Numero Uno – Number E

What does your ideal lunch look like? Now, don’t list soup, salad and other such healthy items.
Be truthful.
How about the good ‘ol sandwich? Maybe.
Sandwich with simple ingredients and complex flavours? Sure.
Warm, freshly made sandwich? Definitely!

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Definition of the perfect sandwich changes from person to person, day to day and even mood to mood. What make the perfect sandwich are not ingredients but feelings! Feelings with which the sandwich is made and the feelings with which the sandwich is relished.

On a sunny afternoon, one of our sandwich expeditions ended at Number E. More like #e. While chatting and eating, we learned so much about our new partner that we had to share with you.
To begin with, there’s an interesting story behind their name. Glenn, founding owner of Number E, narrated how the name came from an eatery he frequented in Ottawa. He said, “the store had the menu board by letters. All items were listed with alphabets instead of numbers. The older gentleman working there would always shout out who ordered the Number E, the letter of the meal I regularly ordered”. He further added how #e has stuck with him even before the hashtag craziness came into being. When Glenn founded the eatery, he was looking for a name that could be a symbol and would become a brand. Hence, Number E or #e was born.

Number E promotes healthy, clean eating sans additives and preservatives. All their items are store made with bread baked daily in house. “We do not use any frozen items and do not reheat or microwave orders. If we cannot make it in-house, we do not do it”, says Glenn. He adds that their store motto is to eat clean food without additives, just real food.
This really made our superficial health conscious selves happy. If you are into clean, healthy eating then make #e your new hangout.

For all those of you who think clean, healthy eating is boring and bland, think again.

A bite into Number E’s Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Sandwich will change your mind and beliefs for good. This also happens to be their best selling item. It has to be! You know the meal is delicious when you want to eat it slower just so you can enjoy it longer. Perfectly grilled juicy pieces of chicken on freshly baked Tuscan bread with baby greens, pickled jalapenos (made in-house) and avocado, this sandwich from #e gets 2 thumbs up from us.

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While discussing their best selling item, Glenn said, “People love our chicken. It’s fresh as it’s from a local farm. We buy all our meats from local farms. The idea is to try to keep our money in our region and to support local businesses”. As a local startup, we support and preach this idea, too.

Discussion about food is always incomplete without us quizzing the Owners/ Founders about their personal favourites. Glenn responded to this query of ours with Reuben Sandwich. What makes Reuben his favourite?
“It’s in the way we prepare it”, he says. He explained how this idea, too, came from little eatery in Ottawa that he visited often.”The older Italian gentleman at the shop would throw the smoked meat on his flat top, put it in a Hoagie bun, garnish it with some mustard and pickle and the sandwich was ready! It was great. Simple but great”, said Glenn almost picturing the sandwich. Their Reuben sandwich is definitely one of a kind with simple ingredients yet powerful flavours. This could be one of the reasons why someone once placed an order for it right from the airport!

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Making it to the list of most memorable experiences at work, this incident made Glenn happy and proud. Giving us more details about the incident, Glenn said, “I was preparing to close the restaurant on a Saturday evening when a guy called me from the airport at about 4:15pm saying he is on his way and would arrive by 5pm. He called at 4:40 again telling me where he was and ordered a Reuben and a Chicken Sandwich. The two showed up just before 5pm, sat in and enjoyed their sandwiches. Infact, he loved the Reuben so much that he ordered another one! Not only that, he came in 2 other times before he went back home to Sacramento”.

Now that you know that Number E’s Rueben sandwich has international fans, too, you have to try it if you still haven’t. Then there’s our favourite Lemon-Rosemary Chicken sandwich. Oh, you cannot miss the Meatloaf sandwich. It’s a meat lover’s heaven! Apart from sandwiches, #e’s menu boosts a delicious selection of soups and take-home meals. The choice of drinks at #e does not end at water and pop. They have different teas, smoothies and lattes on their menu. If that’s not enough, they even have various pickles and spreads available on sale in store. So much deliciousness under one roof? Yes, that’s #e for you.

 

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With eyes set on expansion, all Glenn wants is to keep cooking and making good food that makes people happy!

 

How do we spell fun? B33R!

