Opening Soon

Chef Lucais Syme Plans ‘Autostrada’ – a New Pasta Concept for Main Street

Syme and partner Dustin Dockendorf aim to have the 30 seater open at some point this Fall/Winter

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You Should Know More About the Fascinating History of Lower Mount Pleasant

Lower Mount Pleasant was one of the first areas outside of Vancouver's downtown to be developed for residential use. First came houses, then came war. See what remains to this day...

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Where to Eat & Drink In Railtown / Japantown, Ranked by Scout Readers

Detailing the seven best restaurants in the neighbourhood, from the Alibi Room to St. Lawrence.

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The Scout List Vol. 434

Our agenda of cool things we are doing, wishing we could do, or conspiring to do in Vancouver from August 16 to August 22, 2017

Talking Alternate Realities and Homewrecker Halter Tops with Artist Nicola MacNeil

"Must Be This Tall To Ride" Runs August 17th to September 25th at Kafka's Coffee & Tea on Main Street

Chef Lucais Syme Plans ‘Autostrada’ – a New Pasta Concept for Main Street

Syme and partner Dustin Dockendorf aim to have the 30 seater open at some point this Fall/Winter

Eduard’s Whisky Bar in Stuttgart Should Brighten the False Creek Seawall

With its stadium seating, fishbowl frontage and copper accents, this is an aesthetic rethink of the whisky bar we could use.

Nick Black of Strange Fellows Brewing Details His Three Favourite Albums

What do Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones and The Kills all have in common? They're loved by this guy.

The Incredible Pie Championship Returns to Mount Pleasant on August 27th

You like pie, right? You're going to want to figure out a way to be on 6th Ave. when this bit of deliciousness goes down.

If Vancouver is in the Midst of an Ice Cream Boom, Who Is Making the Best Stuff?

We pick the best ice cream shops in Vancouver and our readers rank them in order of awesomeness

The Very Best Cocktail Bars In Vancouver, Ranked By Scout Readers

Drinks expert Talia Kleinplatz details Vancouver's best drinking spots and asks readers to pick their faves.

Opening Soon

A Sneak Peek Inside the New East Broadway Location of ‘The Black Lodge’

A fantastic space with great bones. Launch date set for end of September long weekend.

This French-Style Ice Cream Parlour on the West Side is Worth Getting Excited About

Mark Tagulao's new La Glace artisanal ice cream parlour is now in soft opening mode and aiming for an August 4th grand opening.

Eduard’s Whisky Bar in Stuttgart Should Brighten the False Creek Seawall

With its stadium seating, fishbowl frontage and copper accents, this is an aesthetic rethink of the whisky bar we could use.

The Incredible Pie Championship Returns to Mount Pleasant on August 27th

You like pie, right? You're going to want to figure out a way to be on 6th Ave. when this bit of deliciousness goes down.

Kafka’s Coffee & Tea Converts 1980 Grumman ‘Kurbmaster Jr.’ into a Mobile Espresso Bar

The little thing previously serviced farm equipment before being outfitted with a Nuevo Simonelli White Eagle Espresso Machine.

Want To Make The Most of Your Remaining Summer? Book a Seat for This Long Table Dinner

Gather at the farm's long table for a collaborative dinner anchored by chef Jesse McMillan of Campagnolo Roma.

You Need to Try the Pancetta-Wrapped Salmon with Corn Succotash at the Mackenzie Room

The sous vide salmon was wrapped in Berkshire pancetta. Get it while you still can!

Doug Stephen of The Merchant’s Workshop to Cook Next ‘Greasy Spoon’ Feast

Check out the menu for this upcoming diner-style feast at Save On Meats.

What Is a ‘Flavour Concentration Booth’ and Why Doesn’t Vancouver Have Any?

We're crossing our fingers for Ichiran's eventual arrival in Vancouver, ideally somewhere in old Japantown.

Now Showing: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon Embark On a Culinary ‘Trip To Spain’

The new film follows the two actors as they dine - often hilariously - at exceptional restaurants.

