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Like life, spot prawn season is short and messy. So why not roll up your sleeves and dive in? This is the second year that the Donnelly Group has hosted a spot prawn boil, in...
If you don’t get down to Portland as often as you’d like and you miss that city’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters, fear not: you can get your fix in Vancouver. Lukes General Store sells...
Figuring out  which beer to pair with what food can be daunting. But some Vancouver chefs are making it easier. Five local chefs have collaborated with R&B Brewing Co. to...
Go on—give it a glug. In The Canadian Craft Beer Cookbook (Whitecap, $29.95), author David Ort not only suggests food-and-beer pairings but puts beer in most dishes. From...
As a certified cicerone (beer sommelier), Don Farion knows that many people don’t have much experience pairing food with beer. Sure, they may drink a light lager like Coors Light...
Nigel Springthorpe Co-owner, Alibi Room (157 Alexander Street), Brassneck (2148 Main Street) “I’m excited by just about anything Four Winds is doing lately,” says Nigel...
The seeds of your next getaway are often planted while you’re still on the road. Returning home from Portland by train, I gazed out the window as the tracks hugged Puget Sound in...
With so much emphasis on tradition in downtown Victoria—from the Parliament Buildings steeped in history to the Fairmont Empress Hotel steeped in Earl Grey tea—it’s easy to forget...
Love brunch? Here are a few new options. Calabash Bistro (428 Carrall Street) is now open for brunch weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., serving Caribbean-inspired dishes like roti...
Last Saturday (May 10th), the third-annual CAMRA Vancouver Spring Sessional Cask Festival proved that low-alcohol beer is nothing to fear. The event at the Cobalt Hotel drew about...

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