Get your Crave on at Burnaby Heights this August

By Catherine Dunwoody 

It was only a matter of time until The Heights in Burnaby claimed their very own neighbourhood dining showcase.

The festival takes place smack in the middle of summer, August 16-30, 2017 for two weeks of daily deals and special features, entertainment and more. Every day each restaurant and eatery has a different special; some are offering new menu items created just for Crave, while others are doing special happy hour features or after-dinner desserts.

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The Heights will come to life with live music and street buskers along their section of Hastings Street, opting for an urban, summer atmosphere you just can’t recreate any other season. “The Heights is a special place, rich in multiculturalism,” remarked Isabel Kolic, executive director of the Heights Merchants Association, “Crave is a perfect way to not only experience this strong sense of culture, but also to discover the variety of amazing eateries available in the Heights. We’re expecting this event to continue to grow.”

Participating restaurants are plenty, and include Chez Christophe, Glenburn Soda Fountain, Cioffi’s Cucina, and Gray Olive Cafeteria.

Highly acclaimed The Peartree is anticipated to create a seasonal Crave set menu by Chef Scott Jaeger for $50, as is Cristos Greek Taverna, La Villetta, Baci Ristorante, and Butcher’s Block BBQ.

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Happy Hour drink specials are being offered by La Villetta, Sfinaki, Anton’s, Chad Thai, and Cristos. And did we have you at dessert?

Nuvola Gelato (only a year old) is owned by Giorgio Barassi, winner of the BEST NEW GELATO award in Cefalu, Italy, in 2012, and serves scoops of local, seasonal, and organic deliciousness. Chez Christophe now features in-house brewed Ginger Mint Tea and Basil Berry Tea for summer, on top of their chocolate collection. Christophe Bonzon is a Swiss trained Pastry Chef/Chocolatier.

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Social media savvy? Use #CraveTheHeights in your Instagram posts to be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Heights restaurant of your choice. And diners also get a chance to win a $500 Heights prize package by entering online.

Be sure and check out Crave the Heights coming soon, details right here: