It’s possible to feel like a complete failure even after you’ve mastered the art of making toast on a two-burner stove, and figured out how to bake rosemary-and-garlic-stuffed potatoes on an open campfire.
In our outdoor dining issue, we look at a multitude of communal dining options, including Vancouver's Dîner en Blanc; plus Food Cart Fest, some of the city's best patios, and practical picnicking.
All will reward you with locally sourced food, a sense of community, and a gorgeous setting.
Everybody seems to have his or her own reason for trash-talking this picnic. But most seem to boil down to some variation of one simple grievance: they don’t get to go.
Vancouver’s first official Patio Day is set for August 3, but you can enjoy the great outdoors all summer long at these establishments.
Some people mistakenly see sausages as secondary to steak on the grill, but with such carefully crafted local products, you’ll have guests opting for barbecued sausages this summer.
A few spots around Vancouver and Burnaby will make discerning shake-sippers happy.
Gastown is a prime neighbourhood for people-watching, from tourists searching for the steam clock to hipsters shopping for their next ironic outfit.
With this summer promising to be a hot one, you’ll have plenty of cloudless days for relaxing on one of these patios.
The restaurant is scheduled to open to the public in late July or early August, and will offer original dishes made with local ingredients.