PuB NiGHT Review: The Morrissey Pub

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What a night! Thank you all for joining PuB NiGHT yesterday. When we arrived at the pub, they created a whole area in the back just for us. We had a long table everybody could sit on. And because it was Wednesday, they had a special deal for chicken wings. Only 40 cents per chicken wing.

It was good to see a lot of new faces at the pub night and great to see everybody was making new friends. After a couple drinks and wings, some people were still hungry. We decided to check out the poutinerie at Granville Street before going home. If you want to try some good poutine, this is the place to be. We had a lot of fun and hope to see all of you in Richmond on Saturday.

– Bart

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Review: Pub Night @ the Reef

Yesterday we went for a great Pub Night at the Reef. We almost passed the Caribbean restaurant because the sign outside was very small. The Reef is in general not that big and so it was pretty cozy to sit there. As you can see on the picture we had a lot of fun and enjoyed the evening by chatting about various topics like the famous Manneken – Pis in Belgium. It was great to see some new faces again. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us because we really want you to enjoy your stay here in Vancouver and we will do our best to make you get the most out of your stay.

The food was good and they also offered a delicious selection of beers and cocktails. For me it was the first time that I tried Poutine. Even though it was really spicy I liked it. For those of you, who don’t know Poutine, it’s fries with melted cheese, sauce and chicken and typical for this area. So it’s one of the things you have to eat during your stay in Vancouver.

Hope you all had a great evening and I’m looking forward to see you again for another Pub Night next Wednesday at 7 pm.
Have a look here to see some more pictures from the evening at the Reef.

I wish you a great rest of the week and an enjoyable weekend.

I’m looking forward to the Whistler trip with some of you, guys.

 

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Review Granville Island

Last friday we went to the Cheesecake ETC for some delicious cheesecake afterwards we went to the Doolin’s for some drinks.

At the Cheesecake ETC you can choose between the original or the chocolate cheesecake. You can top them with a strawberry, raspberries or with a peanut butter cream. They also have daily specials, which was a cherry topping when we went. If you are not into to cheesecake you can also go for a Raisin & Walnut Cake or French toast. Not only delicious cheesecake can be ordered, also different lattes, teas and cold drinks are offered.

The Cheesecake ETC is located just of the Granville Brigde and opens at 7pm and stays open till 1am. So whenever you feel like dessert at night, this is the place the be. A nice cozy, candlelight-dark place.

After enjoying our cheesecake we decided to go to Granville Island for some drinks and a wander around, however the weather looked like rain, so we decided to go to Granville street and find a pub for some drinks. On Granville street we decided to go to the Doolin’s, a Irish pub on the corner of Granville and Nelson. At the Doolin’s we ordered some drinks and a couple more people went for poutine.

We hoped you enjoyed your cheesecake, see you at the Pub Night this week

ps: Don’t forget the rehearsal before the Pub Night (it’s a must, hehe)

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What to do on the weekend? Vancouver & Montreal

How about another Asian event? Or do you prefer to see the world’s best action sports photography at night? Mabye you feel more like food and beer? And if you do not feel like any of those events, why not heading out to Grouse Mountain to celebrate the start of the Olympic games all night long? Ofcourse you are more than welcome to join us to visit the Vancouver Aquarium.

The LunarFest will be held on the Art Gallary Plaza. The LunarFest is a festival that brings together Soul, Art and Life, it celebrates one of the oldest traditions for many Asian cultures, Lunar New Year. LunarFest starts on Friday and ends on Sunday evening, during the event different shows will be given, such as Latern Palaces or The meeting of Drums, which are free. Do not worry, there is also enough food available, especially dumplings.

Had enough about the Asian events? Why not heading down to the Jack Poole Plaza to see the Redbull Illume photographs on Friday or Saturday night. Redbull Illume shows the world’s best action sports photography on illuminated 2m x 2m light boxes. It starts every night around 5.30pm and is open until 10.00pm. Big plus: there is no entrance fee.

Feeling more like enjoying food and beer this weekend, then the Hawker’s market is where you should be on Saturday. The Hawker’s Market is a vibrant and exciting place with local food, loud music, beer and more. You can find the Hawker’s market at the East Van Studios, 870 E  Cordova. However you need to buy a ticket at the door $15 or in advance $10.

And for those who do not want to stay in downtown Vancouver or like winter sports/apres ski, they should head out to the Grouse Mountain to celebrate the start of the 2014 Olympic Games with fun games, Djs and many more things to do all night long. Yes, all night long, Grouse Mountain will be open 24h from Saturday till Sunday.

And do not forget, Monday is Family Day in British Columbia, another day off!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

For our friends in Montreal we also have an overview of the events this weekend.

If you like the famous Canadian Poutine Dish, you should definitely not miss out on the La Poutine Week. La Poutine Week is a unique dining experience where you discover the different and best Poutines in Montreal. A list of the particpating restaurants can be found here

Once you had enough Poutines it is time to PARTY at the Igloofest 2014 down at the At the Quays of the Old Port. A party you do not want to miss out on. Ps: the event is 18+ and to avoid waiting lines buy your ticket beforehand.

Also for those who do not want to party, why not going to the Parc Jean-Drapeau for a nice day out with different activities and a lot of fun?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

You are also more than welcome to join our event on Saturday, when we are visiting the Vancouver Aquarium, read more here and here

Enjoy the weekend!

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INTERNeX Canada: New fun facts: Caesar cocktail!

Canadian cuisine varies depending on the regions of the country. I’m sure most of you know about the delicious butter tarts, kraft dinner or the famous poutine. Of course don´t forget the super-known maple syrup and the smoked salmon !!

