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GOOSENECK HOSPITALITY’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’
OFFICIALLY OPEN IN EAST VANCOUVER
New Beer Hall Offers Extensive Craft Beer Selection, Ballpark-inspired Fare, Interactive Games Room and Big-League Sports Action
Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood/Cedar Cottage district welcomes a brand new beer hall and casual dining concept with the official launch of Bells and Whistles at 3296 Fraser Street.
The latest high-profile project for Gooseneck Hospitality – the Vancouver-based team behind Wildebeest, Bufala and Lucky Taco that includes respected restaurateurs James Iranzad and Josh Pape and new partner Nick Miller – Bells and Whistles features seating for 150 guests in its 3,000-sq.-ft dining room and a vintage-yet-fresh design that offers plenty of natural light and nostalgic touches.
Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight for dine-in or take-out, the beer hall offers a full bar, elevated-yet-approachable menu, an interactive table games room with complimentary happy hour plays from 2 to 5 p.m. daily, and two state-of-the-art ultra-HD 4K projection screens showing the best big-league sports action in the city.
At the bar, Bells and Whistles offers 19 draught lagers, ales and ciders, including local craft beers, rare gems from celebrated international breweries, and an eponymous hoppy ‘Bells and Whistles’ pale ale custom created by Delta’s Four Winds Brewing. The drink menu also includes a selection of B.C. wine and always-double cocktails on tap, including a signature hopped Buffalo Trace Bourbon Old Fashioned stirred to perfection and served on the rocks.
The Bells and Whistles kitchen boasts a diverse menu of locally and ethically sourced fare created by Executive Chef Alessandro Vianello and features snacks and starters; gourmet ‘big’ salads with house-made dressings; short rib, brisket, and chuck burgers; chicken or fresh fish sandwiches served on custom milk buns; stadium-inspired sides like garlic fries, onion rings and ballpark chili; as well as rotating ice cream cones, sundaes and floats with made-from-scratch soft-serve from Foothills Creamery.
With décor designed by Ricky Alvarez of Tinto Creative and constructed by Milltown Contracting, Bells and Whistles conjures up a subtle vintage sports vibe thanks to touches like wooden picnic table-style dining room seating, a marquee-style wrap-around wall tap list, and a custom-milled fir bar top that hearkens back to the glory days of the Boston Garden’s fabled parquet floor. The space is also accented with hand-dipped glass fixtures, hanging plants and a streetwise mural created by local artist Alex Usow a.k.a. ‘Rhek’.
“All of us at Gooseneck are big sports fans and it’s been a dream of ours to one day open a unique and accessible beer hall and casual food concept,” says Iranzad. “To be able to do it in Cedar Cottage – an exciting, up-and-coming neighbourhood that we also call home – makes it a perfect fit.”
ABOUT BELLS AND WHISTLES | Located in the heart of Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood/Cedar Cottage district, Bells and Whistles is a casual dining and beer hall concept that offers up 3,000-sq.-ft. of space with seating for 150, and interactive games room and big screens showing the best local and international big-league sports action in the city. The latest project from the team behind Gooseneck Hospitality, which has also opened such award-winning Vancouver restaurants as Wildebeest, Bufala and Lucky Taco, Bells and Whistles brings together the best of the local brewery scene as well as import beers, craft ciders, cocktails and wine exclusively on tap and a menu of homespun, locally and ethically sourced dishes such as gourmet burgers and sandwiches, salads and ballpark-friendly fare like chili, nachos, and garlic fries as well as a selection of real-milk soft serve cones, sundaes and floats.
Bells and Whistles
Cuisine: Casual Dining, Beer Hall
Mon 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Tue 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Wed 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Thu 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am – 1:00 am
Sun 11:30 am – 12:00 am
3296 Fraser Street Vancouver, BC V5V 4B9
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Miku at Coal Harbour waterfront is one of my favourite Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. It is located next to Canada Place and has wonderful views – you can watch the sunset over the North Shores. To celebrate our third wedding anniversary, Dave and I wanted to indulge in their omakase menu – Aburi Kaiseki Dinner.
Kaiseki menu is only available during dinner service. There are three choices of Shokai (zensai, entree, signature sushi and dessert) $68 per person, Kaisen (six course chef’s tasting menu) $88 per person and Aburi (unique multi-course experience with premium and seasonal ingredients) $135 per person. Traditional Kaiseki Ryori incorporates region’s food culture and is presented in unique Arita plateware from Kyushu, Japan.
To start the evening we savoured a glass of Riesling while watching the thunderstorm – after all it is September in Vancouver.
Amuse Bouche: croquette
Aburi Sashimi: trio selection of flame seared salmon, scallop and tuna with signature sauces.
Appetizer: Presented in a beautiful bento box from Arita plateware that is so Instagram worthy. Seven seasonal bite size appetizers that consists of fresh oysters (or substitution for clams), Salt Spring mussels with mignonette and tiger prawn cocktail. The bottom layer includes octopus ceviche, pan seared Hakkaido scallop, beef carpaccio, and ahi tuna.
Lobster Tail: The third course consists of half lobster table grilled with tomato chili sauce served with seasonal vegetables.
Wagyu Beef: tender and cooked perfectly medium rare with a dash of pink Himalayan salt. Served with seasonal greens.
Miku’s Signature Sushi: The fifth course includes an assortment of Aburi nigiri, rolls (Miku roll and Red Wave Roll) and oshi sushi (salmon, ebi). Before ending the evening with dessert, you have the option to add more food a la carte. For us, it was the perfect amount. Besides we wanted to get ice cream afterwards…
Black Forest Tiramisu with Vanilla Bean ice cream. This dessert was airy, light and not too sweet. Just the way I like it.
If you are looking for an omakase dinner service with an amazing view. I highly recommend the Aburi Kaiseki dinner from Miku.
Mon 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
200 Granville St #70, Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4
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Proudly serving Namasthe Tea. I love the Vanilla Rooibos for its rich creamy sweet mouthfeel with honey nectar rooibos with long lingering sweet finish. It is the perfect organic, caffeine free tea. We also ordered the Echinachai Tea. This tea is a robust, full bodied black tea with cacao and raisin notes balanced with the bold spices of the masala, rounded heady Tulsi and a sweet vanilla finish.
Mosquito Dessert Afternoon High Tea Menu
Panier de Mini Madeleines: Olive Oil & Orange Blossom (freshly baked and served warm)
Onion Gruyère & Prosciutto Quiche
Smoked Sockeye Salmon & Crème Fraîche
Cucumber Mint & Cream Cheese
Tomato Mozzarella Macaron
Eclair à la Fraise: mascarpone rose crème légère, strawberry jam, micro thai basil
Miso Chocolate Tart: chocolate walnut ganache, miso butterscotch mousse, chocolate caviar
Citrus & Avocado: yuzu curd, avocado semifreddo, candied kumquat, honey yuzu foam
Haiti & Coffee: Haiti chocolate coffee mousse, mango mandarin jelly, cocoa sponge
Pistachio Raspberry Cake: raspberry crémeux, pistachio mousse, white chocolate feuilletine
The afternoon tea set is exquisite and beautifully presented. It is one of best high tea set available in Vancouver and I highly recommend you to visit. Or if you prefer having a larger slice of the cake, they are open Wednesday thru Sunday 5pm till late. Dessert, Charcuterie and Cheese plates, chocolates and macarons pairs wonderfully with their sweet wine, champagne, cocktails and beer menu.
Mosquito Dessert & Champagne Lounge
Cuisine: Dessert, Champagne Lounge
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
32 Water St Vancouver, BC Canada, V6B 1A4
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