Tofino, BC | All May is the 3rd annual “Feast Tofino“, the culinary celebration that showcases the bounty we get to enjoy everyday here in Tofino. There are visiting chefs, numerous events, a dock festival and Feast menus showcasing local chef’s creations inspired by the boat-to-table movement. For Shelter’s menu, our kitchen focused on local seafood but used the now synonymous craft beer from Tofino Brewing Co. as its core inspiration. To celebrate this menu (and since we’re the only restaurant in town to offer all of the local brews), we thought it would be fitting to create a fun little video about the unique journey of a keg from the brewery to our taps. Enjoy! [ Keep reading ]
Winner Winner debuted at the soft start of the new Chinatown Night Market over the weekend. The new street food vendor serves up just one dish, a pile of delicious Singaporean-style chicken over rice with a ginger chili dipping sauce for just $6 a box. The fun operation was launched by Stanley Yung and Bao Bei’s Chen-Wei Lee (center and right in top photo). Once you get close enough to it, you’ll hear Jonathan Grand Pierre (bottom photo) calling out things like “The sauce is the boss!”, “Winner winner chicken dinner!”, “The rice is the main event!”, among other things (he’s a funny guy). The “official” opening of the Night Market isn’t until June 1st, but Winner Winner will be rolling “soft” again this weekend, so check them out!
Every Fri, Sat, Sun until September 8th | 6pm-11pm | Keefer St. between Main & Columbia.
By John Gattey | Our second episode in the Fed By Hand series profiles James Coleridge and his exceptional gelato at Bella Gelateria. When you step into James’ Coal Harbour shop, the first thing that strikes you is his incredible enthusiasm. If he’s not happily encouraging you to taste through his menu (with an army of tiny plastic spoons at-the-ready), then he’s likely extolling the virtues of the old-world processes employed in crafting all of his beautiful flavours. It’s a passion that comes through in his products.
Bella is the real deal. Last year they won both the technical jury prize and the people’s choice award at the Florence Gelato Festival in Italy. It’s not hard to see why. There is a clarity of flavour here that I’ve never experienced in gelato before. You can’t go wrong with classics like lemon, bright in citrus balancing tart and sweet delicately, or with their incredibly creamy hazelnut, the toasted notes of which making it (and this is strange to say for an iced dessert) almost warming. And if you’re one to experiment, try either the black sesame and salted chocolate.
Fed by Hand is a web series produced in Vancouver by the Gattey brothers (John, a professional cook and aspiring vagabond, and David, a fully-dedicated film geek). The series is dedicated to honest eating – the sort of simple, wholesome fare that satisfies stomach and soul – and the shining of spotlights on the people that make it possible.
Vancouver, BC | We’re looking for outgoing and charming individuals to deliver genuine, knowledgeable, and personalized customer service at our chocolate and pastry shop in East Vancouver. We have a growing reputation as Vancouver’s tastiest destination for all things dessert, and our customers come from far and wide for delicious treats and memorable service. Our team is made up of young and innovative chocolatiers and pastry professionals, as well as dedicated, fun-loving counter staff. We’re looking for additional quirky, smart, and food-knowledgeable retail staff, who can effortlessly connect with our broad clientele and teach them about our diverse line-up of products. Get all the details after the jump… [ Keep reading ]
A.M. | Rue de Temple (peekaboo Pompidou Centre) | Paris, France | 9:00am | SHARE YOUR VIEW
This one’s from me, Andrew (Scout’s editor). I’m travelling around France/Italy for the next month and though I won’t be posting about it on Scout all that much you can follow along as the trip develops on Instagram. The Vancouver office is open as usual (it’s just me here now), so don’t be surprised if you see more images of Strathcona and Kits than Trastevere and the Latin Quarter!
