Notable Now Vancouver: June 22, 2012

Just Opened: Minami Restaurant
The same team behind renowned Miku Restaurant has just opened Minami, featuring delectable Aburi-style cuisine at in their stylish 8,000 square foot Yaletown locale.  Score a spot at the Minami bar for an evening of sake-infused fun complimented by their take on contemporary Japanese cuisine.  Located at 1118 Mainland Street.

Newly opened: Vicino Pasteria and Deli
Meet the newest Italian spot on the block: Vicino. Open directly next door to big brother Nicili Pizzeria, grab a bowl of house made pasta, selection of salads or gelato…or choose from plenty of other Italian specialties at this bound-to-be Gastown hot spot. Located at 68 E. Cordova Street.

The Annual Hamptons White Party (June 23rd)
Don your crisp summer whites and head to the Hamptons without having to leave the city. Score tickets to this popular annual event and take in live entertainment, specialty cocktails, a seafood and sushi bar and rotation of DJs that guarantee you a great night.  Takes place at The Fish House, 8901 Stanley Park Drive.

Greek Day (June 24th)
This weekend, it’s all about going Greek.  Head to Kitsilano and enjoy food from more than 15 vendors, take in live music, traditional Greek entertainment, activities and much more. Takes place along Kitsilano’s West Broadway Avenue (between Blenheim and MacDonald Streets).

RUSH: Race & Urban Scavenger Hunt (June 23rd)
Race your way with a partner around the city this Saturday and raise money for a worthy cause: The Lung Association of BC.  This one-day scavenger hunt comes loaded with clues, bizarre challenges and a lot of fun. Up for grabs: the winning duo gets a trip around the world.  2675 Oak Street.

Recently opened: Secret Location
Get in on the secret and pay a visit to this unique European concept store that fuses uber high fashion (featuring labels not seen elsewhere in Canada), with an affiliated, upscale wine bar located via shared entry space. See it to believe it.  1 Water Street, Vancouver, BC. 

Photo courtesy Vicino