Five Vancouver Chocolate Shops for Easter

With Easter just around the corner, many of you will be hunting for chocolate. While a bag of drug-store treats might do the trick for some, here are a few Vancouver chocolatiers offering something different. Hop on over to the shops below to indulge your sweet tooth. BETA 5 The chocolate shop on Industrial Avenue specializes in high-quality chocolates with unusual flavours and forms. For Easter, they’ve launched a small collection ranging from $12 to $30. The miniature robin eggs, which are available in packs of 10, are made with dark chocolate and filled with housemade peanut butter. The bigger praline eggs, meanwhile, are filled with a choice of hazelnut praline, raspberry almond, or pumpkin seed. For an Easter table… read more


Five Foodie Events to Check Out at the EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival

The 13th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival kicks off April 26, and this year, the foodie festival will run for an entire week. Events during the week include workshops, dinners, and special panel discussions with local chefs. This caps off with three days of shows, hands-on events, as well as food and beverage sampling at B.C. Place Stadium. Tickets are selling out fast, so here’s what to look forward to. Bella Gelateria Gelatini Workshop Go behind the scenes of one of Vancouver’s most popular gelato shops with this hands-on workshop that combines sweet treats and cocktails. On April 28 from 7 to 9 p.m., up to 20 guests will be invited to taste the range of gelato cocktails,… read more


Five Modern Vegetarian Restaurants in Vancouver

It used to be that if you were vegetarian, you’d be stuck eating a sad-looking salad or relegated to the one vegetarian pasta-dish on a restaurant’s menu. Those days are long gone, especially if you’re a vegetarian in Vancouver. The city has seen a growing number of plant-based menus pop up in recent years, and there’s no indication that this trend will slow down anytime soon. Here, are five of the top modern vegetarian restaurants in Vancouver. The Parker Located on the edge of Chinatown, the Parker is a tiny vegetarian restaurant focused on locally sourced, bio-dynamic, sustainable ingredients. Open five nights a week for dinner, the menu here only features eight dishes. Three textures of cauliflower are topped with… read more

QE Theatre

Hot-Ticket Arts Shows in Vancouver this Spring

Vancouver is home to a thriving arts scene, from music to theatre to dance. Here’s a look at some of the most exciting productions to hit local stages this spring. Trace by Ballet B.C. Ballet B.C. continues there 2014-15 season with Trace the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from March 26 to 28. Under artistic director Emily Molnar’s direction since 2009, this local dance troupe has grown leaps and bounds. Ballet B.C. is known for cutting-edge contemporary works and Trace will be no different. A triple-bill program includes the Canadian premiere of William Fosythe’s workwithinwork, a world premiere by Walter Matteini, and the return of Medhi Walerski’s Petite Cérémonie. Tickets are $30 to $80, with rush student tickets available as well. Mendelssohn’s… read more

Neapolitan Pizza

Five Neapolitan Pizzerias in Vancouver

There are a multitude of pizza options across the Lower Mainland, from inexpensive, by-the-slice options like Megabite Pizza, to sit-down restaurants, such as Boston Pizza and Pacifico Pizza. If you’d rather stay at home and order in, delivery spots like Panago, Domino’s, and Pizza Hut are fast and consistent. A new wave of pizzerias have started gaining momentum in Vancouver over the past few years: those that serve authentic Neapolitan-style pizza. Often, these have a thin bubbly crust that’s slightly chewy, tomato sauce made from San Marzano tomatoes, and fresh, simple ingredients. If you’re looking to try one of these types of pizzas, here are some options below. Nicli Antica Pizzeria This Gastown pizzeria was one of the first Neapolitan… read more