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Beyonce - Beautiful & Powerful
Beyonce has broken box office records with her earning from “The Mrs. Carter World Tour.” According to a press release, Bey’s shows across Australia and New Zealand sold almost 220,000 tickets and grossed over $40 million (U.S. Dollars).

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Anyone get burnt on Craigslist with ticket sales? I have heard from so many people that purchased Kanye West tickets on Craigslist. You may or may not be aware, Kanye West cancelled his show in Vancouver after cancelling his shows in Vancouver, very last minute.

Those who purchased the tickets directly from Ticketmaster will be receiving full refunds however those who purchased off Craigslist will be out of luck. Although, at times Craigslist offers amazing deals, it does not and will not ever offer any form of consumer protection. In this case, those who purchased tickets off Craigslist will be left without a refund. Which, in my eyes is unfortunate and also tough luck.

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Getting pretty excited to see Drake in Vancouver on November 28th! Tickets starting at $99 are still available

Don't miss your chance to see Drake in Vancouver. Tickets start at $99

Don’t miss your chance to see Drake in Vancouver. Tickets start at $99

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The Eagles in Vancouver @ Rogers Arena
JUST ANNOUNCED: The Eagles LIVE at @RogersArena, in #Vancouver on Sept. 6th, 2013. Tickets go on sale May 6th at 10AM.

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Win Free Bruno Mars Tickets - Vancouver - Discount Ticket Service!!

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Everyone seems to be worked up over Bruno Mars & Ellie Goulding concert coming to Vancouver on July 20th at Rogers Arena.

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Whether your favorite song is Grenade, Just the Way You Are, The Lazy Song, It Will Rain, Talking to the Moon, Billionaire, Marry You or all of the above, you will see it all in Vancouver on July 20th at Rogers Arena, courtesy of Discount Ticket Service.

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Working it in Vancouver like the rent was due yesterday.

Alicia Keys working it in Vancouver like the rent was due yesterday.

Now that all is said and done I must say, Alicia Keys lived up to my expectations.

She is an amazing charismatic individual. I was not a big fan of Miguel but Alicia Keys deserved to be the headliner. From the moment Alicia stepped on stage, I knew the night would be special. It was like visiting a friend at her home. Alicia Keys was humble and gracious as always. I believe she sang almost every song she ever recorded–All with new, more heart felt twists. You could close your eyes and remember the young, raw Alicia Keys, but know that you were seeing and hearing the evolved, mature woman she has become. All the while knowing she never forgot her roots.
If you missed this show, you missed a moment in time that can never be repeated—Let’s see what happens in 10 more years!

 Alicia Keys Vancouver Concert Review

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giovane cafe

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These are just a couple of the many words that I’d use to describe the one and only Giovane Cafe + Winebar located in Vancouver, BC at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. If you love baked goods, desserts, a good coffee, or just a casual place to get to know somebody better, this is a place you must absolutely visit!

My girlfriend is a picky person with really high standards. She doesn’t like to try new things so going to new places requires a bit of convincing and can sometimes be like pulling teeth. I think this is because she usually has terrible experiences with new restaurants (the food isn’t prepared correctly or as she ordered it, the service would be lacking, etc.). In addition, there are quite a few foods she can’t eat and even more that she doesn’t like, so if she says a place is good, the place by all others’ standards would be amazing. After our dinner at Kobe’s, I was surprised by her spontaneous suggestion to try ANOTHER new place.

Atmosphere/Ambiance: This place is beautiful at night. There are fake candles on each table and along the counter by the window. The lighting is perfect: not too dark that you need to strain to see and end up with a headache but not too bright that the lighting is not romantic. The music the perfect volume: quiet enough for you to hold a decent conversation with the person sitting across the table from you without having to yell but loud enough for you to be able to make out what the song is. There was live music at another lounge/bar that was attached to the hotel lobby which was really loud but the music didn’t start until around 9:30pm. The staff did partially close the cafe doors to help block out the loud music.

Service: It was great! The cashier suggested that we take a seat and offered to bring us our desserts so we didn’t have to wait at the counter or carry all the items to the table ourselves.

