Rocky Mountain Flatbread Father’s Day Celebrations: Dine In Or Take Out!

Do you have a dad, spouse, or significant other that you would like to celebrate Father’s Day with on Sunday?  You may want to think of Rocky Mountain Flatbread.  Here is their press release about what you can expect, whether you eat in or take out.

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Celebrate Fathers Day at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Celebrate Fathers Day at Rocky Mountain Flatbread (Image courtesy Rocky Mountain Flatbread)

Rocky Mountain Flatbread is excited to offer both dine in and take out options to celebrate Father’s Day this coming weekend. In exciting news for families, the kids play area and kids pizza making are back in time for Father’s Day! Strict new cleaning and safety protocols have been put in place so it’s going to be a bit different going forward but owners Suzanne and Dominic Fielden are very pleased to bring fun family activities back to their restaurants. 

“We did a trial run of reopening the kids play area and kids pizza making this week with new safety procedures in place, and both the kids and staff had so much fun – safely!” says Suzanne Fielden

For the PLAY AREA, Rocky Mountain Flatbread is offering a time slot for each table to play in the sanitized play area with a personal basket of play toys (everything is sanitized after each use). Rocky is also offering Father’s Day cards for kids to colour and write a special message to Dad!

For KIDS PIZZA MAKING, one family at a time will take part in making pizzas.  Hand washing for the kiddos is a top priority and the staff gives out toppings in individual bowls for the kids to top their pizza with.  We have moved to washable pizza mats, rolling pins and pizza pans for safety. Rocky also offers take-home family pizza making kits!

“We are so excited to be open for dine in and fun family activities in time to celebrate Father’s Day,” says Suzanne Fielden, owner of Rocky Mountain Flatbread.“ We look forward to welcoming you very soon. Happy Father’s Day Dads – You Are Awesome!”

DINE IN OPTIONS

 

Kids can make their pizza at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Kids can make their pizza at Rocky Mountain Flatbread (Image courtesy Rocky Mountain Flatbread)

FATHER’S DAY $5 SLEEVES OF CRAFT BEER
Delicious craft beers from Four Winds, Persephone, 49 Parallel, Phillips, Hoyne, and Strange Fellows are being poured all weekend for only $5 to say “Dads You Are Awesome!”

FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH
House Made Eggs Benny, Omelettes, Scrambler, Chorizo Hash, Brunch Flatbreads and $6 Rocky Caesars are served Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 3 pm.  The kids play area is open with individual time slots for families!

PIZZA MAKING FOR THE KIDS/ OPEN PLAY AREA
On Father’s Day from 5 – 7 pm, the kids can create their own pizzas! Staff will guide the kids to roll out their dough crust and add their favorite toppings for a delicious personal pizza creation.

TAKE OUT OPTIONS:

FAMILY MEAL:
Newly created for Vancouver families is the $60 Family Meal for take out! The Family Meal includes: To Start:  two Small Soups or Salad | Mains: two regular sized traditional or artisan pizzas | Kids Meal:  two kids mozza pizzas | Dessert: four house made double chocolate brownies. Father’s Day kids activities also included!

FAMILY PIZZA MAKING KITS
Our new favourite thing for families is Rocky’s family pizza making kit. We provide the dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella and your favourite toppings to make 2 adult pizzas and 2 kids pizzas. Brownies for dessert and Father’s Day kids activities included! Cost: $45

WHEN WE’RE OPEN:

  • Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano:  Open Daily 12 pm – 9 pm.  Open for Brunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12 – 3 pm.
  • Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street:  Open Monday – Thursday 4 pm – 9 pm.  Open for Brunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12 – 3 pm.

For more information or to make an order for pickup or delivery, please visit RockyMountainFlatbread.ca.

8 Ways Rocky Mountain Flatbread Is Serving Families, Front Line Workers And Community During The Pandemic

I received this notification by Rocky Mountain Flatbread on how they are offering to help families and front line workers, and our community in general during the COVID-19 crisis.  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8 WAYS ROCKY MOUNTAIN FLATBREAD IS SERVING FAMILIES, FRONT LINE WORKERS AND COMMUNITY DURING THE PANDEMIC


Rocky Mountain Flatbread – like many independent restaurants in BC – is working hard to stay afloat in this unprecedented global pandemic, and owners Dominic and Suzanne Fielden are facing the challenge head-on with the community in mind. In recent weeks, the Fieldens quickly changed their two Vancouver family restaurants to the required take out and delivery-only model but were forced to temporarily close their new Surrey franchise location. The resulting loss of staff and business has been very difficult for everyone involved but this husband and wife team are not giving up. They jumped into action with a creative brainstorming process, asking themselves, “How can we best serve the Vancouver community during this pandemic?” 

