Attention all foodies: the largest restaurant festival in Canada is back and doing great things for Vancouver.
The 12th annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival has begun, and with new restaurant participants and events, this year is shaping up to be more enticing than usual.
Since 2003, Tourism Vancouver has used Dine Out to bring hungry people from across the country to unique restaurants in Vancouver.
But you don’t have to be from out of town to join the festivities. Dine Out encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and make reservations somewhere you’ve never been before.
Not only does Dine Out spark community curiosity, it also creates the perfect opportunity for students living on a budget to experience high quality food at affordable prices.
Besides the obvious plus of increased sales for restaurants and hotels, Dine Out has earned positive recognition for Vancouver restaurants.
Options for students on a budget
This year boasts an impressive list of 263 restaurants that range from pubs to revolving restaurants, with set menus as cheap as $18.
Twenty dollars for a three-course meal? That’s hard to beat.
By participating in Dine Out, businesses get the chance to showcase their best dishes at prices that attract customers on a budget.
Romer’s Burger Bar is the sole participant in the south Vancouver area, but the lunch menu includes selections like a Magic Mushroom Burger and Drunken Doughnuts.
If that doesn’t sound like the perfect post-class pick-me-up, I don’t know what is.
The prices are perfect for students, and the restaurants benefit from an increase in business during a usually slow time of the year.
From sit-down restaurants and food trucks to a London-style double-decker bus food tour, Dine Out has something for everyone.
So get out there Vancouver, this might be the only time it’s acceptable to post a picture of your food.
Reported by Megan Bobetsis