Meet the ‘Malibu’ — One of the More Interesting Cocktails Being Made in Gastown Right Now

Let's see...strawberry, dill, coconut-washed gin...what else? French vermouth and salted Aperol? OK...you need to try this!

Savio Volpe Served up a Pasta With a Secret Weapon Lurking Underneath

You know when you dig into a dish you feel you know everything about but it turns out you don't and it's delicious? Yeah, me too.

Sip this Impactful, Smoky-Edged ‘El Milano’ Cocktail at Kitsilano’s AnnaLena

Tequila, grapefruit, Campari, lime, ginger and Islay scotch combine for a refreshing sipper for summer's end and autumn's start...

At Hank’s for Beef Tenderloin Swimming in Corn Cream with Salva Cremasco-Filled Raviolis

You know those summer BBQs when you eat steak and corn together and it's crazy delicious? This is better...

Togarashi-Spiced & Parmesan Garnished Green Onion Tempura at Kissa Tanto

Sometimes it's the most simple things that are the most delicious, like this plate of golden gems in Chinatown.

Fried Halloumi Dressed in Zaatar Spices & Pomegranate Molasses at Saha in Squamish

From textural contrasts to punchy flavours, there's so much going on with this little plate!

Sip the Genius of Kaitlyn Stewart’s ‘Diced Pineapples’ Cocktail at Royal Dinette

This tall, refreshing drink by Kaitlyn Stewart combines all parts of the pineapple with gin and sake.

You Need to Try the Pancetta-Wrapped Salmon with Corn Succotash at the Mackenzie Room

The sous vide salmon was wrapped in Berkshire pancetta. Get it while you still can!

Clarified Milk in a Cocktail? Studying Big Sips of ‘Yes Whey’ at Botanist (for Science!)

It combines rum, brandy, stout, lemon and clarified milk to create a surprisingly rich cocktail.

Fried Pork Rinds with Maple Syrup and Montreal Spices at St. Lawrence

They are the perfect balance and sweet and salty with great texture and not greasy after-palate. Just straight up tasty.

You Need to Try Andrew Schneider’s ‘Strange Animal’ Cocktail at South Granville’s Rangoli

You need to try this simultaneously refreshing yet complex sipper.

Chef Hector Laguna’s Ridiculously Good Spring Salmon at ‘Botanist’

This plated masterpiece from Botanist saw a perfectly cooked piece of Spring settled in a corn froth with morels and leeks...

Take a Long Sip of this Made-For-Summer ‘Raspberry Changeling’ from Brassneck Brewery

Like those long, lazy days at the beach and those warm nights under the stars, Raspberry Changeling is only around for a short while. Take advantage!

Get this Soft Serve Sundae with Dulce de Leche and Caramel Popcorn in the West End

In weather like this it's important to know where your closest source of good ice cream is. This is one of our go-tos in the West End.

Gently Fizzed ‘Ri-Kyu’ Kombucha Cocktail At Grapes & Soda

A light yet complex cocktail with a touch of effervescence from the kombucha.

The Timely ‘Campfire’ Cocktail At Nomad On Main Street

This is a deliciously spicy little number of Eagle Rare bourbon, dry gin and dry vermouth complicated by ginger syrup, Angostura bitters and charred citrus. The potent, aromatic mix is then poured into a smoke filled rocks glass for the win.

Cheeseburgers, Beer And Freedom From Bullshit At Parallel 49

You don't have to be long immersed in Vancouver's food and drink scene to remember a time when mention of a food truck operating inside a brewery would seem a ridiculous fantasy. Perhaps in Portland, you dreamers. But here? The no fun nabobs at City Hall would laugh the idea off the permit track.

Hawksworth’s Korean Fried Cauliflower Next To A French 75

Given its consistency, its textural trip (crisp to soft) and its bright flavour kick that keeps on kicking, I reckon the KFC is one of the most satisfying of the countless snacky share plates currently on offer in Vancouver...

Portable Pad Thai From Angus An’s New ‘Sen Pad Thai’

The counter-service eatery is located in the Net Loft section of the island, with a menu loaded with Pad riffs (eg. Pad Ki Mao, Khao Pad, Pad Ga Pao, Pad Pu Sen Chan, among others).

Summery Mint & Pea Tagliarini At ‘Osteria Savio Volpe’

Few things confirm summer's arrival more convincingly than these two ingredients, their bright flavours sending the signal loud and clear to my brain.

Longtail Kitchen’s Curry With Prawns & Pepper Squid

Bring a friend and share the hell out of it with some palate-feisty pepper squid and then mop the rice studded remains up with freshly hand-pulled roti -- an affordable (not to mention Skytrain-accessible) holiday on a tray!

Gastown’s PiDGiN Makes Fried Mantou Buns Very Happy

Rather than stuffing the eggplant with its best friends (garlic, onions, tomatoes, various spices), they make a spread of it with miso and garnishes the resulting smear brightly with marinated tomato and olive oil.

South Africa’s Blankbottle 2015 ‘Moment Of Silence’

Seek and taste now, because there’s every assurance this exact wine will never be again. For the better. Crazy good value for this level of everything.

Pork & Goat Cheese Ravioli Icarus At ‘Cibo Trattoria’

Everything about the dish reminded me of what I'd just been writing about -- of spring being hesitant of summer, of all the attempts and feints towards the real thing.

The Final St. Lawrence Pop-Up Preview Before Opening

If the dinner I enjoyed last night was any indication of what Vancouverites can expect of the 45 seater when it opens in June, I think we're in for a real treat...

Hummus In Delicious Variety At South Granville’s ‘Jamjar’

You set yourself up for few surprises when you dig into a dish with a recipe that is almost a thousand years old.

‘Sons Of Vancouver’ Coffee Liqueur — Launches Today

Without naming names, I can tell you this is NOTHING like that coffee liqueur that Mom spikes her morning cup of coffee with over the holidays...

Going Off The Comfort Food Deep End At ‘Ruth & Dean’

Put Ruth & Dean solidly in the 'must try' column on your next Victoria visit. Bonus: excellent cookies and cakes of legend.