta sandwich.
Meet Fresh is a popular dessert chain from Taiwan that specializes in fresh taro balls, and herbal jelly. The franchise is started by brother and sister who were born and raised in a farming family in Central Taiwan using selected food ingredients and traditional processes, they made soft taro ball, and herbal jelly desserts to start the business.