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YOUR DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL STORY STARTS TODAY: RESTAURANTS NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS

Vancouver, BC: Every story starts with a reservation - and as of this morning, diners can start creating their own Dine Out stories and memories by booking seats at restaurants around the city.

This morning, Tourism Vancouver released the names of all restaurants taking part in the 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Every year, the citywide celebration showcases Vancouver's explosive culinary scene to tens of thousands of local and visiting foodies - and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever with a record-setting 240 restaurants, dozens of special hotel offers and more than 35 unique events taking place throughout the city. The festival runs January 18 to February 3.

Diners can fulfil their foodie fantasies by logging onto dineoutvancouver.com, where they can view the list of participating restaurants, salivate over prix fixe menus and make reservations. Menus are priced at $18, $28 and $38, and many include suggested pairings for BC VQA wine or Granville Island Brewing beer. Seats fill up fast, so consumers are encouraged to make bookings well in advance. American Express cardholders benefit from advance reservations, and have been able to make bookings since January 3. Bookings for events and hotels have been available since early December. 

The 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival offers a culinary experience to suit every taste, with an array of restaurants that includes many of the city's top dining establishments, home-grown cafés and exotic eateries. In fact, part of the reason Dine Out has become Canada's largest restaurant festival is the range of venues and events that allows families, friends and colleagues to come together and bond over the shared enjoyment of a hearty meal or food-focused adventure.

"Dine Out Vancouver Festival has greatly contributed to our city's reputation as an international culinary destination," said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. "This year's menu of restaurant, event and hotel offerings will be an excellent showcase of Vancouver's diversity and vibrant character, both to visitors and residents alike. I look forward to experiencing this year's festival firsthand!"

"We're extremely excited about this year's Dine Out theme that memories are made and stories initiated through time spent with friends and family over the most basic of pleasures - food," said Lucas Pavan, festival coordinator. "Since the festival began in 2003, we've grown from 57 restaurants to 240, and we now collaborate with the city's top chefs, caterers, street food vendors, tour companies and other cultural establishments. Practically the entire city has come together for Dine Out, and that truly demonstrates the strength of Vancouver's foodie culture."

About Dine Out Vancouver Festival:
Presented by Tourism Vancouver, Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a citywide celebration of eating out, attracting tens of thousands of local and visiting foodies to Vancouver's exceptionally diverse collection of restaurants for 17 days. Now in its 11th year, Canada's largest restaurant festival allows diners to sample menus from hundreds of restaurants around the city, all for a prix fixe cost (price points are $18, $28 and $38 per person) and many with suggested BC VQA wine or Granville Island Brewing beer pairings (available at an additional cost). Dine Out also features special hotel room rates and packages, plus a full menu of unique food-themed events, seminars and activities. Throughout the festival, diners can take part in the Best Bite Awards by voting for their favourite festival experiences and be automatically entered to win the Dine Out for a Year contest. The 2013 Dine Out Vancouver Festival runs from January 18 to February 3. dineoutvancouver.com

Participating Restaurants

$18:
Atithi Indian Cuisine
Bella Gelateria & Gelato
Bitter Tasting Room
Bistro 101 - Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Blarney Stone
Ceilis Irish Pub and Restaurant - Downtown
Ceilis Irish Pub and Restaurant - Kitsilano
Ceilis Irish Pub and Restaurant - Richmond
Charles Bar
Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar
Cinema Public House
Clough Club
Doolin's Irish Pub
Dunn's Famous Restaurant BC
Electric Owl Social Club
Fish Shack
Fray Restaurant
Giovane - Fairmont Pacific Rim
Hell's Kitchen
Hooker's Green
Irish Heather Gastropub
Jimmy's Tap House
Judas Goat Taberna
Kerkis Greek Taverna
Kingston Taphouse & Grille
Lamplighter Public House
Las Margaritas
Library Square Public House
Lickerish Restaurant & Lounge
Lion's Pub  - Terminal City Club
Luke's Corner Bar + Kitchen
Mad Greek Restaurant
Mahony & Sons Public House - Coal Harbour
Mahony & Sons Public House - UBC
Maria's Taverna on West 4th
Mill Marine Bistro & Bar
Nando's - Davie
Nosh
Old Spaghetti Factory - Gastown
Pier 73
Reef Restaurant on Main
Reef Restauraunt on the Drive
Rocky Mountain Flatbread - Kitsilano
Rocky Mountain Flatbread - Main
SIP resto-lounge
Smiley's Public House
Society Dining Lounge
Stages Bistro - Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre
Suika Snackbar
Take 5 Cafe - Cordova
Thai House Restaurant - Robson
The Bimini
The Calling
The Granville Room
The New Oxford
The Point Grill at UBC
Thierry
Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Troll's Restaurant
Urban Thai Bistro
Vancouver FanClub
Wild Rice - Chinatown
Wild Rice - New Westminster

