SMOKE BREAK #1160 | Making Ice Diamonds With An Old School Cocktail Master In Tokyo

SMOKE BREAK #1160 | Making Ice Diamonds With An Old School Cocktail Master In Tokyo

(via) Munchies recently paid a visit to tiny Bar High Five in Tokyo's Ginza district, where master cocktail craftsman Hidetsugu Ueno holds court with precision. He individually carves diamond-faceted ice cubes a la minute with a knife made of folded steel (samurai sword style). He has sharpened this tool every day for the past decade, diminishing its original length by an astounding two-thirds. Bonus: haircut. Superbonus: he doesn't drink.

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Tight Pink Sweaters And Building Skyscrapers In West Point Grey

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Tight Pink Sweaters And Building Skyscrapers In West Point Grey

by Sean Orr | Tech it or leave it: Without affordable housing, Vancouver risks becoming an economic ghost town. "Ultimately, though, restricting demand is not… more 

COOL THING WE WANT #480 | A Domestic Slide That Twists From Second Floor To Main

COOL THING WE WANT #480 | A Domestic Slide That Twists From Second Floor To Main

(via) We're on record as being slide lovers, so when we saw this twisting one from Ki Design in a Ukrainian household in Kharkiv we immediately took notice… more 

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with… more 

DEFINITIVE RECORDS | Local Artist/Designer Brendan Megannety Picks His Top 3 Records

DEFINITIVE RECORDS | Local Artist/Designer Brendan Megannety Picks His Top 3 Records

by Monique Nicholas | Definitive Records asks interesting folks to pick the three albums that anchor their musical tastes. Today we hear from Brendan… more 

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Instadrink

VANCOUVER LEXICON | What Customers Try To Order A Week After Seeing It On Instagram

Instadrink | Slang/Noun | Any drink that a customer orders because he/she saw it on Instagram ("Can I get one of those yummy-looking ______ that you posted on Instagram a few weeks ago?"). Instadrinks are typically daily specials or one-offs, and making them on the fly during service isn't always possible. Common in restaurants with big follower counts. Usage | "My table is pointing to Instadrinks on their phones like it's a menu. They haven't said a word to me…"

BIG INTERVIEW | Sixty Questions With Shira Blustein, Owner Of The Acorn On Main Street

BIG INTERVIEW | Sixty Questions With Shira Blustein, Owner Of The Acorn On Main Street

Shira Blustein is the workaholic punk rocker, business woman, pet owner and unrepentant fruit and vegetable enthusiast who gave us The Acorn, the incredibly… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #702 |  Yellow Dog Brewing Co.’s ‘Play Dead IPA’ A Rare Gem

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #702 | Yellow Dog Brewing Co.’s ‘Play Dead IPA’ A Rare Gem

by Carlos Mendes | There's probably no style of beer more associated with the terroir of the Pacific Northwest than India Pale Ale. A single taste of a… more 

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Malaysian/Singaporean Staples Pack The House At ‘Hawker’s Delight’

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Malaysian/Singaporean Staples Pack The House At ‘Hawker’s Delight’

Never Heard Of It is a series of stories exploring Vancouver’s many informal hole-in-the-wall eateries. by Marshall To | Just north of the intersection of… more 

RESTAURANT PORN | Organic Hot Pot Eatery In Shanghai An Ideal Fit For YVR’s Chinatown

RESTAURANT PORN | Organic Hot Pot Eatery In Shanghai An Ideal Fit For YVR’s Chinatown

(via) Qimin is a sleekly designed hot pot restaurant in Shanghai. The interior by Hot Dog Decor sees an open kitchen bar and partly enclosed dining/drinking… more 

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | Gastown’s Six Acres On The Lookout For Beer-Loving Bar Manager

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | Gastown’s Six Acres On The Lookout For Beer-Loving Bar Manager

The GOODS from Six Acres Vancouver, BC | Six Acres is on the lookout for a Bar Manager to join our tight-knit family. Most importantly, you absolutely have to love craft beer, though the right candidate will also have experience with cocktails, wine and spirits. Management experience is an asset, but we are willing to train someone keen to learn. Naturally, customer service skills and an ability to work well in a team is also must. Please drop off your resume in person Tuesday… more 

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | ‘Royal Dinette’ On Hunt For Motivated & Passionate Pastry Chef

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | ‘Royal Dinette’ On Hunt For Motivated & Passionate Pastry Chef

The GOODS from Royal Dinette Vancouver, BC | We're looking for a highly motivated and passionate pastry chef to join our team at Royal Dinette. Interested… more 

GOODS | Valentine Pop-Up & Event Series All Primed For Vancouver Via @THISOPENSPACE

GOODS | Valentine Pop-Up & Event Series All Primed For Vancouver Via @THISOPENSPACE

The GOODS from THISOPENSPACE Vancouver, BC | Valentine's Day is almost here and if you don't have anything all that special planned, we’ve got you covered… more 

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