Food: YUM!!!! We ordered the peanut butter hedgehog. Originally, we were going to bug the server and exclaim “this doesn’t look like what’s in the display case” based on the assumption that they were going to give us a slice off the one in the display case but we ended up getting a miniature one that looked exactly like the one in the display. This dessert was really rich but not too sweet. We weren’t able to finish the hedgehog so we ended up packing it home. We also ordered a hot chocolate but it wasn’t really good for the reason that it was grainy. The grainy quality is likely attributed to the more natural quality of the beverage…something we’re not too used to. Other than desserts, this cafe also serves sandwiches, pasta, salads.and even breakfast from 6:00am to 11:00am. For those employee appreciation parties, birthday celebrations, or regular meetings, why not give their catering service a try?? They deliver to the downtown Vancouver area and their prices are reasonable.

Rating: As you may know by now based on our other posts, I rate restaurants based on whether I would visit it again and how often I would visit it again. This restaurant gets a 10 out of 10! The food (despite the hot chocolate, which we attribute to something we’re not used to), atmosphere, and service were absolutely divine! If I lived closer to this place, I’d be here every day trying new desserts. But since I don’t, it’s a good thing we ordered a couple lemon meringue tarts for the road.

If you’ve already eaten at Giovane, please share your experiences with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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Kobe Japanese Steak and Seafood House

In January, we were looking at the social shopper website for some ideas and savings. Kobe Japanese Steak and Seafood House was listed on there and with neither of us having ever eaten there before, we decided to buy it. The deal was a meal for two. We finally found time to use this promotion and boy, was it a real disappointment and probably one of the weirdest experiences ever. If you eat here, keep your jacket and wear one that you wouldn’t be afraid of stinking up from the aromas — this restaurant is COLD!

Once we entered the restaurant, there were stairs right in front of us leading upstairs and an alcove on the left. Having never been to this restaurant before, we weren’t quite sure where to go or how the restaurant worked. Standing there for a few seconds while the host just looked at us without offering assistance, we decided to turn left. The host asked us whether we wanted to eat upstairs or downstairs and not knowing the difference, we decided upstairs. The waitress asked us whether we wanted to leave our jackets with the coat service and we declined. The waitress then sped up the stairs and disappeared without any regard for her patrons. Under the dim lighting, the waitresses all looked the same and blended in with the patrons and decor. She finally made she contact with us, guiding us to our seats. She then abruptly left without offering to bring us a beverage. We were lucky enough to flag down another waitress and decided to tell her that we had purchased the social shopper deal, at which time she told us that we were supposed to be downstairs. She brought us downstairs and told the host that we’re supposed to be downstairs. The host then rudely told us “next time, you should tell us so it doesn’t cause all this trouble”. Under what circumstances would a host be justified in saying something like this to a patron? Here’s an idea: put it on the social shopper instructions!! At the first chance I had I told the server I had a Social Shopper deal, it’s not like I was hiding this information.

We discovered that upstairs is the teppanyaki area and downstairs is the izakaya with a different menu. Once we sat down, we were brought our menu and got to select 6 appetizers. We figured out which ones we wanted and when the waitress came by to take our order, she informed us that the short ribs were sold out….well, that sucks because it was one of the ones we selected. One of the other items we ordered was the spicy dynamite roll. Since my girlfriend is allergic to avocados, we asked them to substitute cucumbers instead. The waitress said she needed to check with the kitchen and came back to inform us that they can’t do that because the kitchen makes several rolls in advance. What’s wrong with telling a customer something like this? One, we’ve been to many restaurants and made the same request. Each restaurant is more than happy to accommodate the dietary restriction without so much as a hesitation. Second, why would you tell your customers that you make food in advance and that what they’re getting is not fresh? After we expressed the fact that my girlfriend is allergic to avocados, they went back to express that it was a dietary restriction, not just a preference. Upon this request, they accommodated our request. When the menu only has about 10 or 12 items and one of them is sold out, ruling out another option really limits the choices of the customer. It’s not like we were asking them to substitute something of significantly greater value for something else….

The food: not bad but not worth $80+ (As advertised on Social Shopper). These are items that are designed to be starters/appetizers. One of my pet peeves is when restaurants don’t disclose that they garnish onions, green onions, garlic, and parsley on their foods. My reason for this pet peeve is that my girlfriend is allergic to most of these items and we have to manually pick off these garnishes which are usually finely chopped/diced. These are the items we ordered:

Ebi Mayo: green onions garnished on top, which sucks because we did spend a fair bit of time picking out the green onions. This item came last, which also sucked because we were too full to enjoy them all. The batter and mayo sauce were delicious and deep fried to perfection.

