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BC Studies Auction

It’s that time of the year again when UBC’s quartlerly journal BC Studies hosts its annual silent auction online at Local tourism attractions, museums, theatre productions, art galleries, and publishers contribute dozens of items to the auction which the public can then bid on. This year’s BC Studies auction goes from November 2 until November …

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Pumpkin Patch Adventure at the AppleBarn Pumpkin Farm

A trip to the pumpkin patch is one of my quintessential fall experiences. It’s the perfect excuse to head out into the countryside and fully embrace the season: the warm colours of the foliage, the foggy mornings, the earthy smell of the air, the comfort food and of course, the harvest! So when I was invited out …


The Fish Shack opens on Granville Street, Vancouver

Vancouver’s Glowbal Collection opened their latest restaurant on Wednesday evening to an eager crowd of foodies, industry, and media. Occupying the former space of Sanafir, The Fish Shack brings a quick and casual approach to seafood on the Granville entertainment strip. It’s still the same narrow multi-level space that we’ve come to love from 1026 Granville, …


Tasting Plates Vancouver, Kitsilano – two girls attempt 10 restaurants in 3 hours

Last week on Wednesday my colleague Dana and I joined dozens of other food enthusiasts in Kitsilano for the second-ever Tasting Plates Vancouver, a culinary event put on by food blogger Richard Wolak, better known online as Vancouver Foodster. For $40 per person (or $30 if purchased a week ahead of time), event goers were …


The Brave Bull’s House of Steak Closing

Vancouver is about to lose an institution. According to a message posted on the B.C. Chowhound forum today, The Brave Bull’s House of Steak is closing for good on September 2nd: Never been, but for those interested, the couple that run Brave Bull are retiring and closing the restaurant down soon. Last day is Sept 2, after which they are selling …