hired belly’s best restaurants and dining

Wines of Argentina presents Dish ‘n Dazzle – May 16th

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:35+00:00 May 9th, 2012|Belly's Best Bites|

Taste superb food and wines, have some fun & support a worthy cause! As regular visitors may know, we're involved with the BC Hospitality Foundation. This charity provides last chance financial assistance for people in the hospitality and associated industries who are coping with hardship arising from a serious health-related condition. If this sounds a bit [...]

Perfect Pairings: German Riesling (and more) Rules at Vancouver’s Bao Bei

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:35+00:00 May 2nd, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Hired Belly's Best Wines, Wine|

We’re still stoked about last week’s German wine pairing dim sum, presented by the German Wine Institute with Master of Wine Jeannie Cho Lee, at Vancouver’s Bao Bei, Tanis Ling’s groundbreaking Chinese room. As we’re tight for time, here’s our North Shore News story (below) to bring you up to speed. In summary, [...]

Gastown’s Bitter: Sweet Destination for a Perfect Pint

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:36+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|Beer, Belly's Best Bites, Belly's Budget Best, Sustainable|

Encounter with a perfect pint, Tim Pawsey photo If there’s one thing the Hired Belly finds hard to resist it’s a decent pint, particularly when it's properly poured, and at the right temperature.  I’m sure it’s one of the many very sound traits inherited from my dad—who I still sorely miss. Growing up, beer [...]

Wine Festival Vintners Brunch Food & Wine Smackdown: Lift Ascends

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:36+00:00 March 8th, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Hired Belly's Best Wines, Wine|

Most people know the Wine Festival’s Vintner’s Brunch as the festival’s flagship food and wine event. It usually sells out within minutes of tix being available—even more so now that it’s held in the dazzling surrounds of the new Convention Centre West, with its sweeping ocean-mountain vista. Few realize that beyond [...]

Why the food at Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre is, well, unconventional

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:36+00:00 March 6th, 2012|Belly's Best Bites, Ocean Wise, Sustainable|

We reckon we’ve eaten our fair share of meals on the rubber chicken circuit. But I don’t know why I’m even saying that here, because the food at Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre is just about as far removed from standard convention fare as you can possibly imagine. Last week's Vancouver Playhouse International [...]

Goodbye Goldfish: Hello Minami

By | 2018-01-21T15:05:36+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Belly's Best Bites|

We get more than our fair share of press releases in this age of hyper-communication but here’s one with a difference. We like it both for its clarity but also for its tone. And, as we've come to expect from someone who’s given so much to Vancouver as Bud Kanke, its class. In fact, kudos [...]

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