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EAT! Vancouver 2013

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 — 2:58pm PDT
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EAT! Vancouver will be filling BC Place Stadium with foodies, chefs, culinary experts, consumers from Friday, May 24th to Sunday, May 26th. Features of Canada’s largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival include spotlights on local restaurants, celebrity guests, wine and beer, cooking classes, and more.

Festival Features


EAT! Vancouver will be open from 2:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, May 24th; 10:00am to 9:00pm on Saturday, May 25th; 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday, May 26th.


Tickets are available online and at BC Place’s Gate A box office. Online tickets are $14 ($16 at the gate) for adults and seniors, $9 for youth, and children (12 and under, accompanied by adults) are free. Prices include taxes. With your ticket you get same-day re-entry with a handstamp and tickets are valid for a full day of entertainment.

Many samples are handed out for free from vendors but if you would like to increase your sample sizes, you can purchase Bite/Taste tickets which are $10 for 20 or $5 for 10 (cash only, ATMs are on site).


EAT! Vancouver has offered up a unique prize pack for one lucky Miss604 reader so that they can enjoy the best of the festival that includes:

  • Family pack of tickets (4)
  • Voucher for VIP seating (for 4) to any seminar on the Grapes & Hops Stage (winner’s choice)
  • A copy of Rob Feenie’s Casual Classics cookbook and a copy of Weber Canada’s Real New Grilling cookbook
  • A beer t-shirt, a wine aerator courtesy of Anna Olson, and a salt & pepper grinder from Mott’s Clamato

Here’s how you can enter to win this prize pack:
Leave a comment here naming a favourite dish that you like to cook at home (1 entry)
Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)

RT to enter to win @EAT_Vancouver tickets + a unique prize pack from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries (must be 19+ to enter) at 12:00pm on Thursday, May 16, 2013. Follow EAT! Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for all pertinent festival info and updates.

Update The winner is Scott Podwinski!

Current contests on


  1. Joanna says:

    Would love to see what EAT! has for vegetarian/vegan foods!

  2. Danielle says:

    One of the my fav dishes to make, in the summer at home is Ribs on the BBQ, cous cous salad (I make theee best) and homemade yam fries with a delicious summer cocktail!

  3. Lindsay says:


  4. Natalie says:

    I love cooking pork tenderloin and roasted corn.

  5. Shannon says:

    I love cooking at home with my boyfriend and we try to do at least one or two new recipes a week. My current favourite meal to cook is a typical boys meal: steak, potatoes and veggies, however we have fun with it by adding wine or some sort of alcohol to the marinades we use!

  6. Dora says:

    We love spicy so any Mexican dish would be the choice.

  7. Halibut is a favourite Cooked a number of ways including on the grill.


  8. luc says:

    Smoked sausages!

  9. Jessica Adamson says:

    Roasted rosemary and garlic hhickwn for sure!

  10. sarah says:

    I love to make lasagna at home! It usually involves the whole family ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Arjun Rudra says:


  12. Jeff says:

    I love roasted brussel sprout pizza with chevre.

  13. maria says:

    Pesto Linguine

  14. Yaniv says:

    Tunisian Sandwich /friccassee

  15. Lindsay C says:

    I love cooking so many dishes, but a favourite would be pan seared duck breast with crispy skin on creamy polenta with morel sauce.

  16. Oana says:

    I love to bake bread and am currently on a sourdough kick.

  17. Felix Tavira says:

    A delicious juicy steak !!

  18. Mary Rose says:

    I love cooking baked seafood pasta! MMM

  19. Antonio says:

    I love to cook salmon of many different flavours

  20. Dilara says:

    I love cooking pastas. My latest fave is linguini with chicken and spinach in a sundried tomato Alfredo sauce.

  21. Nicole J says:

    Fave dish I like to cook at home is fried rice – super easy and so flavourful!

  22. Ray Maddly says:

    Homemade pizzas

  23. Glenda says:

    any type of pasta dish

  24. Linda says:

    I love cooking vegetable soups.

  25. lor says:

    Dessert with dark chocolate

  26. Jeff says:

    Mac and cheese!

  27. Dennis L. says:

    Eat Vancouver is always a fun time!

  28. Tiffany L says:

    pasta! ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Dayna Wilson says:

    My favourite dish to cook is one I invented in high school, a veggie stirfry with an avocado cheese sauce. It’s tasty, but it looks disgusting.

  30. Elysia S says:

    Spaghetti with smoked sausages

  31. Karen says:


  32. veronica says:

    pumpkin ravioli

  33. TIm Ansley says:

    We’ve recently discovered Pad Thai… can eat that for every meal!

