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May 4 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

ALL ABOUT MOM DINNER

It’s all about MOM on the evening of Saturday May 9. Secret Location is setting the table for a special Day 10-course. The tasting lounge is expected to be fully booked for this one-night event, so be sure to reserve now, as space is limited.

– Potato ramp soup
– Burrata and chayote salad
– Wild mushroom salad
– Duck rillette
– Elk carpaccio, truffle
– Wild boar, birchwood syrup
– Vanilla coffee squab
– Chocolate braised bison short ribs
– Carrot field dessert
– Chocolate textures

Secret Location is also open for brunch on Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10. For more unique gift ideas, check out our recent blog post here.

JOIN THE #BOUTIQUELOVE PARTY

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Fashion company, Garmentory is making the last stop of their #BoutiqueLove tour on Wed May 13th from 5-9pm at One of a Few.

Media preview at 5-6pm includes Switcheroos with Hana Pesut, pop-up shop with Vancouver artisans Reassembly, Woodlot and Lissu, plus a meet and greet with Garmentory’s co-founder, Adele Tetangco. 

Soundtrack by Sincerely Hana, nibbles and sips for all.

Please RSVP to rsvp [at] garmentory.com by May 11th.

ARMY & NAVY’S LEGENDARY SHOE SALE RETURNS

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If you didn’t go home with a new pair of shoes after last month’s Shop Hop, be sure to stop by Army & Navy for its Legendary Shoe Sale starting this Wed May 6th. With designer brands too famous to mention, Army & Navy buyers have amassed a to-die-for collection for the upcoming sale.

In addition to an unparalleled selection of luxury names, this year’s collection aims to fill every niche in your closet with current styles to please any fashionista. From your weekend kicks to your summer gladiators and from your workday stilettos to your party pumps and boho booties there are thousands of options for every shoe need. Each and every pair will be priced under 50 dollars.

BLACKTAIL & NOTTURNO PLATE NEW CREATIONS FOR SUMMER

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As the summer season unfolds, Blacktail Restaurant is serving up new offerings across the board. Created by Chef Geoff Rogers, the new menu offers haute comfort creations made with the best ingredients that B.C. has the offer. Guests can choose from savoury dishes like Yarrow Meadows Duck Breast and Bison Tartare, and refresh their palette with Blacktail’s new summer concoctions like Water St Julep and Rhubarb Sour. Check here to preview their new lunch, dinner and drink menu.

Notturno has also unveiled a new food and drink menu, which includes the introduction of The Long Board – a daily assortment of terrines, pates, seafood and other delicious treats, as well as an homage to spring – Risotto Milanese with onion cream and ramp butter. 

Also new this month are four drinks for cocktail enthusiasts. For the light saber-wielding cocktail aficionado, Notturno offer H’s May The Firth Be With You. As an ode to our friends south of the border, they’ve got the Diamondback, Asesino de Burro, and And finally, the Trade Routes Punch.

For those of you who’ve been following Notturno’s Monthly Wine Dinner Series, they have announced an upcoming Napa/Sonoma themed dinner for Monday, May 25. With only 10 seats available for this dinner, tickets will sell out fast, so be sure reserve your spot.

  

CASK NIGHTS AT THE IRISH HEATHER

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Photo credit: Charles Zuckerman

Cask beer is coming back. This Thursday May 7th, gather friends and family in hoisting a pint at The Irish Heather as they kick off Cask Nights. Running every second Thursday through Sunday, The Irish Heather will feature a new cask produced by a leading beer producer with sleeves priced at $6 (16oz). Any beer left over will be served on “finish our cask Sunday,” where cask beer will be priced at $5 per sleeve until it runs out.  

The first cask to be featured is Phillip’s Brewing Co.’s Hoperation Tripel Cross, a traditional Belgian IPA dry hopped with Amarillo Hops, clear and golden in colour with 2+ fingers of sticky head. Through the mid-thick cover layer comes notes of coriander, wheat and hops. The flavour is delightfully hoppy in a rather mellow manner, balanced with wheat tones and a slight coriander flavour.

Upcoming Cask Nights:

May 7th – 3pm 
May 21st – 3pm
June 4th – 3pm
June 18th – 3pm
July 2nd – 3pm
July 16th – 3pm
July 30th – 3pm 

Reservations are recommended, please email reso [at] irishheather.com.

MURLO LIVE AT NEW GASTOWN VENUE, M.I.A

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Last month, Blueprint Events launched M.I.A. – a new nightlife project that promises to showcase exciting live acts into a cutting-edge space at 350 Water St. The new venue is asking club goers to refrain from cell phone use while inside, which definitely adds to the intrigue of getting “lost in the moment”. The inclusive space brings together emerging artists from alternative strains of electronic dance music. Next up on their entertainment roster, DJ Murlo is set to spin live on Wednesday May 6th. Murlo taps into the whomp ‘n’ grind of grime, garage and bassline as well as the hot thrust of dancehall and afrobeats to create rhythms that shimmy and shake with carnival energy. Purchase your ticket here.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

MONDAY MAY 4

Nick Hope at Guilt & Company

TUESDAY MAY 5

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Underneath the Harlem Moon at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY MAY 6

The Revellers at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY MAY 7

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge  

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

Rock & Reggae with LaBidos Live at The Blarney Stone

Dutch Robinson at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY MAY 8

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

The New Shackletons at Guilt & Company

SATURDAY MAY 9

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

East Van All Stars at Guilt & Company

SUNDAY MAY 10

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Mike Weterings Trio at Guilt & Company