“There are challenging times ahead for small independent restaurants, indeed all of us Vancouverites, but it is a little bit more bearable if you feel you can make a small positive difference in a time of crisis,” explains Suzanne.

Keeping community in mind, these are the 8 ways that Rocky Mountain Flatbread will support families, front line workers and hospitality staff through the pandemic:  
 
1. KEEPING OUR STAFF & GUESTS SAFE
Rocky Mountain Flatbread has always followed strict Vancouver Coastal Health and Safety Policies, and are following all of the new policies recommended by Public Health in BC. Staff follow the COVID-19 motto:  Stay healthy, Stay safe, Wash your hands, Always social distance, and Disinfect ALL surfaces.

2. CONTACTLESS ONLINE ORDERING, PICKUP AND DELIVERY
Rocky’s full menu of pizzas, pastas and salads are available for takeout and delivery. Here’s how:
  • Effect immediately, customers can make and pay for orders by phone with contactless curbside or patio pick up from 4 – 8 pm daily at our Kitsilano and Main Street restaurants. Find us in Kitsilano at 1876 W 1st Street or on Main Street at 4186 Main Street.
  • As of April 2, Rocky Mountain Flatbread is launching an online pre-order and payment store on their website RockyMountainFlatbread.ca to allow online ordering! 
  • Contactless delivery options are available through Door Dash, Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats.
3. FRONT LINE WORKERS – 25% DISCOUNT and FREE DELIVERY
To say thank you to emergency service front line workers for their tireless efforts during the pandemic, Rocky Mountain Flatbread is offering 25% off all regular priced take out menu items. Because it’s difficult for many front line workers to pick up, Dominic and Suzanne are personally offering to deliver to front line teams and individuals for orders over $100.

Rocky is also partnering with the crowdfunding project Feed the Front Line Canada. The mission is simple: support our local healthcare and hospital heroes who are working in wartime-like conditions and support our local restaurants who are really hurting during this period. So far over $28,000 has been raised, and every Sunday Rocky Mountain Flatbread will be handcrafting 80+ pizzas to feed front line emergency workers. 

4. FAMILY PROMOTIONS
This is a tough time for families who are stuck staying at home… Newly created for Vancouver families is the $60 Family Meal for take out!
The Family Meal includes: To Start:  two Small Soups or Salad | Mains: two regular-sized traditional or artisan pizzas | Kids Meal:  two kids mozza pizzas | Dessert: four house-made double chocolate brownies. Cost: $60 (includes $20 discount). And you just might have leftovers for the next day!

5. FAMILY PIZZA MAKING KITS
Families have always loved to visit Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurants to create their own pizzas – in fact so did the grown ups! Welcome to the new Family Pizza Making Kit so everyone can still make their own pizza at home!  Included is the dough, tomato sauce, mozzarella, toppings and easy to follow instructions. Cost: $13 per kid | $18 per adult. 

6. FROZEN PIZZA AT WHOLESALE PRICES
Everyday the Rocky team is busy handcrafting pizzas to sell in the frozen section of stores such as Safeway, Choices, Nesters, Whole Foods and other independent grocers. The 10-inch handcrafted frozen pizzas are offered at affordable prices for pick up at both Vancouver locations. Cost: $7.50 – 8 each.

7.  COMMUNITY PARTNER WITH STAFF MEAL 
Rocky Mountain Flatbread has joined forces with the folks at Say Mercy, creating $5 to $10 Staff Meals for people in the hospitality industry who are out of work and for anyone in need. Rocky shall soon be selling very affordable chillis, curries, pizzas and soups at both Vancouver locations.  An additional $2 is automatically added to bills to be donated to the food bank – which so many people are relying on now. Order a Staff Meal on the Say Mercy website by 2 pm; pickup will be at our Main Street or Kitsilano locations. Vancouverites can also donate a staff meal to a person in need. How cool is that? 