How do we spell fun? B33r, we said. Okay, it is not a random collection of alphabets and words but just a cool way to spell beer!

If you would have been following 33 Acres Brewing on Social Media, you would have guessed it.

Yeah, 33 Acres, the place that is so much more than just beers. Team Daily is a fan of their ambience, the warm welcoming feeling, the friendly faces, and of course, the beers and the snacks.

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Being a fan, it was natural for us to write about them. As a Team, we feel so connected to them. The feeling of being a community, sharing ideas, enjoying drinks, good food, good company, aren’t these values same as Team Daily’s? They are!

While talking to them, we learned a little bit more about them and thought to share the same with you.

The vision of 33 Acres Brewing was born out of enjoyment for the binding elements of life. The spirit of community sharing drinks, food, conversation, space, and ideas. They carry a strong appreciation for the boundless limits created by hard work. They are influenced by the natural elements of the surroundings, fueled by creative thinking, and driven to make the highest quality product. It is inspiration, creativity and drive that makes T3am 33 experiment and produce perfect drinks.

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Talking of their drinks, 33 Acres of Ocean is their bestseller. A hop forward pale ale, this is a full flavoured beer integrated with a distinct floral hop which gives it a quality unique to their Pacific Northwest surroundings. This style is evolutionarily from a typical IPA with an assertive hop, lower alcohol content, and slight pine aroma. Low in malt character, this beer has a refined quality and a refreshing temperament. Woah! This adds so much character to a b33r, eh? Happens only at 33 Acres!

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While 33 Acres of Ocean is the bestseller, their team loves 33 Acres of Darkness. But why is it their favourite? Because of it’s deep, dark colour yet crisp, light finish. While most equate heaviness with flavour, this Schwarzbier strives to bring tantalizing taste beyond the usual weight.

Not only drinks, their snack menu also lists some exotic items. Fancy a whiskey or malt flavored ice-cream? Yes? You know where to get it now. These boozy ice-creams are made available courtesy their collaboration with Earnest Ice cream.
Apart from ice-creams, they also have early morning, mid morning and all day snacks. Mom’s b33r chilli and perogies get our votes! The yummy snacks are made in house as well as in collaboration with partners including Nelson the Seagull and Bestie.

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Ambience, warmth, drinks, food. Isn’t your plan for the weekend set now?

See you at 33 acres soon! 😀

Make it a Happy New Year!

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The parties were fun, the food was delicious and the gifts were fantastic. With these, the Holiday Season of 2015 came to an end. Along with it, ended another fabulous year.
2015 was a great year for Team Daily and we are hoping 2016 is going to be even better.

Just as the New Year starts, one of the words that you get to hear here, there and everywhere is resolution!

My New Year’s Resolution is to do this, do that, accomplish this, accomplish that and so on and so forth. We, at Team Daily, do not believe in resolutions. We believe in goals. With the end result in mind, we start working towards it. Actually, more than the result, we enjoy the journey. It is the simple things in life that we like and appreciate. A smile from your co-worker, a cheerful greeting from a stranger, a scrumptious home-made meal, early morning sunshine, things like these just make every day a little different, a little more happier.

How are you going to be happy this year? Struggle to achieve the resolutions? No! Instead, make little changes to a healthier and happier you.

As a Team, below are some changes that we are looking to make in our daily lives this year. We suggest, you try these, too. And, let us know what you think!

  • Walk – Walk whenever you can. Walk around the office, around the town, in the park, anywhere.
  • Stretch – Every now and then, get up stretch. Breathe in, breathe out and see the difference.
  • Smile – Smile. You do not know whose day you’ll make with that beautiful smile!
  • Talk – Talk about what we feel. Talk to someone instead of texting and messaging.
  • Connect – Connect with family, friends, colleagues. Isn’t life all about making connections?
  • Read – Read as many books possible. Informative magazines and newspapers count, too. Let’s start with a new book each month. What say?
  • Eat – Eat healthy. Not skip meals. Eat what the heart desires and not what someone suggested!
  • Drink – Drink lots of water. If you are not drinking enough water, keep a reminder to do so.
  • Balance – Try to give as much time to life as we do to work. There is more to life than the computer screen!
  • Dress well – Dress in a way that makes us feel the most comfortable and happy!
  • Worry Less – Things are never the same. Instead of worrying, let’s work to resolve the troubles.

