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Brisket Crisis Hits West End's Buckstop; Wildebeest Launch New Mai Tai Slushie

WEST END— The North American brisket crisis is hitting Vancouver: the price of brisket has almost doubled in the past four months since Arby's put a brisket sandwich on the menu. However, Buckstop's Fiona Grieve confirmed that the popular barbecue restaurant is dropping the portion size rather than raising prices. [EW]

GASTOWN— Keep summer going at Wildebeest who launched a brand new Mai Tai slushie this week for $12 or stop by during their daily 5-6p.m. happy hour and it's just $6. [EW]

VICTORIA—More news from Art of the Cocktail as new seminars have been added to the programme. Imbibe editor, Paul Clarke is hosting a 90-minute session that "delves into the fluid relationship between cocktails and journalism" and Simon Ford from Ford's Gin will present two seminars: The Spy Who Loved Whiskey and a gin seminar. [EW]  


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