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Gringo Opens; Tip a Wee Dram Seeks Volunteers

GASTOWN — After a few false starts, Gastown's newest arrival Gringo will be open for business from 5pm this evening. Drop by for tacos, LA street dogs wrapped in bacon, other Mexican-inspired delights and a solid drinks programme. La bienvenida al barrio! [Eaterwire]

NEW WEST — It's a "Dim Sum Thing" over at the River Market on October 17 with dim sum from Wild Rice and wine pairings from Pacific Breeze. The mysteries of potstickers and steamed buns will be explained in a Dim Sum 101 before dinner. Partial proceeds will benefit the? Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. Tickets are $60 which includes two wine pairings, taxes and gratuity, email or call 778 397 002. [Eaterwire]

CITY WIDE — Team Hope is looking for committed volunteers to help with their whisky tasting fundraiser, Tip a Wee Dram, which supports Cancer charities. Many different types of roles are needed in areas from whisky, food and auction prize donors to marketing and website development for the event on March 7, 2014. Email with the subject line "Volunteering 2014". [Eaterwire]

DOWNTOWN — Scout have the scoop on La Pentola's Lucais Syme opening a new restaurant at 350 W Pender: "Cinara (will be) a 40 seat eatery that will feature picture windows looking out onto the street, a small wine-focused bar, and an open kitchen plating contemporary European cuisine with a strong Italian accent." [Scout]


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