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September 8 2015

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

BURO COFFEE OPENS ON WATER STREET

Buro, a new espresso bar, is now open at 365 Water Street, and the window view alone is worth the visit.

Nestled inside the historic Holland Block, Buro focuses on making quality coffee, using a Spirit espresso machine and Kold Electronic Grinders that grind on reduced heat to add floral notes in your cup. Along with an espresso-based menu, Buro also offer Fetco CBS coffee brewers and fine pastries.

The new corner cafe takes inspiration from the French word, Bureau, with a clean modern space that’s designed to be an urban meeting place where coffee drinkers can socialize, plan and make things happen.

Come check out the new kids on the block. Buro is open seven days a week at the intersection of Water, Richards and Cordova.

NOTTURNO LAUNCHES NEW MENU FOR FALL

Fall has finally arrived. And with that, comes a new menu at Notturno. This month, the Italian boite celebrates the fall season with savoury new additions like mortadella double down with taleggio, marsala onions and spicy ‘Nduja tomato sauce.

Behind the bar, you can expect to see a strong focus on whisky. Bartender H has created an original set of tipples including The Worobec with American rye whiskey, Mezcal, lemon juice, bacon and apple tart syrup, salt, apple foam, house made mature cheddar dusting and smoked hickory bacon vapour.

Also, look out for the September edition of their monthly wine dinner series. On September 21st, Chef Robitaille is taking guests on a culinary journey to Rome. More menu details and pricing to come, but if you’d like to reserve your spot early, call Notturno at 604-720-3145.

SALT TASTING ROOM SERVES UP SAN SEBASTIAN EXPERIMENT

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Salt Tasting Room has partnered with local specialty food vendor Bosa Foods to serve up San Sebastián-style dining by offering free tapas to hungry guests, beginning today (Sept 8). 

On a recent trip to Spain, Bosa sourced a variety of high-quality, Spanish delicacies new to most Vancouver palettes. With a little help from Bosa, Salt is bringing a taste of this delectable foodie culture to Vancouverites, offering free tapas to patrons of the restaurant – just as they’re offered in tapas bars all over Spain.  

With titillating plates piled with mixed olives, white anchovies, six-month aged manchego cheese, bone-in serrano ham, salchichon iberico and chorizo sausages, and marinated calamari rings, these Spanish goodies will likely have local foodies’ mouths watering.  

Curious foodies who are ready for a taste of San Sebastián can visit Salt Tasting Room, September 8 to October 11, from 3-6pm. Parched patrons can order a tasting flight or glass of wine, beer or sherry, and enjoy complimentary tapas to sample Bosa’s new Spanish product line.

LAMPLIGHTER TO HOST GUINESS WOLRD RECORDS ATTEMPT

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Witness history in the making tonight (Sept 8) as Lamplighter hosts a Guinness World Records attempt. Starting at 3pm, local champ, Eden Stamm will play pinball for 28 consecutive hours in an attempt to break the record for the longest pinball marathon. If all goes to plan, Eden will wrap up his challenge on Wednesday September 9th at 7pm.

Lamplighter is building a schedule of record witnesses and is inviting those who would like to be part of a record attempt, and pinball history, to contact Emma Shaw eshaw@donnellygroup.ca.

THE IRISH HEATHER REVIVES BELOVED LONG TABLE SERIES

LTSWhile you may be quietly mourning summer’s end, The Irish Heather has returned their beloved Long Table dinner series with a revamped menu. The LTS series kicked off yesterday, but you can still join them for a hearty meal at their upcoming dinner on September 21st.

Come together with friends old and new at the 40-foot long communal table to mix, mingle and enjoy classic comfort dishes paired with local craft beers from Russell Brewing. Cozy up to savour dishes such as Chicken Ballantine with roasted kale and carrots, sweet potatoes and peas, or oven-roasted steelhead trout with lemon and dill risotto, green beans and parsley sauce. 

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 (plus taxes and gratuities), we’re sure the long table tradition will continue to be a Vancouver favourite.

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.

  

SOFT PEAKS LAUNCHES NEW MILKSHAKE MENU

Did you hear the good news? Soft Peaks has launched a 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.

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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!

 
 

houseofblondHOUSE OF BLOND

Need for a new stylist? check out our new neighbours, House of Blond, at 508 – 55 Water Street. Gastown’s newest salon has a talented team of hair wizards that specialize in everything from men’s fading to corrective colour work. For those who are looking to host daily workshops, photoshoots or classes, their new space is also available for private rentals.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

Prepare to be captivated by the Gastown Cabaret tonight (Sept 8) at Guilt & Co. Homage to the cabaret style popularized during the 1920s, this production features a rotating cast of belly dancers, drag performers, chorus girls, comedians, thrilling live stunts, contortionists, singers, musicians, and burlesque performers.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Gastown Cabaret at Guilt & Company

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9

The Revel Review at Revel Room

Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10

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 11

The Sheets Live at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

TBA at Guilt & Company

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Bill Hills & The Fabulous Aces at Guilt & Company