You Need To Try The ‘Little Sparrow’ Cocktail at Gastown’s L’Abattoir

It's giving Shaun Layton’s legendary Avocado Gimlet a run for its money as the most ordered drink on the menu (and for good reason).

You Need To Try Tocador’s Delicious Coconut Fat-Washed ‘Bird Conspiracy’ Cocktail

A delightful coconut and gin cocktail with a delightfully quirky story behind it that involves a rather harrowing flight to Cuba.

You Need To Try Powell Brewery’s Entirely Different ‘Rising Sun’ Jasmine Black Rice & Yuzu Lager

This crisp and palate-cleansing beer is the perfect thirst-quencher for summertime picnics, BBQs or plain ol' day-drinking.

The Delicious Reason Why This Fried Chicken in Kits Tastes So Freaking Familiar

AnnaLena's newest iteration of a menu mainstay is a dead ringer for a fast food staple combo that is no longer what it used to be...

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Vancouver’s Best Brunches, Mapped & Ranked

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A treasure map to the city's best restaurants currently serving extraordinarily delicious and otherwise interesting brunches.

You Need To Try This Locally-Caught Halibut Masterpiece at Wolf in the Fog

Fork this cake-like piece of fish surrounded by a tangle of bright green brassica, nettles, peas, clams, radish coins and little perogies.

You Need To Try Vancouver Island Brewing’s Summery ‘Juan de Fuca Cerveza’

The Mexican cerveza-inspired brew named after Juan de Fuca is crisp, sweet and crushable. Good luck stuffing a lime in there, though!

You Need To Try This Bubbling Bowl of Cheese-Capped Curry Rice With Pork at Dosanko

We love this unassuming Japantown eatery for its genuinely warm service and the delicious homestyle dishes it turns out, like this one.

You Need To Try Chef Paul Moran’s Perfect Beef Dip Sandwich at The Hatch

Invented in Los Angeles in the early 20th century, the Beef Dip is an undersung beauty. This new restaurant does it exceedingly well.

You Need To Try These Little Blueberry Pies in East Van

The French sisters recently reopened The Pie Shoppe on Powell Street and have been baking up a tasty storm, including these beauties...

The Unique White Rye Cocktail You Need to Try at This East Van Hideaway

Barman David Wolowidnyk riffs on a old school classic from the saloons of yore using un-aged rye from the new East Van distillery.

You Have to Try This Delicious, Herb-Rolled Kampachi Loin at Gastown’s PiDGiN

Chef Wesley Young has been adding new dishes to the menu as the seasons shift. This beautifully balanced thing is among them.

You Need to Try the New ‘Humans’ Brew from Parkside

The strong new IPA from the Port Moody brewery is a stealthy tropical citrus beauty that is almost radler-esque in its crushability.

You Need to Try the Legendary ‘Pablo Esco Gnar’ IPA by Superflux and Boombox

The return of this epic collab between Superflux and Boombox is causing a ton of buzz and is tasting better than most of us remember.

You Need to Try the Smoked Bacon Old Fashioned at Gastown’s Wildebeest

The bacon is smoked in-house and the fat lives with the bourbon for a bit, leaving behind a delightfully rich and smoky base spirit.

You Need To Try the ‘Macro Bowl of Love’ at Kokomo

You know when you overdo it for a few days and want to feed your body a delicious apology? This bowl in Chinatown is exactly that.

You Need To Try The Fairytale Cocktails at Cure Lounge in Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge

Mmm, 'tis the season for rye whiskey, B&B, Angostura bitters, and coffee bean-infused Antica Formula vermouth...

You Need To Try This Crazy Aromatic Hot & Sour Pork Noodle Soup in Chinatown

Think BBQ pork, pork roll, minced pork with mung bean noodles in Dom Yum broth lit with lime, scallions, sprouts and peanuts.

This Hot Mess Breakfast of Champions Deliciously Endures on Beatty Street

A decade-old favourite sees beef short rib with applewood smoked cheddar, roasted potato, apple, watercress and sunny-side up eggs.

You Need To Try This Delicious Riff on the Classic ‘Cuba Libre’ Cocktail at Vij’s

Olivia Povarchook stirs 8 year old Bacardi with Amaro Averna, Amaretto and Angostura Bitters in this updated take on the legend.

You Need To Try This Pork Chop with Apple, Bacon & Shrooms at Mamie Taylor’s

Chef Jeff Koop makes a delicious double cut pork chop at the Chinatown restaurant, serving it next to a brace of stuffing cubes.

You Need To Try ‘Les Parcelles’ Bouzy Grand Cru Champagne

Succulent, but with a tight grip of chalky acidity, this is drinking beautifully now but will age gracefully in your cellar for a decade easy.

The Amazing Breakfast Sandwich We Can’t Have For Another 365 Days

Between the bun is a tasty puck of Andouille sausage, fried potato, fried egg, slaw, special sauce and shredded cheese.

You Need To Try This Brandy-Amplified Eggnog in Chinatown

Eggs, cream and sugar combine perfectly to create the rich, smooth and luscious base. A bit of brandy kicks the nog into high gear.

You Need To Try The Bartenders Malt by Auchentoshan

When a dozen of the world's best bartenders come together to create a whisky with the likes of Auchentoshan, you need to give it a shot.

You Need To Try Some of This Perfect Chocolate Cake on East Hastings

Individually portioned, rectangular and evenly distributed with creamy icing, this Aer Cafe beauty is a pleasure from start to finish.

You Need To Try This Delicious Local Twist on The Lemon Drop Cocktail

Lobby Lounge barman Sean McGuigan updates the once-tired, clichéd classic in remarkably delicious fashion.

You Need To Try This Fig & Ricotta Dessert in Gastown

This beautiful dessert at Gastown's sexy Mosquito makes for a delicious respite from all the mass-produced, sugary Christmas treats.