BARTIFACTS | Two Hand-Drawn Superheroes Hold Court Behind The Bar At Grapes & Soda

BARTIFACTS | Two Hand-Drawn Superheroes Hold Court Behind The Bar At Grapes & Soda

When most of us sit down at the bar, we usually have two things in mind: a drink and a brief but much needed escape from the stresses of daily life. More often than not, we are so focused on this mission that we overlook our surroundings. But if we studied the shelves of liquor we’d likely find the most curious of items: an old trinket, a hand-drawn octopus, scribbled upon note of foreign currency, a random, dusty can of spam. BARTIFACTS looks to trace the origins of these… more 

AWESOME THING WE ATE #995 | Joe Pizza’s Return Includes New, Improved ‘Al Taglio’ Pies

AWESOME THING WE ATE #995 | Joe Pizza’s Return Includes New, Improved ‘Al Taglio’ Pies

by Andrew Morrison | I'm glad to see that Joe Pizza is back. The new Gastown restaurant held a series of test services last month and then went dark. It's a… more 

DRINKER | How To Build A Strong Home Bar, One Drink And Five Bottles At A Time (Part 11)

DRINKER | How To Build A Strong Home Bar, One Drink And Five Bottles At A Time (Part 11)

by Shaun Layton | I’ve listed bottles 51-55 below (see also 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50). Depending on how much… more 

RESTAURANT PORN | Hong Kong ‘Continental’ Would Fit A 2nd Floor Space On Robson Street

RESTAURANT PORN | Hong Kong ‘Continental’ Would Fit A 2nd Floor Space On Robson Street

Restaurant Porn is a regular column of daydreams presented as a means to introduce Vancouver diners and designers to concepts, looks, and fully-formed ideas… more 

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On $18 Coffees And Mia’s Picks For Vancouver’s Best Restaurants

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On $18 Coffees And Mia’s Picks For Vancouver’s Best Restaurants

by Talia Kleinplatz | Is anyone surprised that the most expensive cup of coffee in America is coming out of a cafe in Brooklyn? At $18.00 a cup, that coffee… more 

DINER | ‘Nemesis Coffee’ Opens Softly In The New SFU Building Overlooking Victory Square

DINER | ‘Nemesis Coffee’ Opens Softly In The New SFU Building Overlooking Victory Square

by Andrew Morrison | I like this place already. The coffee is good, the food looks delicious, and the owners are super hands-on. It's only been open for four… more 

OPENING SOON | New “Back & Forth” Bar To Bring Ping Pong And Pints Model To Gastown

OPENING SOON | New “Back & Forth” Bar To Bring Ping Pong And Pints Model To Gastown

by Andrew Morrison | It's said that drinking and sports aren't big buddies. I don't think they mean ping pong and pints. It's a fun game to play over beers,… more 

BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE | Window Perches 1 & 2 At Haru Korean Kitchen On Cambie Street

BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE | Window Perches 1 & 2 At Haru Korean Kitchen On Cambie Street

A long time ago we posted a reader’s poll listing what we considered to be the top five restaurant tables in Vancouver. We received so much in the way of… more 

OPENING SOON | Large, 90 Seat Location Of ‘La Taqueria’ Coming To Hornby St. This April

OPENING SOON | Large, 90 Seat Location Of ‘La Taqueria’ Coming To Hornby St. This April

by Andrew Morrison | You don't have to squint hard to see the irony of La Taqueria replacing steamed burrito chain Steamrollers at 586 Hornby Street. Not to… more 

HEADS UP | Toronto Chef Nathan Middleton On Deck To Cook Feb. 20 ‘Greasy Spoon’ Feast

HEADS UP | Toronto Chef Nathan Middleton On Deck To Cook Feb. 20 ‘Greasy Spoon’ Feast

Chef Nathan Middleton of Toronto's Home Of The Brave is on deck to cook the next Greasy Spoon dinner at Save On Meats on February 20th. If you’re… more 

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On The End Of Latab And The Delicious Things That Refugees Bring

INTELLIGENCE BRIEFS | On The End Of Latab And The Delicious Things That Refugees Bring

by Talia Kleinplatz | Toronto restaurateur Jen Agg just opened a new venture with former Momofuku Ko chef Mitch Bates. "Grey Gardens is just the logical… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #715 | ‘Slam Dank’ – The Latest Killer IPA From Twin Sails

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #715 | ‘Slam Dank’ – The Latest Killer IPA From Twin Sails

by Carlos Mendes | In case you haven't noticed, Twin Sails is absolutely killing it right now. Along with Superflux Beer Co. (the recently re-branded 'Machine… more 

HEADS UP | Self-Professed #DumplingKing To Host February Pop-Up Series On Powell St.

HEADS UP | Self-Professed #DumplingKing To Host February Pop-Up Series On Powell St.

by Ken Tsui | Just about every culture has a dumpling of sorts, but in Vancouver it's the Chinese dumpling that reigns supreme. Coming in all shapes and sizes,… more 

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