SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

SCOUT LIST | Ten Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now And Next Week

by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster…

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #548 | The Mystery Of The Missing “Only Seafood” Neon Seahorse

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #548 | The Mystery Of The Missing “Only Seafood” Neon Seahorse

Does anyone know what happened to The Only Seafood sign at 20 East Hastings? As far as we can tell, it went missing shortly after the Portland Hotel Society sold the building to the City of Vancouver this past Fall….

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | The Dependability Of Helen’s Grill On Main St.

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | The Dependability Of Helen’s Grill On Main St.

Helen’s Grill at Main and King Edward has long been a hangout-worthy fixture in Mt. Pleasant, offering no-nonsense diner fare and hot coffee at its lengthy lunch counter and cozy vinyl booths since 1961. The service is quick and cheerful, and the…

VANCOUVERITES | On The Fun, Altruistic Bent Of Antisocial Skateshop Owner Michelle Pezel

VANCOUVERITES | On The Fun, Altruistic Bent Of Antisocial Skateshop Owner Michelle Pezel

by Grady Mitchell | A lot of people today still see skateboarders as delinquents and vandals or an otherwise urban nuisance, even though most of them have a far more intimate understanding of their city than the people capping ledges and…

DINER | “What’s Up? Hot Dog!” Lands Master Chef Spot In Hastings-Sunrise, Opens In April

DINER | “What’s Up? Hot Dog!” Lands Master Chef Spot In Hastings-Sunrise, Opens In April

by Andrew Morrison | What was the most ambitiously inappropriate name for a restaurant in local memory? Master Chef, of course, at 2481 East Hastings. It was owned by May and Tony Fung, a charming couple who cooked and served…

DINER | New Gastown Location Of Prado Cafe Gets Green Light, Set To Open On Wednesday

DINER | New Gastown Location Of Prado Cafe Gets Green Light, Set To Open On Wednesday

by Andrew Morrison | Award-winning barista Sammie Piccolo is set to open the Gastown location of Prado Cafe this Wednesday. I slipped in today while they were just finishing the last of their inspections. Staff training goes down tomorrow and then…

DINER | Highly Anticipated “Sai Woo” Eatery Imminent At 158 East Pender St. In Chinatown

DINER | Highly Anticipated “Sai Woo” Eatery Imminent At 158 East Pender St. In Chinatown

by Andrew Morrison | I took these photos at Sai Woo in Chinatown over a week ago. I’m told the highly anticipated new restaurant is imminent — just waiting for a final fire inspection. Of course, they’re already over a year behind…

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Amuse Douche

VANCOUVER LEXICON | "See That Asshole In The Suspenders With The Curly Moustache?"

Amuse Douche | Person/Sobriquet | A first impression of any server or bartender who behaves unprofessionally (ie. like a dick) to customers from the moment they sit down. Usage | “See that asshole in the suspenders with the curly moustache?…

VANCOUVERITES | 15 Minutes With Jennifer MacKay Of Gastown Retail Icon, “The Block”

VANCOUVERITES | 15 Minutes With Jennifer MacKay Of Gastown Retail Icon, “The Block”

by Grady Mitchell | Every morning Jennifer MacKay walks or bikes from her home in the Fraserhood down to her shop, The Block, which has held down the corner of Homer and West Cordova for almost thirty years. It was…

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #535 | A Big Lebowski-Style Evening Of Delicious “Sensory Cinema”

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #535 | A Big Lebowski-Style Evening Of Delicious “Sensory Cinema”

This past Saturday night, our good friends and collaborators over at Here There Studios put on a fantastic evening of food and film with their third (and coolest yet) instalment of “Sensory Cinema”. This time around, their focus was on…

DIG IT | Tracing The Story Of The Forbidding Building At 300 Alexander Street In Railtown

DIG IT | Tracing The Story Of The Forbidding Building At 300 Alexander Street In Railtown

by Stevie Wilson | In its current derelict condition, the old property at 300 Alexander St. is not much more than a place to post bills and movie flyers. Like many other historic buildings in the area, its original purpose and…

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #248 | It Had A Restaurant Staffed By People Over 50

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #248 | It Had A Restaurant Staffed By People Over 50

by Andrew Morrison | I had a nice two-birthday, three-bottle lunch with a couple of friends at Hy’s Encore last week. The server was incredible; a seasoned veteran in the trade but still “new” to Hy’s in that she’d only been…

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