8.  COMMUNITY PARTNER WITH BREAKING BREAD
Breaking Bread is an online hub encouraging Vancouverites to support local independent restaurants who are offering take out and delivery options during these unprecedented times. There are many ways to help including: Stay safe, Stay healthy, Wash your hands, Support local! 

“Our hearts absolutely go out to everyone who has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate all the support we have received for our business, and we know at the end of the day we’re going to get through this crisis together,” says Suzanne.

For more information or to make an order for pickup or delivery, please visit RockyMountainFlatbread.ca.

Spring Dinners and Events at Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

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2020 LONG TABLE DINNERS & EVENT RECEPTIONS

As we anxiously await for the end of winter dormancy in the vineyard, we are excited to release our new long table wine dinners and reception event series for the upcoming spring & summer season.  
Our long table dinner series is the epitome of any Okanagan wine and culinary experience. These coveted events book out quickly, so we are delighted to offer you the chance to reserve your next unforgettable experience today.
 
 
 
EARTH DAY DINNER
Wednesday, April 22
$159 +tax & grat
Join Winemaker, Corrie Krehbiel and Executive Chef, Patrick Gayler in celebrating Earth Day at Mission Hill. Throughout the spectacular four-course, wine-paired dinner, Corrie will discuss the importance and the challenges of our organic viticulture practices, while Chef Patrick will speak to his philosophy and commitment to sourcing only local, sustainable, and organic products.
Click Here to Puchase Tickets
 
 
 
BC WINE LOVERS COOKBOOK LAUNCH
Saturday, April 25
$189 +tax & grat
Join the Winemakers of MARTIN’S LANE WINERY, CHECKMATE ARTISANAL WINERY, CEDARCREEK ESTATE WINERY & MISSION HILL FAMILY ESTATE, as they share the secrets to their favourite recipes. This five-course meal, featuring dishes paired with the wines they crafted, is an opportunity that can’t be missed. Acclaimed author, Jennifer Schell, will host the dinner, sharing the stories of this remarkable region and providing signed copies of her BC Wine Lovers Cookbook.
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SPRING WINEMAKERS DINNER
Saturday, May 2

$179 + tax & grat

Mission Hill Family Estate presents an evening to celebrate the arrival of spring flavours. Join us for a welcome reception with live music and canapes. Meet and mingle with our winemakers and viticulturists, learning more about spring in our vineyards and at the winery. Then, enjoy a decadent, five-course wine-paired dinner, seated in our elegant visitor’s centre.
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MOTHERS DAY
LONG TABLE LUNCH
Sunday, May 10

$109 + tax and grat

This Mother’s Day celebrate with a spectacular, long table lunch seated in our stunning outdoor Loggia. Your experience begins with a pre-lunch reception, featuring our Exhilaration Sparkling Rosé.  Chef Adam Vaughan and his culinary team will then prepare an unforgettable, three-course lunch, paired with wines hand-picked by our Sommelier. Treat the mom in your life to a lovely day in Okanagan wine country.
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SPRING FARM-TO-TABLE LUNCH
Sunday, May 24

$109 + tax and grat

Join us for an al fresco lunch featuring Jordan Marr, owner of Unearthed Farms, a certified organic farm based in Kelowna. Chef Patrick Gayler and his culinary team will prepare a spectacular three-course meal, highlighting these fresh, local, and organic ingredients. Each dish will be paired with our new Spring release – crisp, balanced, and exciting wines to celebrate the season’s harvest.
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FATHER’S DAY ‘BIG REDS’
LONG TABLE DINNER

Sunday, June 21
$159 + tax and grat

Celebrate Father’s Day with our biggest and boldest long table dinner yet. Our culinary team will prepare a four-course dinner featuring a main course of mouth-watering meats straight from the BBQ. Each course will be paired with one of our big reds, to complement the bold flavours in the dish. A Father’s Day treat
he won’t soon forget.
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CANADA DAY DINNER
Wednesday, July 1

$179 + tax and grat

Celebrate Canada Day with the 2019 Canadian Winery of the Year. The evening will feature a selection of our aromatic, summer wines, paired impeccably with a four-course meal that is a true reflection and celebration of Canadian food
and wine.
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HARVEST LONG TABLE DINNER
Saturday, August 29