Let us all trying incorporating these little changes to our lives to be a little more happier each day.

Of course, there are so many more things to discuss and change but let’s first take some baby steps.
The small changes are the ones that make bigger differences! On this note, here is wishing you all a Happy New Year with a Happier You! 🙂

Juice it up!

With the Sun shining ever-so-brightly on Rainvouver lately, we badly need to conserve water and…..so we turn to juice!

(On a serious note, we do need to conserve water and that is why the Stage 3 watering restrictions are in effect from July 20th onwards)

Coming back to juices, of course we still use water to make juice, but that is not the reason why we would give up on them. Fresh juices are packed with nutrients, are great food supplements and are perfect source of energy. Today we are only talking about cold-pressed juices and not the juice cleanses.
(We will be back with some juice cleanse packages soon)

It can be very time consuming for busy-bees to make fresh juice at home and that is why we are giving you a list of top juicers around the block.

Krokodile Pear – Krokodile? Crocodile? What’s in a name? Let’s focus on the amazing variety of juices that these guys offer. Be it in their mason jars or in their bottles, these colorful juices not only look nice and bright but are also healthy and yummy. Cold-pressed juices, blended juices and nut milks are awaiting for you so what are you waiting for? Our recommendation? Blackcomb. Not your regular juice but even better. Try it for yourself.

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Picture Credit – Zomato/ OnlyMeKimberly

 

The Juice Truck – Pop by their Cafe in Kitsilano or stop by the truck and enjoy their wide array of goodies. Don’t be fooled when they call themselves as the ‘Juice Truck’ because their cafe serves food as well. Sushi, salad, and spring rolls, select wisely and enjoy well! Juice and food, what else could we ask for? The Turmeric is the juice you should try followed by their Wellness Shot. Healthy shot, you see 😉

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Picture Credit – Yelp/ Selina

 

Leafy Box – If it is leafy, it has to be about the greens. Spicy Greens, Sweet Greens and Essential Greens. Pick the greens that suit your taste palate. Their juice cleanse is what they are known for so we will talk about that later. We suggest that you try out all their cold-pressed juices to get a hint of the cleanse packages before hand!

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Picture Credit – Yelp/ LeafyboxY

 

Say Hello to the New Juicers

Melu Juice – Coal Harbour’s newest gem. Hidden gem for the moment but definitely not hard to spot. From juices, to smoothies, to ‘mylks’ and puddings, they offer pretty many healthy items. Pick your juice based on the benefits you seek. Thirst quenching,  Cold fighting, Immune boosting are just some of the benefits. For the complete list of benefits that these flavor-rich juices have, check out their store at 1110 W Pender St. soon.
p.s – Grabbit loves Berry Beetiful.

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Picture Credit – Team Daily

 

Nectar Juicery – If you are not aware, let’s update you that these folks are now open at 102 West Hastings St. Brightly colored juices fill the warm and stylish interiors of their store. Pick the juice that suits your personality. Be the ‘Leader’, ‘Motivate’, ‘Innovate’ or ‘Chill out’. If you wish to ‘Protect’, you will have to wait as this is temporarily. For the uninitiated, these are the names of their juices.

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Picture Credit – Team Daily

Check out all the juices before we come back with some more Summer suggestions 😉

 

Their Top Milkshakes Bring….

Did you just happen to sing the song while reading the title? 😉 That is why we had it there.

Continuing with the tradition of giving you some cool recipes for the Summer, here we are again but with Milkshakes this time around.

Vancouver looks even more prettier and happening during these few sunny months. With the Sun smiling at you, the light breeze blowing through your hair and colorful flowers blooming everywhere, a chilled serving of milkshake could be your best companion.

