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January 26 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

WHERE TO WATCH THE SUPERBOWL

If you’re looking to get off the couch and catch all the Super Bowl action, Lamplighter and Blarney Stone have a few options for you.

Get your grub on at Lamplighter’s Super Bowl smash, complete with all-you-can-eat burgers for $30. This event will be a popular one, so be sure you reserve your spot and email khamilton[at]donnellygroup.ca

Or, watch it all on a 20-ft HDTV screen. The Blarney Stone is throwing a grand Super Bowl party with a roasted pig platter, beer specials, Irish Sunday specials, and a tailgate party starting at 1pm. Advance tickets include reserved priority seating, two Budweiser pints and a roasted pig platter. Visit here for more event information.

BARTENDER’S BOOK CLUB

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This Tuesday, January 27th, Blacktail is hosting the first ever Bartenders Book Club in collaboration with the Terminal City Cocktail Classic and Pulp Fiction Books. This special event invites cocktail connoisseurs to join their fellow bartenders, industry professionals and aficionados to discuss the literary side of the industry, and discover coveted tricks of the trade.

On the last Tuesday of every month, likeminded individuals will discuss one cocktail, bartending, or spirits tome, both classic and cutting edge. The Blacktail Lounge will feature several cocktails from the pages of the menu all night long, and create a ‘by-the-book’ presentation of each for discussion of ingredients and technique. Copies of each month’s featured book and the next month’s volume will be available to purchase at a special book club rate.

This event is designed as an opportunity to bring cocktail book lovers from the community together. Admission to this event is free, with donations to the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation gratefully accepted. Visit here for more event details.

EXCLUSIVE MONOCLE SHOP IN SHOP

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Living like a man about town requires exercising the art of dressing immaculately. If you need to stock up for the New Year, take a gander at the Monocle Shop in Shop, exclusive to Roden Gray in Western Canada. The boutique has partnered with the global publication and brand to offer limited edition collaborations from around the world as well as Monocle’s in-house design collection.

HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL COMES TO GASTOWN

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Local chocolate makers are coming together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine at the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival ­­– and this year, East Van Roasters will partake in all the decadent festivities.

Now until January 31st, the artisan chocolatier will offer ‘Monkey Manna’, a Peruvian drinking chocolate with pink peppercorn and vanilla, served with a chocolate dipped banana chip. From February 1st to 14th, visitors can enjoy the ‘Salty Malty’, a melted Madagascar drinking chocolate served with a salted chocolate chip cookie.

So, if that whets your chocolate cravings, come by for a taste and grab a few organic bean-to-bar chocolates or fresh mendiants for the road home. East Van Roasters is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

DON’T FORGET…

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RETURN OF THE STEAM CLOCK

One of the city’s busiest attractions has returned to its post after receiving repairs to its interiors at the fabrication shop. Come check out the new and improved Steam Clock on the corner of Cambie and Water Street.

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DINE OUT FESTIVAL

This week is your last chance to take advantage of an exclusive dining experience at the Dine Out Vancouver Festival, happening now until February 1st. Local diners can satiate their appetite with multi-course meals priced at $18, $28, and $38. This year, 14 Gastown restaurants are participating to offer special offerings not available for the rest of the year. Be sure to reserve your seats quickly. More details

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AROUND THE WORLD IN SIX MEALS

Although it’s not travel season, you can still venture around the world at the ‘A Dining Journey’ event at Secret Location. Their tasting room is hosting a unique gastronomic experience with beautifully prepared dishes by Chef Jefferson Alvarez and famed chefs. Event details

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

This Tuesday January 27th, Guilt & Company is hosting ‘The All Styles Cabaret’ showcasing hip hop, burlesque, sideshow, and theatrical circus. Dazzle your eyes with featured performances from dancers Kevin “Shazaam” Li, members of the New Conformity, Ariel Helvetica, and Chris Murdoch.

MONDAY JANUARY 26

Live Comedy Nights at Revel Room

Phoenix Lauren ft. Ben Parker with the Sunset Kids at Guilt & Company 
 

TUESDAY JANUARY 27

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

The All-Styles Cabaret at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club
 

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company
 

THURSDAY JANUARY 29

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

Talkbox vs. vocorder at Guilt & Company
 

FRIDAY JANUARY 30

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Ali Siadat, Ryan Guldemond, James Calvin Thompson, Rick Baker at Guilt & Company
 

SATURDAY JANUARY 31

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Sonic Soul Rebels at Guilt & Company
 

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The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Michael Brock x Forever x Des Larson x Café Lanai at Guilt & Company 

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

There’s more to come in 2015! Stay up to date on the latest news and stories from the community and become a Gastown insider.