$159 + tax and grat

We invite you to celebrate the start of the harvest with an evening of spectacular wine and culinary creations, inspired by the season. Enjoy a wine reception and a four-course, wine-paired meal showcasing the best of the season’s harvest.
A truly exciting time to dine at
Mission Hill Family Estate.
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Vancouver Foodster presents the Vancouver Soup Festival

It’s winter; it’s cold; it’s time for soup.  Join Vancouver Foodster with his Vancouver Soup Festival.  His announcement is below.  I see pozole in the list, which is one of my favourite soups.

Enjoy!

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The 2nd Annual Vancouver Foodster Soup Festival running January 9 – February 2, 2020 at restaurants all over Vancouver!  You taste & vote!

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite Soup creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

After you have tried each of the Soup creations at the participating restaurants, you can then VOTE for your favourites (you can vote once per day through out the promotion, voting ends on February 2, 2020.

The Soups

How does this work? The restaurants will be featuring different soups in each of the 3 weeks in the festival, you are invited to visit the restaurants, order the soups and then VOTE for your People’s Choice favourites from each week’s offerings. We will have 3 sets of winners with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place each week over the 3 week period.

Share your experiences: Tweet and Instagram share your photos throughout the festival, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SoupFestYVR please include this hashtag in all your social share mentions.

Voting criteria – some things to help you judge your favourite soup creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different soup creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your People’s Choice favourites

Here are the soup creations for the festival, note which soups are featured during the specific dates: 1st week of the festival which runs from January 9 – 16, 2nd week January 17-24; and 3rd week January 24- February 2 (*restaurants listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us).

The Chopped Leaf

Mexicali

Mexicali

Featured: Week #1 January 9-16

Price: $4 small and $6.50 large

Description: A hearty soup made with tomatoes, black beans, onions, banana peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic & spices

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: This soup is Vegan and Gluten Free.

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Tuscan Kale

Tuscan Kale

Featured: Week #2 January 17-24

Price: $4 small and $6.50 large

Description: A vegetable medley made with tomatoes, onion, celery, carrots, kale, lemon juice & spices

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: This soup is Vegan and Gluten Free.

Spicy Creamy Tomato

Spicy Creamy Tomato

Featured: Week #3 January 24 – February 2

Price: $4.50 small and $6.50 large

Description: A smooth and savoury base kicks a classic tomato flavour up a notch.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: This soup is Gluten Free.

The Chopped Leaf

488 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 609-2467

Web: https://www.choppedleaf.ca/

Instagram @thechoppedleaf

 

Noodle Arts

No.3 Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup

Lanzhou Beef Noodle Soup

Featured: Week #1 January 9-16

Price: $14.95

Description: traditional hand pulled beef noodle soup.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

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Lamb Soup

Lamb Soup

Featured: Week #2 January 17-24

Price: $16.95

Description: Lamb with Tofu and Cabbages.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Featured: Week #3 January 24 – February 2

Price: $15.95

Description: Chicken Noodle Soup

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

Noodle Arts

1739 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 673-5688

Web:https://noodlearts.com/

Instagram: @noodlearts_vancouver

 

Mi Casa Mexicana

Birria

Birria de Res

Featured: Week #1 January 9-16

Price: medium $10 and large $15

Description: From the Jalisco region of Mexico this soup features beef stew, cilantro, onion, lime, corn tortillas and salsa roja.

Offered: Soup will be available all day (closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

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Mole de Olla

Mole de Olla

Featured: Week #2 January 17-24

Price: medium $8 and large $12

Description: From the Mexico City region this soup features beef, zucchini, green beans, corn, cilantro, onion, lime, corn tortillas and salsa roja

Offered: Soup will be available all day (closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

 

Pozole

Pozole Rojo

Featured: Week #3 January 24 – February 2

Price: medium $10 and large $15

Description: From the Mexico City region this soup features corn hominy, chicken/pork broth, onion, lettuce, radish, oregano, lime. Served with tostadas, sour cream, and spicy salsa pozolera.

