What are you craving? Check out The Heights in Burnaby for 10 days of culinary specials

Have you checked out Crave the Heights, yet?

The 10-day dining event kicked off on Friday, and it runs until next Sunday, bringing delicious deals and sweet specials to several restaurants in Burnaby's Heights neighbourhood.

The food event highlights the diverse selection of foods that Burnaby Heights has to offer. From set menus, specials and appetizer deals to happy hour and desserts, there is something for everyone. So, what are you craving?

Enjoy live music at Cristos Greek Taverna (4624 Hastings) while enjoying traditional Greek food and their special appetizer platter. Green & Oak Malaysian Restaurant (3760 Hastings) will be offering $35 set menu for two, which includes the option of Malaysian style curry rice and a deep-fried banana for dessert.

For a taste of authentic Thai food, Chad Thai (4010 Hastings) and Noodle Paradise (4217 Hastings) has got you covered. Chad Thai is sure to impress you with their four specials: Shrimp Cake, Moo Daad Deaw, Kanomjeen and Lemongrass Chicken. Noodle Paradise is offering a $25 three course menu and Crave specials like Thai pancakes ($7) and Thai Iced Tea ($3).

If you haven’t tried The PearTree Restaurant’s (4120 Hastings) delicious menu, Crave the Heights is a great opportunity. Try Chef Scott Jaeger’s delicious five-course menu that will change throughout the 10 days. Five different appetizer options for $15 each or all five appetizers for $65. This offering will only be available in their lounge (no reservations). La Villetta Restaurant’s (3901 Hastings) Crave special will be their famous seafood platter, $5 Sangria, as well as vegetarian dishes.

The Gray Olive Cafeteria (4190 Hastings) is back and will be serving their special from August 20 to 25. This year, they are featuring their mouth-watering mini shrimp rolls.

Do you have a sweet tooth? Chez Christophe (4717 Hastings) will satisfy your cravings with a butterscotch iced latte and caramelized apricot choux on the side. Make sure to also stop by Glenburn Soda Fountain (4090 Hastings). This year, their Crave menu will consist of three unique sundaes and two milkshakes created by their Soda Jerks. Make sure you get a punch card, try all 5 and vote for your favorite during the 10 days. Folks who try all five creations will be given a chance to enter to win a $100 gift certificate!

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, four new participants are joining Crave the Heights this year. Sopra Sotto Pizzeria (4022 Hastings) will leave an impression with their amazing Gnocchi con Gamberi e Zucchini. Ramen Gaoh (4518 Hastings) is also new to Crave this year and can’t wait for you to taste the perfect balance of sweetness and umami in their ramen. Socrates (4651 Hastings), a new Greek restaurant in the Heights will also be offering a Mixed Souvlaki Plate with a choice of dessert and drink for only $25. Also, try their delicious Vegetarian Plate for $22.

Lastly, Fiordilatte Gelateria and Caffe (4233 Hastings) is sure to make your mouth water over their flavourful gelato on a hot summer day. Stay tuned for their Crave special!

As for live music, dance along to local musicians on select evenings during the 10 days of Crave. You can find singer/songwriter Chloe Farrell singing her heart out up and down Hastings tonight (Sunday, Aug. 18), as well as Juno Award-winning jazz musician Gabriel Hasselbach on August 21.

For more information about this year’s participants, menus and entertainment, visit cravetheheights.com and follow @burnabyheights.

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