• Oktoberfest comes to Kitsilano

    Sep 23 • Eats, Establishments, Events • 1211 Views

    This coming Saturday, September 27th, 2014 the August Jack will be hosting its 2nd Annual Oktoberfest. The August Jack is a great little place nestle on 4th Avenue between Maple and Arbutus. Named after our beloved “forefather,” August Jack brings a variety of items to satisfy your taste buds.helga-325x424

    From their widely talked about Tapas to their vast list of Craft beers, August Jack is slowly becoming a neighborhood favourite. They truly provide a place that draws people to Kitsilano, giving them what they want out of a restaurant. Great food, unique style and a plethora of beverages make up The August Jack menu. This coupling of great food, genuine service and interesting events are what make The August Jack a valued treasure. What was once Room 18, the upgraded space has helped Shop West 4th become even more of hot spot in Vancouver. Who could honestly forget a place named after the “Forefather of Kits.”

    ErdingerSteinDimpleSided1lIn celebration of the autumn’s arrival, August Jack is kicking off the season with an Oktoberfest celebration. For $25 you get a 1L Stein filled with Erdinger Weißbräu, a traditional German Dinner with house made pretzel and Bratwurst sausage
    – Your very own Erdinger Stein glass to take home, and…you get to keep the 1L stein, how awesome is that?!

    Reservations can be made in advance for this great event by calling The August Jack (604) 428-0075. Payments can be made at the door.

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    2042 West 4th Avenue

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  • Local pubs put up their dukes & bout it out in The Bimini Chicken Fight

    Sep 1 • Eats, Events • 2404 Views

    This coming Sunday, August 31st The Bimini on 4th Avenue is hosting its second annual Chicken Fight Kitsilano. Local pubs are not dropping their aprons and boxing in a ring, they’re doing what they do best. Each contestant will be given 12 lbs of locally farmed chicken wings provided by Jackson’s Meats to prepare in their own gym (kitchen). Bimini_staffThe contestants will bring their flavored creations to The Bimini to bout it out before the judges. Last year’s celebrity judges included local bloggers, foodies and even a rap star. A year later and people are still chirping about this notoriously known Fight Night. Chris Badyk, General Manager of The Bimini and long time Donnelly Group employee started this event at The Lamplighter 3 years ago. Bringing this main event to 4th avenue was a breeze, since the residents of Kitsilano all know of the fabulous flavours that range from Burrard to Alma.


    The Chicken Fight, like any other judged fight night has rules. Contestants are given time to train (marinate), time to plate (suit up) and time to talk about their recipe (throw down at the showdown).  Each contestant will have to use Maker’s Mark bourbon as a part of their recipe in order to qualify.
    To Check out pictures from last year’s inaugural event, click here “The Bimini Chicken Fight 2013” Last year’s winner, winner was new kid on the block, Tractor.

    This year’s contestants are:

    1.  The Bimini

    2.  Tractor – Returning Champs

    3.  Romers Burgers

    4.  August Jack

    5.  Reagle Beagle

    6.  Browns on 4th

    7.  Hapa Beach

    8.  Charqui’s Grill

    The celebrity judges that will be scoring the bouts are:


    1.  Ed Garcia – , ,, , 


    2.  Alvin Pillay – Developmental Chef Donnelly Group

    3.  Fiona Grieve – Owner Buckstop Restaurant

    Each judge will score their wings on the following categories:

    1.  Appearance/Plating

    2.  Taste

    3.  Use and presence of Bourbon in wings

    The winning team will get a trophy, bragging rights and be dubbed the “winner, winner, chicken dinner” Champ of Kitsilano.


    Join The Bimini this coming Sunday at 4pm to get in on the action. This Fight Night is once a year and will not be made available for Pay Per View.

    The Bimini Weekly Events are:

    Monday – Pub Trivia

    Tuesday –  Rib Night

    Wednesday –  College Night

    Thursday – Free Pub Games

    Friday – Weekend Dance Party

    Saturday – Weekend Dance Party

    Sunday –  Brunch + NFL Sunday


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