Offered: Soup will be available all day (closed on Monday and Tuesday)

Created by: the team

Dietary notes: n/a

Mi Casa Mexicana

2015 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-346-7084

Web: https://micasamexicana.net

Instagram @micasamexicana.yvr

Enjoy A New Year’s Eve Family Pizza Party at Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Many children love pizza.  As well as adults.  Why not enjoy making your own pizza together with your family at Rocky Mountain Flatbread for New Year’s Eve?  Check out this offer by Rocky Mountain Flatbread.  Enjoy!

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Vancouver, BC – Rocky Mountain Flatbread has the perfect New Year’s Eve party planned for Vancouver families – and the best part is that no babysitter is needed! The family-friendly festivities include dinner, balloon twisting, face painting, pizza making and an early New Year’s Eve count down. New Year’s Eve pizza parties will be held at the Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano and Main Street restaurants in Vancouver and at the newly opened South Surrey location.

Children having fun

Children having fun

Date/Time: Dec 31, 2019.  There are two dinner seatings available – 4 pm and 6.30 pm.

On the menu: 

New Year’s Eve two-course dinner includes: your favourite house made soup or salad followed by a choice of artisan pizza.
The kid’s dinner includes:  Pizza making or pasta, warm chocolate brownie for dessert and a drink.
** Gluten free and plant based menu items are available. Rocky Mountain Flatbread is nut free.

Tickets: $20/per child (includes kids aged one year & older) & $25 per adult . Tax and gratuity not included.
Reservations very recommended. To book, contact a representative at one of the locations below:

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Kitsilano, 1876 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Reservations: Call 604-730-0321 or email info@rockymountainflatbread.ca

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Main Street, 4186 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Reservations: Call 604-566 9779 or email info@rockymountainflatbread.ca

Rocky Mountain Flatbread Surrey, Unit 105, 5570 152nd St, Surrey, BC
Reservations: Call 604 372 1297 or email surrey@rockymountainflatbread.ca

About Rocky Mountain Flatbread

Rocky Mountain Flatbread takes pride in providing sustainably produced, local food that connects the farm, family and community. Visit the two Rocky Mountain Flatbread restaurant locations in Vancouver (Main Street & Kitsilano), new locations in South Surrey and Calgary, or the original restaurant that started it all in Canmore, Alberta. Food court locations include Rocky Mountain Flatbread Express in Banff. For more information, visit rockymountainflatbread.ca.

Vanfoodster’s Curry Fest Vancouver on November 13, Get Your Tix!

Do you like curry?  Do you have a favourite type, e.g. Thai, South Indian, other?  Why not try a few different types of curry during Vanfoodster’s Curry Fest on Nov 13?  Here is the press release.  Enjoy.

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Join us and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in downtown Vancouver serving up different kinds of Curry dishes from South Indian to Vietnamese to Thai and more. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday November 13 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster and Tasting Plates.

curry

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Bowls for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

Registration: tba – this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Curry Fest Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants

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Bob Pochana Thai

1660 Robson Street, Vancouver

Web: http://www.bobpochana.com/

instagram @bobpochana

Curry type: Thai

A new restaurant specializing in Thai street food from Bob Likes Thai Food.

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House Special

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/

Twitter: @housespecialvan

Instagram: @housespecial.ca

Curry type: Vietnamese

Modern takes on Vietnamese classics in casual-chic surroundings in the heart of Yaletown.

davie dosa

Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

Curry Type: South Indian

Davie Dosa Company brings an exotic culinary experience of traditional Southern Indian cuisine and delicious cocktails to a vibrant neighbourhood.

More surprise restaurants will be announced prior to the event

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Tickets:

Ultra Early-Bird Tickets: $30 per person before October 25, 2019

Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person after October 25, 2019

Advance Tickets $45 per person after November 7, 2019

Regular $60 per person after November 10, 2019

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods Launches New Fall Menu On October 16

This press release came through my email.  These vegan dishes for the Fall season looks good.  Enjoy.

