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August 31 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

THE IRISH HEATHER REVIVES BELOVED LONG TABLE SERIES 

Looking for something to do on Labour Day? The Irish Heather will once again host its highly anticipated Long Table Series with a revamped menu.

Originally created as an alternative dining experience for folks when the recession was biting hard, the Long Table Series continues to provide a unique experience at a great price. For just $18 per person, this local tradition gathers upwards of 50 diners at its distinctive 40-foot-long communal table to mix, mingle and share their appreciation of classic comfort dishes and well-brewed beers.

The evening includes a generous meal fresh from The Irish Heather’s kitchen (think oven-roasted steel head trout, lemon and dill risotto, green beans and parsley sauce), plus a hand-selected brew to perfectly pair with the night’s dishes. Each month, the series will showcase a different brewery, and includes a brief explanation and presentation on the selected pours.

The Irish Heather’s upcoming Long Table Series dinners will take place on September 7 and 21 (beginning at 7pm), and will spotlight Russell Brewing Company. Due to limited seating and the series’ popularity, guests are encouraged to make their reservations in advance.

To top it off, this well-known dining locale is also debuting a fully revamped menu. In addition to dishing hearty comfort food many locals have come to love, The Irish Heather will appeal to an even wider selection of palates by serving tapas-style dishes. The new concept features a bevy of platters perfect for sampling and sharing -including freshly baked breads and crostinis, sliced-to-order meats, flavourful artisanal cheeses and homemade condiments like squash marmalade and mixed melon terrine. For those with a case of decision fatigue, try a pre-selected option like the Spanish-style ” Bullfighter ” platter, which includes delicacies like white anchovies, chorizo Iberia and manchego cheese.

To view the full menu and for more details, visit the LTS blog. To book a reservation for the Long Table Series, email reso.irishheather@gmail.com. 

LARRY BEASLEY & JONATHAN BARNETT BOOK LAUNCH

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Inform is kicking off the month with a special book launch event. On September 2nd from 1-3pm, Larry Beasley and Jonathan Barnett present their latest publication, Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs. Since climate change presents challenges in adapting modern city design, their new book introduces eco-design solutions for suburban cities and is filled with real-life examples that can be applied by anyone, anywhere.

This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in design. Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP to info@informinteriors.com.

SOFT PEAKS ICE CREAM LAUNCHES NEW MILKSHAKE MENU

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After starting a soft serve sensation, Soft Peaks Ice Cream has launched their new milkshake menu. Brothers, Dan & Ken Kim, have perfected their milkshake recipes with six flavours (original, chocolate, caramel latte, vanilla, coffee and matcha), each made daily from scratch.

Just like their soft serve recipe, milkshakes are made with organic Avalon Dairy milk, and sweetened with natural ingredients, like B.C. honey and freshly pulled espresso, all carefully selected by Dan & Ken. Milkshake flavours will be offered on a monthly rotation, except the ‘original’, which will be available all year round. Chocolate will be the first monthly special – swing by for a taste!

PORTSIDE TO HOST TACOS & TEQUILA

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Tacos & tequilas are an enticing combination. To spice up the week, Portside is teaming up with Tequila Cazadores on September 3rd for a fiesta-style event of tacos, drinks and live music to help you work off the tasty fare. Local band, Sons of Daughters will take the stage from 9-11pm, and The Stunt Man & Alex Rhek will be spinning tunes until 2am. Complimentary Cazadores shots will be served 8-11pm while supplies last, so arrive early to get your tequila on.

For more event details, click here.

GOLDEN ERA HIP HOP AT ALEXANDER GASTOWN

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Vancouver musicians are joining forces in the name of hip hop. Join Alexander Gastown on August 27th, to catch Kyprios, Tonye Aganaba and Alex Maher on the mic covering the best old-school tracks live with the Chaperones. And be sure to grab a table reservation through info@alexandergastown.com.

DON’T FORGET…

HOUSE OF BLOND IS NOW OPEN

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With the season beginning to change, perhaps a new ‘do’ is in order? For those in need of a new stylist, House of Blond has moved into the neighbourhood at 508 – 55 Water Street. On the roster is a talented team specializing in an amalgamation of techniques from men’s fading to corrective colour work. Furnished with custom hand designed wood furniture and local art, their new space is also available for private rentals.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

On Tuesday, September 1st, Guilt & Co is taking guests ‘Underneath the Harlem Moon’ for a smokey spectacle of soul-era Harlem cabaret. Curated and produced by local songstress, Ms. Krystle, the night’s performance features special guests Hector Johnson and Garfield Wilson on vocals, and poet, Ransford Brenpong.

MONDAY AUGUST 31

The New Plan at Guilt & Company

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Underneath the Harlem Moon at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2

The Revel Review at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 4

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

Santa Lucia LFR at Guilt & Company

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Bazooka Picnic at Guilt & Company

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Harpdog Brown at Guilt & Company