Happy Hours 2014 in Vancouver


We like to live up to our name as the Frugal Couple...
So here are some places that offer Happy Hour Menus in Vancouver!
 Happy Hours 2014 in Vancouver
Joe Fortes  - 50% off bar menu - 4 to 6 p.m. daily

Browns Social House - Drink special and wings and ribs for $6  - 3 to 6 p.m. daily
Hapa Izakaya  - Special varies by location - discounted price on popular dishes -

Robson and Kitsilano: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. daily
Yaletown: 5 to 6 p.m. daily
Coal Harbour: 3 to 5:30 p.m. daily
The Flying Pig - Appy menu for $6 or less ! - 4-6 p.m. daily
Coast -  50% off Appy menu and drink specials - 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays
Ebisu -  99 cents oysters and 39cents wings to start  - 4:30-6:30 daily
 
 
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Vancouver Finds - El Matador

We went to this place on a Groupon and had a great surprise !  This little cozy place tucked underneath Starbucks on Esplanade serves Spanish tapas.  We found this place a great little hangout and very authentic.  Although this place only serves tapas we were actually really full from having a wide range of tapas ( and also because we got a $60 Groupon).  We definitely over ate - and if we were there without the Groupon, I think their smoked wings would be the best dish to get for the value.  It is not like other wings as this is not deep fried and was meaty and juicy.  We were also impressed from their drink menu as it offered $3 beer. We tried that Sangria, and it was also not bad.  


Food we had:

  • Tomato soup - spicy!!
  • Smoked salmon deviled eggs - very smoky and salmon-y
  • 24-serrano - Jamon aged for 2 years
  • Patatas Bravas - Spicy Fried Potatoes
  • Chorizo Tapas
  • Spiced/Smoked Chicken Wings
  • Seranno Signor - Jamon sandwich/cheese and chips
  • Smoked Pork 
  • Cabrales w/ Walnuts  - Blue cheese and biscuits
  • Flourless Almond Cake - had a hint of lemon zest which was pretty refreshing

  • Russell Lager
  • Sangria
** They also give you a complementary dish of olives to start with ! **

As you can see, we had a fair bit of food, and was also able to taste a lot of their menu with the 60$ Groupon.  


We highly recommend this little hangout !


El Matador on Urbanspoon
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For the Nutella lovers out there ~

 
I've recently become a huge fan of Nutella (yea I know I live under a rock...) and was hoping to wait for sales to go on before I get my jar ( I don't like to buy things when they're not on sale!)  ..but i was down to the very last scoop and had to look a solution fast!
I was wondering if other "no name" brands had the same hazelnut goodness and I found it at Walmart for HALF the price!  I wasn't sure if the taste would be slightly different, but when it's mostly just hazelnut and chocolate..what can go wrong?? So I took the chance and didn't regret it at all!  Usually i would see Nutella for sale for around $7..but this was half the price.  

Sometimes brand name just doesn't make a different... what are your thoughts?
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The Snackbox - Healthy eating made easy

Hi Everyone!  It's been a while!

We've just finished all the crazy wedding planning and we're slowing getting back to reality.

Throughout the last few months, we were busy with work and wedding activities and I think it took a little toll on our eating habits!

A little while ago, we stumbled upon Snackbox!  Healthy snacks for the busy people - delivered right to your door!
Here's a little background on the company:

Frugal wedding tip- cheap wedding veils

For the longest time I was u see the impression that I could only get my veil at a dress shop or make my own. Either I when to sacrifice money (~ $100) at the dress shop or time (find material and sew the lining of the veil).  But I have found the perfect solution today ! I went into Michaels for a browse and I stumbled upon this item in the wedding aisle.  It was just what I needed. Something simple and didn't cost me an arm and a leg. The total cost was under $30 !  I tried it on and was a bit crinkled from being Ina box but it's nothing I can't fix. It has two layers and comes down to my finger tips.  It also comes with the comb. 

Best solution to my wedding veil dilemma ! What do you think ?