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CONTEST TIME: Come Down to the Pop-Up Soda Shoppe…on us!

To mark this awesomeness, we’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets (because it’s never fun to go alone) to our latest pop-up offering:

 The Pop-Up Soda Shoppe!

Taking the form of a 1950‘s themed pop-up restaurant for one night only on August 30, 2012. Partial proceeds from the event will go towards Growing Chefs, a charity committed to getting kids excited about food, plain and simple. We’ve rounded up the best of Vancouver’s sweet treat makers; from ice cream and donuts to pastry and chocolate…and one special bartender:

Shawn Soole 

  • Nominated this year as INTERNATIONAL BARTENDER OF THE YEAR by Tales Of The Cocktail, which is like The Oscars for bartenders!
  • Shawn will be mixing up boozy botanical sodas & alcoholic ice cream drinks.

Cartems Donuts

  • Fancy donuts; like Maker’s Mark Bourbon-Bacon or Earl Grey Tea
  • “I could have eaten a whole box then died and gone to heaven” – Vancouver Sun

Earnest Ice Cream

  • One of the coolest things that’s happened to Vancouver this year!
  • They’ll be making alcohol infused Ice Cream for the bar! (among other things)

Beta 5 Chocolatiers

  • “The first time I had their chocolate, I closed my eyes, put headphones on and listened to a symphony…It was epic.”

Che Baba Cantina

  • Famous for their Macarons.
  • Chef Geoff Van Hassel will be preparing something tasty!

+1 More Secret Guest

A Vancouver pop-up restaurant – dessert shop goodness!

Oozing dessert goodness. Yum.

How to enter:

1) “LIKE” the Swallow Tail Facebook page and comment anywhere with what’s the best dessert you’ve ever had (and remember fondly, and talk about in your sleep)


2) Comment on this post with the best dessert you’ve ever had. Period.


3) RT the following:

I have a sweet tooth and want tix to @theswallowdive’s Pop-up Soda Shoppe: RT to enter! #popupsodashoppe

Contest ends August 19, 11:59 PM – winners will be drawn and announced the next day.

10 Responses

  1. Natalie
    Natalie August 14, 2012 at 4:25 am | | Reply

    One of my most memorable desserts was during my undergrad graduation – my mom had asked the restaurant to make a special dessert for me – a baked alaskan pie. I still remember every bit of it, 8 years later. I don’t even think I shared!

  2. Bryce
    Bryce August 14, 2012 at 4:50 am | | Reply

    I used to work at a place in white rock, called the Washington Avenue Grill. We served a chocolate lava cake and OMG. Perfectly chocaltey not to rich but not at all bland. The most perfect lava cake EVER!!

  3. Tina Johnson
    Tina Johnson August 14, 2012 at 4:56 am | | Reply

    I had ricotta cheesecake (with blueberries) years ago when I passed through Nelson. It was the lightest most delicious cheesecake I have ever experienced.

  4. David Hadid
    David Hadid August 14, 2012 at 7:13 am | | Reply

    There is a wonderful apple crumble at Buvette, a French pastry shop in NYC, and I was lucky enough to have one just after it was made. It was so light and flaky, but not too buttery and full of the most delicious apples I’ve ever had. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream on it, simply divine.

  5. Lori
    Lori August 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm | | Reply

    Discovered isphahan at Pierre Hermes in Paris, and revisit it in my dreams….

  6. Amanda
    Amanda August 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm | | Reply

    Cheesecake! Oh man I love cheesecake, not just any but that smooth creamy texture . . . a good cheesecake with a fresh homemade berry sauce is the best!

  7. Julie Ferguson
    Julie Ferguson August 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm | | Reply

    My Mom’s Blueberry Grunt is the best.

  8. Jane
    Jane August 17, 2012 at 7:44 am | | Reply

    either caramel et chocolat from ganache patisserie or tiramisu from cafe presto panini. too bad the cafe is closed. i think most ppl came there for panini, but actually they used to make the best tiramisu even compared to famous fine dining restaurants in vancouver.

  9. Lisa
    Lisa August 18, 2012 at 2:13 am | | Reply

    Sticky Toffee pudding I had somewhere in Cape Town 8 or more years ago. I still try to replicate the experience whenever I see it on a menu. A few nights ago I might have succeeded at Tavola restaurant in the West End…

  10. merrily
    merrily August 22, 2012 at 7:20 am | | Reply

    Hands down ex bf’s grandmas cappachino cheesecake…

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