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by Editor on May 9, 2013

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[Image by William Warby] Charlie’s Little Italian now open; BierCraft Restaurants introduce certified cicerone beer servers; Mother’s Day brunch at YEW; Dockside Restaurant: reserve soon to avoid Mother’s Day disappointment!; Mother’s Day at Thierry; Pink Elephant Thai turns two on Alberni Street; Urban Thai Bistro unveils modern new look, revamped menu; New season: Good for You, Good for Our Earth


After a quick 2 week turnaround, we’re pleased to announce that Charlie’s Little Italian is now open.

Chef, Tristan Burley has created a concise, value driven menu that includes traditional pasta dishes, antipasti and salads, while Nick Devine’s select list of Italian wines and housemade Italian soda, along with a cocktail list featuring his ‘Gianfranco Zola’ cocktail, brings a taste of Italy to the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

Situated at 2610 Main Street, Charlie’s Little Italian sees the old Habit Lounge re-imagined as an old-school Italian restaurant with a modern flare. The bar, now located at the front of the room, welcomes patrons into the space, along with the floor to ceiling “piazza mural”. A market scene looks down on the booth seating, while large scale gingham wall panels stretch the length of the room.

Charlie’s is open for dinner 7 days a week from 4pm.

Stay social on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @CharliesVan

For more information, visitcharlieslittleitalian.com



BierCraft owners Dean Mallel and Don Farion are proud to announce every member of the service and bar staff has completed the Certified Cicerone Beer Server certificate program through the internationally recognized Craft Beer Institute.

Don Farion himself is a Certified Cicerone and was one of the first to achieve the certification in Canada. Don and Dean have always taken great pride in the extensive training and development their staff receives and discerns having the certification gives the staff that next level of professionalism and pride in their work. Through the Cicerone Certification guests can be assured that each beer was given proper storage and served in the proper way so their beer will taste exactly the way it should, every time. The Certified Beer Server not only includes storage and service but a modest knowledge base of beer styles and culture as well as the brewing process and ingredients. Anyone can call themselves an expert on beer, but when consumers want great beer they need a server who really knows beer service, flavors, and styles; that server or bartender works with BierCraft.

BierCraft Restaurants have at both location over 20 craft beers on tap, over 100 beers in bottles and was recently voted “Best Restaurant – Imported Beer Selection” by The Georgia Straight Golden Plates.

With over 50 years of restaurant experience between them, Dean Mallel and Don Farion decided to share their love and passion for Belgian and craft beer by opening the first BierCraft location on Commercial Drive in June of 2005 – BierCraft Tap and Tapas. They quickly built a reputation as the place to find a great meal whilst enjoying beers from around the world, served with the care and attention they deserve. BierCraft Bistro was opened on Cambie Street in May of 2009.

For more information please contact Rachaal Steele, BierCraft Staff Training and Development at biercraftRestaurants@gmail.com


In the hustle and bustle of this fast-paced, Wi-Fi, high-tech world family time can prove elusive.  But no excuses folks – this is mom we are talking about. Protector from monsters and nightmares, healer of booboos and broken hearts, moms need to be recognized, singled out and celebrated.
On Sunday, May 12, YEW restaurant + bar is hosting a decadent Mother’s Day brunch.  In addition to classic brunch dishes, Chef Ned Bell will be serving up a delicious tapas menu including Lobster Bacon Benedict and Crème Anglaise Soaked Brioche French Toast. Scrumptious bakeshop selections such asEspresso White Chocolate Scones and Carrot Pineapple Ginger Muffins will also be available. To cap off the celebration of magnificent moms, YEW restaurant + bar will be offering all kinds of delicious desserts for Mom to enjoy on her special day.

Brunch is priced at $87 per adult, $40 for kids 5 to 12 and free for the under 5 set.
Tables are booking up, make your reservations by calling YEW at 604.692.4939

Pump Up the Pampering at RedCedar Massage Suite
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver can help amp up the indulgence of deserving moms with its’ new RedCedar Massage Suite.  Invite mom to relax and enjoy a treatment tailored to her need in our beautifully tranquil suite.

