FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #457 | The Day Sweden Stopped Driving On The Left Side

FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE BRIEF #457 | The Day Sweden Stopped Driving On The Left Side

Vancouverites haven't always driven on the right side of the road. Once upon a time - until January 1922 to be exact - we were a town of left-siders (the City of Vancouver Archive image above depicts left side drivers on Granville St. in 1921). Most countries made the switch from left to right in the first half of the century, but Sweden was a holdout until 1967. The switch was momentous, and is remembered in the country as "Dagen H". This short film details that chaotic day and the… more 

COOL THING WE WANT #489 | Cantilevered, Curvaceous Polished Concrete Kitchen Island

COOL THING WE WANT #489 | Cantilevered, Curvaceous Polished Concrete Kitchen Island

(via) One of the coolest restaurant design elements we've seen in Vancouver in recent memory has to be the concrete communal table that dominates the left… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #577 | Loving The Vibe Of The 39th Folk Fest Down At Jericho Beach

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #577 | Loving The Vibe Of The 39th Folk Fest Down At Jericho Beach

by Monique Nicholas | This past weekend saw the 39th running of Vancouver Folk Fest out at Jericho Beach. The laid back outdoor event brought me back to the… 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 

HEADS UP | Vancouver Urban Farming Society Set To Hold Workshop On Aeroponics, July 21

HEADS UP | Vancouver Urban Farming Society Set To Hold Workshop On Aeroponics, July 21

by Monique Nicholas | Strathcona's very own Harvest Urban Farm is upping the anti in Vancouver's sustainable farming game by growing over 500 pounds of… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #982 | A Perfect Summer Feast At JoieFarm’s Idyllic ‘Picnique’

AWESOME THING WE ATE #982 | A Perfect Summer Feast At JoieFarm’s Idyllic ‘Picnique’

On a recent whirl around the Okanagan we stopped in at Naramata's beautiful JoieFarm to avail ourselves of their unbelievably idyllic Picnique. The sprawling al fresco dream comes complete with adirondack chairs and picnic blankets overlooking the vineyards, plus a shaded deck, fully staffed up tasting room, outdoor cabana bar and wood-burning pizza oven -- altogether a pretty awesome summer situation. We sipped on refreshing Plein du Vie sparkling rosé and really leaned into… more 

#TBT | Five Years Ago This Week, Inside The Construction Of Hastings’ Bitter Tasting Room

#TBT | Five Years Ago This Week, Inside The Construction Of Hastings’ Bitter Tasting Room

Five years ago this week we took a look inside Scott Hawthorn and Sean Heather's beer-themed Bitter Tasting Room in the midst of its construction at 18 West… more 

RESTAURANT PORN | Narrow, Cabin-Inspired ‘Pink Moon Saloon’ Plugs Australian Alleyway

RESTAURANT PORN | Narrow, Cabin-Inspired ‘Pink Moon Saloon’ Plugs Australian Alleyway

(via) Several of Vancouver's downtown alleyways are woefully under-utilized. It would be interesting if we could pull just one of them away from its… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #981 | Fresh Taste Of Summer At ‘Burdock & Co.’ On Main Street

AWESOME THING WE ATE #981 | Fresh Taste Of Summer At ‘Burdock & Co.’ On Main Street

Few restaurants are in the same seasonality league as Burdock & Co. on Main Street. Chef Andrea Carlson and her team create dishes that are beautiful and… more 

COOL THING WE WANT #488 | Cocktail Book Will Transport Readers To Rome With A Thirst

COOL THING WE WANT #488 | Cocktail Book Will Transport Readers To Rome With A Thirst

by Shaun Layton | Sometimes you have to visit a particular place to understand its traditions. This was definitely true for me the first time I visited Italy,… more 

GOODS | Kozakura Brings Taste Of Traditional Japanese Cuisine To Gastown’s Carrall Street

GOODS | Kozakura Brings Taste Of Traditional Japanese Cuisine To Gastown’s Carrall Street

The GOODS from Kozakura Vancouver, BC | Kozakura at 280 Carrall Street is now open for business. Join us for Kappo-style Japanese food that blends traditional Japanese knowledge with modern techniques to create something truly new that embraces the spirit of the old. Kozakura offers a seasonal menu featuring raw, steamed and seared dishes made with fresh, local food and occasional special imports, serving both à la carte and omakase (chef’s menu) ranging from small share plates to… more 

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | FOH Staff, Cooks & Dishwashers Sought At Sai Woo In Chinatown

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | FOH Staff, Cooks & Dishwashers Sought At Sai Woo In Chinatown

the GOODs from Sai Woo Vancouver, BC | Sai Woo is hiring part-time Servers, Bartenders, Support Staff, Cooks and Dishwashers for Thursday, Friday, Saturday… more 

GOODS | Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, & Jaws Now Screening At The Cinematheque

GOODS | Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, & Jaws Now Screening At The Cinematheque

The GOODS from The Cinematheque Vancouver, BC | The Cinematheque's Head Projectionist has selected three 1970s classics, to be presented in all-new… more 

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