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Dine Out Vancouver is back! Did you know I’ve been doing Dine Out Vancouver since, like, forever? My first year was when Rob Feenie still had his restaurants and I was there for DOVF.

Running from January 18 to February 3, the prix fixe portion of this year’s program has changed to 4 price points – $15, $25, $35 and $45. There are also more lunch and brunch options, usually at a cheaper price than dinner. This would give an opportunity to try the pricier restaurants with less.

The menus are now live and reservations are open. Actually, Aeroplan members already had access since Monday, so I had the opportunity to go through all the menus. Here are some suggestions, based on past experience (Dine Out or not) as well as menu attractiveness (e.g. value for the money, choice of ingredients, creativity in the menu, enough options for two people, etc.). Now keep in mind I curated the list based on my preference (as you know, I’m a meat lover), my way of thinking, so it may not all suit your taste. But hopefully this gives you a place to start.

I’ve included links to the menu to make it easier for you.

$15 Suggestions

  • Brewhall
  • Chutney Villa (Last year was $20 so I’m guessing portion size would be smaller this year, or it’s super deal for $5 less!)
  • Popina
Chutney Villa Dine Out Vancouver 2018

Chutney Villa Dine Out Vancouver 2018

$25 Suggestions


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Dine Out Vancouver is back! Running from January 19 to February 4, more than 300 restaurants are offering prix fixe menus and more than 35 special events are planned over this 2-week period.

Ocean Wise Pop-up Cafe 2017 Dine Out

Vancouver Aquarium Pop-up Restaurant 2017 Dine Out

The 3-course dinner are priced at $20, $30 or $40. Some restaurants may charge extra for special menu items. Some restaurants are also offering a lunch menu, which could be at a cheaper price point. The menus are now live and reservations are open. Pretty excited about some of the participating restaurants this year. After perusing the menus, here are our suggestions, based on past experience (Dine Out or not) as well as menu attractiveness. I’ve included links to the menu to make it easier for you:

$20 Suggestions

$30 Suggestions


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A couple of weeks ago, Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody celebrated its 2nd anniversary. To celebrate, they released a total of 8 beers on Friday, November 10, at their anniversary party.

Bryan can attest to the fact that I’m not the biggest advocate for TS because I’m not a big IPA drinker, and TS has made their name with all the interesting IPAs (among other beers) that they’ve produced over the last couple of years. That being said, I was really curious about one of the new releases, so to the contrary of my usual behaviour, I decided to join the crowd, meet up with Bryan (the huge TS fan) and check out the anniversary party. In fact, I even convinced a few of my colleagues to tag along.

And then, a 40-minute line-up later, I got to try all 7 of the 8 new releases that were available at the anniversary party. By this point, my colleagues had given up on me, and went to Yellow Dog next door instead.

Twin Sails 2nd Anniversary Beers

The 6 beers here were: (more…)

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Having lived in the Tri-Cities area ever since my family and I moved to Canada, there is always a special place in my heart to promote awareness of what’s in the area. When I was invited to the Eat Your Heart Out event, not only was I attracted to the idea of a restaurant crawl in Tri-Cities, but I was also drawn to the fact that this was a fundraiser for the Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation to ensure the Eagle Ridge Hospital is well-equipped and staff are well-trained to serve the community.

I was happy to see such a great turnout at the event. After a few speeches to kick off the evening, we all hopped on a trolley supplied by the Vancouver Trolley Company.

Trolleys await



Now how often do you see a line-up of trolleys outside of the Port Moody City Hall, or on the road in Port Moody?! It’s quite fun to travel in style. (more…)

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Here is a round-up of upcoming tasty food events happening this month. We’ll continue to update this post as we hear about new events, or after an event has taken place.

If you would like your event featured in this post, feel free to send us the details at vanfoodies [at] gmail.com for consideration.

Last updated: June 20, 2012

June 23: Pajo’s 25th Anniversary in Port Moody

Celebrate this milestone with Pajo’s at its Rocky Point Park location on Saturday, June 23. Free, fun activities for everyone: live music, bouncy castle, cake cutting, firetruck tour, prizes/contests, and more.

Pajo’s at Rocky Point Park
2800 Block Murray Street, Port Moody
June 23, 1-5pm

June 24: Greek Day on Broadway

Hosted by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of B.C.’s (HCC), this event is to promote the Vancouver Greek community’s established presence during the last 100 years and incorporating its rich cultural heritage that has spanned 2500 years of history.

It includes 23 food vendors, live music, dancing lessons, sampling Greek product, petting zoo, cooking demonstrations, artisan market, raffle and more.

For more information, visit the Greek Day website.

Entrance at Broadway & MacDonald Street
June 24, 11am-9pm (more…)

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During the month of October, there are two dining events happening around town:

Eat & Drink BC

For those who support local food producers, don’t miss Eat & Drink BC that ‘s happening right now until Oct 31. A number of restaurants across BC have put together prix fixe menus that feature foods grown, raised or majority processed in B.C. To see a list of participating restaurants, visit the website at www.bcrfa.com/eat-+-drink-bc/.

Among the participating restaurants, here are a few that I’ve visited in the past:

Taste of Yaletown

And if you enjoy the hippy atmosphere, you don’t want to miss the Taste of Yaletown event. Between Oct 15 and Oct 31, diners are invited to visit over 20 restaurants in the area for a tasting menu priced at $25, $35 or $45. Its website is www.tasteofyaletown.com.

I’ve visited a few of them and hope the following can help you learn a bit more about the restaurants:

I do plan on visiting a couple of places for these two events. I will share my experience here. Stay tuned.

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Been wanting to try the Boathouse at English Bay but never wanted to go all the way downtown for that. Fortunately, they just opened another chain in Port Moody in November. For a business dinner, I had the opportunity to try it out.

The evening started with a cocktail drink. I ordered a Mango Tango which had
Finlandia Mango Vodka, Cointreau, white cranberry juice, lime and mango puree. I love mango flavoured drinks (alcohol or non-alcohol) and this one didn’t disappoint me. That was followed by some appetizers to share. We ordered calamari, tuna spring rolls and a shrimp dish. Entree I ordered a Westcoast Hot Pot which is one of their Boathouse favourites. I also ordered dessert, Mocha Ice Cream Pie.

There’s a hiccup with the services. Another person at the table ordered a Fresh Steamer Pot, which was fairly close to what I ordered. Hence when the food arrived, the servers accidentally switched our two orders. The other person had started eating my Westcoast Hot Pot by the time they found out about the mistake. Then they quickly put in another order to get me a new one and gave her back the Fresh Steamer Pot. So here I was, awkwardly twiddling my fingers for a good 15 minutes before I got to eat my entree. Overall, I think they handled the situation pretty well.

Food was good. Size of dishes was fairly big, too. The Westcoast Hot Pot was nice but the rice noodles were quite filling. The dessert was gigantic but it was so awesome I finished the whole thing!

Boathouse Restaurant Port Moody
Food: 8.5
Presentation: 7.5
Environment: 8
View: 8 (You can actually see the Burrard Inlet)
Service: 8 (The follow-up service made up for the mistakes they made)
Overall: 8

Boathouse on Urbanspoon

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