If you’re anything like us, the hunger for unique and delicious food-and-beverage-centred events is as strong as ever. It’s a good thing Vancouver always delivers them in excess.
Here are the food events happening in or around Vancouver this week.
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Big Day BBQ at The American
The Big Day BBQ at The American tailgate will take place every Sunday until the end of the year. Enjoy Texas-style brisket, ribs, pulled pork, Tex-Mex pasta salad, smokey slaw, and pit beans too.
When: Every Sunday until the end of 2019 at 10 am
Where: The American – 926 Main Street, Vancouver
Prices: Start at $20
We did some digging and painstaking taste-testing to bring you this list of the best epic eats to enjoy at the Vancouver Christmas Market for 2019.
When: Now until December 24
Time: Daily, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm (November 20 to December 23), and 11:30 am to 6 pm on December 24
Where: Jack Poole Plaza – 1055 Canada Place
Price: Adult, $12.99; seniors, $10.99; youth $6.99 (online); adult, $15; seniors, $13; youth, $9 (gate admission)
Held in the eatery’s Private Dining Room, this new tea service will be offered from now until December 31, 2019 (excluding December 24 and 25). There will be daily sittings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Adult tickets cost $79 and children $39.50 (ages 12 and under).
When: Now until December 31, 2019 (excluding December 24 and 25), seatings at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Price: Adults, $79; children, $39.50 (ages 12 and under); reserve online
H Tasting Lounge at the Westin Bayshore has an extra-festive service for people to indulge in this month. The eatery now offers a Festive Afternoon Tea during weekends from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm until December 29.
When: Weekends from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm until December 29
Where: H Tasting Lounge (Westin Bayshore) – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $55 per person; reserve online
Bells and Whistles’ Sunday Night Movie Series: Christmas Edition
This month Bells and Whistles is getting festive with screenings of Planes, Trains and Automobiles (December 8), Home Alone (December 15), Elf (December 22), and The Apartment (December 29).
When: December 8, 15, 22, 29 at 9 pm
Where: Bells and Whistles – 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Tacofino X Bingo Babes at Hastings Commissary
Tacofino Hastings Commissary will be hosting a Bingo Babes for a Bingo fundraiser on December 9. Partial proceeds will go towards the Environmental Youth Alliance.
When: December 9 at 7 pm
Where: Tacofino Hastings Commissary – 2327 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
The Make It! Holiday Show is a fun, upbeat shopping experience that hosts a number of artists, crafters, and makers from all across Canada. Each year, in addition to more than 250 exhibitors, the holiday show features a beer garden, live music, and food trucks.
When: December 11 to 15, 2019
Time: December 11 from 5 to 9 pm; December 12 from 11 am to 9 pm; December 13 from 11 am to 9 pm; December 14 from 10 am to 6 pm; December 15 from 11 am to 5 pm
Location: The PNE Forum – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: $10 at the door, (kids 12 and under are free)
Last year, this event was licensed and featured Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and Pacific Breeze Winery beverages too, along with an artisan market and live music. This is a can’t-miss holiday event, so be sure to mark your calendar and get in on the festive fun at this special edition of Friday on Front.
When: December 13 from 5 to 9 pm
Where: Under the parkade on Front Street in New West
Price: Free entry
Mensch will be popping up on select dates at Kafka’s Coffee (577 Great Northern Way), where a selection of eats like its signature slow-brined, smoked, hand-cut New York-style hot pastrami sandwich on fresh rye bread will be available.
Where: Kafka’s Coffee – 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver
When: December 14 at 6 pm
In addition to finding crafts, spices, wines, and vinegar, visitors to the market will also have a chance to find freshly-picked, local produce.
When: December 14, 2019
Time: December 14 from 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex – 633 Poirier Street, Coquitlam
The Crafty Affaire Holiday Market promotes a unique mix of modern, handmade items as well as vintage treasures. This fair will be popping up in Vancouver at the Croatian Cultural Centre on December 14 and 15.
When: December 14 and 15, 2019
Time: December 14 and 15 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: By Donation
Established in 2003, Shiny Fuzzy Muddy features all kinds of handmade goods and products for the holiday season. In addition, the market constantly aims to discover and develop new artists and connect guests with gifted artisans in their community. This 2019 shows will be Shiny Fuzzy Muddy’s last, so be sure to stop by.
When: December 14 and 15, 2019
Time: December 14 from 11 am to 6 pm; December 15 from 10 am to 6 pm
Location: Heritage Hall – 3102 Main Street, Vancouver
Admission: $4 admission
Parallel 49 Brewing Bad Santa Holiday Warehouse Party
Parallel 49 Brewing’s Bad Santa Holiday Warehouse Party will feature free entry to everyone who wears a Santa hat. Once inside, folks can enjoy live entertainment by The Millennials Live Band from 6 to 9:30 pm and a DJ from 9:30 pm to midnight. Seven beers and one cider will be on tap for $6 each, and Mom’s Grilled Cheese food truck will also be on site.
When: December 14 from 6 pm to midnight
Where: Parallel 49 – enter via the alley behind 1979 Pandora Street, Vancouver
The Alba White Truffles Dinner will definitely be one to remember. Hosted at Richmond’s Origo Club, this six-course dinner (plus wine pairing) will highlight the aromatic trifola d’Alba Madonna (“Truffle of the White Madonna”). Both chef Pino Posteraro and chef David Pan will be serving three dishes each.
When: December 15 at 6 pm
Where: Origo Club – 6888 River Road #110, Richmond
Price: $500; buy online
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