For the calendar: Tini Bigs has introduced a series of cocktail classes called Sunday School. Held on Sunday afternoons, logically enough, the classes cost $35 and include appetizers and drinks. We just missed a tequila lesson last Sunday, but here’s what is coming up: On July 31 the bar will be hosting a Tiki tutorial, and on August 28 it’s market-fresh cocktails. Call Tini Bigs for details and to reserve.
Also: Coa in Maple Leaf is now selling tickets to July tequila tastings, the first one is on July 7 and will be taught by Eric Lorenz—an agave expert from Vancouver, BC. It’s $40 for the tasting plus snacks.
Now onto events for the next week or so:
Between noon and 2pm on Tuesday, June 28, the Dry Soda Tasting Tour stops at 1st Avenue and Stewart. There, someone will make you a float with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and of course Dry Soda. And here you were going to have salad for lunch.
Currently on Wednesdays, Columbia Winery is offering half off flat-bread pizza and wine by the glass from 5 to 7pm. This is kind of weird, since neighbor Novelty Hill (the one doing the Super Deli tasting) offers special flat-bread pizza and wine deals every Wednesday too. A side-by-side comparison seems to be in order.
Smith, purveyors of poutine, that famous Canadian fat-bomb of deliciousness, celebrates Canada Day on Friday, July 1. The 15th Ave E Bar suggests you wash down all that gravy-laden goodness with a Canadian brew. Molson, Labatt Blue, and Kokanee will all be on offer.