The Tip Out, Vol. 16 – Scout magazine

Welcome to ‘The Tip Out’, Scouts’ easy-to-use compendium of news and fresh headlines from the local food and beverage scene.

Vietnamese restaurant Anh and Chi celebrates five years of business with a multi-course family menu (pictured above) available throughout December. Plan ahead by making a reservation so you do not miss this party.

The mushroom season is in full swing! It’s time to sign up for one of Swallowtail’s upcoming fall / winter foraging trips before they sell out.

It’s soup season! La Taqueria is now handing out bowls of ‘Birriamen’ from all locations.

Is the frame more your speed? Aburi To Go has ramen sets that you can take home to make with friends.

A comforting, “French” dish of Seafood Bouillabaisse is definitely on the agenda now that Collective Goods is officially open for dinner!

Are you looking for more delicious ways to warm up? We suggest some locally distilled whiskey: Sons of Vancouver’s upcoming ‘Marshmallows Over a Campfire’ release and Odd Society’s latest ‘Peat & Smoke’ double release.

Are you not a whiskey drinker? Strange Fellows’ KRAMPUS Abbey Double should do the trick too!

Time to plan some rainy activities: The Vancouver Museum’s new hands-on drumming workshop and virtual artist talk are two great options.

Are you looking for a way to give something ‘innocent gift’? Check out Livlite’s new local holiday boxes with low waste.

For the sweet things! Mon Paris Patisserie is always a reliable source of holiday-themed sweet confectionery.

Dessert Club is teaming up with Legends Haul to make it easy for you to get your hands on one of their retro-inspired freezer cakes – both ‘Lemon Ritz’ (layers of lemon cream, lemon curd and Ritz crackers) and ‘Pumpkin Spice’ (layers of pumpkin spice mousse and soft gingerbread) sounds like a pretty nice thing to have in the fridge. Grab these guys at Legends Haul from December 1st.

Marche Mon Pitou knows that it’s important to treat yourself – in this case to a relaxing brunch – while checking out your Christmas shopping list.

Set aside some time to wander Main Street (between E 20th and E 21st) next Wednesday night for Pleasant Pairings, an evening of shop hop and free wine tastings with the motto: “small shops, good wine, what a cozy time”. We can get behind that!

It’s happening in the neighborhood, too: Juice Truck is launching its plant-based market on Main Street this Friday.

Speaking of plants, The Acorn brings back brunch service from Sunday, November 28th. Get a reservation here.

Plan a French-inspired holiday party with these appetizing offerings from Provence Marinaside.

Or maybe a big, Southern-inspired BBQ topping served by Memphis Blues BBQ is more your style?

From cookie sets to traditional turkey and vegetarian options galore, the holiday spread from Edge Catering has something for everyone for your holiday dinner.

Plan ahead by booking one of these comprehensive, traditional Japanese New Years Osechi boxes from Yama Cafe before the deadline on December 18. 2022 already sounds better!

Whatever you serve this season, great and utilitarian table setting is always appreciated. This Christmas gift guide from Lineage Ceramics will sort you out.

New seasonal menus from Bacchus and Minami make us drool seriously.

Need help getting into the spirit of the season? Go to the bar at Tocador for a cranberry sauce mojito, available as part of their ‘Winter Wonderland Pop Up’.

Looking for work? Check out the Scout’s Opportunity Knocks section.

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