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Volunteers Wanted For Cocktail Festival; Tea, Chocolate and Rum Pairing

Photo via Art of the Cocktail

DOWNTOWN— Re-Up BBQ's truck will be missing from its home at the corner of Hornby and Robson for a while longer after being hit by a bus last week. "Trailer appraised by ICBC, now must get a new window fashioned by our cart guy @mobilehitch Could be a while : (" [Twitter]

KITSILANO— Head to the O5 Rare Tea Bar on West 4th on Sunday night for an evening of mixing and matching rum, tea and chocolate with Moonshine Tastings. This is the seventh of their 'Raw Elements' series. Tickets are $30 available here. [Eaterwire]

YALETOWN— - Fall season brings new cocktails to the menu this week at La Pentola della Quercia. Head barman Martin Corriveau is focusing on handcrafted ingredients "from brandied organic Montmorency sour cherries from the Fraser Valley to a deconstructed housemade gin and tonic. Warming spirit-forward cocktails make the most of seasonal produce, including Okanagan apples and peaches, and Italian-influenced ingredients appear in drinks such as a shandy that showcases a locally-made cider." [Eaterwire]

VICTORIA—The Art of the Cocktail festival is calling for volunteers to help make Canada's biggest cocktail festival a success. They need help across the three-day event on October 26-28 from cutting posters and assisting with promo material and driving duties to ticket takers and photographers and videographers. Application deadline is September 30. Find out more on their site or email direct to the volunteer coordinator. [Eaterwire}