We think, milkshakes are just not drinks, they are like a part of our childhood! More than the calories, it is the feels that we get from them that make them even more delicious (Yup, for once we would not like to think of calories)

This summer, if you are missing out on some childhood memories and are feeling nostalgic, here are some places to bring you back. And of course, in no particular order –

Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery – Located in a far off land called Burnaby (Not really but Ah! Fairytales), this is THE place to be if you are craving summer drinks. Their menu boosts a selection of Sodas, Fountain Syrups, Malts, Floats and yes, Milkshakes.
The old-school charm of this place is the best thing about it (after the food, of course!) Oh, how can we forget their fresh ingredients? They are all local, fresh and made in-house (that maybe the reason why this place gives you such a home-like feeling) The top milkshake flavor to try is Strawberry…or…Coffee…or…Banana…wait! We can’t decide. How about you try all  of them (not all at once but throughout the summer) and decide for yourself?
Finally, if you are there, do not miss their Sundaes. They are ah-meh-zing, too.

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Picture Credit – Zomato/ WingHin T

 

Moderne Burger – Burger joint on the list? Yeaah! Life would be soo boring without burgers. Right? But the reason Moderne Burger is on this list is because of their fabulous milkshakes. They call their milkshakes ‘Deluxe Milk Shakes’ and we couldn’t agree more. For those of you who like it thick, you can get your drink thickened, too! All milkshakes come with whipped cream and cherry (more like cherry on the pie) Best flavor to try..hhmm…we need more servings to decide 😉
The interiors of this place, too, are bound to take you back in time so be prepared for a trip down the memory lane with your drink in your hand.

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Picture Credit – Zomato/ Imkoonta

 

Roundel Cafe – Roundel Cafe is the all-rounder of this list. The cafe serves tortilla wraps, burgers, sandwiches, sides and our beloved milkshakes. Root-beer milkshake? Yes, please! From lavender to peppermint to chai flavors, head to this neighbourhood gem for a complete meal or just the milkshake. Our pick? The Caramel milkshake.
Fresh ingredients, friendly people, awesome milkshakes, scrumptious dishes and even more tempting prices, make Roundel Cafe your new hangout.

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Picture Credit – Zomato/ Sherman

 

What’s Shaken Milkshake Bar – Shake it, shake it, shake that milkshake at Shaken! Located in downtown, this bar is a blessing to the milkshake loving soul in you. Their menu lists some Milkshakes, Veggie shakes, Protein shakes, Superfood shakes and a long list of flavors of all these shakes. Now you see, there is a reason this place is called What’s Shaken 😉
Some interesting milkshake flavors include Fuzzy Navel, Oreo Crunch Shamrock, Strawberry Peach Daiquiri, Raspberry Key Lime and Date Me? (Date? We would marry you, oh-dear-Milkshake!)
If you want to go the healthy way, add some supplements to your shakes. You read that right. They offer a range of supplements to choose from, too. Make this your to-go place for newer and interesting flavors.

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Picture Credit – Yelp

Running for your milkshake already? How can we let you go without a special mention?

If you need a little kick from your milkshake, head to Cannibal Cafe on the Commercial Drive and ask for their boozy shakes 😉 (Yup, this is exactly what their menu says!)

Since we are busy preparing a milkshake schedule for us, we will see you later 🙂 Enjoy the milkshakes and let us know your favorites, too.

Some Summery Drinks

Isn’t it a bit too warm lately? Just the kind of warm we like. The weather is nice, maybe, very nice. And because it is so nice, this is the perfect weather to….grow a….garden! (Yes, yes, it includes the pots of plants that are in your apartment!)
Not only will the view be relaxing to behold, but so will be the herbs that can spice and cool up food and drinks this summer!
Growing your own food will give you a sense of satisfaction and you’ll feel good about seeing your plants come to life and get ready to be eaten. New summer goals, eh? Absolutely, yes!
There’s nothing like knowing what you’re about to consume is fresh and cared by you 🙂

Since summer is all about drinks (You know it!), we thought we could share some recipes with you to help you cool down. These summery recipes call for the use fresh home-grown herbs to make them taste even better.

