VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #250 | It Had A Lot More Fun That Was Rain-Activated

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #250 | It Had A Lot More Fun That Was Rain-Activated

(via) When StatsCan released its silly "satisfaction report" earlier this month and found ours to be the most bummed out city in Canada, you have to think that they did their survey in the midst of one Vancouver's depressing multi-day pourathons. Our collective dejection might be assuaged if we lightened things up a little. City Hall and the Board of Parks & Recreation spend millions of tax dollars on civic entertainments that more or less require dry weather, and next to… more 

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Bequeathing Political Folly And Not Punishing Poor People As Much

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Bequeathing Political Folly And Not Punishing Poor People As Much

by Sean Orr | No future: TFSA changes a problem for 'Stephen Harper's granddaughter to solve,' Joe Oliver says. Just like climate change. Disorder of Canada:… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1146 | On “Demae”, Or When Bicycles Dominated Japanese Noodle Delivery

SMOKE BREAK #1146 | On “Demae”, Or When Bicycles Dominated Japanese Noodle Delivery

(via) Feudal Japan had food delivery dialled in pretty sweet. The system they had was called demae ("to go in front of"); deliverymen would stack boxes of… more 

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Fanning Chinatown’s Flames And Vancouver Not Being So Awesome

TEA & TWO SLICES | On Fanning Chinatown’s Flames And Vancouver Not Being So Awesome

by Sean Orr | You don't say! Vancouver: Canada’s most dissatisfied city. The headline that ran in the print edition - complete with scenic photo of… more 

TRADECRAFT | The Three Essential Workshop Tools Belonging To Leatherworker Steve Enns

TRADECRAFT | The Three Essential Workshop Tools Belonging To Leatherworker Steve Enns

by Grady Mitchell | Tradecraft takes Scout readers into the workshops, kitchens, and toolkits of Vancouver's most talented crafts-people. From trusty pencils… more 

May Brings ‘Indulge In Whistler’ – Great Deals On Restaurants, Golf Courses, Spas, & Hotels

May Brings ‘Indulge In Whistler’ – Great Deals On Restaurants, Golf Courses, Spas, & Hotels

May is going to be delicious up in Whistler. The mountain escape is all set for Indulge In Whistler, a month-long celebration of food, drink, and relaxation that starts May 1st. Local restaurants Aura, Sidecut, Alta Bistro, Hy's, and many others will be offering amazing deals - multi-course menus from as low as $18 - throughout the month. And there's no need to rush home afterwards as the festival also includes spa experiences from $40 per person; rounds of golf at spectacular… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1147 | Documentary Follows Sous Chef Of A Michelin-Starred Restaurant

SMOKE BREAK #1147 | Documentary Follows Sous Chef Of A Michelin-Starred Restaurant

(via) In this short but sublimely evocative film by Nathan Sage and Antonio Diaz, we follow a young, hungry, and totally dedicated American sous chef named… more 

RESTAURANT PORN | The Mesmerizing Leaf-Pixel Fronted “Forest House” In South Korea

RESTAURANT PORN | The Mesmerizing Leaf-Pixel Fronted “Forest House” In South Korea

(via) We dig this swell-looking restaurant in the South Korean city of Bupyeong. Designed by JYA-rchitects, the eatery has a main floor inset from the street… more 

DINER | On Bauhaus, The Upcoming Gastown Eatery With The Great Chef & Terrible Owner

DINER | On Bauhaus, The Upcoming Gastown Eatery With The Great Chef & Terrible Owner

by Andrew Morrison | It's hard not to be on the fence about Bauhaus, the new German-themed restaurant going in at 1 West Cordova Street in Gastown. Like many,… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #948 | Nasturtium Soup & A Gorgeous Spring Hash At The Acorn

AWESOME THING WE ATE #948 | Nasturtium Soup & A Gorgeous Spring Hash At The Acorn

The Spring menu has sprung at The Acorn on Main Street. We pecked our way through much of it last night. Highlights included a beautifully presented root… more 

GOODS | New Signature Spring Cocktail Menu Set To Debut May 1st At “The Acorn” On Main

GOODS | New Signature Spring Cocktail Menu Set To Debut May 1st At “The Acorn” On Main

The GOODS from The Acorn Vancouver, BC | On Friday May 1st, The Acorn is launching their new spring cocktail program with some creative and colourful recipes for all tastes. Developed by all-star bartending team Annie Cottrell and Liam Bryant, the new signature list finds inspiration in everything from John Hughes’ iconic 80’s movies to moonlit summer nights. The new Brat Pack cocktail features Sparkling Wine, Strawberry + Rhubarb Puree with White Peppercorn Infused Vodka, and $1… more 

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | Greenhorn Espresso Bar Is On The Lookout For F/T & P/T Baristas

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | Greenhorn Espresso Bar Is On The Lookout For F/T & P/T Baristas

The GOODS from Greenhorn Cafe Vancouver, BC |Greenhorn Espresso Bar in the West End is looking for a full-time and part-time baristas. Minimum one year prior… more 

GOODS | Chez Christophe Wins Four Awards At “World Chocolate Masters” Canadian Final

GOODS | Chez Christophe Wins Four Awards At “World Chocolate Masters” Canadian Final

The GOODS from Chez Christophe Burnaby, BC | Just last week, months of dedication, passion, and chocolate mastery was distilled into two days of competition at… more 

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