TACOFINO OPEN FOR WALK-UPS
Tacofino‘s take-out counter is now open for walk-ups between 11am-5pm. Grab a burrito and get a sneak peek of their new digs at 15 West Cordova. Tacofino’s new restaurant is scheduled to open on January 5th, so stay tuned for more details next week!
SALMAGUNDI WEST SHOW AND TELL
We love moments where you can rekindle the nostalgia of an old treasure. If you have an antiquity that’s too good not to be shown, join Salmagundi West for its first ‘Show and Tell’ on Tuesday December 30th, between 7pm-9pm. Like Antiques Roadshow, Salmagundi is looking for people to share their oddities. If you’re interested in participating, give them a shout on their Facebook page, and let them know what you might have to show.
NEW YEAR’S EVE 2015 EVENTS
If the holidays took you by storm and you’re still on the lookout for a place to countdown this New Years, some of Gastown’s finest establishments are hosting a special countdown.
Chef Curtis Luk at Bambudda is preparing a special seven-course meal, along with a few re-imagined cocktails. Otherwise, gather with likeminded revelers for a jubilant evening with a seven-course tasting dinner at Blacktail, or a three-course dinner at Lily Mae’s. Shirakawa is hosting a ticketed event with complimentary champagne, canapés and live mixes by DJ Fanz.
If you’re itching to get a groove on, Lamplighter Pub will host a dinner ad dance event that includes a three-course dinner, glass of champagne and entry to the dancing portion of the evening. See here for details on New Year’s Eve events.
DRESSING FOR THE COUNTDOWN
Start the New Year off in style by dressing to the nines. Gastown boutiques are carrying chic New Year’s Eve attire, in case you need to put together a celebratory outfit that will stand out, or accessorize with a last-minute touch
Ladies can sparkle on the midnight countdown with a sequined party dresse at Artemisia, European-inspired frock at Meuse Boutique, or a flirty cutout maxi at Tait Boutique. Or, if you need a shiny new skirt to go with your top, LYNNSteven is carrying the highly coveted, voluminous PartySkirts.
As for the gents, drop by Indochino’s Showroom for all your sharp suiting needs. If you need to ‘put a bow on it’, Alife Italia is stocked with Italian silk bow ties and pocket squares. Or you can make a splash with the locally made Beaux Ties available at FortKnight Boutique.
For more dress ideas, check our guide to staying stylish over the holidays.
GIFTS FOR THE HOSTESS
Be the guest that gets invited every year. If you still have a few dinner parties to attend, we covered a list of original gift ideas for the host and hostess.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT GUILT & COMPANY
Guilt & Company will keep things rolling with speakeasy vibes and nighty live entertainment lineup. Born and raised in South Carolina, Wes Mackey is set to bring old-school Blues to Gastown today (Dec 29). After almost 50 years on the touring circuit, Mackey is now a regular fixture to Vancouver’s blues scene.
And don’t forget to bring your best dance shoes when Mike Henry Trio performs live this Friday Jan 2nd. Mike Henry’s soulful voice and local reggae heroes ‘Most Marley’ take the stage with a groovy mix of the best R&B, Funk, and Soul tunes.
The Guilt & Co crew is in the midst of organizing next month’s stellar music lineup of talented locals. You can stay up-to-date on their entertainment listings by visiting their calendar page.