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…

DINER | 100 Seat, Small Batch, Craft-Inspired “Juniper” Set To Open In Chinatown This July

DINER | 100 Seat, Small Batch, Craft-Inspired “Juniper” Set To Open In Chinatown This July

by Andrew Morrison | If you’ve ventured around Chinatown lately you’ll have noticed that it’s been undergoing a lot of changes with plenty of new developments springing up. Among the largest of these is The Keefer Block, a ten storey,…

DINER | Celebrated Chef Angus An To Open Fat Mao Noodle Bar In Chinatown This Spring

DINER | Celebrated Chef Angus An To Open Fat Mao Noodle Bar In Chinatown This Spring

by Andrew Morrison | One of Vancouver’s leading culinary lights, Angus An (chef/owner of the award-winning Maenam restaurant in Kitsilano), has just taken possession of the ground floor space at 217 East Georgia Street, a brand new building in Chinatown. The…

HEADS UP | Pecha Kucha Night Taps Into Our Music Scene At The Vogue Theatre On Feb. 19

HEADS UP | Pecha Kucha Night Taps Into Our Music Scene At The Vogue Theatre On Feb. 19

Pecha Kucha Night goes down this Thursday, February 19th at the Vogue Theatre. This time around, attendees can anticipate a night of ideas, images and sounds from “the people who produce, disperse and study the music in our lives. You’ll…

HEADS UP | Special “Greasy Spoon” Dinner To Be Served Up By Fine Dining Titan On March 9

HEADS UP | Special “Greasy Spoon” Dinner To Be Served Up By Fine Dining Titan On March 9

by Andrew Morrison | A new supper series is about to get underway in Vancouver and I’m super excited about it for a bunch of reasons, not least of which is because it’s so out of the ordinary… The Greasy Spoon Diner is…

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #247 | One Of Its Icons Was At The Bottom Of A Pint

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #247 | One Of Its Icons Was At The Bottom Of A Pint

Oregon’s North Drinkware recently launched a Kickstarter campaign looking to crowd-fund the Portland production of these handmade craft beer glasses that use USGS data to replicate the 3D shape of Mt. Hood, the state’s most iconic mountain, at the bottom…

DINER | Owners Of 72 Year Old Ovaltine Cafe Prep For Renaissance With New Managers

DINER | Owners Of 72 Year Old Ovaltine Cafe Prep For Renaissance With New Managers

by Andrew Morrison | Back in September of 2014 Scout ran a story about the anxieties surrounding the sale of the old Ovaltine Cafe at 291 East Hastings. The place had been in operation for 72 years, and though it…

DIG IT | On The Ancient Apartment Building That Sits Sphinx-Like On Mt. Pleasant’s Slope

DIG IT | On The Ancient Apartment Building That Sits Sphinx-Like On Mt. Pleasant’s Slope

by Stevie Wilson | For those living in Mount Pleasant, it’s not uncommon to see new housing developments marketing a supposed connection to the neighbourhood’s character or trying to fit in with the area’s sought-after “heritage”. One building that seems…

VANCOUVERITES | Dan Mangan + Blacksmith Ready To Tour Their New “Club Meds” Record

VANCOUVERITES | Dan Mangan + Blacksmith Ready To Tour Their New “Club Meds” Record

by Grady Mitchell | Dan Mangan returns with a new identity, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, and a new album, Club Meds. Gone is the cutesy folk musician who gained fame with a track about robot love. In his place is…

DINER | Sleek & Simple “Propaganda Coffee” Now Open On East Pender St. In Chinatown

DINER | Sleek & Simple “Propaganda Coffee” Now Open On East Pender St. In Chinatown

by Andrew Morrison | We’ve been looking forward to Propapanda opening up in Chinatown and now it’s here — bright, spacious, charmingly appointed, and really well served. Here’s the basic skinny: When it opens early in the new year, Propaganda Coffee at 209 East Pender St….

STAFF MEAL | Chef Stu Irving Serves Up Hot Tamales For The Crew At Railtown’s Cuchillo

STAFF MEAL | Chef Stu Irving Serves Up Hot Tamales For The Crew At Railtown’s Cuchillo

by Ken Tsui | While preparing for a busy night at Railtown‘s modern Mexican-themed Cuchillo (261 Powell St.), co-owner/chef Stu Irving also plans a special pre-shift meal for his staff: tamales! Deemed too labour-intensive to put on the menu, Irving thought that serving the banquet classics…

VANCOUVERITES | “The Gay Nineties” Drops New Record Today, Set Feb. 26 Release Show

VANCOUVERITES | “The Gay Nineties” Drops New Record Today, Set Feb. 26 Release Show

by Grady Mitchell | The 1890s were a time of scandal, marked by debauchery, gluttony, and decadence. Honestly, it sounds like they were a hell of a lot of fun, which is also how I’d describe the sound of The…

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