2301 Main, Vancouver BC, Canada
It’s likely that many a die-hard carnivore has admitted defeat at The Foundation. The textbook-hipster joint—complete with mason jars masquerading as water glasses—does vegetarian so well it’s arguable that staunch meat-eaters may not even realize they’re going without taste of our fine feathered, finned, and four-legged friends.
At the very least, this must be the case for anyone who’s ever helped themselves to the aptly named Utopian Nachos: a massive serving of baked tortilla chips loaded with black beans, corn, jalapeños, and layers upon layers of perfectly melted cheese. The Spicy Peanut (rotini pasta tossed in a rich, holistic peanut sauce) is another lip-smacking standout, while the flavour-packed Katered Affair (a guilt-free smorgasbord of hummus, greens, tofu, and yams) comes in a portion big enough to cover lunch the next day.
Sure, the booming Biggie album on loop means it can get a little loud here on Friday nights, but why talk when you can be stuffing your face with hearty peanut burgers, coco-chili-lime-glazed veggies, and, oh yeah, some of the tastiest sangria in town?
Events near The Foundation approx. 15 minutes away
Legendary whiskey ambassador Matt Jones will lead the alcohol portion of the festivities with samples of the entire Jim Beam whiskey line, plus Maker’s Mark. The dinner, presented buffet-style, will feature an 80 lb. whole roasted pig, sausages, roast beef, turkey wings, game hens, pork ribs, potato salad, greens, grilled corn on the cob, and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies.More info
Sakura and Spot Prawns
Executive chefs Andrea Carlson (Burdock & Co) and Masayoshi Baba (Masayoshi) present a dinner that pays tribute to the spring abundance of cherry blossoms and spot prawns.More info
Stand-Up & Deliver! Comedy Open Mic
Vancouver's best comedy open mic! Pros, amateurs and newbies always welcome. Every Wednesday: sign-up at 7pm and show at 8pm. ...More info
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Memphis performs tunes from latest album The Order of Time.More info
Adults Are So Last Year
The day will include artist-led activities and workshops for kids and their adults.More info
Filipino indie band composed of Armi Millare, Carlos Tanada, Ean Mayor, and Paul Yap.More info