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Joe Forte's Blue Plate Bonanza, Blackbird's Barber

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SOUTH GRANVILLE— Siena on 12th is romping into fall with a new menu and 50 percent off its entire wine list every Monday. Reserve online. [Twitter]

DOWNTOWN— Welcome news for those feeling the financial pinch this month. Joe Forte's is having a Blue Plate Bonanza from September 30 to October 25. All their Blue Plate daily deals (chicken cacciatore, linguini bolognese, seafood pot pie, west coast fish cakes and haddock + chips) will be available Monday to Friday at $9.95. [Eaterwire]

DOWNTOWN— Continuing the Donnelly Group's preoccupation with slick gentleman's grooming and strong drink, it came as no surprise when they tweeted earlier that their new bar/restaurant Blackbird will also feature the Blackbird Barber. [Twitter]

SOUTH GRANVILLE—Already missing the blue skies? Don't worry, West's David Wolowidnyk has started a batch of sunshine-in-a-glass, Limoncello. Make a note in your calendar: it's ready on October 7. [Twitter]

DOWNTOWN— Congratulations to Caffè Artigiano's Morgan Allen who won the 2013 Western Regional Barista Championship this weekend. Morgan is a barista at Caffè Artigiano's Hornby Street location and will go on to compete at the Canadian National Barista Competition taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre October 20-21. [Eaterwire]

Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar

905 Dumsmuir st, Vancouver, BC