The best pasta deal in Vancouver: Quattro

Are you ready for some pasta, Vancouver? Whether you’re carbo-loading for a big race, or because it’s cold out and you just need some warm food with a glass of red win, Quattro is a great option for budget-conscious eaters in Van-city. When you scan the menu at Quattro on 4th, you might notice some expensive items and wonder what kind of ‘budget’ I’m talking about… BUT if you hit this Italian eatery on any Monday or Tuesday, their entire pasta list is only $10 each. That’s right – for the price of a ‘select’ footlong sandwich at Subway, you can dine in a really cool spot and have high-end food. Just remember to arrive early and to put the napkin on your lap (not tucked into your shirt collar). The menu: $10 Pasta Menu Join every Monday and Tuesday for $10 Pasta Night at Q4 in Kitsilano. Ten different pasta for $10. Spaghetti Quattro For Italians only Fettuccine Ghiottone Fettuccine with minced chicken, in a brandy cream Penne Arrabiata Penne with pancetta and mushrooms, in a spicy pomodoro ragu Spaghetti Bolognese Spaghetti with minced beef, veal and pork in a red wine, tomato ragu, finished with

Black Friday – Are the Savings Legit?

We all know that the Christmas shopping season is just around the corner – and if you’ve been smart with our cash and time, you might have already started saving and buying. If you are like most people – and I bet you are – Black Friday marks the beginning of the shopping madness as we scramble to get gifts. As you know, Black Friday is the ‘start of the Christmas shopping season’ and falls on the Friday after American Thanksgiving. Up in Canada, we may have had Thanksgiving a month ago, but we’re ready for the deals now. Retailers will be rolling out their best sales for what’s traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Are They Deals You Want? Are you going to get in on the action and start your shopping? Be sure you listen to our previous thoughts on coupons and how that relates to sales. Remember, a sale is only a good deal if you are going to save money on something you’d want anyways. Make Your List, Check it Twice Like anything with cash, some pre-planning helps. Know your budget and gift list before hitting the mall or net. Don’