Ford's 2017 Focus Electric is an interesting vehicle that surprised me. This is a car for those who want a greener option. It was satisfying to drive, the brake coach reports back to the driver on how much energy is recovered from the regenerative braking system. It was always a game to see if I could recover 100% of the energy spent.
Mazda's 17 CX-3 is the most attractive compact crossover in my opinion. Although there are more practical and comfortable vehicles in this category there is no car that is more fun to drive than this. This is definitely a vehicle that is for a driving enthusiast. The size of the vehicle make it easy to drive and park in the city.
The 2017 Ford Flex Limited is a heavy duty hauler for those who have a large family and want a vehicle with plenty of power to tow extra storage. The trade off of the high power engine is it's intense use of gas. If fuel economy isn't important to you and you always transport 6 or more passengers this may be a vehicle you'd want to test drive.
In 2016 the CR-V sold more units in the US than all of BMW put together. Because the CR-V represents such a large portion of Honda's sales its important for them to keep this model fresh by giving the 2017 model another refresh so soon.
Honda HRV may not be the fastest vehicle in it's category but it makes up for that with the modern interior design, excellent fuel economy, sporty handling, driver experience, generous storage space, handsome exterior and aggressive pricing. It is a good choice for those looking for a family oriented vehicle with the feel good factor. The HRV's compact size and surprisingly roomy interior makes it a great choice for those who drive in tight city conditions often or looking for a small and efficient crossover.
The first event to kick off the 8th annual VCBW was at Yaletown Roundhouse. There was music, food, and beer! The tickets were $49 which includes 15 drink tickets, souvenir taster cup, live entertainment from Mark Woodyard who flew in from the UK and unlimited samples of Rocky Point beer flavour ice cream!
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.