Here are two of our favorites that are easy to prepare and perfect to enjoy –

Refreshing Mint Lemonade

Picture Credit - Rocket Farms
Picture Credit – Rocket Farms

Ingredients
2 cups sugar
6 cups water
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mint leaves
Directions
To make simple syrup: Place 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved and let cool. Place lemon juice in a large pitcher, add remaining 4 cups water and 1 cup of the simple syrup or more to taste. Stir in mint leaves and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve over ice.
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Rocket Farms

Strawberry Mint Soda

Picture Credit - Rocket Farms
Picture Credit – Rocket Farms

Ingredients
2 limes
1/2 bunch mint leaves
8 strawberries
1 cup white sugar
3 cups carbonated water
Directions
Squeeze the lime into a sturdy glass pitcher. Toss the juiced limes into the pitcher along with the mint, strawberries, and sugar. Crush the fruits together with a muddler to release the juices from the strawberries and the oil from the mint leaves. Stir in the club soda until the sugar has dissolved. Pour into the sugared glasses over ice cubes to serve.
Recipe Courtesy
Rocket Farms

If preparing drinks at home isn’t your thing, we have a solution for that, too. What is it? Stay tuned for more!

p.s. Good things come in Small packages but Bigger things come in Better packages! Our cat, erm, surprise will be out of the bag soon 🙂

It is Time for some Irish fun!

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Picture Credit – Christmasgreetings2015.com

Good day everyone! Hope everyone got a chance to see the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday (Now don’t say no!). Today, as we mark the St. Patrick’s Day, we hope this day brings delight and some Irish luck to get you throughout your day (and the days to come and the years to come! Yes, we are optimistic like that!)

Just a quick fact: St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland and it’s symbol, shamrock, is mostly confused with the four-leaf clover.

Coming back, St. Patrick’s Day is a very heart-warming holiday, where a lot of us not only celebrate St. Patrick himself, but also celebrate our family, and our heritage. A lot of times, we are too caught up with work and life that we miss out on some of the things that truly mean the world to us (like our families) because we think that these will always be there for us.

Holidays, like St. Patrick’s Day, give us the opportunity to reunite with our families and friends. And one of the most famous ways of celebrating this exceptional holiday is (you know it) indulging in beer! (Ah! Beer! One of the best things to have happened to the mankind).

So, here is a short list of our top picks of beers/ drinks to indulge in! (Not like we need a reason to indulge in these but anyways 😉 )

  1. Guinness Pub Draught
  2. Harp Lager
  3. Innis & Gunn Irish Whiskey
  4. Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale Draught
  5. Murphy’s Irish Red

Done with the drinks but what about food? Here is a list of some Irish delicacies to enjoy as well –

  1. Potato and Spring Onion Pancakes
  2. Guinness Lamb Stew with Vegetables
  3. Celeriac Soup with Scallops and Black Pudding
  4. Irish Cream Tiramisu

(Enough of talking, let us get into some action now!)

Hope you all have safe and amazing St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!

 

Mid-week Blues or Reds?

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Picture Credit – Getty Images

Wednesday is here and so is the weekend! (Yes, let us focus on the brighter things) This weekend is not going to be your typical weekend since it is THE #Valentine’s weekend!

And now, it is Happy almost Valentine’s day! How convenient is it that this year #hearts fall on a Saturday? That’s right. Almost all of us have plans for this night, but why not make it an all-day #date. The evening can be a surprise, ofcourse!

But guess what?! This year’s Valentine’s will be different and better! You don’t have to make reservations or go gift shopping this time. Not sure how? Plan it and we’ll help you with everything from the food, drinks, arrangements, flowers, and you name it. Order with us on our website, specify what you need and where you want it to be delivered and we’ll take care of the rest. We will make sure that you don’t get caught with the surprises. Everybody wins!

 

This Saturday, get your Brunch game on!

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It’s Friday once again! We are sure your “party mode” is on. The Friday hangover can be quite..well, messy. Ever wondered why Friday is so far away from Monday yet Monday comes in so soon after Friday? We can’t figure that out still. Just when you thought you have it all sorted for the weekend, here comes…the hangover, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!

By the time you get over the hangover, it’s Saturday…..we totally get you! But enough of that getting up late and wondering what to do. Here’s a tip to hopefully get you motivated: Get your BRUNCH GAME on. The word itself says it all! Breakfast + Lunch, so it’s always good to get a mix of food (or maybe even wine, too) going on. Instead of going heavy like your are having breakfast or going light like you are having lunch, mix and match your favorite dishes.Order from wherever you please and we will be happy to be a part of your Brunch game.

Enjoy and relax because you Deserve a Break!