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27 Aug

Attend a Secret Pop-Up Soda Shoppe, August 30

Photo credit: Flickr user Shovan Sargunam

Looking for a sweet end of summer bash? Swallow Tail Culinary Circus is setting up a Pop-Up Soda Shoppe this Thursday, August 30. The 1950s malt-shop-style restaurant is open for one night only, serving grown up (boozy) ice cream and botanical sodas, fancy doughnuts, artisan chocs and macarons.

As with all Swallow Tail signature pop-up events, the location is a secret and will be disclosed to ticket holders after purchase.  Secrets are no fun…unless there are tickets left. And there are. The Pop-Up Soda Shoppe still has room for guests during the 9-11pm slot. Tix are $15.

Pop-ups offer diners a surreal, one-of-a-kind experience. The secret location is a turn on if you’re used to queuing outside your favourite Vancouver restaurants, even with a reservation. The concept is half food and half art – resulting in weird and wild creativity. The scene is sociable; expect to make friends.

Plus guests get to try a variety of treats by a line up of local star chefs/bartenders including:

Cartems Donuterie. Photo credit: Taraneh Ghajar Jerven


The renegade donuterie that lifted Vancouver’s breakfast pastry scene into a higher realm of gourmand comfort food. Think robust Maker’s Mark Bourbon-Bacon doughnuts and delicate Earl Grey Tea infused cake O’s.

Earnest Ice Cream

The Van Farmers’ Market favourite doesn’t “make” ice cream; they craft ice cream in small batches using local, seasonal ingredients. Earnest will work with Sean Soole, nominated for bartender of the year by Tales Of The Cocktail, to mix ice cream cocktails.

Beta 5 Chocolates

Named after the form-5 beta crystal structure, the most stable form of cocoa butter crystallization, Beta 5 uses ethically-sourced cocoa from France’s Michel Cluizel to make pretty, hand-painted cofnections. It’s the offspring of Vancouverites Adam Chandler and Jess Rosinski.

Che Baba Cantina

This East Van yoga studio and cantina has a well-deserved reputation for their macarons.

Secret Guest Chef

There will also be one secret guest chef in attendance. That’s all we can say.

Swallow Tail’s Pop-up Soda Shoppe takes place August 30, from 9-11pm. Find tickets here

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