BIG INTERVIEW | Eleven Minutes With Kleah Michnik, Owner Of Chinatown’s Charlie & Lee

BIG INTERVIEW | Eleven Minutes With Kleah Michnik, Owner Of Chinatown’s Charlie & Lee

Photo: Rebecca McColgan by Thalia Stopa | There’s something about the atmosphere of Chinatown’s Charlie & Lee boutique that makes it more than just one of our favourite places to shop. It’s also an environment that we can imagine living in. That’s in large part due to its owner, Kleah Michnik, who is responsible for the thoughtful curation of clothing and housewares from local, independent and ethical brands. Michnik’s eclectic tastes and worldly spirit add an authentic… more 

SPACED | Seoul’s Super Skinny ‘Grown House’ Would Make A Curious Strathcona Cat Happy

SPACED | Seoul’s Super Skinny ‘Grown House’ Would Make A Curious Strathcona Cat Happy

With our city now so laughably unaffordable, thousands of Vancouverites are stuck imagining wonderful homes instead of living in them. “Spaced” is a record… more 

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #288 | It Had A Watery Black Hole On W. Georgia Street

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #288 | It Had A Watery Black Hole On W. Georgia Street

The point of VWBCI is to open local minds to outside practices, concepts, and ideas that might stand to improve our greater civic situation in a parallel… more 

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Frankie

VANCOUVER LEXICON | The Guy On Canada's Far Side Who Warns Us Of Inclement Weather

Frankie | Citizen Meteorologist, Legend | Frankie MacDonald. A young man from Sydney, Nova Scotia who provides Canadians with timely, intense, thorough,… more 

INTERVIEW | A Chat With Portland Artist Ross Jackson Before The YVR Comic Arts Festival

INTERVIEW | A Chat With Portland Artist Ross Jackson Before The YVR Comic Arts Festival

by Thalia Stopa | Ross Jackson is a Portland-based comic artist, writer and pizza delivery man who occasionally teaches children’s comics classes at the… more 

DINER | Kitsilano’s Celebrated ‘Cacao’ Gets Set To Open Second Floor Lounge Next Week

DINER | Kitsilano’s Celebrated ‘Cacao’ Gets Set To Open Second Floor Lounge Next Week

by Andrew Morrison | Kitsilano's acclaimed Progressive Latin-inspired restaurant Cacao getting an upstairs lounge next week (or the week following) complete with new bar and patio. There will be 20 seats inside and another 10 outside. Chef Jefferson Alvarez showed me around the space last week (when it was a bit of a mess) and explained that the plan is for a casual snack menu. It should prove interesting, as it effectively doubles the seating capacity of the restaurant at 1898 W… more 

BARTIFACTS | Making Sense Of The Assorted Artifacts Adorning The Bar At Mamie Taylor’s

BARTIFACTS | Making Sense Of The Assorted Artifacts Adorning The Bar At Mamie Taylor’s

When most of us sit down at the bar, we usually have two things in mind: a drink and a brief but much needed escape from the stresses of daily life. More often… more 

OPENING SOON | A Look Inside JC Poirier’s Highly Anticipated ‘St. Lawrence’ In Railtown

OPENING SOON | A Look Inside JC Poirier’s Highly Anticipated ‘St. Lawrence’ In Railtown

by Andrew Morrison | The major staffing points are set, the seismic upgrades are done, and so are the pop-up dinners at Ask For Luigi -- I don't want to jinx… more 

DINER | Another Difficult, Next-To-Impossible ‘Name That Vancouver Restaurant’ Challenge

DINER | Another Difficult, Next-To-Impossible ‘Name That Vancouver Restaurant’ Challenge

by Andrew Morrison | This game challenges Vancouverites to identify local establishments by revealing only a tiny facet of their interiors. It might look… more 

#TBT | It’s Been 8 Years This Week Since The Launch Of W. 4th’s Award-Winning ‘Maenam’

#TBT | It’s Been 8 Years This Week Since The Launch Of W. 4th’s Award-Winning ‘Maenam’

by Andrew Morrison | It's been eight years this week since the award-winning Thai restaurant Maenam launched at 1938 West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano. This… more 

GOODS | Exploring Granville Island Public Market And Its Grocery Shopping Goodness

GOODS | Exploring Granville Island Public Market And Its Grocery Shopping Goodness

The GOODS from Granville Island Vancouver, BC | ‘Grocery shopping’ doesn’t need to be a dirty term. Once you eschew the insufferable, sterile linoleum and halogen supermarket glow, and ditch the tedious shopping list, procuring provisions can actually be a pleasurable experience. At Granville Island’s Public Market your instincts are your best guide to stocking your fridge and pantry, and inspiring your at-home menus. The hours spent shopping feel like a pastime and source of… more 

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | Dairy-Free Gelato Shop ‘Umaluma’ Seeking Management and Floor Staff

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | Dairy-Free Gelato Shop ‘Umaluma’ Seeking Management and Floor Staff

The GOODS from Umaluma Vancouver, BC | Opening Soon (June 10th), Umaluma Organic Dairy Free Gelato is looking for Store Manager, Assistant Manager and Customer… more 

GOODS | New Chef, New Menus & New Hours At East Hastings’ Dixie’s Authentic Texas BBQ

GOODS | New Chef, New Menus & New Hours At East Hastings’ Dixie’s Authentic Texas BBQ

The GOODS from Dixie's BBQ Vancouver, BC | Beginning Saturday, May 20th, Dixie’s will be offering brunch all weekend, Saturday and Sundays, from 10 am until… more 

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