Give a Toast to Mommy
YEW’s Wine Down Sundays are the perfect pre or post relaxation prescription where every single bottle of wine is 50% off all day long.

Make Room for Mom
If you want to go big and turn Mother’s Day into a weekend of well-deserved indulgence by booking a night in one of Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver’s luxury guest rooms. Click here to view the Hotel’s special offers.

For more information, visityewrestaurant.com



Our Chef’s Grand Mother’s Day Brunch is filling up fast and we’re well on track for a full house before Mother’s Day!

Chef Simon McNeil’s sumptuous menu is guaranteed to please every member of the family while Dockside’s award-winning waterfront setting will make this year’s Mother’s Day a special one.

Click HERE for full menu details.

Click HERE a photo gallery of our buffet.

Two seatings, 10:30AM and 1:30PM, will be offered for the Mother’s Day Buffett and the cost is $59.00 per person (tax and gratuity extra) for adults, and $25 per child 6-12yrs (5 and under free). Call 604-685-7070 to reserve.



Chef Thierry and his team are creating exceptional and unique delicacies featuring one of spring’s hero ingredients, rhubarb.

Whether you are looking for a couture cake to celebrate your Mother, or a selection of sumptuous treats to highlight her special day, Thierry will have a feast of eye-catching options.

Elderflower butter cream + rhubarb compote.

Choux pastry + elderflower lemon pastry cream + rhubarb compote + fondant.

Rhubarb financier + streusel.

Puff pastry + baked rhubarb + Tahitian vanilla bean glaze.
Available in small + medium sizes. 

Marzipan sponge + honey butter cream + fresh raspberries + rhubarb bavarois.
Available in small, medium + large sizes. 

Featured Mother’s Day items will be available from May 10th – 12th, while supplies last.
To order please call 604 608 6870 or order@thierrychocolates.com; 48 hours notice is required.



(Vancouver, BC)  May 6, 2013 – Thai House Restaurant Group is pleased to announce that the baby of the family, Pink Elephant Thai, located at 1152 Alberni Street, has turned two with substance and style.

Since opening, the busy restaurant has gone through over 19,000 litres of coconut milk, 38,800 kg of rice, and 950 pounds of basil leaves; while hosting valued guests from around the block and across the globe.  Pink Elephant Thai has developed a following for its $10 lunch specials, on daily until 4:30pm; Happy Hour drinks and appies, seven nights a week from 4:30pm to 7:00pm; and a resident Friday night DJ playing lounge beats. Plus Pink is a great alternative to a traditional pub for catching all Canucks playoff action on the big screen.

Pink Elephant Thai’s menu offers both New World and Traditional combination dinners for parties of two to six, as well options for shared appetizer platters.  Prepared by a team of Thai chefs, some of the restaurant’s standout dishes are Peeg Gai Yaad Sai, delectable boneless chicken wings stuffed with vegetables and glass noodles; Grilled Free Range Duck Breast marinated with fresh Thai herbs and spices, served with spicy garlic and chili sauce; Black Cod topped with three flavored – Spicy, Sweet and Sour – sauce with fresh basil and pineapple; and the ever popular Pad Thai made with fresh tamarind.

Pink Elephant Thai features a popular communal table running the length of the restaurant, as well as oversized booths, and a chef’s table to catch all the kitchen action.  Overall, the look is ultra sleek with gleaming white, cool grey, polished black, and lots of the restaurant’s signature pink.  Creative cocktails, imported beers including Thailand’s Singha, along with a varied and well priced wine list, all pair nicely with the menu that ranges from just a touch to totally spicy.
Pink Elephant Thai is located at 1152 Alberni Street and open seven days a week, from 11:30am through 10:30pm. It’s open late for special parties and on weekends, always serving lunch, dinner, cocktails, plus everything in between.

For reservations phone 604.646.8899 or for more information please visit PinkElephantThai.com, follow @pinkethai on Twitter, follow on Instagram @pinkethai and become a fan on Facebook.com/pinkelephantthai.