On Infusing Beer with Fried Chicken and the Importance of a Good Dishwasher

Talia shares the latest food and drink news, catching us up on moonlighting dishwashers, weird beers and more.

The Gin & Tonic is in the Midst of a Renaissance. Here Are Five Refreshing Ways to Master It

To help quench our smoked-out summer thirsts, local drinksmith Shaun Layton schools us on the subtle arts of the refreshing G & T.

Eight Years Ago This week, Gastown’s Pourhouse Was Just Getting Started

In August of 2009 I poked my head into the construction site of Gastown's Pourhouse. The restaurant has since become an institution of sorts, a place of consistency and quality...

Another Hintless, Next-To-Impossible ‘Name That Vancouver Restaurant’ Challenge

Aside from assuring you that the place in question sells food, there are no hints. Why? Because it’s supposed to be hard!

Clarified Milk in a Cocktail? Studying Big Sips of ‘Yes Whey’ at Botanist (for Science!)

It combines rum, brandy, stout, lemon and clarified milk to create a surprisingly rich cocktail.

The Diamond’s Adam Domet on Good Cheekies and Making You a Damn Fine Drink

Are you a Bartender or a Mixologist? "I'm a Bartender. I haven't lived at my Mom's house for 25 years."

The Carbonara-Like ‘Mazemen’ Ramen That We’d Eat Everyday If It Was in Vancouver

If anyone knows if this is being done in Vancouver, please speak up so I don't have to make this at home!

Talking Alternate Realities and Homewrecker Halter Tops with Artist Nicola MacNeil

"Must Be This Tall To Ride" Runs August 17th to September 25th at Kafka's Coffee & Tea on Main Street

Nick Black of Strange Fellows Brewing Details His Three Favourite Albums

What do Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones and The Kills all have in common? They're loved by this guy.

On the Biology of Good & Evil and It Being OK to Hate the Hell out of Nazis

Reactions from Charlottesville and preparing for a gathering of similarly-minded assholes at Vancouver's own City Hall.

Breaking Down Inspiration and Whistling Along with Local Artist Andrew Tavukciyan

Andrew Tavukciyan is the winner of the Vancouver Mural Festival's Independent Mural Contest, as voted by the public.

Dig This Vintage German Map of the Iberian Peninsula at The Found & The Freed

This beauty is super striking in its brightly coloured relief, and so what if it's all in German?

On Harshing Seattle’s Mellow and Living Scared in Other People’s Bank Vaults

Sean links out to fishing spot mysteries and the history of foreign real estate investment in Vancouver.

On Gerbil Whispering and Taking Jokes Too Seriously with Local Artist Jane Q Cheng

Jane Q. Cheng has made an art career out of imitation by immersing herself within the spaces, practices and lives of her chosen artists.

Get This ‘You’re Doing Great’ T-Shirt by Coreena Lewis at Eastside Flea this Weekend

The "illustrator + garment maker, dog petter and general weirdo" will be selling them at Eastside Flea this weekend.

Dreaming of This Rural Washington State Retreat for a Clearing on Galiano Island

The house is wrapped in Western Red Cedar and features an office, an in/out fireplace, high ceilings and lots of windows.

The Scout List Vol. 432

Our agenda of cool things we are doing, wishing we could do, or conspiring to do in Vancouver from August 9 to August 15, 2017

Ampersand Co-Founder Jessica Schacht Goes from Making Gin to Writing Plays

The play premieres September 7th at Performance Works on Granville Island, and we can't wait to see it!

What the August 21st Solar Eclipse Will Look Like from Vancouver (Better Than This!)

Let's hope this smoke finally clears soon because we have a big deal solar eclipse on the way!

How Vancouver Tries To Protect Its Spectacular Views from Indifferent Developers

“Protecting a view corridor is just one of the many ways in which City Hall can take a brave stand against the developers who bankroll them…”

The Music Behind the Tastes of Campagnolo Upstairs Barman Peter Van de Reep

This fellow holds it down with great drinks (and tunes) at the much loved Camp Upstairs on Main Street.

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