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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.

Last updated: March 27, 2012

March 29: Dining Out For Life (Various Locations in Vancouver/Whistler)

Dining Out For Life is BC’s largest restaurant fundraiser, benefiting A Loving Spoonful and Friends For Life.

Over 250 restaurants from Whistler to White Rock and across the Fraser Valley will contribute 25% of their sales on March 29 to people living with HIV/AIDS.

Click here to see a list of participating restaurants

For the past 16 years, restaurants have raised more than $3 million through this initiative. For more information, visit www.diningoutforlife.com/vancouver

March 29: Gourmet Warehouse Chocolate Challenge Grand Finale

The Chocolate Challenge is looking for the most creative, original and downright delectable chocolate recipe! Taste the Chocolate Challenge 2012’s top 6 entries and cast your vote as judges Rob Feenie, Thomas Haas and Greg Hook declare the Grand Prize Winner of the best chocolate recipe of 2012.

Tickets are priced $50.00 and can be purchased by calling the Gourmet Warehouse at 604-253-3022. All profits from the Chocolate Challenge 2012 will be donated to the Strathcona Back-Pack Program committed to providing nutritious snacks and meals for children in need in the Strathcona neighborhood.

Gourmet Warehouse
March 29, 7-9pm
1340 Hastings Street, Vancouver (more…)

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

You know what, up until I moved to Canada I never knew the existence of this holiday, let alone celebrating it. Then I found out it’s a religious holiday – but shamrock, leprechuan and the pot of gold also got thrown in the picture! Anyway, in North America, part of our tradition is to drink up a Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s. And I didn’t know about this until after St. Patty’s Day last year! So as soon as March rolled around, Mr. and I went to McDonald’s and grabbed a Shamrock Shake.

McDonald's Shamrock Shake

McDonald's Shamrock Shake

Of course, what you see in ads is always better than the real thing. I was a little bit disappointed (more…)

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