  34. Vanessa says:

    Cioppino, a seafood stew with muscles, any firm fish (like halibut), clams, prawns, & scallops, or any other seafood you can think of…. SO GOOD

  35. Eric says:

    Mexican spiced pulled pork with homemade coke bbq sauce

  36. Mehr says:

    pizza with lots of toppings and a thick dough is what I love to cook at home for my family…

  37. Sharon Dong says:

    Hmm…sooo many….i’d say a good indian curry of a sort would be good to learn.

  38. Paula H says:

    Mussels with white wine and bacon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Gordon says:

    I love making pulled pork! ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Rebecca says:


  41. Nancy says:

    Bbq’ed Salmon!

  42. Jeremy says:

    Blood Sausage

  43. Elizabeth Sales says:

    making chicken pot pie

  44. Jacky says:

    I would love to make ratatouille!

  45. Anna says:

    I love making lasagna with lots of beef and cheese, probably not that great for you, but boy is it good!

  46. Jade says:

    Sauteed zucchini coins over brown rice, all covered by cilarntro pesto. Yum!

  47. Bryan says:

    Roast turkey!

  48. Iz says:


  49. Michael says:

    Grilled salmon and spinach!

  50. Stotes says:

    BBQ Ribs

  51. Swapnil says:

    I love making Stir Fry and Palak Paneer (Spinach + Cottage Cheese)

  52. Donna L says:

    I love making casseroles!

  53. Lisa T says:

    Anything with kale- mmmmmm

  54. Stevie says:

    \I love making butter chicken

  55. Ali Davey says:

    chicken Parmesan

  56. Amy says:

    Minced pork lettuce wrap

  57. Erin says:

    I love to make anything Indian, especially Chana Masala

  58. Branka says:


  59. Kate says:


  60. rob says:


  61. Katie says:

    My favourite dish is one of the only dishes I know how to cook: cioppino!

  62. Sonja S says:

    I love to cook pad thai at home ๐Ÿ™‚

  63. Matt says:

    My fiancee makes this delicious beet salad with goat cheese. I could eat that all day long!

  64. David D. says:

    Spaghetti, or anything on the BBQ!

  65. Shannon says:

    Favourite dish to cook at home is Korean BBQ lettuce wraps! COMPLETE with potato side dish.

  66. wono99 says:

    barbeque pork ribs. love to go to the fest

  67. lucy kabatoff says:

    BBQ Ribs

  68. Hannah says:

    Thai curries. YUM!

  69. Judy says:

    My favorite is pasta

  70. Midori says:

    Garlic Shrimp.

  71. Lucie B says:

    Rice noodle salad rolls with veggies, peanut sauce, and smoked tofu.

  72. Ceci says:

    Spaghetti and meatballs!!

  73. jan says:

    stirfry dishes

  74. Jas says:

    I love making curried okra- so good!

  75. Varley Wynn says:

    Pork ribs.

  76. Bonnie R says:

    Rotisserie chicken on the bbq! Yum!

  77. Linda says:

    Braised ox tongue

  78. Kevin says:

    Creamy mac and cheese!!! NOMONOMONOM

  79. Ka says:

    Butter Chicken is my specialty.

  80. Kim says:

    Pork tenderloin with roasted potatoes!

  81. Sophia says:

    Thanks for the contest again! I love to grill steak and veggies and make tomato sauce pasta.

  82. Brenda A says:

    We love to cook lots of different types of seafood. One of our favourite dishes to make are salmon cakes. I love to win tickets to Eat Vancouver!

  83. Kevin Prudencio says:

    Favorite dish is steamed squid with veggies on the side!

  84. Tracy says:

    Pasta – quick, easy and delicious!

  85. Debra says:

    My fave dish to make is parmesan chicken and roasted garlic and rosemary potatoes.

  86. Michelle W. says:

    Chicken curry!

  87. Caitlin says:

    I’d love to go!

  88. Joanne says:

    Chili green beans and chicken stir fry!

  89. Scott Podwinski says:

    Actually I just make crusted honey dijon mustard sockeye salmon fillets. Mmmmmm

  90. celeste mcinnes says:

    i love to make stuffed porkchops and garlic mashed potatoes…the best you ever had!!!

  91. Vietnamese Fish Curry…so good!

  92. Elizabeth B says:

    I love cooking stew…especially in the slow cooker. The aroma permeates the house all day and makes everyone really look forward to dinnertime!

