Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar Opens with a Splash

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The highly anticipated Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar has launched, taking Greek dining in the city to an entirely new level.

Situated in the recently opened EXchange Hotel Vancouver, the establishment is visually stunning, and has fabulous menus to match.

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Hydra Estiatorio Mediterranean & Bar Opens with a Splash

Vancouver’s Wildebeest Offers Limited-Edition “Field & Forest” Menu

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Just as we’re getting weary of turnips and beets, spring is upon us, with a host of gorgeous ingredients to inspire chefs around the city.

Wildebeest, located in iconic Gastown, has worked hard to cultivate strong relationships with local producers and foragers, offering a menu that shifts with the seasons. Their latest featured items showcase the bounty of “Field & Forest.”

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Vancouver’s Wildebeest Offers Limited-Edition “Field & Forest” Menu

Top 5 places to celebrate National Donut Day in Vancouver on June 7

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Mark your calendars! Next Friday, June 7, is National Donut Day! As if you need any more excuses to buy a big batch of freshly cooked donuts!

Need a bit of direction on where to splurge on some delightfully delicious treats? Check out the list below for the top 5 places to eat your way through National Donut Day!

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Top 5 places to celebrate National Donut Day in Vancouver on June 7

2019 Vancouver Craft Beer Week features city-wide celebrations (and one epic two day festival)

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If beer had a holiday, this would be it. Friday, May 31, 2019, marks the kickoff of the 10th annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week (VCBW), one of the most highly anticipated events of the year!

Named the Best Beer Festival in Vancouver for five years straight, if you love beer (and especially craft beer), you have got to find your way to a VCBW event.

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2019 Vancouver Craft Beer Week features city-wide celebrations (and one epic two day festival)

7 Post-Hike Brunch Spots to Check Out Near and in Vancouver

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Hiking season is here! And along with rehydrating during and after, did you know it’s generally recommended to eat within an hour after a hike? So how convenient is is it that we have a plethora of post-morning-hike brunch options near said hikes and in the city? There is no shortage of restaurants and cafes very happy to help you re-fuel after your trek up the Grouse Grind or any other North Shore Mountain hikes.

Whether you’re looking for hearty and/or healthy, patio seating, or that perfect cup of coffee to complement your hike endorphin buzz, you are all set. The Greater Vancouver area is a melting pot of unique and traditional brunch options — here are a few local favourites!

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7 Post-Hike Brunch Spots to Check Out Near and in Vancouver

Vancouver’s Shuck It Forward V to Raise Money for Autism

Launched in 2012, The Bikers for Autism Society works to raise money and organize events to increase awareness and support for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

For the fifth time, their very popular and fun Shuck It Forward event is happening this month.

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Vancouver’s Shuck It Forward V to Raise Money for Autism

Where to celebrate National Caesar Day in Vancouver (May 16)

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Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the caesar is one of Canada’s most famous cocktails. The “unofficial drink of Canada” is a spicy and salty mixture that is typically made with vodka, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, spices, and Clamato juice. Visitors to Canada may know this drink by another name (Bloody Mary), but the main difference is the addition of Clamato juice.

This Thursday before the May long weekend, Canadians from coast to coast will be coming together for a toast to Canada’s unofficial cocktail for National Caesar Day on Thursday, May 16th.

For both the caesar connoisseur and the uninitiated, these tasty and tangy drinks can vary dramatically from bar to restaurant. So, if you’re looking for an excuse to celebrate with a tall glass of the Canadian classic cocktail, check out one of these fine establishments listed below:

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Where to celebrate National Caesar Day in Vancouver (May 16)