About Thai House Ventures Inc.

Thai House Restaurant Group celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. Since opening its first restaurant on Robson Street in 1986, the family run business has grown to encompass four award-winning Thai House locations in addition to Urban Thai Bistro in Yaletown and Pink Elephant Thai on Alberni Street. The successful line of Thai House Curry Sauces is available at grocery stores across Canada. For more information and specific social media links visit http://thaihouse.com.


(Vancouver, BC) May 8, 2013 — Desmond Chen, proprietor of Urban Thai Bistro, has pulled back the curtain to reveal a fresh and stylish new dining space taking centre stage at the popular Yaletown restaurant.

Much like the subtle nuances and delicate balance of spices and herbs for which Thai cuisine is renowned, the newly renovated Urban Thai Bistro offers an understated but distinctive blend of rugged post-and-beam design elements with a sleek, modern look. Burnished metallic chandeliers bathe the room in warm and enticing light, rich accents of gold and ebony lend an air of casual elegance, and a host of gleaming Buddha statuettes imported from Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand cast a benevolent eye over the setting.

The inviting new bar area demands immediate attention, thanks to its illuminated onyx bar top and flat-screen TVs for sports and playoff action, while an added lounge area offers a comfortable and relaxed place to unwind for conversation, drinks and lighter fare. The dining area also includes a large “Chef’s table” for VIPs, families and groups of twelve, while a heated exterior patio allows patrons to enjoy the open air whatever the season.

The refinements at Urban Thai Bistro, however, run deeper than just the surface. Chen has also expanded the menu and enlisted new chefs from Thailand to offer guests a wide range of traditional Thai dishes as well as signature creations all made with market-fresh spices and exotic imported ingredients as well as a respect for preparation and presentation that is both traditional and authentic. Longtime devotees of Urban Thai Bistro need not worry, however — Chen has ensured that old favourite dishes are still included on the menu as well.

Urban Thai Bistro offers daily lunch specials from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $9 a plate as well as a Happy Hour featuring appetizer and drink specials daily from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and is open extended hours on Fridayand Saturday nights for those who like the nightlife.

Step inside the new-look Urban Thai Bistro and, as they say in Thailand, “sabai sabai” — Relax. Chill. Leave your worries behind.

Urban Thai Bistro, located in the heart of Vancouver’s Yaletown district, bustles with energy from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. seven days a week. Urban Thai Bistro was one of Yaletown’s early settlers and remains a prime spot for people watching.

For reservations phone 604.408.7788 or for more information please visit thaihouse.com/urban-thai-bistro, follow @urbanthai on Twitter, on Instagram @urbanthaiyaletown and become a fan on Facebook.com/urbanthaibistro



How can you have a successful business and be environmentally responsible at the same time?

Vancouver, BC – Good For You, Good For Our Earth is a new television series that explores these issues. This health and wellness show features food producers and manufacturers from British Columbia who embrace environmentally sustainable business practices.

FarmFolk CityFolk, in partnership with Vancity and Telus Optik Local, has developed this made-in-BC food and nutrition show. Lori Petryk, the show’s host and well-known Vancouver dietitian, will provide viewers with valuable nutrition information to help them make healthy choices for themselves and their families.

The series aims to educate the consumer on the benefits of SOLE food (Sustainable or Organic, Local, and Ethical) to their health and the environment. We will feature BC farmers and food producers who produce healthy foods while embracing environmentally sustainable business practices. We take the viewer behind the scenes to show exactly how our local food growers, producers and manufacturers are leading the way in producing quality foods while reducing the effect food production has on the environment.

Each 20-minute show will air on TELUS Optik Local &#8212 TV On Demand throughout the year. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

  • Part 1 of 4: March 15, 2013 – June 13th
  • Part 2 of 4: June 14, 2013 – September 12
  • Part 3 of 4: September 13, 2013 – December 12
  • Part 4 of 4: December 13, 2013 – February 13, 2014

Each of the show segments can also be viewed online at FarmFolk CityFolk’s website: http://www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca/projects/good-for-our-earth/

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