We love posting the photographs that reveal the views from our reader’s windows. Whether it’s a back alley in the fall or a sandy beach in high summer, we’re always stoked to see what you see from home, work or while on the road. Some of our all-time favourite reader submissions below… [ Keep reading ]
Vancouver, BC | CedarCreek Estate Winery is pleased to announce that Jim Cuddy, Michael Burgess, and the Sam Roberts Band will perform this summer at their spectacular Vineyard Pavilion. Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame returns to CedarCreek on Sunday, July 21st and Musical All-Star, Michael Burgess also returns to CedarCreek on Wednesday, July 31st. This year’s Sunset Concerts will also include Juno Award-winning Canadian rock singer-songwriter Sam Roberts Band who will take the stage at CedarCreek on Sunday, August 25th. Proceeds from the TELUS Sunset Concert Series, presented by 101.5 EZ ROCK, will benefit Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts. [ Keep reading ]
by Robyn Yager | Levi’s distressed denim, thrifted pink twill bomber jacket (brand unknown), striped shirt (Talula), pink, teal, gold, and orange Nike Dunks (thrifted), pink bow purse (Marc Jacobs), iced coffee made via Aeropress with Phil & Sebastian Kenya Kiawamururu, and some essays by Fitzgerald to mend my heart after seeing Baz Luhrmann’s new treatment of The Great Gatsby.
Vancouver, BC | Much & Little is looking for someone very special who can join our team as a part-time sales associate. This post is for a long-term position covering two to three shifts per week. Saturday availability is a must, plus one or two days during the week. The flexibility to fill other shifts occasionally (especially over the summer) is highly preferable. We’re an intimate shop with a huge emphasis on service, connecting with our customers and product knowledge – personality and attitude are key to this position. Requirements and further details after the jump… [ Keep reading ]
Thanks to an incredible response from the local service industry (and notably beyond), tickets to the May 19th fundraiser for Butter On The Endive chef Owen Lightly at Vancouver Urban Winery have now sold out. We’ve been told that no tickets will be issued at the door. Owen – a highly respected and well liked member of BC’s restaurant community – was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. All the funds raised at the event will help him and his partner Naomi in their fight against the disease.
NB. If you weren’t able to purchase a ticket in time it is still possible to donate.
Vancouver, BC | On Sunday, May 26, La Pentola’s Famiglia Supper Series continues with a Frutti di Mare dinner hosted by chef Lucais Syme. Join us at 6pm to dine alla famiglia style at a communal table with your friends and neighbours. This month we feature local Ocean Wise seafoods like local spot prawns, Dungeness crab, oysters, halibut and salmon. Details after the jump… [ Keep reading ]
Vancouver, BC | We are proud to announce our outstanding showing at the prestigious 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition in Temecula California this past week. The 2012 JoieFarm Rosé was selected as the Sweepstakes Rosé Wine, the best rosé wine in show. The 2011 JoieFarm Gamay and 2011 JoieFarm PTG (both to be released in September, 2013) were both named Best in Class and awarded Gold Medals. The complete results of the competition are here, with ours listed after the jump… [ Keep reading ]
by Sean Orr | Just as the Canucks could neither beat the San Jose Sharks nor the referees, the NDP could neither beat the Liberals nor the media. Or, in another hockey analogy, “the NDP must have consulted the Toronto Maple Leafs on how to hold a lead.”
And, again like the Canucks, taking the moral high ground gets you nowhere: Why did the NDP lose? Just as long as you don’t blame the Green Party, because “the only vote split that mattered was the one between the 48% who showed up and the 52% who couldn’t be fucking bothered”.
Which is exactly what the milquetoasts at The Tyee do: In a Greenless World, Would the NDP Have Won? Wherein their entire argument is predicated on the baseless assumption that every vote cast for the Greens would have been cast for the NDP. A more insightful question might be, what if the NDP backed the STV?
Looking at a map, it seems the coast vs the interior is our version of Red State vs Blue State.
Not my Gastown: Where Are the Olympic Street Cams When We Need Them? And the silly fear-mongering continues. Mentioning the Boston Marathon bombings in the same breath as anti-gentrification protests, as much as I think they are misguided, is just cheap, sophomoric journalism.