I know right now everyone is talking cookies and tofurkey, eggnog and chocolate, but I've got another kind of winter warmer on my mind - pho. Pho is food I crave basically anytime I'm feeling a cold coming on, or anytime it is raining or grey (so basically October to March here on the West Coast, unless you are the Winter of 2016/2017 and then you were nothing but sunny and … [Read more...] about The New West Pho Scene
Check out this coming event from Mayor Coté, a B-Y-O-Lunch event happening on December 15 at City Hall in Council Chambers. No RSVP is required, you just show up and bring your lunch and topics for discussion and it's an informal chat. Mayor Coté admits this isn't his original idea. "This idea came from a recent meeting I had with the Mayor of Victoria, Lisa Helps. They … [Read more...] about Brown Baggin’ It! Join Mayor Coté for a lunchtime chat!
I had the pleasure of sampling items at El Santo’s new menu tasting event which is always something I look forward to, considering it’s one of my favourite spots in the City. A few highlights from the evening...scraping every last drop from the bowl of sopa de garbanzo probably in an embarrassing way, if it was acceptable to lick a soup bowl clean in public I most definitely … [Read more...] about New Menu for New West Favourite El Santo
On Saturday, November 18th from 6:30-11:00 pm, record labels, collectors, and vinyl lovers from across Metro Vancouver will gather in New Westminster for an evening of music, beer, community and of course crate digging. First launched by Steel & Oak Brewing Co. and the Arts Council of New West in the fall of 2016, the third edition of Analog will take place in the River … [Read more...] about Analog After Dark / Pop Up Vinyl Shop Returns
Come for the vibe – there is great fun. It’s a chance to meet your neighbours, chat with your friends, and compare purchases with strangers. Be inspired by the imagination and creativity of the artisans. They will tell you about their inspiration for the items, their pleasure in creating them and how they were made. You’ll have story to tell about meeting the artisan. … [Read more...] about Ten Reasons to Shop at Royal City Gogos’ Craft Fair
Though Halloween is classically meant to be eerie and dark, it is quite depressing when you live on a street that is deserted on Halloween. We moved into the 500 block on Kelly Street last summer and were very disappointed to have less then 10 trick or treaters come to our new home. Having grown up in a bustling Halloween street, I remember the magic, sense of community and fun … [Read more...] about Rest in Peace on Kelly Street