THE NEW BREED | Eight Minutes With Micky Valens, A Natural Talent Toiling At Wildebeest

THE NEW BREED | Eight Minutes With Micky Valens, A Natural Talent Toiling At Wildebeest

We often hear the same names of Vancouver bartenders in local media. We follow their exploits in cocktail competitions and look forward to trying whatever it is that they might come up with next, but we seldom consider who toils alongside them. There’s a growing pool of young, talented barkeeps in Vancouver, and their time is now. This series of short interviews looks to introduce our readers to this new breed. ----------------------------------------------------- by Shaun… more 

DINER | Chef Jefferson Alvarez To Helm The Tiny Kitchen At ‘Mosquito’ Starting Feb. 20th

DINER | Chef Jefferson Alvarez To Helm The Tiny Kitchen At ‘Mosquito’ Starting Feb. 20th

by Andrew Morrison | Vancouverites will have to wait a while longer for chef Jefferson Alvarez to open his own restaurant. His much anticipated and whispered… more 

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On Unsung Seafoods And Angry Chefs Threatening To Stab Servers

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On Unsung Seafoods And Angry Chefs Threatening To Stab Servers

by Talia Kleinplatz | Give me a break! No, seriously. Give me a break. Frivolous law-suits reach new heights with one college student’s demands for a… more 

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Instadrink

VANCOUVER LEXICON | What Customers Try To Order A Week After Seeing It On Instagram

Instadrink | Slang/Noun | Any drink that a customer orders because he/she saw it on Instagram ("Can I get one of those yummy-looking ______ that you posted on… more 

BIG INTERVIEW | Sixty Questions With Shira Blustein, Owner Of The Acorn On Main Street

BIG INTERVIEW | Sixty Questions With Shira Blustein, Owner Of The Acorn On Main Street

Shira Blustein is the workaholic punk rocker, business woman, pet owner and unrepentant fruit and vegetable enthusiast who gave us The Acorn, the incredibly… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #702 |  Yellow Dog Brewing Co.’s ‘Play Dead IPA’ A Rare Gem

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #702 | Yellow Dog Brewing Co.’s ‘Play Dead IPA’ A Rare Gem

by Carlos Mendes | There's probably no style of beer more associated with the terroir of the Pacific Northwest than India Pale Ale. A single taste of a… more 

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Malaysian/Singaporean Staples Pack The House At ‘Hawker’s Delight’

NEVER HEARD OF IT | Malaysian/Singaporean Staples Pack The House At ‘Hawker’s Delight’

Never Heard Of It is a series of stories exploring Vancouver’s many informal hole-in-the-wall eateries. by Marshall To | Just north of the intersection of… more 

RESTAURANT PORN | Organic Hot Pot Eatery In Shanghai An Ideal Fit For YVR’s Chinatown

RESTAURANT PORN | Organic Hot Pot Eatery In Shanghai An Ideal Fit For YVR’s Chinatown

(via) Qimin is a sleekly designed hot pot restaurant in Shanghai. The interior by Hot Dog Decor sees an open kitchen bar and partly enclosed dining/drinking… more 

HAPPY HOUR | In The New Lounge At Hy’s For Hot Cheese Toast And A Proper Old Fashioned

HAPPY HOUR | In The New Lounge At Hy’s For Hot Cheese Toast And A Proper Old Fashioned

by Shaun Layton | Though we have an incredible cocktail culture in this city, it still pales in comparison to the great drinking corners of the world, places… more 

DINER | Campy New Sandwich Spot ‘The Tuck Shoppe’ Launches This Week On Union Street

DINER | Campy New Sandwich Spot ‘The Tuck Shoppe’ Launches This Week On Union Street

by Andrew Morrison | I poked my head into The Tuck Shoppe at the start of the weekend and they looked to have all their ducks in a row for opening this week… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #570 | New Tea House ‘The Capilano’ Set To Open In Gastown Today

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #570 | New Tea House ‘The Capilano’ Set To Open In Gastown Today

by Michelle Sproule | Squamish Nation mother-daughter duo Michelle and Paisley Nahanee have had a busy year. They first opened their tea house and botanical… more 

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On Cheese Brigands, Hating On Kale And The Sad Passing Of Giants

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On Cheese Brigands, Hating On Kale And The Sad Passing Of Giants

by Talia Kleinplatz | The great fromage heist of 2016! Thieves in Wisconsin made off with $70,000 worth of cheese. One can only assume karmic retribution will… more 

HEADS UP | Chef Baker Hsu To Serve Pop-Up Brunch In Chinatown On Sunday, January 31st

HEADS UP | Chef Baker Hsu To Serve Pop-Up Brunch In Chinatown On Sunday, January 31st

Hustle yourself out of bed and down to Chinatown on Sunday morning, because Chef Baker Hsu of Prelude is making a pop-up brunch at Propaganda Coffee. Having… more 

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