01/18/2015 12:19 EST | Updated 03/20/2015 05:59 EDT

Dine Out festival making a difference

Tourism Vancouver's annual Dine Out Festival is now on.

It's 17 days of events and special priced menus at more than 250 of the city's restaurants.

And it's become a real life saver for what's usually a slow time in the industry.

Our Vancouver's Gloria Macarenko talks to Nico Schuemans of Chambar about the difference it's made to his bottom line.