$28:
Abigail's Party
Al Porto Ristorante
American Grille Restaurant
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine - Broadway
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine - Davie
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine - Denman
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine - Kitsilano
Banana Leaf Malaysian Cuisine - Robson
Baru Latino Restaurante
Beyond restaurant & lounge
Bistro Pastis
Boathouse English Bay
Boathouse Horseshoe Bay
Boathouse Kitsilano
Boathouse New Westminster
Boathouse Port Moody
Boathouse Richmond
Boathouse White Rock
Brasserie Bistro
Broken Rice Vietnamese Restaurant
Cafe Pacifica
Campagnolo Restaurant
Cardero's Restaurant
Carmichael's
Carthage Cafe
Catch 122
Cavino
Central Bistro
Ciao Bella Ristorante
Cibo Trattoria - Moda Hotel
Cloud 9 Revolving Restaurant & Lounge
Copper Chimney
Copper Club
Cork & Fin Restaurant
Dockside Restaurant
EBO Restaurant - Delta Burnaby
Edible Canada
Establishment
Fishworks
Fleuri Restaurant
forage
Frankie's Italian Kitchen & Bar
Fresh Restaurant and Lounge - Sheraton Guildford
George Lounge
Gramercy Grill
Griffins - Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ
Hamilton Street Grill
Hapa Izakaya - Coal Harbour
Hapa Izakaya - Kitsilano
Hapa Izakaya - West End
Hapa Izakaya - Yaletown
Harold's Bistro - Sheraton Vancouver Airport
Hidden Social Bar and Tasting Lounge
Highlander - Best Western Abercorn Inn
Horizons Restaurant
Hurricane Grill - Yaletown
Italian Kitchen
La Vallee
Laziza
Le Parisien
Left Coast Bar and Bistro
Libra Room
Lobby Restaurant - Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
Maenam
Merchant's Oyster Bar
Mosaic Bar & Grille - Hyatt Regency
Olive & Anchor
Osteria Napoli
Ouisi Bistro
Pier 7
Pink Elephant Thai Restaurant Ltd.
Prestons - Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Refinery
Reflect social dining + lounge
Rogue Kitchen + Wetbar - Gastown
Rogue Kitchen + Wetbar - Kitsilano
Salathai Restaurant on Burrard
Salmon House on the Hill
Salmon n' Bannock Bistro
Salt Tasting Room
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant
Saucisse Restaurant
Seasons in the Park Restaurant
Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill
Shaughnessy Restaurant
Siena Restaurant
Smoking Dog Bistro
Sol Sunbelt Eatery
Spencer's - Delta Vancouver Suites Hotel
Steamworks Brewing Company
Stone Grill - Metrotown
Sylvia Restaurant & Lounge - Sylvia Hotel
Tap & Barrel
Teahouse Restaurant
Terracotta Modern Chinese
The Edge Social Grill & Lounge
The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
The Park at English Bay
Tivoli's Restaurant - Burnaby
Water St. Café
Whet Bar and Grill Inc.
Yaletown Brewing Co.
Yaletown L'Antipasto
Yokohama Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant

$38:
Bacchus Resturant & Lounge
Bistro Sakana
Black + Blue
Boneta Restaurant
Bridges Restaurant
Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar
Burnaby Riverway Clubhouse
C Restaurant
Cafe II Nido
Cafe One
Canyon Restaurant
Carvers Steakhouse and Lounge
Chambar
Chop Steakhouse & Bar
CinCin Ristorante
Coast Restaurant
Dario's La Piazza
Diva at the Met
Don Francesco Ristorante
El Azteca
Federico's Supper Club
Fish House in Stanley Park (The)
Five Sails Restaurant
Fraîche Restaurant
Glowbal Grill Steaks & Satay
Gusto di Quattro
Hart House
Herons West Coast Kitchen + Bar
IL Giardino Restaurant
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House
Kamei Royale Japanese Restaurant
Keg Steakhouse & Bar - Burnaby
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Coquitlam
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Granville Island
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Guildford
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Langley
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Maple Ridge
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Morgan Creek
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Park Royal
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Richmond South
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Scott Road
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Thurlow
Keg Steakhouse & Bar  - Yaletown
Kirin Mandarin
Kirin Seafood - Richmond
Kirin Seafood - Vancouver
Kitsilano Daily Kitchen
La Terrazza Restaurant
L'Abattoir Restaurant
Le Gavroche
Lift Bar Grill View
MARKET by Jean-Georges
Miku Restaurant
Minami Restaurant
Observatory (The)
ORU
p2b Bistro & Bar
Poor Italian Ristorante
Pourhouse Restaurant
Provence Marinaside
Provence Mediterranean Grill
Q4 al Centro
Q4 ristorante
Raincity Grill
Raw Canvas
Show Case Restaurant - Marriott Pinnacle
STONEGRILL
Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant
West Restaurant + Bar
Wildebeest
YEW restaurant + bar
Zen Japanese Restaurant