“The Yard Pub in Marpole is nothing fancy, nothing stellar, but they're not trying to be... The Kraft Dinner on the menu isn't a joke, and never was a joke. Pints for under $4 every night of the week.” — Yelp reviews

Marpole, one of Vancouver's oldest communities located in Vancouver South was originally called Eburne Station. It was renamed to Marpole after Richard Marpole (1850 – 1920), General Superintendent with the Canadian Pacific Railway Pacific Division in Vancouver.

“Cineplex Entertainment announced plans to build a new movie theatre complex at the new Marine Gateway development at Marine Drive and Cambie Street in south Vancouver.” — The Province. It will include the huge stained glass mural from the former Ridge Theatre in Kitsilano.

Marpole Food

Tasting Plates Puts Marpole on the Foodie Map

The first ever Tasting Plates Marpole event on Wednesday, March 30th, was a hit with local and visiting foodies alike.

The event was promoted by local food writer Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster. Tasting Plates eating tours have been held in neighbourhoods throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

The Marpole BIA was a contributing sponsor, as were the four particiapting merchants: Gigi Blin, Bonjour Marketplace, Pho Cafe MaiMai, and The Yard Cafe.

More than 70 curious foodies from far and wide came for a three-hour walkabout and tasting tour of these four fabulous Marpole eateries.

The menu featured an incredible selection of craft beers, organic teas, vegetable soup and noodles, spicy pho and spring rolls, espresso affogato and pastries, and pasta with organic tomato sauces.

Many participating suppliers joined in with highlighted tastings, including Granville Island Brewing, Kids Can Cook, Cafe Umbria Coffee, Golden Leaf Tea, Au Natural, and Fuggles & Warlock Brewing.

Special thanks to the owners of Gigi Blin, Bonjour Marketplace, Pho Cafe MaiMai, The Yard Cafe, and Richard Wolak for supporting this great event in Marpole.