Bells and Whistles Set to Open

Bells and Whistle set to open in the Fraserhood District this fall features 150 Seats, Wrap-Around Patio, Casual Fare and Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails Exclusively On Tap.

Open for lunch, dinner and late-night drinks seven days a week with seating for 150 guests in its 3,000-sq.-ft. dining room and wrap-around heated outdoor patio, Bells and Whistles is the latest venture for Gooseneck, which includes respected restaurateurs James Iranzad and Josh Pape as well as new Bells and Whistles co-partner and longtime Gooseneck employee Nick Miller.

With a menu comprising homespun, locally and ethically sourced dishes designed by Wildebeest Executive Chef Alessandro Vianello, Bells and Whistles will serve up burgers, tacos and fresh salads, ballpark-inspired fare like chili and garlic fries, as well as a selection of soft-serve ice cream flavours.

Boasting a full bar that offers a rotating selection of notable craft and import beers in addition to ciders, cocktails and wine all available exclusively on tap, Bells and Whistles brings together the best of the local brewery scene as well as one-of-a-kind creations like imperial stout floats and citrus-forward IPA soft-serve beer pairings and slushie concoctions such as frozen radlers.

Designed by Milltown Contracting and Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative, Bells and Whistles also features an interactive games room that offers Skee-Ball, hoops and foosball tables with complimentary Happy-Hour plays, floor-to-ceiling windows with plenty of natural light and big screens showing live local and international big-league sports action.

“Our mission is to bring a restaurant that is anything but ordinary to the Fraserhood,” says Miller. “We’ve gone to great lengths to design an out-of-the-box, approachable space and we’re excited to introduce a whole new concept not only to the area, but to Vancouver as a whole.”

Cheese and Meat Festival at Roundhouse Community Centre

Cheese and Meat Festival showcasing cheese and charcuterie takes place in Vancouver September 30th 2017 at the Roundhouse Arts and Community Centre.

The festival allows mom and pop shops to showcase their homemade recipes and products while gaining marketing exposure they would not normally be able to afford”, Daivd Bain Cheese and Meat Festival Producer. Attendees will be able to pair with wine, cider or beer.

The festival will also include live entertainment, seminars. Seminar’s such as Glenlivet’s Find Your Cheese Spirit and Hops into the Charcuterie World. You can also purchase products from the pop-up shop on site

Tickets: $55 plus tax and service fee
Location: Roundhouse Arts and Community Centre
When: September 30, 3 – 5:30 PM and 7 – 9:30PM

Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite

Superbaba Now Open in Downtown Victoria

Superbaba a middle eastern fusion cafe, now open at 1325 Blanshard St. in the heart of downtown Victoria.

With seating for 38 and another 12 on an outdoor patio, Superbaba is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. The menu features fresh, faithful takes on Middle Eastern favourites like falafel and hummus in a variety of bowls, sandwiches and sides, as well as chicken and steak kebabs, fresh-baked pita, turmeric cookies, iced Turkish coffee, house-made pickles and fried cauliflower. Continue reading “Superbaba Now Open in Downtown Victoria”

Neptune Chinese Kitchen – Hard Rock Casino

Neptune Chinese Kitchen, situated at Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam opened it’s doors.

The interior reminds me of a typical rice, noodle congee cafe but the quality of the food is far superior.

We sampled a range a dishes from sticky rice on crispy chicken my favourite to siu am and creamy egg yolk custard bun. Continue reading “Neptune Chinese Kitchen – Hard Rock Casino”

Chinatown’s Virtuous Pie

Virtuous Pie in Chinatown focuses on plant-based foods which includes their nut based cheese, plant based ice-cream and creative pizza’s.

I ordered the Kim-Jack, Hoisin Crema, Cashew Mozzarella, Kimchi, Gochujang Braised Jackfruit, Roast Broccolini, Scallion.

The crust surprisingly held up, even after being in a takeout box for 10 minutes. It was nutty, spicy, salty and sweet. I couldn’t really decipher the jackfruit, it was over-powered by the kimchi. All in all it was delicious and a creative combination.

They have happy hour from 2:30 – 5:30 and 10PM – 11PM, a selection of pizza’s for $10 including the Kim-Jack. Next time I will be back for the ice-cream.

Liquidity Easter Egg Hunt for Adults

This Easter, adults are invited to join in the hunt through 30 acres of scenic vineyard for Liquidity Wines’ Third Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt. On Saturday, April 15, the vineyard will stash scrumptious treats, coupons, and other surprises and delights within the property’s lush tangle of vines. Also on offer: a pre-search wine tasting and Easter brunch for the whole family at Liquidity Bistro.

Now celebrating three years of Easter fun, Liquidity’s grownup-themed egg hunt opens the vineyard for those who are kids-at-heart to explore at their leisure. The event is free of charge and takes place from 12pm to 3pm, though guests who arrive early can fuel up for the hunt by sampling a range of Liquidity’s award-winning wines. No tickets are required; simply arrive any time within the event hours to pick up a map and learn the details.

While the egg hunt is geared toward adults, the entire family can enjoy Easter brunch at Liquidity Bistro. Located in the Heart of Wine Country™, be sure to bring a camera as the space is perfectly situated to capture stunning views of Okanagan Falls. Enjoy special features on Saturday, April 15 between 11am and 3pm, such as potato roesti with goat cheese, thyme and farm-fresh eggs; decadent banana bread French toast adorned by banana compote; and maple glazed ham cassolette served alongside baked white beans and potatoes.