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Popular Vancouver restaurant chain introduces fresh lineup of plant-based salads, sandwiches and stews for fall season

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Vancouver, B.C. October 8, 2019 – Tractor Everyday Healthy Foods is celebrating the autumn harvest season by unveiling a fresh lineup of nourishing, fall-inspired dishes – including a number of new vegan and gluten-free options – starting Wednesday, October 16.
Available on both the lunch and dinner menus at all six Vancouver locations, Tractor’s latest fall offerings include a wholesome variety of everyday staples like veggie-packed salads, sandwiches, soups and stews all made with nutritious, heart-healthy ingredients. With a focus on creating sustainable, high-quality fare, Tractor’s culinary team prepares all menu items on-site in small batches to ensure freshness and minimize food waste.
Highlights on the new seasonal menu include a hearty, protein-packed Turkey Chili made with lean ground turkey, black beans and chickpeas; a house-made vegan Beet and Walnut Burger topped with avocado parsley spread and pickled red onions; and a vegan Kale Caesar Salad featuring a creamy hummus and cashew dressing and garlic-roasted chickpeas.
The full lineup of fall menu additions includes:
  • Beet + Cauliflower Salad: steamed beets, roasted cauliflower, braised radishes, tahini lemon dressing, parsley and almond dukkah (VEGAN & GF);
  • Kale Caesar Salad: shredded dinosaur kale and Brussels sprouts, toasted breadcrumbs, crispy roasted chickpeas, lemon cashew dressing (VEGAN);
  • Brussels Sprouts + Apricot Salad: roasted Brussels sprouts, shredded Brussels sprouts, radicchio, roasted butternut squash, apricot mustard vinaigrette (VEGAN & GF);
  • Turkey Chili: ground turkey, bell peppers, black beans, chickpeas, tomatoes and spices topped with crispy roasted chickpeas (GF);
  • Beet + Walnut Burger: house-made vegan patty made with beets, walnuts, black beans and portobello mushrooms topped with avocado parsley spread, greens and pickled red onions (VEGAN).
“We are very veggie heavy at Tractor – we always have been – and our new fall menu really caters to our plant-based customers,” says co-founder and owner Meghan Clarke. “As an eco-conscious organization, we believe it’s important to offer a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options as part of our overall commitment to environmental sustainability.”
All of the fresh seasonal items on Tractor’s new fall menu will be available daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and can be enjoyed in the restaurant’s airy cafeteria-style dining room or taken to go in 100-percent compostable packaging. For those who are short on time, Tractor’s new grab-and-go kitchen is now available at the restaurant’s Park Place location (666 Burrard St.). The Tractor Digital app allows guests to pre-order their meal with a desired pick-up time, skip the line in-store and enjoy a fresh and fast lunch on the go.
For more information, visit www.tractorfoods.com.
Tasting Plates Commercial Drive Vancouver

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive on Sept 4 – Get Your Tickets!

Commercial Drive always has a great range of restaurants, plus it is easy to get to via skytrain.  Just exit at the Commerical Drive station and walk north to a great range of restaurants, clothing stores, pubs, and much more.  Vancouver Foodster has announced his upcoming Tasting Plates Event at Commercial Drive and you should get out and enjoy it before our Fall rains start.  Carpe Diem!  Here is Vancouver Foodster’s press release.

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Tasting Plates Commercial Drive Vancouver

Tasting Plates Commercial Drive Vancouver

Join us and explore the Commercial Drive neighborhood and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. This evening tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday September 4 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

Registration: Federico’s Supper Club- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants/Establishments

Federico’s Supper Club

1728 Commercial Drive

Web:http://www.federicossupperclub.com/

Twitter: @FedericosClub

Instagram @federicosclub

Cuisine: Italian

‘Throwback themes and Italian charm, Federico’s Supper Club is one of the best dining experiences Little Italy and Vancouver has to offer. Welcoming hospitality in an old school atmosphere, an evening at Federico’s comes complete with dinner, live music and dancing, five nights a week, including monthly guest performers and world class tributes. Boasting Italy’s prestigious Quality Seal Certification, as well as multiple Dine Out, Diner’s Choice and hospitality awards, Federico’s is about feel good moments from palate to heart – a truly unique experience.

Grounds for Coffee

2088 Commercial Drive

Web: https://groundsforcoffee.ca/

Twitter: @groundsyvr

Instagram: @groundsyvr

Cuisine: Cinnamon Buns café

Making cinnamon rolls in Vancouver since 1993. We provide only the highest quality baked goods and specialty coffees. Our cinnamon rolls are our specialty. We bake them in store, fresh, daily and only serve premium quality organic and fair trade organic coffees.

