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September 15 2014

Things to Check Out This Week in Gastown

New Fall Menu at Lily Mae’s

It’s fall and we’re looking forward to trying the new recipes on the Lily Mae’s menu. We’re talking real comfort and delicious plates like roasted beet, faro & goat cheese salad, Venison tartar, wild boar belly, and duo of duck. Come by for dinner Tuesday-Sunday from 5pm. Visit here to view their new menu.

L’Abattoir Launches Lunch Service & Private Dining Space

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Gastown’s French inspired L’Abattoir is now opening its doors earlier to include lunch from Monday to Friday between 11:30am and 2:30pm. Their elegant lunch service offers diners a choice between a two or three course menu, or select a meal a la carte. Behind the bar, resident expert Shaun Layton has designed some new cocktail creations to compliment lunchtime dining. Lunch aside; L’Abattoir is also pleased to announce the debut of their 1,200 sq ft. private dining room, designed with exposed brick walls, beamed ceilings, sleek glass and custom chandeliers. While large enough for 50 people seated or 80 standing, the room retains an intimate ambiance suited for any occasion, from private gatherings and celebrations to corporate functions and meetings. Visit here for more information.

Ego Closet x HARDERBRUSH

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Looking for new gear? Ego Closet is now carrying HARDERBRUSH, an edgy backpack line by a Korean designer, bringing sporty and unique designs to everyday wear. The unisex backpack line is designed for highly function use – the ergonomical interior features a built-in laptop case for working professionals and students. The waterproof exterior comes in multiple colours and stylish designs to match anyone’s style. You can check it out at Ego Closet’s boutique located at 486 W. Cordova St.

The Monocle Guide of Good Business

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While in search of new fall reading material, consider The Monocle Guide of Good Business, now available on the shelves of Roden Gray. The menswear shop has a wall of interesting reads and notable publications like Man of the World, The Travel Almanac and Mood Magazine. Check here to view Roden Gray’s selection

Sharing Perspectives

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Today, September 15th, The Profile Vancouver is hosting ‘Sharing Perspectives’ with Adam Tampuri Chair of the Board of Fairtrade Africa. This talk is an informative session covering an important topic – Fair Trade. Chief Adam Tampuri represents Fairtrade certified producers across Africa, serves on the board of both Fairtrade Germany and the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK, and also chairs the Fairtrade-certified Gbankuliso Cashew Farmers Association. He’s also actively involved in the fair trade movement for many years. If you wish to learn more, visit here to grab your ticket for the event.

Coming Soon: Salida 7

Keep your eyes peeled for an exciting new addition to the restaurant scene. New Spanish eatery, Salida 7­ is opening its doors on 2 Alexander Street. Salida 7 will offer a sophisticated menu, created by Chef Sandro Olivieri, showcasing authentic Spanish cuisine. Think classic tapas and mains made with local ingredients, such as Salt Spring ‘Gaudi’ mussels, superb gazpacho, Dungess crab and ‘Arrojesat,’ a traditional rice dish. Stay tuned for their official opening later this month.

 

Don’t forget… 

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Gastown x Breakfast Televsion

In case you missed it, the Breakfast Television crew paid a visit to Gastown. From denim to design, host Dawn Chubai made her way around the neighbourhood at Dutil, Litchfield, Inform Interiors, and FortKnight, to get the scoop on Gastown’s one-of-a-kind offerings. Here’s a look at the early morning segment. 

 Weekly Entertainment

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Le Cabaret Du Passe

If you’re drawn to dark, sultry entertainment, Guilt & Company is hosting ‘Risque Cabaret’ on the third Tuesday of every month. This Tuesday, Sept 15th, the underground tavern will feature ‘Transformations,’ a spectacular show by the talented ladies of Le Cabaret Du Passe. Visit here for event details.

Monday, September 15

Windsome Kind at Guilt & Company 

Tuesday, September 16

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Le Cabaret du Passe – Transformations at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club

Wednesday, September 17

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

Thursday, September 18

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge  

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

The Sheets with DJ Lickity Split at The Blarney Stone

Ground Up ft. Dutch Robinson at Guilt & Company

Friday, September 19

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Brendan Butter & Relly Rels at The Portside Pub

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

East Van All Stars at Guilt & Company 

Saturday, September 20

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Live Piano at Jules Bistro

DJ Arems & Rhek at The Portside Pub

Whitey at Guilt & Company 

Sunday, September 21

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Wendy Biscuit at Guilt & Company 

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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