Spicy Dynamite Roll: after the fuss surrounding the avocado, the roll didn’t have any greens in it after the waitress said “we can do that, it’ll just take a bit longer because they have to make it” to the cucumber substitution. It was literally seaweed, rice, spicy sauce, and shrimp tempura. When this arrived, I wasn’t quite sure whether this was because they genuinely made a mistake or they were thinking “after that table made our lives difficult, let’s just not include any cucumber or avocado and laugh at their reaction”. I’ve never had this roll with the rice inside and the seaweed outside.

Sashimi: DELICIOUS! I can eat this all day every day!

Chicken Karaage: I loved how it was deep fried to perfection, once again. The sauce drizzled on top wasn’t too bad. I believe it was a teriyaki sauce.

Spicy Tuna Roll: finished this like nobody’s business. It went perfectly with everything else we ordered and it had just the perfect amount of spiciness.

Calamari: YUM! The batter was perfectly seasoned with salt and pepper. And, like all the other items, it was deep fried and delicious!

After we ate as much as we could, we just relaxed and talked a bit (maybe 20 minutes). I will not soon forget the snarky comment that one of the waitresses made “enjoying the movie date?” My thoughts were “I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that the flat-screen you had hanging on the wall wasn’t for customer entertainment.” It is very cheesy to have a TV playing a movie without audio and without subtitles, if anything it was a distraction.

There’s a fine line between good customer service and harassment. When you ask a table how they’re doing 4 times in 5 minutes, I consider that as “you’ve been here long enough, time for you to leave”.

Rating: I usually rate restaurants based on whether or not I will return and how long before I return. This restaurant, while the food was good, is a solid 4 out of 10. I can get the same food at other places for the same price, much better service, less attitude, and a warmer venue. My girlfriend and I were joking that this place would only receive business so long as it continues with its participation in a “special deals” program.

If you absolutely insist on eating at this restaurant, click here to visit their website. Please feel free to comment on this post with your own experiences at this restaurant. We’d love to hear from you. We also hope that your experience is better than ours!

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Canucks vs Coyotes February 26th - Tickets $77.00

Make sure you tune in and watch the Sedin twins and The Vancouver Canucks vs Detroit Red Wings today at 2:00pm.

Even better, join us at Rogers Arena on February 26th to catch the Vancouver Canucks take on the Phoenix Coyotes. Tickets are as low as $77.00 Take your loved one, make it a date night.


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Get your Bruno Mars Tickets

Grab your Bruno Mars tickets while tickets are still available. Tickets start at $111.00.

We first told you that Bruno Mars is coming to Vancouver this summer. Now, the Atlantic recording artist has unveiled details of his hugely anticipated world tour. The North American leg of “The Moonshine Jungle World Tour” gets underway on June 22, 2013 at Washington, DC’s Verizon Center and then continues through August. He’ll touch down in Vancouver with Ellie Goulding on July 20, 2013 at Rogers Arena.

Bruno Mars is undoubtedly among contemporary pop’s most gifted and compelling artists. And with global sales currently certified at 40x-platinum and over 50 million singles sold worldwide, the 14-time Grammy Award nominee has fully proven himself as a true superstar.

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Arriva Ristorante Italiano

Today, I decided to go out for lunch and since I was craving Italian food for the last week. My friend suggested that we try out this restaurant in Little Italy on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, BC. I must say that this restaurant was not too bad.

We started off w/ the bruschetta. I’m not a big fan of fresh tomatoes and yes, I fully understand the irony of eating at an Italian restaurant since there’s tomato sauce in virtually everything…it’s really not the same. Anyway, the bruschetta was to die for; it was absolutely DELICIOUS!! I highly recommend this appetizer to everybody. It had the perfect amount of diced tomatoes and I believe there was either oil or butter on the bread. The best part was that the bread wasn’t too thick nor was it too hard so it didn’t scrape my gums with each bite I took.

