DineOutSide at the Rise Eatery

This year, Dine Out Vancouver launches the first ever summer event, Dine OutSide. Locals and tourists are encouraged to dine at patios or picnic-style at participating restaurants. I had a media preview at the Rise Eatery. The brunch and lunch menus are priced at $25, and the dinner is priced at $35. Vegetarian and vegan menu options are available.

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Date Night Cooking Class at Dirty Apron

Vancouver is all about the outdoor activities during the summer, but there are much fewer evening activities for couples or small groups. Now The Dirty Apron Cooking School, Delicatessen & Catering is opened again with strict health and safety standards, you can get active in their cooking classes during the evening. I recently attended one of the cooking classes, featuring Mediterranean dishes, and I am impressed by how much I learned within the evening.

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Dominion Bar + Kitchen

A few years ago when I was still working in Surrey, we never had much food options for team lunches or during Christmas season. This year, a new Canadian restaurant, Dominion Bar + Kitchen, opened its door next to the Surrey Central skytrain station. With the concept of using locally sourced ingredients and making food from scratch, Dominion has an extensive menu for food, handcraft cocktails, and local beer.

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TAO Skinfood delivers on Peach Gum

Peach Gum starts to become popular in Vancouver, and it is the Asian secret to beautiful skin. While it is often used in sweet soup and desserts, TAO Skinfood created a series of drink using peach gum, along with other natural supplements, such as goji berries and snow fungus. These drinks can be enjoyed chilled or hot, and they are my new favourite drinks in this summer.

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