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Jamie's Cocktail Contest; Chinatown's No Cell Phone Cafe

DRINKSTUBE— Jamie Oliver is searching for a Cocktail Star in a contest with Bacardi through the new Drinks Tube channel. Home cocktail fans just need to upload a video of themselves presenting their own drink to YouTube. A judging panel of drinks experts and the Drinks Tube team will select 10 semi-finalists to shoot a new cocktail using two products from Bacardi's range. Jamie will then select five finalists to go through to a public vote on the Drinks Tube channel.The winner will be given an all-expenses-paid trip to London, plus a range of Jamie Oliver-themed prizes. [EW]

CHINATOWN— Grab a coffee with a side of peace and quiet at the Faraday Cafe, part of the Chinatown Experiment. Artist Julien Thomas and Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA) are opening the first coffee shop that repels wireless signals. "In a space devoid of cell phone or digital connections, the team hopes to create personal ones instead.  To achieve their desired effect, the team has completely enclosed the café in mesh that shields electromagnetic signals while producing a distinct visual form." Coffee will be available by donation from the likes of Heart, Bows & Arrows and Ritual and look out for pop-up dinner parties, DJ sets on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays starting at 3p.m., and a storytelling night on July 15. [EW]

ALL ACROSS THE CITY— Vancouver Foodster launches his first 100 Mile Cocktail Challenge which runs until July 27. Participating restaurants, including Blacktail Florist, Lift Bar & Grill and Pan Pacific are showcasing specially-created drinks with at least 60% local ingredients from a 100-mile radius. Vote after you've tried them to help pick a People's Choice winner. [EW]