I chose to have the spaghetti polpette (spaghetti in tomato sauce with meatballs). The spaghetti was perfectly cooked — not soggy and not too hard, not too bland and also not too salty. I wish there was a LOT more sauce (I love my food drenched in sauce) and that the meatball had a bit more flavour/seasoning than just the taste of beef meat.

What’s a meal without dessert and what better dessert from an Italian restaurant than tiramisu? I thought that you can’t really go wrong ordering an Italian dessert from an Italian restaurant but boy, was I wrong. Perhaps it’s the case that I’m used to the tiramisu that you get from the supermarket bakery but this dessert was a disappointment for many reasons including: the portion was small for the price and it didn’t look appetizing. The good part was that it wasn’t TOO sweet nor was it too rich so finishing the dessert was easy.

Overall, I would rate this restaurant 4/10. The service was pretty bad and can be comparable to your cellphone service reception as you drive up to Whistler or through the Rocky Mountains; it just took a while for us to get a refill on the water and the bill. The server was, however, cordial and polite. The food was okay but a bit on the pricey side considering the portions. My favourite part of the meal, other than catching up with a long-time friend, was the bruschetta. I would not return to Arriva Ristorante for a while as there are many other great Italian restaurants in the near vicinity.

Despite my experience, I would still recommend others to give this restaurant a try if you’re the adventurous type: http://www.arrivarestaurant.ca/index.php


Qoola - Frozen Delight! Great Pre-Event Snack

Qoola Frozen Yogurt Bar (Metrotown, Burnaby)

Qoola Yogurt & Fruit is a popular frozen yogurt joint with locations around the Lower Mainland. I highly recommend Qoola for a pre-event snack; it’s great because it’s nice and light.

Similar to Menchies, Qoola is a self-serve establishment where you choose your flavor of fro-yo and pick as many or as few ingredients as you like. They offer a varied selection of toppings including fresh fruit cut every morning and gummy bears. Your bowl is charged by weight so be careful if you have a heavy hand! Make sure your eyes are not hungrier than your stomach or pocket book.

Qoola only serves genuine frozen yogurt made from 100% natural ingredients and packed with live and active cultures. With its creamy texture and sweet ‘n’ tangy taste — you’d be happy to learn it’s fat-free, gluten-free, and certified kosher frozen yogurt. Not into fro-yo? Try one of their organic whole grain waffles (Wannawafel) or signature crepes, which are both made from scratch.

You can feel good about frequenting Qoola as the company is proudly Canadian and supports fellow Canadian producers and vendors. Additionally, it’s an eco-friendly shop where they maintain a constant initiative to reduce unnecessary waste by offering biodegradable, compostable and recyclable products.

Check it out the next time you’re craving a light and tasty treat! On my recent visit today, there was a promotion in which my Qoola was free with the purchase of a $20 gift card! Since I’d be going back there again, I couldn’t go wrong.

Check out the Qoola and Wannawafel sites for more information:

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Time to kill? Fill your mouth!

Yesterday, I had about 2 hours I needed to kill before the Vancouver Canucks vs Minnesota Wild game and I was scratching my head wondering what to do. I had heard, through the grapevine, of a great fondue joint to check out. I am glad I did.

Capstone Tea & Fondue (1429 Robson St Vancouver) was a great a place to kill some time, pre-hockey game, and to satisfying your hunger. I think it must have brought the Canucks some good luck based on the fact that they beat the Wild.

My girlfriend and I ordered the “Chocolate Fondue for two” which was more than plenty. Not only were the portions generous, the food was delicious. We were also very lucky to receive free cheesecake cubes, compliments of the manager of the Robson St location.

I personally do not like chocolate that much, having won the chocolate lottery a such a young age. That is no joke, I won approx. 10,000 chocolate loonies at the ripe age of 8 and consumed all of them in a week. The chocolate was amazing, not too light and not too dark; not too sweet and not too bitter. The fruits were so sweet and amazingly fresh! The Ice-cream truffle centers were life changing! The caramel bit toppings are a must-have. Other than chocolate fondue, they also offer cheese fondue, teas, and smoothies to compliment whatever your craving may be. It was truly the best way to spend an hour or two prior to your favorite event.

I highly recommend this fun, affordable, delicious treat to anyone looking to share some quality time with a loved one. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so I am sure they are booking up quickly. Don’t miss out!

http://www.capstonetea.com

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