Notable Now Vancouver: July 25, 2014

Now open: Left Bank (751 Denman Street)
Check out the recently opened Left Bank brought to Vancouver’s West End by veteran Vancouver restaurateur John Blakeley. Happy hour begins at 4pm weeknights, followed by dinner nightly; brunch served weekends and holidays starting at 10:30am. For more info, click here.

Expanded: Nicli’s Next Door (68 East Cordova Street)
The award-winning Nicli Antica Pizzeria has recently opened the doors to a small plates spot in Gastown. Featuring a vast menu of classic Italian fare with a modern twist, Next Door brings an added touch of Italian authenticity to family-style dining. Tuck into braised pork belly, homemade ricotta and bruschetta, mussels in white wine, the Not Scotch Egg and plenty of other snacks. For more details, click here.

Don’t miss: The 6th Annual Deighton Cup (Saturday, July 26th)
Score yourself tickets to this weekend’s Deighton Cup, one of the city’s top events of the summer set alongside the Hastings Racecourse. It’s the perfect excuse to dress in your finest derby attire, dust off your fascinator, and get ready to place your bets in style. This event features live music, designer cars, craft cocktails, fine foods and fashionable attendees. Tickets start at $75 and can be purchased here.

Don’t miss: St. Tropez Brunch (July 27th, 1pm)
Get tickets for the ultimate brunch happening this Sunday at Vancouver’s swanky Hotel Georgia – Reflections Bar. Tickets are $49 and will nab you a spot at this spacious, elegant party featuring complimentary Veuve Clicquot Champagne, a brunch buffet, DJ and the perfect opportunity to mix and mingle away the afternoon.

For more info and to purchase a ticket, click here.

Food Cart Fest (July 27th, 215 W. 1st Ave)
Food Cart Fest is definitely a stop worth making at False Creek’s Olympic Village. On from 12pm-5pm every Sunday throughout the summer, this festival gathers over 20 of Vancouver’s top food carts presented by Arrival and The Streetfood Vancouver Society. It’s a full afternoon of food, fun, and sun complemented by community markets, live music and DJs, craft food vendors, live entertainment activities and more. Find all the details here.

Caribbean Days Festival (July 26-27, Waterfront Park)
Get a taste of the tropics in North Vancouver and be sure to check out the Caribbean Days Festival happening this weekend. Waterfront Park plays host to the biggest Caribbean event in the Lower Mainland and the biggest single-weekend event in B.C. with two days of tropical culture, music, cuisine and entertainment. This always-popular free event is packed every day featuring live music, parades, dancing and more. For details, click here.


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Photo courtesy Left Bank