Fratelli Bakery

1795 Commercial Drive

Web: http://fratellibakery.com/

Twitter: @fratellibakery

Instagram @fratellibakery

Cuisine: Italian Bakery

An award-winning-bakery with a reputation for making delicious treats. All of our recipes are original and all of our ingredients are fresh. As a result, we’ve created the best Italian pastries, breads, cookies, cupcakes, biscotti and cakes in town.

Jamjar Canteen

2290 Commercial Drive

Web: https://www.jamjarcanteen.ca/

Instagram @jamjarcanteen

Cuisine: Lebanese & Mediterranean

Lebanese & Mediterranean cuisine & innovative cocktails in a stylishly rustic, subway-tiled space.

Pasture to Plate

1420 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Web: http://www.pasturetoplate.ca/

Twitter: @PasturetoPlate

Instagram: @pasturetoplate

Cuisine: Butcher Shop

Certified Organic, Biodynamic, Ranch Owned, Exclusively Whole Animal Butcher Shop

Tickets:

Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person before August 23, 2019

Advance Tickets $45 per person after August 23, 2019

Regular $60 per person after September 1, 2019

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

June 26 Tasting Plates East Vancouver Vegetarian Summer Edition

Join us for our next all Vegetarian edition of our Tasting Plates series as you visit some of our favourite restaurants in East Vancouver between Commercial Drive and Main Street. This evening vegetarian tasting extravaganza is on Wednesday June 26 from 6pm until 10pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster.

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Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates and Tasting Cups for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants.

If you haven’t been to our previous Tasting Plates events, Novus TV featured one of our previous events on City Lights (view here).

Visit our Tasting Plates site and view our past events, photos and more!

See our last Vegetarian tasting plates event and what was served to guests here.

Registration: tba- this is where you will show us your printed or digital tickets and will pick up your Tasting Plates Passports and menus.

Participating Restaurants and Establishments

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

1392 Kingsway, Vancouver

Instagram @eatdochay

Cuisine: Vietnamese

New restaurant offering all vegetarian and vegan Vietnamese fare, infused with modern flavours.

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Maizal

2815 Main Street

Web: https://maizalrestaurant.ca/

Twitter: @maizalyvr

Instagram: @maizal_yvr

Cuisine: Mexican

Vancouver Foodster Review

Enjoy classic hand-crafted cuisine just like on the streets of Mexico. Enjoy gluten free dishes, real Mexican beverages and their famous soft shell tacos. Fresh corn tortillas made to order and more.

Watch for the lineup of Participating Restaurants/Establishments unveiled next month

Tickets:

Early-Bird Tickets: $36 per person through June 11, 2019

Advance Tickets $45 per person after June 11, 2019

Regular $60 per person after June 23, 2019

Note: Eventbrite fee and GST is extra on all tickets purchased online.

Ticket price includes tasting plates at each of the participating restaurants throughout the evening. (Beverages are included at some restaurants which will be noted, you are welcome to purchase wine, beer, cocktails or mocktails at each of the participating restaurants).

Note: ALL Tickets must be purchased in advance online. All ticket sales are final. No exchanges or refunds; however you are welcome to transfer the ticket to another person for the same event if you notify us at least 48 hours in advance with name (s) of who will be attending in your place. Participating restaurants subject to change. Event produced by CMI Chat Media Inc. This is an all ages event.

Osteria Savio Volpe And Pepino’s Spaghetti House Scoop Up Big Wins At 2019 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

In case you have not to have any Italian food from Osteria Savio Volpe or Pepino’s Spaghetti House, some new Restaurant awards from Vancouver Magazine may entice you.  Here is the press release about their awards.

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Vancouver, B.C. (May 1, 2019): 
Osteria Savio Volpe and Pepino’s Spaghetti House accepted coveted honours at this year’s Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, held on Monday, April 29. Cozy fox den Savio Volpe earned the gold award for Best Italian, while their red-sauce American cousin Pepino’s was awarded gold for Best New Design as well as runner up for Best New Restaurant.
Now in its 30th year, the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards is the city’s biggest and most prestigious culinary awards gala with 38 categories shining a spotlight on Vancouver’s best restaurants, chefs, bartenders and sommeliers. This year, 15 judges comprised of notable food critics and experts explore holes-in-the-wall, fancy five-stars and all eateries in between, singling out those that offer outstanding fare, above-and-beyond customer service and an atmosphere that lingers with diners long after leaving.

