Jul 26

10 New Menu Items Coming to the Fair at the PNE

It’s the time all you food lovers have been waiting for! The launch of the 2017 Fair at the PNE Food Menu! Check out the 10 new and drool-inducing menu items we have coming to the Fair this year! Let us know what you think in the comments below!

1. Gourmet Burgers- Roaster BBQ Cricket Burger

Step into a whole new world of Food Adventure! The Roaster BBQ Cricket Burger packs a gratifyingly tasty crunch while providing you with protein, fiber and nutrients.

Cricket Burger

2. Chicky’s Chicken – Crispy Chicken Feet

We dare you…

Deep Fried Chicken Feet

3. Los Hermanos Tacos – Halibut Fish Taco

You’ve been asking for it and we’ve listened to the masses… the gluten free wild caught halibut taco is here and here to stay!!! It’s delicious halibut dipped in a gluten free batter, deep fried, topped with our fresh trimmings, and our house special pico de gallo salsa!! Always fresh and delicious at #LosTacosHermanos

Halibut Fish Taco - Los Hermanos Tacos

4. Crazy Italian – Risotto Balls

These deep friend snacks are hot, crispy and oh so good! We make homemade Parmesan Risotto Balls and deep fry to golden perfection and served with homemade pizza sauce. A must try at the Fair at the PNE!

Risotto Balls - Crazy Italian

5. International Perogies – Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies

Mini perogies topped with crispy panko-crusted shrimp, drizzled with a sweet chili glaze and a spicy Sriracha mayo. Finished with crisp cucumbers and a mist of lime juice.
Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies

6. The Super Footlong Hotdogs – DBL Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Super Footlong Hotdog

We’re taking our award winning bacon wrapped footlong and topping it with our homemade Bacon Mac N’ Cheese to celebration our 60th year at the Fair.

DBL Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Super Footlong Hotdog,

7. Crazy Italian – Deep Fried Pizza Bites

Hand pulled mozzarella, pizza sauce and pepperoni are hand battered and deep friend until crispy and golden delicious

  1. Deep Friend Pizza Bites - Crazy Italian

 

8. Gourmet Burgers – Roaster BBQ Cricket Fries with Gravy

Move over Poutine… Just kidding, you will always be our favorite but give these a try!

Roaster BBQ Cricket Fries with Gravy

9. Crazy Italian – Caprese Salad Stack

Bringing old school Italian to the Fair at the PNE by putting it on a stick! Fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil and finished with sticky balsamic reduction! Sweet and easy!

Caprese Salad Stack

10. Corndog King – Cheesy Jalapeno Corndog

Making it easy to get cheesy. We’re taking our classic Corndog King Corndog, stuffing it with cheese and wrapping it in our spicy Jalapeno batter.

Cheesy Jalapeno Corndog

 

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Mar 9

Hastings Park Farmers Market

 

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Looking for plans this Sunday? You’ve come to the right place! The Hastings Park Farmers Market gets underway this Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm in Hastings Park! Come check out Fruit Guy Farms for some great local produce, Old Country Frozen Pierogi for some delicious Pierogis or Six Legs Good Apiaries for East Vancouver produced honey and beeswax!

Bees from Six Legs Good Apiaries

NEW this week at the Farmers Market:  Freshly picked Daffodils from Warmerdam Specialty Daffodils and Tulips from The Promise Land Farm! If you’re looking to put a smile on someone’s face, these are the flowers for you!

Tulips

For more information on the Hastings Park Farmers Market or to find a Farmers Market near you check out: www.eatlocal.org

For a map of the Hastings Park Farmers Market and a list of all the vendors coming this weekend, please visit: http://maps.managemymarket.com/2256

Hastings Park Farmers Market Map

Don’t forget to follow @VanMarkets on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay informed about all the Vancouver Farmers Markets!

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Feb 23

Healthy Chili – BUTTERNUT SQUASH & TURKEY CHILI

Looking for a new recipe to try on #NationalChiliDay? We have you covered! The Catering Team at the Pacific National Exhibition have come up with an amazing and healthy Chili recipe for everyone! Give it a try and let us know what you think on social media! @PNE_Playland (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Healthy Chili Prep Time

Serves: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 7 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 3 TB tomato paste
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) fire-roasted tomatoes, with juices
  • 2 cups chicken or turkey broth
  • 1 540 ml can black beans, rinsed well and drained
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled/seeded, and cubed into ½ inch pieces
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, avocado, hot sauce, cilantro, jalapeno for topping, optional

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large heavy pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium high until hot.
    Warm oil in large pot
  2. Add onion and garlic, stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add sugar, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, oregano, and coriander. Stir to combine, 10 seconds.
    Add Spices to Large Pot
  3. Add ground turkey to pot and sprinkle 1 tsp salt over it; cook/stir to break up into small pieces. When turkey is cooked through, add tomato paste and stir 30 seconds.
    Add Ground Turkey and Tomato Paste
  4. Add bell peppers, fire-roasted tomatoes with juices, and broth. Scrape bottom of pan while stirring.
    Add Bell Peppers, Tomatoes and Broth
  5. Bring chili to a simmer; simmer covered for 20 minutes.
    Cover and Simmer for 20 mins
  6. Add beans and squash.
    Add Beans and Squash
  7. Bring chili back to a simmer and simmer covered another 20 minutes or just until squash is tender but not mushy.
    Simmer for 20 mins
  8. Remove from heat. Add additional salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Serve warm.
    Serve Warm
  9. Incorporate additional toppings to taste.
    Extra Ingredients

Tell us what you thought of the recipe in the comment section below or on social media: @PNE_Playland

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