Tuesday we were thrilled to join a big group of bloggers, photographers, writers and television personalities for an epic crawl of eight different spots around the Kitsilano neighbourhood, all to celebrate the upcoming Khatsahlano! Music & Arts Festival.

The free one-day event takes place tomorrow, Saturday July 13th, spanning a whopping ten blocks. With over fifty musical acts performing on ten different stages, this isn’t your everyday street party — this is not to missed!

And what would a Music and Arts festival be without food? You’re bound to get hungry during the event.

Check out some of the great spots we hit up along 4th Avenue during the Countdown to Khatsahlano! preview, and perhaps you might be inspired to pop in for a bite yourself this weekend while checking out the festivities.

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We started our journey at The Bimini Public House. Here we enjoyed some appetizers and a refreshing, cold glass of Granville Island English Bay Pale Ale.

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Next, we headed to Las Margaritas, a staple on West 4th. Here we congregated on their sunny patio, and enjoyed treats like fresh chips and guacamole and delicious margaritas.

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Terra Breads was next on our tour, where we sobered up with a chocolate chip cookie and a glass of lemonade.

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Here’s Sean (Flavour Town Adventures) and Mijune (Follow Me Foodie) walking and talking… about food we’re guessing!

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We popped into Fable Restaurant next. Here we enjoyed some delicious Chickpea Fritters, and a Gazpacho caesar shooter with Duck bacon.

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Moving along, we hit up Glowbal Group’s Trattoria next, where we enjoyed meatballs and Burrata and eggplant crostini.

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The BiBo was next. Drinks, anyone?

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Romer’s Burger Bar was next, because obviously we were still hungry.

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The Mini Man’s Man burger — a sized-down version of Romer’s popular dish.

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Drunken Doughnuts served with Kahlua Nutella, Limoncello and Maple Wisky dipping sauces.

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Mijune getting the perfect shot.

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Traktor Foods was next on the tour, and we were all looking forward to something light and healthy.

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Mark Smith of 30 Day Adventures.

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We wrapped up the mind-blowing three-hour tour with one last stop at August Jack Tapas Bar, a new spot opening soon on West 4th. Here we indulged on mussels and truffle popcorn.

Then we went home completely stuffed to the brim and near comatose.

Khatsahlano! is a true celebration of Vancouver’s amazing music and arts scene (and we think food, too). It all happens Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 11:00am to 8:00 pm on West 4th Avenue between Burrard & MacDonald.

XX – The Food Gays

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