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PuSh Festival and Dine Out Vancouver coming this week…

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The first major festivals of the season are coming to Vancouver in just a few days time. First up is PuSH Performing Arts Festival, quickly followed by Dine Out Vancouver a few days later.

PuSh Festival
A great way to begin the year with this very popular and groundbreaking Live Perfomance Arts festival.
PuSh Showcases the very best talent of local Vancouver Artists who are sure to engage and wow you with some truly incredible performances.
Expect to be inspired, spellbound and entertained by the groundbreaking performances that are created to be an unforgettable experience.
The festival is built around a broker of International Partnerships that combines the most brilliant and creative minds that showcases some of Canada’s finest and best works in the Performing Arts Industry.

To look for Tickets and venues click on the link below…(PuSh Passes are now sold out – individual tickets can be obtained from this link).

http://pushfestival.ca/tickets-venues/push-passes/

DINE OUT VANCOUVER
This is a great foodie event! We are all looking forward to this as each and every year this festival gets bigger and much more diverse.
To be a little different this year, Dine Out Vancouver is now incorporating ‘Food carts’ to join in with the festivities…this makes perfect sense to us here at The Sunset Inn as the Food carts have been a major hit in Vancouver, it has really changed the food lovers landscape, and they are EVERYWHERE…we are truly spoiled for choice.

Local restaurants that are taking part in Dine Out and are in close proximity to the Sunset are as follows.

Lazziza
This is a fantastic restaurant located just a block away on Davie Street.
A menu that is Lebanese and Moroccan – you will really be treated to a fantastic Mediterranean style cuisine. Whats more, it is suitable for everyone as the menu has plenty to offer for anyone who is Carnivorous, Vegetarian and Vegan.
The Wine selection, decor and above all the care that is given in presentation and style will make this a great fine dining experience that will not break your wallet.
The food chosen is of the highest quality and that are local, organic and hormone free.

www.laziza.ca

The Boathouse
A very popular restaurant that is sure to satisfy anyone who has a craving for Seafood It has quite a varied menu that will please everyone, there is a little bit of everything, so for those of you that are not too keen on Fish, thats ok, you will be looked after too.
The Boathouse has a fantastic balcony too, so come rain or shine you can dine here while enjoying the perfect view of English Bay.

www.boathouserestaurants.ca

Raincity Grill
Just a block away from The Boathouse and also nestled close to English Bay this is a great restaurant for fine dining.
One of the very first restaurants to realise the potential of using locally grown ingredients. The Raincity Grill really captures the essence of food in Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest, it also boasts a great menu of Fine Wines to enjoy with your meal.

www.raincitygrill.com

Must see events in Vancouver during 2013 (January to February)

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Happy New Year!

We hope that the hangovers for some have subsided and that the waistlines are now returning to their familiar state! As this is the first blog of the new year, we will like to highlight some of the major events that will be coming to Vancouver over the coming year beginning with the first couple of months.

JANUARY & FEBRUARY

PuSh – International Performing Arts Festival
A signature event in the Vancouver Calender. This is a 3 week festival that brings to you live groundbreaking Performing Arts.
If you want to see the best out of Canadian and local talent, have a love for the arts and a creative mind, this will be for you.

When?January 15th to Feb 3rd Where? At various locations around Vancouver.

http://pushfestival.ca/tickets-venues/venues/

Taboo – Naughty but nice (Sex) Show
As the title suggests – this is an adults only annual show that is a big hit at the start of the New year. If you are looking to spice up your life with your loved one and are looking for a show that will delve into your desires and hidden secrets, then this is the place for you. There are stalls, fashion wares, games and much much more…

When? Jan 17th to 20th Where? The Convention Center.

http://www.canwestproductions.com/Home-Taboo

Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner
Hey here is an idea!!!! Why don’t we Celebrate the birthday of Robert ‘Rabbie’ Burns and the Chinese New Year all together!…..What do you think? Some obviously thought that this was a no brainer of an idea and a wonderful idea it is too– this is now a great Vancouver tradition where you welcome the Chinese New Year with a twist of the famous Bard!

When? January 27 2013 Where? Floata Seafood Restaurant (#400 – 180 Keefer St, Chinatown Vancouver)

http://www.gunghaggis.com/

Dine Out Vancouver
One of the largest celebrations for dining out in Vancouver…choose from well over 100 participating restaurants around the city….it is a great way to discover the best eateries of all kinds of ethnicity and flavours with a set 3 course priced meal.

When? Jan 18th to Feb 3rd Where? All over Vancouver!

http://www.dineoutvancouver.com/

Chutzpah!
The Lisa Nemetz international showcase of Jewish Performing Arts.
A big annual hit within the Vancouver Arts community, a great performance festival with a Jewish influence.

When? Feb 7th to March 3rd Where? At participating theatres in Vancouver.

http://chutzpahfestival.com/

Vancouver International Wine Festival
Running strong since 1979, this is an important date in the Wine lovers calendar. This years regional theme is ‘California Wines’ Come along and enjoy the enormous array of wines to sample and enjoy.

When? February 25th to March 3rd Where? Vancouver Conference Center (West) Ballroom D

http://www.playhousewinefest.com/

Where to Dine in Vancouver during January?

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Dine Out Vancouver

We have some great events coming to Vancouver during January and beyond, we will like to pay special attention to an annual Food event that will begin on January 20th and runs till February 5th.

Dine Out Vancouver has become a regular fixture over the last 10 years and has now become a staple on the foodie calender. Vancouver has always been known as a foodie city and for very good reason too. Its cultural and social diversity has made the city a true goldmine for anybody who has a love for everything that is culinary, and in this city you will absolutely find something that will suit your taste buds, if you like to experiment, there will surely be a cuisine and ethnicity that will be a brand new experience, we always encourage everyone to just go for it!

Where ever you will be in the city, you will most likely stumble across a restaurant that is a participant of this popular event, and with over 200 Restaurants participating you will be spoiled for choice. The prices for Dine Out are a massive steal, for 3 courses you will be paying from $18, $28 or $38 Per person, the meal being paired with a BC VQA Wine or a Kronenberg 1664.

The listings of all the restaurants that are participating in Dine Out will be released on January 9th via the Tourism Vancouver webpage

At the hotel, all the staff have their favorite restaurants to choose from, so please do not feel shy….ask us as many questions as possible about where we feel you should go to dine. Please also check out these restaurants below that are in the local area, especially if you are looking for something close by, and boy do we have quite the selection for you to enjoy…we have it all in The Davie Village area. The few we will have mentioned will be a reflection of the more popular food demographics that make up Vancouver.

Seafood-Pacific Northwest
The Boathouse Restaurant – Excellent location where you can enjoy some fantastic seafood at an affordable price, the restaurant is overlooking English Bay and is located at the very Western end of Burnaby St and Beach Ave, it is around a 15 minute walk downhill, or an easy few minutes bus ride close to the hotel just catch the Number 6 Bus towards English Bay.

Japanese
Guu There are 3 locations of this very popular “Izakaya” style establishment, the closest being found a 10 minute walk away at 838 Thurlow St, at Guu, you will experience authentic Japanese style food and a fun atmosphere that makes the dining experience unique to Guu.

Breakfast-Diner
Joe’s Grill and Hamburger Marys, These are two very popular diner experiences that will suit all the family and are ideally located a couple of minutes walk away, either side of the hotel on Davie Street, at these restaurants you will have something for everyone of all ages, with a Canadian/North American twist, all day breakfast and an overall Canadian feel.

We will promote more in future blogs where we will look at The Staff Picks of Restaurants………we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!!!