But today, I´m going to introduce you a Canadian cocktail  that I´m sure most of you don´t know and is known as a hangover cure.I´m talking about the cocktail “Caesar”.

This original drink was originated by 1969 by Walter Chell in Calgary. He declared he got his inspiration from Italy and  created a drink similar to a Bloody Mary but with a uniquely spicy flavour.

It´s has a very special flavour, so you definitely should try while your stay in Canada.

The ingredients are the following ones:

  • 6 oz. Clamato Juice
  • 1–1½ oz. Vodka
  • 2 Dashes hot sauce
  • 4 Dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • Celery salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Lime wedge
  • 1 Crisp celery stalk

The ingredients are poured into a glass rimmed with celery salt or a mixture of salt and pepper and garnished with a celery stalk and lime, and even if it was not included in the original recipe, a lot of places add tabasco sauce!!

Our PR-Team tried it last Friday, and in the picture you can see how funny it was the  glass the pub used to serve it: a boot glass! Personally, I prefer another kind of drinks because I don´t like too much hot sauces, but it´s worth it to try it once!

So, what do you think about the Caesar cocktail? Do you like it?

I wish you all a fantastic Sunday and I hope to see you all soon!

Best,

Mercedes

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INTERNeX Canada: Have you ever tried a POUTINE?

Canada doesn’t have an official national food, but our famous “poutine” is a strong contender for this title! What is it? A poutine consists of three main ingredients: fries, gravy and cheese curds.

Yup, basically a dish full of grease and calories and probably shouldn’t be eaten, but it is the most delicious thing ever. This is the best thing when you are freezing cold or if you are taking a break from skiing on the slopes.

Cheese curds, which is basically unprocessed cheese that should be eaten when fresh, was invented when dairy farmers in Quebec wanted to save excess production. It has a soft chewy texture with little taste and makes a squeaky sound when you bite into it.

Quebec is also where poutine has originated. Many Quebecois communities such as Drummondville and Warwick claim to be the birthplace of this dish in the late 1950s, but nobody really knows who or where this trend really started.

Now, poutine has become popular all over Canada and in the United States especially in New York and New Jersey. There are many variations to the basic gravy, cheese and fries with additional ingredients such as other cheeses, pulled pork, beans and barbecue sauces. Basically like a nacho, anything goes!

You might have to go to Montreal to find the best and most original kind of poutine, but here are some really good and cheap places in Vancouver to try this dish:

  • La Belle Province (1215 Davie St. & Robson St.): This is where you are going to find the most authentic version as it serves traditional Quebecius cuisine.
  • Fritz European Fry House (718 Davie Street & Granville St.): As the name hints, Fritz specializes in fries. That’s pretty much all they sell there with a whole bunch of poutine toppings and sauces to try.
  • Costco Food Court (605 Expo Boulevard, right across Rogers Arena): This might be an unusual place for poutine as Costco is a warehouse that sells goods in bulk. (Psst, this is a special Smart Saver Vancouver for those of you who got this far in the post!) Their huge poutine goes for about $4.50 and everything on the menu is very cheap. While you need a membership card to purchase anything else in the store, their food court is open to anyone!

You must try this Canadian cuisine while you are living here! It might look kind of gross, but trust me, you’ll fall in love!

Cheers,

Queenie

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INTERNeX Canada: Culture Shock – food edition

Enjoying Canada? You probably already discovered a lot of Canadian things to do here. But there is also food that you need to try while you are here, you can’t leave Canada without it! Check out these Canadian treats:

 

Poutine
This is of course the very first thing to try in Canada! It’s French fries covered with brown gravy and topped with fresh cheese curds. You can also add meat in your poutine. It is best enjoyed at three AM after a long club night and a couple of drinks!

 

Maple syrup
In Canada you can find ANYTHNG with maple syrup in it. There is maple tea, maple cookies, maple ice cream, maple candies, maple wine, maple butter, maple sugar, even maple soap – the list is endless. It’s best with pancakes or crêpes; add banana pieces and you have the real Canadian breakfast!

Beaver tail
Don’t worry, Canada will not make you eat beaver meat. Beaver tail is a sweet treat: it’s a flat piece of dough that is fried and then covered with different delights like chocolate, maple syrup, cinnamon, sugar, nuts (not all at once, you can choose). The shape of the dough and the chocolate stripes they usually put on top make it look like a beaver tail.

Tim Hortons
Originated in Canada, Tim Hortons is THE Canadian icon. Of course they have donuts everywhere, but try the Maple Dip Donut! Timbits are truly Timmy’s invention, can’t leave Canada without having had a box of Timbits. And have a double double for your drink, just because you feel so local when ordering it…

Oreo
You might know Oreo cookies, they are pretty good. But things made out of Oreo cookies are even better. Start out with a McDonalds Oreo McFlurry; there is a lot of gelato shops with Oreo ice cream, too. Then, there are Oreo cakes out there, the best treat ever! And if you dare, try fried Oreos – a cookie covered with dough, fried and served hot. Sounds odd but it is incredibly tasty as the cookie melts inside!

Nanaimo bars
This one is not only Canadian, it’s even local! It is named after the West-Coast city of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, BC. The Nanaimo bar is a dessert made of a wafer crumb-based layer, a light vanilla layer or custard flavoured butter icing, and covered in chocolate. What else is there to say?

 

That’s my list, I tried them all. Or did a forget anything? Do you have more Canadian delights? Comment!

Xenia

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