  93. Robyn C says:

    all kinds of pastas, and soups

  94. Mary says:

    green curry chicken

  95. Tanya says:

    We love to cook “arroz al horno”, a dish made in a GIANT ceramic dish in the oven. It is similar to paella, except that it is baked. It is full of rice, garlic, chick peas, onion, chicken, and saffron, and covered with a thick layer of tomatoes and crispy chorizo. Then you squeeze lemon juice on top right before eating. My used-to-be-almost-mother-in-law in Valencia, Spain taught me how to make it, and I have tweaked it since (for example, by adding artichokes and taking out a vast amount of olive oil!) It’s fantastic, and always feeds a crowd very successfully!

  96. Karen says:

    Made one of my favorites tonight, Thai curry!

  97. Janaina says:

    I think my best dish is Lasagna Bolognese.

  98. leah says:

    i love making macaroni and cheese

  99. Anne-Sophie says:

    Love cooking everthing! Especially prosciutto wrapped chicken with pesto sauce

  100. Andy C. says:

    Tuna salad!

  101. Denise says:

    I like to cook home made Mac & cheese.

  102. Kelly Krol says:

    I like to try new recipes all the time!! But I do enjoy a good Butter Chicken:o)

  103. Ria A. says:

    Fav dish to make baked salmon with herbs mmmmm

  104. Gigi says:

    Love cooking curry…mmmmmm!

  105. Phy says:

    I love making salmon in the oven!

  106. @plumerea says:

    Spaghetti is One of my many comfort foods but I love to make the tomato sauce and add lots of chunky vegetables to the beef for a very hearty meal.

  107. Joanne Kokol says:

    I love to go to the Farmers Market, get amazing salad greens, saute some local veggies and serve with pasta and steamed prawns

  108. Belinda says:

    I love to cook chili at home. It is one of my comfort foods.

  109. amfriesen says:

    My fave dish to make at home is mystery leftover and veggies – it’s easy to have a recipe and get items from a store but more difficult and time consuming (sometimes) to jazz up leftovers plus use perishable items in the fridge — ps cheese helps

  110. Tyler says:

    My favorite dish to make at home is pasta with my mom. She makes the dough and I get to roll it out!!

  111. Nova says:

    My daughter just tried to enter us above missing the 19+ part so I will enter us!
    My favorite dish to make is pasta with my daughter…it’s a mess but well worth it watching her
    Create something with her hands! I’m in charge of the dough,she rolls it out and grandma picks the garnish.

  112. Peter K says:

    My fave dish is baked salmon with mayo and dill!

  113. Lisa says:

    Love cooking spring salad with asparagus, snap peas, and snow peas with a poached egg and lemon zest vinaigrette – perfect for summer!

  114. Shirley says:

    I like cooking Spaghetti Carbonara.

  115. Shelaine says:

    Beef thai salad ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Ruby B says:

    luv making chkn thai salad! hot spicy chkn with cool cucumber & tomato salad nice on a hot day

  117. Randy B says:

    steak on the bbq – with sauteed mushrooms and baked potatoes

  118. Sonya B says:

    baked chicken – simple and great for leftover lunches

  119. harinder b says:

    I am the cook in the family so I like it when I don’t have to cook ๐Ÿ™‚
    When I do it is mostly Indian food – rice, roti, lentils, & vegetarian curry.

  120. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    I love to cook weiner schnitzel!

  121. Archana Aggarwal says:

    Wonton Soup! I even make my own wontons! ๐Ÿ™‚

  122. Khai Lam says:

    I love to cook Ramen.. adding lots of side ingredients.

  123. kelsey says:

    no butter butter chicken!

  124. cindy says:

    i love to make homemade sourdough..nothing like warm bread with butter

  125. Rose says:


  126. Debbie says:

    Indian food.

  127. Kevin says:

    Julia Childs’ version of boeuf bourguignon…

  128. Siobhan S. says:

    One of my fave dishes is shepherd’s pie! Yum!

  129. Kathy says:

    I love pasta, seafood, meat, meatless, it’s all yumola ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the contest!

  130. Teresa K says:

    butter chicken

  131. Wally says:

    I like to make beef short ribs with Korean sauce.

  132. Alecia says:

    pork lettuce wraps!

  133. @kevkevs says:

    Does cereal count? ๐Ÿ˜› If not, then I can cook pretty good miso soup, or something that kinda resembles it.

  134. Alex says:

    a good red curry!

  135. Eugenia says:

    Veggie stir-fry

  136. Eugenia says:

    veggie stir fry

  137. Ali says:

    I love to make my own hummus.

