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Boneta’s Got a New Lease on Life

by admin 07.28.2010

Last night amongst a lively crowd of supporters from both industry and beyond, Boneta owners, Mark Brand, Chef Jeremie Bastien, and Neil Ingram announced the final and inevitable demise of the “temporary” 1 West Cordova space that successfully launched Boneta just 3 short years ago. In approximately 6 months, the Gastown heritage space that originally […]

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Au Petit Chavignol Set to Open

by admin 03.11.2009

The good folks behind Les Amis du Fromage are on the verge of opening their 35-40 seat wine and cheese bar in their new ‘East Side Pride’ location at 845 East Hastings. Au Petit Chavignol will officially open at 5 pm Thursday, March 12 just in time to participate in Dining Out for Life. Cheese […]

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Fresh PR Catch

by admin 11.27.2008

  Salmon House introduces a “Taste of BC”; Neil Ingram presents “Riesling 101” at Salt Tasting Room; Afternoon Delights at Nu Restaurant + Lounge; Parkside offers a la carte pricing and affordable options for recession weary diners. UPDATE: November 27 More details inside…

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The Refinery Is Open On Granville Strip

by admin 11.25.2008

The Refinery on 1115 Granville Street is now open.  The old-school space formerly known as the “Sugar Refinery” has traded in it’s underground speak-easy cool for some hot new-world design, courtesy of M-Studio. More details inside…

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The Rebirth Of Cocktail Cool ~ Part 1

by admin 11.24.2008

  Again, we send our foolhardy photog, Jackie Connelly, deep into the battle-zone on a sure ‘suicide-mission’ to bring back hot reconnaissance of Vancouver’s inspired cocktail scene, and again, she returns with the goods and with nary a scratch. Here is her report…

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Somebody Teach This Guy How To Tip

by admin 11.24.2008

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, recently left the above drawing behind after enjoying his happy hour meal at a local eatery in his hometown of Portland, Oregon.  I sure hope there was some dead presidents underneath that little doodle, Mr. Smartypants, because if all wealthy and nerdy celebrities scribbled on a paper in lieu […]

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UD Events ~ November 2008

by admin 11.24.2008

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Holiday PR

by admin 11.22.2008

Hart House dishes up the holidays in style; From kids to cocktails, Cabana Bar & Grille has got you covered for the holidays. Details inside…

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Annette Rawlinson to Join Au Petit Chavignol

by admin 11.22.2008

Au Petit Chavignol, the soon to be open (Jan/Feb?) 40 seat restaurant that will be attached to the newest les amis du Fromage location at 845 East Hastings has hired industry veteran, Annette Rawlinson, as their new General Manager. From the press release: “Annette brings with her extensive years of experience in managing service-oriented restaurants […]

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Gastropod Has a New Bartender

by admin 11.21.2008

  According to Butter On the Endive, who broke the news today, Steve “Nice Guy” Da Cruz (formerly of Boneta, Chill Winston, The Whip) has landed behind the bar at the award-winning Gastropod in Kitsilano.  Cocktail culture rejoice and congratulations to Angus and company.  Steve’s first day is Sunday, November 23rd.

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Coming Soon: Regional Tasting Lounge

by admin 11.20.2008

Details inside…

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No Rooftop Restaurant For Opus Hotel

by admin 11.19.2008

According to VanCity Buzz blog, the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) party poopers have won their rooftop battle; Vancouver City council have voted down the Opus Hotel’s application for a “250 seat, luxury, world-class restaurant…” on the roof of their property. Fresh off their victory, perhaps now would be a good time to enlist […]

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