Thursday, December 29, 2011

Taking Turns @The Tipper

Takin' Turns @ The Tipper
"Takin' Turns" is a twice-monthly music circle showcasing some of the best singer-songwriters and musicians in Vancouver and beyond. The event happens every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at The Tipper Restaurant on Kingsway. All participating artists take the stage together and take turns to share their music, influences, inspirations, and insights in an informal yet respectful environment. If you'd like to be considered for an upcoming show, e-mail

Upcoming Shows

December 11th: Hotel Art, Dve Kytary, Chris Ronald

January 8th: Rob Fillo, Emad Armoush, Taylor Harp

January 22nd: D.G. Adams, Colin Cashin, Ross Fairbairn

February 12th: John Pippus, Cole Petrone, Chris Ronald

February 26th: openings available

Chris Ronald Singer Songwriter

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"Takin' Turns" @ The Tipper
Dec 20, 2011 Posted By: Chris Ronald 1 comment Tags: "maestros on main" "takin' turns" "the tipper restaurant, "the review room" "music circle
"Maestros on Main" is dead; long live "Takin' Turns." Actually, the only thing that's changed about this bi-monthly music circle is the name and the venue. The Tipper Restaurant on Kingsway has a separate room at the back called The Review Room, and it's perfect for this event. First, there's a good-sized stage with space to spare for at least five musicians (the last show at Cafe Montmartre was a bit cramped). Second, The Review Room is separate from (but connected to) the main restaurant area and so offers an intimate listening environment. Third, the food is good and reasonably priced, and the beer's always on special.

In addition to all of this, I sense that the owner is willing to help a unique, reoccurring music event such as this get off the ground. I first met Colin when I inquired about holding my CD launch party there; I got a good vibe from him and his restaurant, and the party was a huge success.

Sunday 8th January will be the first "Takin' Turns" music circle at The Tipper starting at 8 o'clock and featuring Rob Fillo, Emad Armoush, and Taylor Harp. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Recent Review on Yelp Vancouver

Ben C.
Burnaby, BC



I am hesitant to announce how much i love this place because I know it's a local hole in the wall that likes to keep an intimate customer base. I really appreciate the extra mile this team goes through to make sure you're not only having a great meal, but also enjoying wonderful service.

To the food - Awesome! I really didn't expect quality like this across from McD's but that's what a great find is, right?

I will be back over and over, until the owners change or I become GLUTEN intolerant - oh wait, they have a delicious GLUTEN-Free menu as well.

Cya there.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Recent Review on Urbanspoon

December 21, 2011
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Well rounded!

by Jessica (27 reviews)

A well rounded restaurant. Great neighborhood place.
Always has a local beer on special and the burgers (beef, buffalo, veggie, portobello or chicken) are always satisfying. Have yet to try breakfast but their burgers, sandwiches, and lunch in general are noteworthy. Prices are reasonable as well!

November 24, 2011

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Mobile review
by Jambone (21 reviews)

Went for a few drinks before cool place great staff. Its right across from our hotel. I think its the only bar in the neighborhood

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve 8 am - 6 pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 8 am - 9 pm
New Years Eve 8 am - 9:30 pm
New Years Day 8 am - 9 pm

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Recent Review on Yelp Vancouver

Updated - 12/18/2011
The Tipper gets better and better each time I visit.

The owner actually read my last review and decided to call me. Last time I was there, I complained about food coming out too slowly, the back room being too cold, and heaters as well as the TV not working. Well, he told me all those things were addressed and invited me back. That was HUGE for me. First of all, he fixed all the negative things I had mentioned in my review and second of all, he actually called me. I really appreciate businesses that care about what their customers thought. When I met him in person, he was sincere and a down to earth person. What a great guy!

The food was delicious. My husband and I ordered the Naughty and Nice Poutine. What an adorable name! The "Naughty" was the poutine, which the gravy was made from vegetables and was flavorful without being too salty. (I hate poutine that is too salty.) They use cheddar cheese in their poutine as well, which I liked. The "Nice" was the salad and was fabulous. They make their own dressing and you can taste the freshness in both dressing and crisp vegetables. Surprisingly, my husband actually ate most of the salad and he's not a big salad person. We also had the BLT sandwich with a side of seafood chowder. The BLT was on sourdough bread and had a nice smokey taste. My husband and I gobbled up the sandwich and enjoyed every bite, we didn't even leave the crust. The seafood chowder was thick and full of seafood. It was my favorite thing out of all our dishes and full of quality ingredients. They don't use fillers since I don't recall getting any potato in my chowder.

What a difference from my previous visits! I am truly glad I had a chance to eat here again and will definitley be back again and again!

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Re-visited Tipper Restaurant for my husband's birthday.

I requested the back room since there were about 15 of us and well... I wish it impressed me more. The back room was dark and didn't have much ambience. It was cold and when we tried to plug in the portable heater, the fuse blew. They told me the TV would be on so we can watch the game, but when we arrived was then told, it didn't work. My husband's order came 20mins after the first entree served. So it was his birthday and he got his dish last and very late...

The reason that I give this place a 3/5 is because their food wasn't bad and the service was good. The manager and waitress were friendly and tried to be helpful. I wish we had a little more attention because they left us alone in the back a little too much. Despite these set-backs, everyone still had a good time including my husband. I enjoyed my buffalo burger and my husband loved his chicken burger. This restaurant can be much more and it will really depend on my mood if I want to come back since my husband likes this place more than I do.

I never really noticed this place before until a few days ago and decided to try it out. It's on Kingsway and the cross-street is Victoria Drive.

This place looks a little out of place beside all the Asian restaurants. It has a cool / dark look and casual style. The service was really good and the waitress came back 3 times to see if we needed anything, but didn't hover. Quick and efficient service.

We both had burgers, which were tasty and beers. It was good, but nothing to write home about. If I were in the area and felt like something casual I'd eat there again.