37 Year Old Record Store Filed Under 'Z' in the Vancouver Lexicon

"Three of my top five most intimate and memorable shows of all time were staged among the crates at Zulu..."

Vancouver Had Three of These But Destroyed or Obscured Them All

"I'm thinking about buying a cold sixpack of Hermann's on my break. Want to split it in the shade at the Whale Wall after work?"

Vancouver's Most Racist Restaurant, Remembered

"When Vancouverites find out that White Lunch used to be a thing, I think they're more embarrassed than they are surprised..."

The Most Dominant Two Minutes and Fifteen Seconds in Local Sports History

"Even though we've gone all the way to the Stanley Cup Final three times, my biggest Canucks thrill of all time remains The Shift."

The Italian Chef/Restaurateur Vancouver Is on a First Name Basis With

"Once I thought I found a new favourite Italian restaurant, but then Pino cooked me something new and I was reminded of that impossibility."

Defining One of the Many Hidden Costs of Making Wine

"We were hoping to bring in more Gewurtztraminer for this vintage but we ended up paying almost 40% in bear tax."

The Kid's Meal Rite of Passage for Vancouver Children Since 1968

"There's definitely an argument to be made for the Pirate Pak being the most emblematic, iconic meal in British Columbia..."

The Section of Perilous Local Highway Everyone is Afraid to Drive (For Good Reason)

"I was planning on heading up to the cabin for the weekend but there's no way in hell I'm going to risk driving The Coq in this weather..."

The (Now) Famous Local Ingredient Few Vancouverites Were Aware of 12 Years Ago

"One of the best, most delicious harbingers of summer in Vancouver is the beginning of the spot prawn season..."

The Block of Vancouver That Was Once Dedicated to Vinyl Records

"I miss hitting Record Row on a Saturday afternoon and blowing my cash tips on a shit tonne of vinyl. Hell, I miss cash tips, too..."

The Never Revealed Creature That Helped Make Olympia Beer

"Some kids grew up believing in dragons, unicorns, elves and faeries, but I came of age still believing in the existence of Artesians."

The Most British Columbian Excuse for Being Late for Work

"I'm sorry I was late for my shift but it's totally not my fault. I got stuck in a bear jam just south of Function Junction."

This Sweet, Layered Confection Has a Bar in Nanaimo Named After It

"With all due respect to Diana Krall, Nanaimo Bars are the greatest thing to have ever come out of the City of Nanaimo."

What Vancouverites Mean When They Enthusiastically Refer to "The Canadians"

"I could use some cold beer, two hot dogs, a lot of direct sunshine and some screaming. Hey, I know! Let's go to a Canadians game!"

First Nation Toponym that Every Visiting Wine Lover Learns to Say

"I made some pork loin last night and knocked the pairing out of the park with an old Syrah from Nk'Mip..."

What's That Strange Japanese Vehicle That So Many Vancouverites Seem to Love?

"I was actually honestly thinking about getting a Delica until I realised I'd have to learn how to drive and parallel park all over again..."

The Most Delicious Thing on Granville Island Costs Only $2.10

"One doesn't leave Granville Island Public Market without at least a half dozen Honey Dips from Lee's. What we're you thinking?"

The Strip of West Side Beaches Named for Our First Iberian Visitors

"Making sense of which beach is which at Spanish Banks is a tricky thing, even for lifelong Vancouverites."

The Honorary Dad of Every Hopeful, Diehard Vancouver Canucks Fan

"The only things certain in this world are death, taxes and Cheech projecting the 'Nucks to win the Stanley Cup."

Legendary Restaurant Industry Hang-Out Closes After 24 Years

"If ever a moment of silence was deservedly observed in the restaurant world, it was when Gyoza King closed..."

The Iconic Structure at East 6th Avenue and Clark Drive

"My uncle rocked a hand-drawn East Van Cross on his t-shirt back in 1972."

Breathtaking BC Journeys Some Love, Others Hate

"Hi Mom. I made the ferry just in time but it's a milk run so it's probably best that you start dinner without me."

How Vancouverites Used to Drink When It Really Was a No Fun City

‘If you think Vancouver is a restrictive bummer now, you should be glad you weren't trying to have fun in the bottle club era!”

BC's First TV Bad Boy Was a Villainous, Shit-Disturbing Style Icon

"My manager at work is a bit of a Relic. He keeps scheduling me to work brunch even though I told him I have yoga.."

What It's Called When Affections for Local Wine Trumps All

“My Valley Palate parents just came back from a trip to Italy saying they didn’t care for the wines…”

The Mythical Beer Creature That Haunts The Woods of Cascadia

"The forest is pretty thick around here. I wonder if we'll get lucky and spot a Wild Rainier?"

When You Get Caught in West Van's Nightmare Traffic Scenario

"Hey, yeah...sorry...I'm going to be late. I'm stuck in ferry traffic near the top of Taylor Wait."

The 104 Year Old Shop with Its Days Numbered on the Edge of Chinatown

"After Tosi's finally leaves the block, then what? More condos that no one can afford?"