“Savio Volpe’s combination of atmosphere, affordability, and a dialed-in but not doctrinaire take on regional Italian has redefined Italian food in Vancouver,” said the judges. Indeed, the restaurant offers a welcoming haven for residents and visitors to the trendy Fraserhood neighbourhood with its growing popularity lending a lively buzz.
“We are honoured to accept these awards, and want to thank Vancouver Magazine for recognizing the care and attention shown by our team to ensure the very best experience for our guests,” says Paul Grunberg, partner of Savio Volpe and Pepino’s. “Our team’s tireless work and passion has contributed tremendously to our success, and we are grateful to customers old and new who choose to spend their evenings with us.”
Celebrating their fourth anniversary this October, Savio Volpe’s traditional yet simple and fresh menu reads like an ode to old-world Italy. Adding to their list of accolades, the restaurant made the 2019 list of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants for the third consecutive year.

Pepino’s earned Vancouver Magazine’s accolade for Best New Design, with recognition for preserving the venue’s longstanding heritage. “It takes a deft hand to make a space feel like it’s always been there without turning to Disneyish clichés,” they said. “And so, gold for Best New Design goes to Ste. Marie for its work converting the 62-year-old institution that was Nick’s Spaghetti House into Pepino’s.”
Notably, the restaurant was also a runner up for the coveted Best New Restaurant category. “Taking Silver is the reimagined red-sauce joint Pepino’s, where the team behind Savio Volpe took the legacy (and location) of Nick’s Spaghetti House and managed to transform it into a spot that seems fresh and nostalgic in equal measure,” says the award judges.
Spearheaded by Craig Stanghetta, partner of Pepino’s and Savio Volpe, and his talented team at Ste. Marie, the design of Pepino’s captures a perfect balance between authenticity and purposeful reminiscences of a former era. The team meticulously salvaged original fixtures and detailing, creating a welcoming home-away-from-home.
“Our overarching goal was to preserve the comfort and familiarity shown by Nick’s, which left a lasting mark on so many guests over the years,” says Stanghetta. “We are very proud of the end result, and also for earning this coveted award ahead of our one-year anniversary in June.”
Savio Volpe and Pepino’s are co-owned by Mark Perrier, Craig Stanghetta, and Paul Grunberg; the trio are also proprietors of Commercial Drive’s newest Italian alimentari  and grocer, Caffè La Tana, which recently opened in October 2018.
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About Savio Volpe

Opened in Vancouver’s Fraserhood neighbourhood in 2015, Osteria Savio Volpe is a restaurant styled after the classic osteria – featuring rustic fare in the Italian tradition of freshness and regionality, using ingredients gathered from the nearby lakes, oceans, farms and fields. Everything is prepared in the simplest, most flavourful way, with pasta handmade fresh every day – fatto a mano in casa – and meat, poultry and fish kissed by smoke over the wood-fired grill and rotisserie. The 75-seat osteria features a long list of friendly Italian wines and old-world coffee to inspire conversation and good cheer among friends, family and strangers alike. Above all else, Savio Volpe celebrates liveliness, warmth and hospitality. Saviovolpe.com
 

About Pepino’s Spaghetti House

Situated in the midst of Vancouver’s Little Italy, Pepino’s is the brainchild and second joint venture of Osteria Savio Volpe’s acclaimed restaurateurs Paul Grunberg, Craig Stanghetta and Mark Perrier. Pepino’s is a cozy Commercial Drive eatery serving up hearty dishes inspired by fresh flavours, traditions and simple cooking techniques of Southern Italy. The 62-seat restaurant, formerly occupied for over 62-years by the iconic Nick’s Spaghetti House, is the “red sauce American cousin” to Savio Volpe, serving up tomato-based pasta dishes with savoury spices and stick-to-your-ribs meats. Pepino’s aspires to be a neighbourhood favourite, a safe space where people can take a load off, breathe in the aromas of fresh cooking, and look forward to a leisurely meal with family and friends. Pepinos.ca