  138. Kathleen Lehan says:

    I like making sausage risotto at home ๐Ÿ™‚

  139. Tina says:

    curry chicken

  140. diana r says:


  141. Jenn S says:

    butter chicken

  142. Chelle says:

    Chicken fajitas

  143. Mag says:

    I like to make butternut squash soup

  144. Amy says:

    My favourite dish to cook at home is thai green curry!

  145. Stephanie Llewellyn says:

    I like cooking and trying out lots of different things, but I make eggs basted with bacon fat almost everyday. I tried it with duck fat recently and that’s pretty great too.

  146. Sanaz says:

    I would love to make Creme Brulee

  147. Nathan says:

    Mmmmm… butter chicken.

  148. Mike B says:

    I’m not that skilled in the kitchen…but my BBQ’d chicken with roasted potatoes is the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  149. liz says:

    Curried chicken with coconut milk.

  150. L. J , Lawton says:

    Rainbow trout. Delicious !!

  151. fiona n says:

    fresh mango pudding

  152. Dale says:

    BBQ chicken is a summertime favourite

  153. Kim says:

    I love making risotto and vegetarian lasagna!

  154. Lindsey M says:

    I love making focaccia bread!

  155. erin says:

    Kung Pao Chicken!

  156. Moshe says:


  157. Lor says:

    mushroom risotto

  158. Christine says:

    My favourite thing to make in the summer is watermelon salad.

  159. Janet says:

    I like to make stir fried udon with vegetables and chicken!

  160. Keeley, says:

    Tomato Basil Pappardelle

  161. shelly says:

    smoothie, so quick and yummy

  162. lee says:

    Quinoa Salad!

  163. Ada says:

    grilled cheese

  164. Michelle says:

    I am not much of a cook, but I love to try every now and then. My favourite to make is grilled turkey cheese-stuffed tortellini! Mmm!

  165. Cynthia Booton says:

    My favourite dish to cook at home is Maryland Fried Chicken. It is simply delicious! I have attended Eat Vancouver many times and always find it a fun and interesting day. It’s best to go early in the day because it gets really crowded by noon. There’s always something new to try and many new products to purchase.

  166. Cassie P says:

    Mmmm shepherds pie!

  167. stacey g says:

    Love to cook tacos/ burritos! Its a quick and easy staple meal that we can switch up the ingredients to make unique dish every time!

  168. Connie E says:

    I know this sounds easy to make, but I would like to cook macaroni and cheese

  169. Kathy says:

    Pasta, any. I tweeted also ๐Ÿ™‚

  170. Greg says:


  171. Michelle says:

    Potato Cauliflower Curry

  172. CG says:

    PF Chang’s copycat Lettuce Wraps

  173. clayton says:

    gotta be my faveorite dish since i was a kid
    4 cheese lasagna mmmm mmm good…

  174. Varley says:

    Simple, but succulent, roast chicken.

  175. Angie P says:

    I’m not the chef of the house, but when I do go to work in our kitchen, my fail-safe is shepherds pie!

  176. Jenny L. says:

    I only trust myself with salad. lol but it is delicious salad!

  177. Chris says:

    Roasted chestnuts

  178. mike says:

    i like to cook grilled cheese and scrambled egg sandwiches with bacon and herbs

  179. Brenda says:

    When I have the time, Red Wine Braised Beef.

  180. tim says:

    breakfast eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns

  181. A.J. says:

    Quinoa or whole wheat pasta makes for simple and quick dishes that take on the flavours of whatever you decide to cook them with! Its also a nice way to slip a vegetarian meal in every so often without having to miss meat too badly. Tried pulled pork a few times, but it’s just not the same without a smoker.

  182. Elaine Deng says:

    I love making butter chicken

  183. James says:

    I can’t cook much but I’m good at breakfast! Any kind, cereal.. Toast oh and boxed pancake mix or eggs

  184. Erica says:

    I like trying to make new things all the time, but a quick healthy and delicious meal in our house made weekly is Mexican! Fajitas, tacos, taco salad, some not so healthy things like nachos!!!

  185. craig pratt says:

    I love cooking thai food. Any dish!

  186. Jeannelle says:

    I love making vegetarian french onion soup!

  187. janice montroy says:

    I like to make Spaghetti

  188. Kristyn says:

    Homemade pizza with lots of seasonal veggie toppings, YUM!

  189. Nadya says:

    spaghetti baked with cheese

  190. Chris says:

    Mac and cheese. But not the KD kind

  191. janelle says:

    Steak! on the BBQ

  192. Linda says:


  193. Mike says:

    Vancouver Olive Oil Company!

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